MLB News & Moments You Should Know: 4/16/2024

Longtime Yankees radio announcer suddenly retires.

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It was Jackie Robinson day on Monday, and players showed out in both their play and style! Big performances narrated the action: game shifting innings, impressive debuts, shut outs, web gems, home run streaks and more!



Today’s Headlines


John Sterling Retires as Yankees Voice.

The legendary Yankees radio voice announced on Monday that he was stepping down. A voice of generations, Sterling reportedly is “very happy” being able to depart after an illustrious career. Over 200 playoff games alone! He was the sound of Sunday afternoon rides for many in the New York City area. The 12-time Emmy winner and NY Broadcast Hall of Famer will be missed and rightfully celebrated on Saturday at Yankee Stadium.

To put how incredible Sterling’s career was in perspective:

Sterling’s calls are some of the most iconic in baseball history. You can check out Sterling’s top-10 Yankee home run calls here.

The Yankees did not win their Monday night game in Toronto.


Busch Hits Home Run in Fifth Straight Game


Cubs rookie, Michael Busch, has now tied the Cubs’s franchise record for consecutive games with a home run! Busch got Chicago on the board early in Arizona in the second inning with a solo shot. He now ties Christopher Morel (2023), Sammy Sosa (1998), Ryne Sandberg (1989), and Hack Wilson (1928), with a chance to gain sole possession with a sixth straight dinger tonight.


Mitchell Parker: Dazzles in Debut, Earns Win against Dodgers


What a night for Mitchell Parker! The No. 21 prospect for the Nationals was tasked to make his MLB debut against the Los Angeles Dodgers, a tall order for the rookie. But he was unfazed, you’d almost never have known that he was facing one of the best lineups baseball has seen in the last few years.

Mitchell pitched five innings of two-run ball, notching impressive strikeouts over Mookie Betts (twice) and Shohei Ohtani.

It’s always special to witness moments like this, dreams being realized as young athletes reach the pinnacle of sport is part of what makes it all so special. Said Parker’s mother, Wendy, “It’s the verification of a lifetime journey”

The Nationals were able to plate six runs against Tyler Glasnow to secure a victory in the first game of the series in LA.

Parker, without a doubt, will be a name to watch this season.


Best Moments From Yesterday


Cedric Mullins Makes Full-Stretch Catch!


Oh my god. This is one of those catches that just feels like it’s out of a video game.

101.6 MPH off the bat… this ball was in the air for less than three seconds and Mullins covered 66 feet to get there. One of the plays of the year so far.


Sonny Gray shuts down former team, extends scoreless streak


Gray dazzled in Oakland, the place where it all began for the righty. He was still on a pitch count, but that didn’t matter, Gray lasted six innings on less than 75 pitches and has now thrown 11 scoreless innings for the Cardinals on less than 130 total throws. Impressive.

If he keeps the slider working like this, the Cardinals may have found their ace in Sonny.


Pitcher Line Scoragami?


I didn’t know this was a thing that we were keeping track of, but I’m here for it. Luis Gil threw an interesting game, to say the least. To allow 10 base runners in just five innings of work, with six strikeouts to help limit the damage to just three runs… yeah I can understand how that type of performance likely doesn’t lead to five innings of work or just three runs crossing the plate.

A fun one for you stat heads. First out of over 1.1 million performances is pretty awesome.


Injuries and Other Moves


Unfortunately a bit busy here today…

⚾ OF Seiya Suzuki hit the IL with a right oblique strain. He doesn’t think it is as bad as the left oblique strain that sidelined him for six weeks last season.

⚾ OF Tommy Pham signs with the White Sox on a minor league deal.

⚾ OF Tyler O’Neill and 3B Rafael Devers collide with each other on a pop-up. O’Neill got eight stitches. Both players are being tested for concussions.

⚾ SP Justin Verlander says he feels good, and plans to return this weekend.

⚾ SP Walker Buehler set for second rehab start, could return to rotation next week.

⚾ SP Max Scherzer moves timeline up from June to May.



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One response to “MLB News & Moments You Should Know: 4/16/2024”

  1. Daniel says:

    Why put Josh Jung’s photo up if you have nothing to say about him?

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