The 5 Best MLB Moments From Sunday

Enjoy the fun moments across baseball from Sunday.

Muncyball

 

Yesterday, the Oakland Athletics drafted Max Muncy in the first round of the 2021 Major League Baseball. No, it’s not 2012. But the crazy coincidences do not end there. Not only did the A’s draft now-Dodger Max Muncy in 2012 and young Thousand Oaks High School shortstop of the same name yesterday, they also share the same birthday: August 25th. That’s just weird, man.

 

Check out all the first-round selections made across yesterday’s draft – there is plenty to get excited about. Find out more about each selection here.

 

Notable selections include highly-touted pitcher Jack Leiter, son of the legendary Mets lefty Al Leiter

 

…and Leiter’s fellow Vanderbilt teammate, pitching prospect Kumar Rocker, who was picked by the Mets with the 10th overall selection.

 

Let’s finish off by hearing from the poor unfortunate soul who went #1 overall to the…er…Pittsburgh Pirates. Sorry, Henry!

 

Team Goals

 

It’s what we love to see – kids who are mad for baseball getting together to go to the ballpark to enjoy the game with hope in the back of their minds about catching a home run ball. This crew was all over it and up to the task. Check out this amazing catch and team celebration afterward. The entire section arose in applause. Love it!

 

Oh, Pablo!

 

It’s no secret that we love Pablo López here at Pitcher List. Well, we just got a whole other reason to love him yesterday as he struck out the first nine batters he faced in the Marlins’ 7-4 win over Atlanta – a new Major League Baseball record. Congrats, Pablo!

The changeup was, of course, responsible for five of the nine strikeouts. Lopez had it humming yesterday, even bamboozling current National League MVP Freddie Freeman so badly he lost his head. Well, not quite, but still…

 

 

Will The Real Max Muncy Please Stand Up

 

The elder Max Muncy wasn’t going to let his young namesake have the last word on Sunday. With the Dodgers and the Diamondbacks tied 4-4 going into the bottom of the ninth inning, the veteran infielder did what he does best – providing a meaningful contribution in the batter’s box. This time, it was a huge three-run blast off reliever J.B. Bukauskas to win the game for his team.

 

So Long…For Now!

 

As we now take a break for the All-Star Game, here is your last dose of dingers for a few days.

 

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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