MLB News & Moments You Should Know – 5/8/23

Rivalry week concluded in exciting fashion.

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Today’s Headlines

Guardians Blank Twins to Narrow the Division Lead 

MLB’s rivalry week concluded on Sunday, with some division rivals facing each other and ending their series in exciting fashion. The Twins were dominated by Guardians starter Cal Quantrill. Quantrill carried a no-hitter into the 7th inning, and ultimately only gave up one run over the 7 innings pitched. The win was much needed for the Guardians as they were 4-6 in their last 10 games before the victory on Sunday. By taking the series against the Twins, Guardians now sit only 2.5 games back of first-place Minnesota.


Don’t be a Baseball fan in New York

I am not sure which New York team had a more frustrating weekend. The Mets continued their downward spiral, as the Colorado Rockies took 2 of 3 at Citi Field. The Mets’ record is now below .500 as the free fall continues. The starting pitching continues to be an issue for New York as starter Joey Lucchessi was prematurely taken out in the fourth, only having thrown 70 pitches. The wheels came off shortly after, as the Rockies jumped on the first reliever they faced, tagging Jimmy Yacabonis for 5 runs. The Mets lost the game 11-6.

Things didn’t get much better down south. The Yankees jumped out to a healthy 6-0 lead against division rival Rays. With the ace Gerrit Cole on the mound, it hardly looked like a loss would be the end result. But, the Rays don’t have the best record in baseball for nothing. They chipped away at the lead through the first half of the game, and finally got to Cole, scoring 6 runs (5 earned) against the early Cy Young favorite. Yankees were able to tie the game in the next inning and had their chances to win, but poor fielding and base running ultimately cost the Yankees the game, as the Rays won in extras 8-7.

A frustrating weekend indeed, but at least the Knicks play on Monday?

Best Moment From Yesterday

J-Rod Hits one to the Moon

Julio Rodríguez continues to wow as one of the best young players in the game. On Sunday, he launched a homer to dead center. At a whopping 454 feet, it is the farthest homer he has hit in his young career.

3 Homer Day for Paul Goldschmidt

Cardinals have not had the season they had hoped for, but Paul Goldschmidt gives some reason for hope, as he hit 3 homers in Sunday’s game against the Tigers. St. Louis’ offense erupted on Sunday, scoring 12 runs on 10 hits, as Goldy drove in 5.


Injuries & Transactions

Atlanta Braves activated SS Orlando Arcia from the 10-day injured list.

Boston Red Sox placed 3B Christian Arroyo on the 10-day injured list. Right hamstring strain.


Articles You Should Read

How Correa convinced Buxton to become Twins’ DH— Do-Hyoung Park

Here is how Gallen put together another scoreless streak—  David Adler


Fantasy Baseball

Sit/Start Week 5: Reviewing All Starting Pitcher Matchups From 5/8 – 5/14 Lucas Zenobi

Hitters to Start and Avoid in Week 5 (5/8-5/14) — Ben Palmer


Christa Lamia

Christa Lamia is a diehard baseball fan that loves the Mets. She is enjoying the new energy and hope that Steve Cohen has given her for the once doomed franchise.

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