MLB News & Moments You Should Know – 5/28/23

In the words of the great Nick Pollack, aces gonna ace.

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Today’s Headlines


Tyler Glasnow returns to Tropicana Field for first time since June 8, 2021. 

It was a great day in Tampa Bay on Saturday; Tyler Glasnow made his season debut against the Los Angeles Dodgers. Glasnow underwent Tommy John surgery in August 2021 and fought his way back to the mound for two road games late last year. The Rays were excited to get their right-handed pitcher back in 2023, but Glasnow sustained an oblique injury in spring training. He finally made it back on the mound yesterday afternoon.

Facing a tough Dodgers lineup, Glasnow struck out eight batters in 4.1 innings pitched. He allowed three runs on five hits and one walk, giving up a solo home run to Max Muncy.

Although they lost 6-5 to the Dodgers on Saturday, the Rays accomplished another unbelievable feat. They became the first team to hit 100 home runs this season. In 2022, they didn’t reach the 100-home-run mark until August 12.


The Texas Rangers are on a roll!

The Rangers have won four in a row, improving their record to a franchise-best 33-18 at this point in the season. Texas’ .647 winning percentage is second-best in baseball, and the team has a three-game lead in the AL West.

In their current series against the Orioles, starting pitchers Jon Gray and Andrew Heaney each pitched seven innings of one-run ball. On the offensive side, the bats are firing on all cylinders. The lineup combined to go 23-for-76 in the first two games of the series, beating the Orioles 12-2 on Friday and 5-3 on Saturday.


Aces gonna ace. 

I’m going to do my best Nick Pollack impression right here and shout out a few starting pitching performances from Saturday’s games…

  • Luis Castillo: 6.0 IP, 0 ER, 1 H, 2 BB, 10 K — 24 Whiffs, 39% CSW, 99 Pitches
  • Zack Wheeler: 8.0 IP, 0 ER, 3 H, 1 BB, 12 K — 22 Whiffs, 33% CSW, 106 Pitches
  • Logan Webb: 7.0 IP, 1 ER, 4 H, 1 BB, 11 K — 18 Whiffs, 37% CSW, 107 Pitches
  • Corbin Burnes: 7.0 IP, 1 ER, 4 H, 3 BB, 8 K —  17 Whiffs, 30% CSW, 110 Pitches



Best Moments From Yesterday


Julio Rodríguez’s homers are about to get a lot sweeter. 

Julio Rodríguez is now sponsored by Alaska Airlines, according to Fox Sports. That means that every time Rodríguez homers at T-Mobile Park in Seattle, 44 fans in the section the ball landed in will win a free flight. I’d imagine the outfield seats are about to become a lot more popular.


Two years ago we got this beautiful blend of terrible defense and wild baserunning. 

I couldn’t believe it at the time and I kinda still can’t believe it now. Javier Báez truly is el mago.


Things got weird in the Atlantic League…


Injuries & Transactions


SP Zach Davies (strained oblique) was reinstated from the 15-day IL on Saturday.

SP Vince Velasquez left Saturday’s game early with right elbow discomfort.

SS Willy Adames was discharged from the hospital Saturday morning. He was hit in the head by a foul ball on Friday but fortunately did not have any fractures. He won’t travel with the Brewers to Toronto early this week but could rejoin the team next weekend.

The Arizona Diamondbacks recalled SP Drey Jameson and optioned SP Brandon Pfaadtto Triple-A.

The Baltimore Orioles optioned SP Grayson Rodriguez to Triple-A on Saturday.



Articles You Should Read


Grayson Rodriguez’s demotion hurts in the near term, but it says nothing about his bright future — Andy Kostka, The Baltimore Banner

Brewers take on new jobs for a day in kindness initiative — Adam McCalvy, MLB.com

‘Where’s the needle?’: Yankees fans rip Padres’ Fernando Tatis Jr., who ’embraces’ it — Brendan Kuty, The Athletic


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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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