The 5 Best MLB Moments From Sunday

America's pastime is alive and well this 4th of July...

Happy Fourth!

 

Happy 4th of July from everyone here at Pitcher List – we hope you enjoyed the sights and sound of America’s pastime on its most special birthday.

 

The swag was legit, just ask Aaron Judge.

 

And the costumes were…surprising but oh, yes we loved them. Here’s the Brewers equipment manager setting the bar.

 

And the affable Daniel Vogelbach taking it to a whole new level.

 

Oh, and Acuña brought the cool.

 

W-W-Walk Off!

 

We were treated to three walk-off wins yesterday and the joy was liberating. The first came from an unlikely source – Atlanta starting pitcher Max Fried. With the game against the Marlins tied 7-7 going into the bottom of the 10th inning, Marlins reliever Anthony Bass loaded the bases by intentionally walking three hitters, finally getting to Fried with just one out. Barmy! What happened next brought a smile to everyone in Atlanta.

 

What was equally as entertaining was Ronald Acuña joyfully riding Starling Marte off the field as he classily hands the ball to Fried to mark the moment. Elite!

 

The second walk-off win of the day was also the second walk-off in a week for Rockies catcher Elias Díaz.

 

I loved the camera angle on this alternate view of Josh Fuentes running in for the winning run. It really captures the moment perfectly.

 

And the third walk-off win secured a three-game series sweep for the Los Angeles Angels over the hapless Baltimore Orioles. Juan Lagares sealed the win with a two-run shot in the bottom of the ninth inning.

 

The Angels have come a long way in the past few days to try to turn their season around. Nobody has come as far as Jared Walsh since 2019, however.

 

From the Laughable To The Immaculate: A New York Yankees Baseball Story

 

The highs and the lows of baseball, we all know them. And, it has been exactly that kind of year for the New York Yankees. To get through it, you don’t know whether to laugh or cry. As was the tale yesterday as the Yankees took on the Mets in a Subway Series doubleheader. They lost the first game badly but came back in the second to salvage some pride. Two pitching performances summed up the day.

First, there was the one that made you laugh, courtesy of Nestor Cortes.

 

And then there was the one that was simply immaculate. Take a bow, Chad Green.

 

#31

 

Sunday Showtime did not disappoint on the 4th of July, as the Angels’ Japanese sensation, Shohei Ohtani brought his own special firework to the party – a 459-ft blast to center field. He lit that ball up!

 

The mood was something unique!

 

And there were more reasons to celebrate with Ohtani being named as a two-way All-Star for the upcoming game.

 

Fireworks!

 

The dingers brought the fireworks yesterday!

 

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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