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The 5 Best MLB Moments From Sunday

Drama on the Subway! Max strikes 3000! What a Sunday!

Rumble On The Subway

 

The Subway Series between the Mets and the Yankees returned to Sunday Night Baseball at a pivotal point of the season for both teams. The Yankees sit fourth in the AL East, a game behind the Blue Jays and the Red Sox in the hunt for a wild card spot. The Mets are three games back from a wild card berth in the National League but could improve things significantly if they beat the Cardinals and Phillies this week. In short, a win was a must for both teams.

One man rose above it all to spur his team to the win, and he did it with a hat trick of homers. Francisco Lindor has had a subdued first season with the Mets, but he came alive gloriously last night. He hit a go-ahead home run in the bottom of the second inning.

 

The switch-hitter then launched one from the other side of the plate off lefty Wandy Peralta to extend the Mets lead in the bottom of the sixth inning.

 

There was plenty of drama when Giancarlo Stanton launched a two-run game-tying homer in the eighth to bring the Yankees level.

 

Things quickly got heated when Lindor got into a chirping contest with the Yankees slugger as he rounded the bases. As things escalated, it was no surprise to see the benches clear at Citi Field.

 

The response from Lindor was to blast his THIRD homer of the game through the night sky and into the seats to put the Mets back ahead in the eighth inning. Cue the obligatory shot of Stanton emotionless in the outfield.

 

There was no sweeter feeling for Lindor. A special moment that should be enjoyed from every angle available. Sorry, Yankees fans!

 

The night belonged to the Mets and will forever be known as “The Francisco Lindor Game” – coming to a game break MLB TV commercial near you shortly.

 

Max 3000

 

History was made yesterday by one of the greatest pitchers to ever play the game. Max Scherzer, now of the Los Angeles Dodgers, of course, picked up the 3,000th strikeout of his career in the win against the Padres yesterday. Here is the incredible moment, and of course it was a very nasty pitch. We loved it.

 

The wily veteran has been phenomenal for the Dodgers since the trade that took him from the Nationals to Chavez Ravine. He now joins another illustrious club.

 

He wasn’t done there, however. He also threw in an immaculate inning just because, well why not?!

 

Here’s a pretty picture of all 3,000 Ks to put up on your fanboy wall.

 

Raise your hat for a legend.

 

Vladdy Ties It Up

 

For so long there has only been one name atop of the MLB home run leaderboard – Shohei Ohtani of the Los Angeles Angels. As the Japanese sensation has tailed off showing signs of fatigue in recent weeks, another potential king has emerged, and that is none other than Vladimir Guerrero Jr. He joined Ohtani at the top of the leaderboard with his 44th blast of the campaign.

 

The line-drive shot was momentous for another reason – he tied his own father’s personal record single-season home run record.

 

The kids are alright in Toronto as they push for a spot in the post-season, where they could just ride the wave all the way to the World Series. Recent form suggests they have the power to do it, anyway!

 

Gold Glove Ball Boy

 

The Oakland Athletics have their fair share of Golden Glove infielders…Matt Olson and Matt Chapman just to name a few. Their bat boy is also in the mix after this fantastic play. You gotta love baseball!

 

Be Part Of This Club

 

The Sunday Home Run Club, of course!

 

Photo by Icon Sportswire | Adapted by Justin Paradis (@JustParaDesigns of Twitter)

Benjamin Haller

A Yorkshireman living in Australia, loving Major League Baseball from afar. As I wait for my A's to build their new stadium, I spend my time coaching soccer, writing for sportbc.blog, and over-analyzing relief pitcher scoring in fantasy baseball. Follow me @benjaminhaller1 for thousands of retweets

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