MLB News and Moments You Should Know– 8/14

The Dodgers and Astros cannot be stopped, and it's just not fair.

Today’s Headlines

Dodgers are Unstoppable

It would be impossible for anyone to write something that hasn’t been written about the Dodgers already. They are simply playing in a league of their own. Currently, they enjoy a 12 game winning streak, beating the Royals 13-3. Will anyone challenge them in the playoffs? Or are they headed to another World Series?

Jacob deGrom is Not a Good Person

deGrom continued to show his health is at full strength, when on Saturday he pitched 6 innings of shutout ball agains the Philadelphia Phillies. The Phillies proved to be his toughest challenge this season, as they are enjoying the third best record since the All Star break. No challenge for him however, as he made the hitters look like they’ve never seen a breaking ball in their lives before. But then again, maybe they have never seen pitches like this.


Best Moments From Yesterday

Nelson Cruz Makes Nationals History

Nelson Cruz has played on several MLB teams. He has enjoyed a successful career, and while this year may not have been as offensively fruitful as years’ past, he still continues to do what he can (especially with that Nats lineup). On Saturday, he became the first National in MLB history to reach 2000 hits.

The Astros Got Even Stronger with McCullers’ Return

The Astros and Dodgers are on a collision course for a 2017 World Series Rematch. Those chances only increased when the Astros enjoyed Lance McCullers Jr.‘ return from the injured list, when he made his first start in nearly 10 months. He did not disappoint. He went 6 innings, held the Athletics scoreless, and struck out 5 in the process.


Ronald Acuña Jr. will reportedly not be placed on the injured list and should be in the starting lineup on Sunday.

Luis Robert continues to rest his wrist, he missed his second consecutive game Saturday.

Alex Colomé was placed on the 15 day IL.

Articles You Should Read

The AL MVP Race is Closer than You Think-Sarah Langs, Anthony Castrovince, Alyson Footer, Mike Petriello, MLB

Justin Verlander’s Incredible Post-Tommy John Surgery Season Continues Jay Jaffe, Fangraphs


Fantasy Baseball Coverage

Reliever Ranks

Closing Time

Christa Lamia

Christa Lamia is a diehard baseball fan that loves the Mets. She is enjoying the new energy and hope that Steve Cohen has given her for the once doomed franchise.

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