MLB News & Moments You Should Know – 4/27

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A full slate of games on Tuesday featured plenty of exciting, noteworthy moments as well as generating some news and injury updates. Let’s check out what you need to know from around MLB.


Today’s Headlines


Anthony Rizzo hit three home runs

Anthony Rizzo has been around MLB for a while — 12 years to be exact. And he’s hit a lot of home runs — over 250 in his career. But the Yankees slugger accomplished a career first on Tuesday by hitting three home runs in New York’s win over the Orioles.

A three-run home run in the third inning, a two-run homer in the fifth, and a solo shot in the eighth made for a six-RBI game for Rizzo. The first baseman had been off to a hot start to 2022 with a 181 OPS+ and only got even hotter with his three-home run performance.


2017 Letter from MLB to Yankees comes unsealed

Much has been made about the release of a letter from the MLB to the Yankees regarding technology violations made by the team. With the Astros sign-stealing scandal, other instances of potential misuse of technology have come under the microscope. The move to unseal the document comes after a judge denied New York’s request to keep the letter out of the public eye, adding to people’s belief that the letter would incriminate the Yankees in some way.

The letter showed the league reached out in regards to how the team used replay monitors during the 2015 and 2016 seasons, relaying pitch sequences to runners on base, or in some cases, calling to the replay room to ask about pitch identification.

The violations came before the memo sent in September of 2017, explicitly outlawing such use of technology. The Yankees were fined $100,000.


Twins Walk Off in Wild Fashion

Trailing the Tigers 4-3 in the bottom of the ninth inning, the Twins needed something to break their way to salvage a win. They got just that when Miguel Sanó lined a ball to right field with one out and runners on first and second. The ball first bounced off of Robbie Grossman’s glove and caromed off the right-field fence. A quick relay to home held lead runner Trevor Larnach at third. However, Sanó didn’t stop at first, forcing Gio Urshela at second to also advance.

Just when it looked like Minnesota had run itself into at least one if not two more outs, they caught a break. Tigers catcher Eric Haase overthrew third base, allowing Larnach and Urshela to come around and score, winning the game.


Best Moments From Yesterday


Alonso Hit By Pitch… Again

Pete Alonso got hit by a pitch on Tuesday up near his head. If this sounds familiar, it’s because it is. It’s the second time in the young season Alonso has found himself on the receiving end of a pitch to the helmet. Hit by pitches have become a theme for the Mets in 2022. New York has now been hit by 18 pitches through their 19 games this year.


Trout Goes Deep

Mike Trout did Mike Trout things on Tuesday, hitting his fifth home run of the young season. Concerns about Trout’s wrist have quickly subsided as the Angels superstar hasn’t appeared to miss a beat. His third-inning blast off of Triston McKenzie was a no-doubter off the bat, with an exit velocity of 103.6 miles per hour.


Fan Makes Great Grab

This Reds fan made a good case for a contract with the rebuilding franchise. A fan on the third-base line made a one-handed snag on a foul ball — impressive in its own right. But the kicker is, the fan made the catch while feeding a baby. Someone get them a contract.


Freeman Celebrates with Dad

It looks like parents were the stars of the show on Tuesday as another graces the list. In Sunday’s Dodgers game, Freddie Freeman hit a home run and celebrated by giving his dad a high five.




Wil Myers leaves game with thumb soreness.

Bryce Harper’s elbow soreness lingers, he will continue to DH.

Mike Zunino won’t end up on the IL with biceps injury.


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Noah Bortle

Noah Bortle is a freelance writer from Massachusetts. When he isn't arguing the merits of Shelby Miller or discussing the yips, he can be found traveling, hiking, or playing video games. His writing can also be found at College Hockey News.

One response to “MLB News & Moments You Should Know – 4/27”

  1. Hoff says:

    Great Rex Barney reference here! Give that fan a contract!

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