MLB News & Moments You Should Know: 4/29/2024

Is Erick Fedde an ace? The Twins have a Rally...?

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It was a wild weekend in baseball! The Astros and Rockies wrapped up a two-game series in Mexico City, the second international showcase of the 2024 season. Erick Fedde is helping to revive the White Sox. And the Twins are rallying with an unlikely prop. Let’s take a look at yesterday’s action!


Today’s Headlines


Astros sweep Mexico City Series.


The struggling Stros got some much-needed help from Framber Valdez on Sunday. He’s been sidelined since April 2nd with elbow inflammation. Valdez pitched five innings against the Colorado Rockies in Mexico City, allowing two runs on five hits, zero walks, and struck out six.

After scoring 12 runs on Saturday, Houston’s bats stayed alive on Sunday afternoon. Kyle Tucker, Jose Altuve, and Jeremy Peña each hit solo home runs, and Alex Bregman and Yainer Diaz provided insurance runs in the 8th inning. The Astros took both games from the Rockies in Mexico, and they’ll look to climb out of their last-place hole in the AL West.



White Sox stun Rays!


The Rays went into Chicago for a three-game series against the MLB-worst (3-22) White Sox, but Chicago stunned everyone with a sweep. By the end of the weekend, the White Sox had doubled their win total. Erick Fedde pitched a gem, working into the 9th inning for the first time in his MLB career. Fedde has been one of the bright spots for the White Sox this year. As Chris Towers pointed out, the right-handed pitcher has found success in multiple ways. Towers noted that Fedde only threw five sweepers against the Twins earlier this week but threw 52 against the Rays yesterday. He allowed two runs on seven hits, zero walks, and struck out nine.



Twins with 7th straight.


Minnesota has a lot going on, but I’ll get to the silly story a little later. They’re currently on a roll, having swept the White Sox in four games earlier this week and taking all three against the Angels this weekend. Pablo López came out dominant on Sunday afternoon, retiring the first 14 batters he faced. His first baserunner of the afternoon came via a Logan O’Hoppe double, and things started to unravel from there. The Angels put up four runs in the 5th inning courtesy of another double and two home runs. López’s day was done after five innings, but the Twins’ bats helped him walk away with the win.

Ryan Jeffers‘ 3-hit day helped him extend his hitting streak to seven games. Jose Miranda, Willi Castro, and Christian Vázquez each had three hits, too. The Twins will roll into Chicago looking to continue their win streak against the White Sox.



Walk-off wins for the Mets, Braves, and Red Sox.


Two NL East teams got walk-off wins on Sunday afternoon, and Boston did it on Sunday night baseball! The hero for the Mets was Mark Vientos, called up from the minor leagues on Saturday after Starling Marte was placed on the bereavement list. Before Saturday’s game, Mets manager Carlos Mendoza told Vientos to “be ready for every opportunity,” according to beat writer Anthony DiComo. “‘I’m going to ask you to get probably the biggest at-bat in a game,’ Mendoza told Vientos.” And that he did. The Mets went into the bottom of the 11th inning down a run. Harrison Bader singled in the ghost runner, tying the game, and Vientos connected with a sinker from Matthew Liberatore for a walk-off home run.



The Braves hosted the Guardians this weekend, who came into the series with the most wins (18) in baseball. Austin Riley was 0-for-12 going into Sunday’s game, but he became the hero by the end of the day. Facing Emmanuel Clase in the bottom of the 10th inning, Riley drove a single up the middle to walk it off for the Braves. At 19-7, Atlanta holds the best winning percentage in baseball.



A bit less eventful but a walk-off nonetheless was Tyler O’Neill’s bloop single into shallow left field to help the Red Sox walk off the Cubs on Sunday Night Baseball!




Best Moments From Yesterday


The Twins have a Rally Sausage.


No, really. A sausage left on a clubhouse table by Kyle Farmer has become the Twins good luck charm. Minnesota is riding a 7-game win streak, so my hunch is that the Rally Sausage is here to stay!



Yankees score 15 runs thanks to Judge’s oven mitt.



Heading into the 6th inning, the game was tied at four. In what should have been a routine double play, Aaron Judge slid into second base with his left-hand extended way above his head. Willy Adames‘ throw went directly into Judge’s outstretched oven mitt. The play was not ruled to be interference on the field, but umpire Andy Fletcher admitted after the game that it should have been called. The play led to a rally in which the Yankees scored 7 runs in the 6th inning, and New York would go on to beat the Brewers 15-5.


Another great nugget from Sarah Langs.


Wyatt Langford hit his first career home run on Sunday, doing so in an unconventional way: an inside-the-park home run! According to Sarah Langs, Langford is the first player in at least the last 30 years to have his first hit be an infield single and his first career home run an inside-the-parker.



Injuries and Other Moves


⚾ CL Craig Kimbrel is dealing with upper back tightness

⚾ SP Zac Gallen, who left his start on Friday with hamstring tightness, is optimistic that he will make his next start (Wednesday vs the Dodgers).

⚾ SP Jordan Hicks pitched through some side tightness during his start on Saturday, but he appears on track to make his next start (Friday at Philadelphia).

⚾ SP Jordan Wicks was placed on the 15-day IL with a left forearm strain.

⚾ OF Joey Loperfido is being called up by the Houston Astros. He’s the Astros #6 prospect according to Baseball America.



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Nicole Cahill

Nicole Cahill is a freelance writer who focuses on mental health and sports. She recently founded a nonprofit that helps youth athletes living with mental health challenges. When she's not fighting stigma or exploring Baseball Savant visuals, you can find Nicole enjoying a cup of coffee and a good book. Portfolio: NicoleCahill.com.

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