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Tuesday’s MLB action saw a little bit of everything. So, let’s jump in and see what you might’ve missed from the day of baseball.
MLB mourns Uvalde, Texas shooting victims
A shooting at an elementary school in Uvalde, Texas left 19 children and two adults dead. The latest mass shooting left many reeling, looking for answers, and in mourning. Baseball was no different. Before each game on Tuesday, MLB teams held moments of silence to honor the lives lost.
The Astros are absolutely heartbroken by today’s tragedy in our state. We mourn for the victims, their families and the entire community of Uvalde and will hold them close to our hearts. pic.twitter.com/9TGfiHWgqc
— Houston Astros (@astros) May 25, 2022
Yankees walk off Orioles, win 30th
Baltimore managed to push New York to the brink, forcing extra innings and extending the game to 11 innings, even taking the lead in the top of the 11th. However, the Yankees prevailed in the end. After Isiah Kiner-Falefa plated the tying run, Jose Trevino came to the plate with runners on first and second. Trevino proceeded to line an inside pitch down the left field line and bring home the winning run.
The walk-off marked New York’s fifth such win in 2022. It also gave the Yankees their league-leading 30th win on the heels of a three-game losing streak.
Jose Trevino's late father, Joe, passed away in 2013. Today would have been Joe's birthday. Joe was a huge Yankees fan and prepared Jose for moments like this. pic.twitter.com/gTgs46FVks
— YES Network (@YESNetwork) May 25, 2022
William Contreras walks off Phillies
It looked like Bryce Harper had given the Phillies the win in the top half of the ninth inning. The star outfielder’s two-run home run gave Philadelphia a 5-4 lead, seemingly giving his team a win. Instead, William Contreras and the Braves had different ideas.
After an error on Ronald Acuña Jr.’s pop fly not only allowed the tying run to score but also allowed Acuña to reach second base, Contreras came to the plate. He proceeded to spray a sinking line drive to center, scoring the go-ahead run and giving Atlanta the victory.
— Atlanta Braves (@Braves) May 25, 2022
Mookie tallies multi-homer game
Mookie Betts is having himself quite the month of May. The Dodgers outfielder is batting .345 in the month and his performance on Tuesday pushed his home run total for May to nine.
One of the craziest parts of Tuesday’s performance: he wasn’t even supposed to play. Instead, Cody Bellinger wasn’t feeling well and Betts was called into action on his scheduled day off. A three-run home run in the fifth and a solo home run in the fourth gave Betts yet another multi-home run game in his career—his 18th when batting out of the leadoff spot. Betts now leads the National League in home runs with 12.
Best Moments From Yesterday
Fan gets Judge ball swiped
An unlucky fan thought he’d gotten himself a game ball handed to him by Aaron Judge himself. Instead a sly onlooker managed to snatch the ball out of the young fan’s grasp.
This ain't cool pic.twitter.com/H7peFfY5yd
— Jomboy Media (@JomboyMedia) May 25, 2022
Anderson didn’t think ‘Jackie’ comment was funny
Josh Donaldson may have said that he and Tim Anderson had joked about calling him “Jackie,” in reference to Jackie Robinson before. Tuesday, Anderson clarified the story from his perspective, telling reporters pregame on Tuesday that he’d already told Donaldson that the comment wasn’t funny in 2019 either.
Tyler Stephenson shares special moment with his biggest fan
Tyler Stephenson had never seen somebody wearing his jersey before. That was until he met Preston Hillenbrand, Stephenson’s biggest fan. Tuesday, Stephenson had Hillenbrand on the field with him pregame, gifting him and his brother signed memorabilia.
— Bally Sports Cincinnati (@BallySportsCIN) May 24, 2022
Logan Webb did this
Logan Webb has established himself as an ace at the top of the Giants rotation. With that rise to join baseball’s elite has also meant a plethora of Webb highlights dazzling online. With a start on Tuesday, that meant more of the same as the San Francisco righty fanned the side in the first inning with his highlight-worthy breaking stuff.
Logan Webb, 3 1st Inning Ks. pic.twitter.com/FRIjuivnIo
— Rob Friedman (@PitchingNinja) May 25, 2022
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