MLB News & Moments You Should Know: 04/23/24

The MLB news and moments you should know from Monday!

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Dominant pitching performances and umpire antics led the headlines on Monday.


Today’s Headlines


Fan gets Aaron Boone ejected five pitches into Yankees Matinee


Yes, you read that correctly. The headline of the week for the Yankees occurred within the first few minutes of the only day game scheduled on Monday. A beautiful afternoon in the Bronx marred by an event that we certainly will be hearing more about in the coming days. Here’s what went down…

Boone was arguing that the A’s batter had swung on a pitch that had also hit him. He gave home plate umpire, Hunter Wendelstedt, a quick reminder about his ability to rule it a swing rather than just check with the official at first. Wendelstedt and Boone quickly exchange words and Wendelstedt implies he did his job and checked and he didn’t want to hear more.

This is where it gets fun, Boone senses the lack of leniency and backs off, throwing a thumbs up and resuming to chew his gum. A fan in the stands just above the dugout has other ideas. He gives a quick “Let’s go, home plate” to assumedly hurry the game along, there had only been five pitches thrown, but it was neither received well nor triangulated properly by Wendelstedt because he instantly threw Boone out of the game for the fan’s transgression.

Don’t believe it? You’ve probably seen the clip but it was caught with a high level of audio clarity. It’s worth the watch.

Boone goes on to say that this isn’t right and that there will be trouble for this umpiring crew for allowing this to occur. Early morning reports seem to agree. The NY Daily News has a source saying it is standard to review any abnormal fan interaction or ejection.

Wendelstedt doubled down on his call, too. It’ll be interesting to see how this one plays out.


Ranger Suárez extends scoreless streak to 25 innings


Another epic performance for the Phillies starter, this time at Great American Ball Park, a notoriously batter-friendly place to play. Suarez was electric, going seven innings on just eighty-eight pitches thrown. Two hits allowed and one walk as the Phils beat the Reds 7-0.


Best Moments From Yesterday


Nolan Gorman walks off Arizona

There’s something so glorious about a first-pitch home run, add in a walk-off and the fact that Gorman was on an eighteen at-bat hitless skid with ten strikeouts… what a feel-good moment!


Jared Jones continues to take names, and souls


You’re just going to have to see this to believe it. Simultaneously swinging and getting out of the way at the end so hard you fall? Glorious. This kid is special.

C’mon… broke the record for most 100MPH pitches in a Pirates game in the first inning of this contest and then you have to deal with that type of off-speed movement? I’d fall over too.


Albert Suárez gets first MLB win since 2016


Stories like this are great to see. Suárez had been pitching in Japan and Korea from 2019-2023 after playing for the SF Giants. He’s now with the Orioles and delivering some solid numbers. He tossed more than five frames of scoreless ball as the O’s beat the Halos 4-2.

Tougher challenges certainly await, but nonetheless a reminder to always chase your goals and never give up!


Injuries and Other Moves


Austin Hays (BAL) – 10 Day IL, left calf strain

Wade Miley (MIL) – 15 Day IL, elbow inflammation 

Pete Fairbanks (TB) – 15 Day IL, nerve-related issues

Jakob Junis (MIL) – Hospitalized, hit in the neck with a line drive while standing in the outfield. Scary one. Was down for 20 minutes, but was conscious and responsive. This will extend his current IL stay which started April 6th. Get better Jakob!


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