The 6 Best MLB Moments From Sunday

Shohei, Shrug, Sausages! Say it fast fifteen times!

Oops!… I Did It Again

 

Pete Alonso is riding the wave of his tremendous display in the Home Run Derby during the All-Star break. The Polar Bear hit his 22nd long ball of the season off Ryan Borucki yesterday. He now has five home runs in his last six games. Elite!

 

We think Pete loved it. He did the old, “oh, did I just homer again” routine on his trot around the bases.

 

The blast put the New York Mets star first baseman amongst some elite company in just his third Major League Baseball season. We are starting to feel like Cody Bellinger’s record is suddenly under threat.

 

Do you think there’s more to come, Pete?

 

Sausage Race!

 

Sunday Night Baseball is the game’s weekly headline event. For some, it is the only baseball they will tune in to watch, so of course, the iconic sausage race from the Brewers’ 7-1 win over the White Sox deservedly made the broadcast.

 

There is a popular opinion, however, that the Chorizo needs some serious coaching-up.

 

For those of you looking for the official times. The Bratwurst and the Mini-Brat combined for a momentous win.

 

There are a number of events like this across baseball, and we may have another to look forward to next year when the newly-named Cleveland Guardians take the field.

 

#35

 

Welcome to this week’s edition of Shohei Watch! I seem to be the lucky guy writing the article on the day of every Shohei Ohtani homer recently. Today’s blast, his 35th of the season, was a laser to right field that sent half the crowd scuttling to retrieve the ball. The solo homer put the Angels 3-2 ahead in the sixth inning, a lead they went on to add to in a 6-2 win.

 

It was another moment that deserved the slow-motion treatment.

 

We asked Shohei if he ever had any doubt that he would rake this year. He was affably humble in his response…

 

A Turn Of Fraz-ier

 

The big news off the field yesterday was the confirmation of the trade between the World Series-hunting San Diego Padres and the bottom-dwelling Pittsburgh Pirates that will see All-Star utility man Adam Frazier head to San Diego in return for promising young infielder (and the Padres’ No. 5 prospect) Tucupita Marcano and prospects Jack Suwinski and Michell Miliano.

 

It’s quite the coup for the Padres, who may deploy Frazier in the outfield initially. Sorry Pirates fans, you are losing another great baseball player.

 

He also knows his way around a watermelon, don’t forget.

 

Tears For Trey

 

Comeback Player of the Year, Trey Mancini is the gift that keeps on giving in 2021. This is what it is all about, folks! Tissues at the ready. A moment this young fan will never forget.

H-O-M-E-R-S

 

It does what it says on the tin.

 

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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