MLB News & Moments You Should Know – 6/11/23

A near no-hitter, Corey Seager goes 5-for-5, and more!

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Today’s Headlines


Kyle Hendricks shuts down the Giants.

Kyle Hendricks shut down the Giants bats on Saturday with a masterful eight-inning performance. He had a no-hitter going until Mitch Haniger doubled off the left-field wall with two outs in the eighth inning. By the end of the night, Hendricks held the Giants scoreless on one hit, one walk, and three strikeouts. The Cubs won 4-0.


Have yourself a day, Corey Seager!

The Texas Rangers and Tampa Bay Rays are fighting for the title of the best team in baseball this weekend. The Rays won Friday night, but the Rangers evened the series on Saturday thanks to a 5-for-5 day from Corey Seager. He had three singles, one double, and one home run on Saturday afternoon. He drove in four of the Rangers’ eight runs as they cruised to an 8-4 victory over the Rays.


Bobby Miller twirls another dynamite performance. 

It was all Dodgers on Saturday, who crushed the Phillies in a 9-0 win. On the mound was rookie righthander Bobby Miller in his fourth career game. He held Phillies’ batters scoreless through six innings of work, allowing just three hits, three walks, and struck out seven. According to Sarah Langs, Miller is just the second Dodgers pitcher since at least 1901 to go 5+ innings and allow 1 run or fewer in each of his first 4 career appearances.



Best Moments From Yesterday


A Rays fan jumped into action to help a man having a heart attack. The team is gifting her the only thing she wanted: Randy Land tickets. 

A scary moment happened near the Rays’ dugout at Tropicana Field on Friday night when a man suffered a heart attack. A fan sitting close by noticed someone attempting to do CPR on the man, but doing it incorrectly. Janie Morales was a former healthcare worker with CPR training and jumped into action, telling the Tampa Bay Times she was able to get the man’s pulse back after performing three sets of 30 compressions. Her life-saving efforts helped the man until paramedics could get there. As of Saturday morning, the man was in stable condition.

In that Tampa Bay Times article, Janie said that her boyfriend was hoping to surprise her with tickets to Randy Land. Randy Land is, of course, the section right behind Rays’ left fielder Randy Arozarena where fans don special shirts made just for those seated in the section. Fans also win a free adult beverage if Arozarena homers. The only reason Janie was sitting in the section near the dugout was because those coveted seats in leftfield were sold out for Friday’s game. Once the Rays heard about her life-saving efforts, Kevin Cash said the following in the above video: “You were the most special person at the park last night. And there was a rumor you were trying to get Randy Land tickets. I think I know someone who can help you out…let’s set it up.”


An awesome reunion at the ballpark.

Jo Adell and Luis Rengifo first met a young Angels fan named Jin during a children’s hospital visit in 2022. Fast-forward a year later and Jin got to hang out with Angels players on the field before a game this week.


Who doesn’t love a good story of brotherly love?

Nathaniel and Josh Lowe played against each other for the first time in their careers this weekend. They brought the lineup cards up to the plate and posed for a picture before the game on Saturday.



Injuries & Transactions


1B Vinnie Pasquantino was placed on the injured list with right shoulder instability.

OF Jake Fraley was placed on the injured list with a wrist contusion.

SP Trevor Rogers was scratched from his final rehab start on Saturday with discomfort in his right (non-throwing) shoulder. He was set to return to the Marlins’ rotation next week.

C Joey Bart was activated from the injured list on Saturday but then optioned to Triple-A.



Articles You Should Read


How do you defend against a .400 hitter? — Mike Petriello, MLB.com

Pondering Mike Trout’s Sluggish Start — Jay Jaffe, FanGraphs

Dauri Moreta Has a Slider, or Something, Like No Other — Michael Ajeto, Baseball Prospectus



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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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