MLB News & Moments You Should Know: 6/16/2024

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Today’s Headlines


Greene powers Tigers past Astros.

The Tigers came out firing on Saturday afternoon and the game was out of reach for the ‘Stros after just a few innings. Matt Vierling and Riley Greene hit back-to-back home runs in the first inning. Then Greene hit another homer in the second inning, forcing Houston starter Spencer Arrighetti out of the game. Detroit was up 9-0 by the end of the third inning, with Greene plating five of those runs. Although Houston pushed across five runs in the seventh, it was nowhere near enough. The Tigers cruised to a 13-5 victory and the two teams will play a rubber match this afternoon.


Mets win four straight games and eight of last 10.

J.D. Martinez has been taking it into his own hands, dragging the Mets to victory once again. He hit two home runs on Saturday, a two-run shot in the fourth and a solo homer in the seventh. Martinez also had a walk-off home run on Thursday against the Marlins and drove in both of the Mets runs to beat the Padres 2-1 on Friday. Don’t look now, but the Mets are only 2.0 games out of the Wild Card…


Aces gonna ace (Imanaga’s Version).

Shota Imanaga has been incredible and is looking like the NL Rookie of the Year at this point in the season. Imanaga earned his seventh win of the season on Saturday afternoon against the Cardinals, tossing seven innings of one-run ball, allowing four hits, zero walks, and striking out six. The Cardinals’ lone run came after an Alec Burleson double and Nolan Arenado sac fly. The Cubs lefty got into a little trouble in the seventh inning but was really fired up after he navigated out of the jam. Imanaga lowered his ERA to 1.89 on the season.


This & That.

Player highlights from Saturday’s games:


Best Moments From Yesterday


Giants do Pride Day right!

Baseball is for everyone! The Giants had some really cool things happening for Pride Day, including a vow renewal ceremony celebrating nine couples and an art series showcasing local art depicting Pride and the LGBTQ+ community through San Francisco and baseball.


Snoop in the booth doesn’t disappoint.


We love teammates supporting teammates.


Injuries and Other Moves


⚾ SP Yoshinobu Yamamoto left Saturday’s game early with tricep tightness.

⚾ OF Michael Harris II will miss “a long time” with a Grade 2 hamstring strain.

⚾ C Salvador Perez has a knee sprain and inflammation, but it doesn’t seem serious. If he’s not in the lineup today, expect him back on Tuesday.

⚾ SP Jordan Wicks was placed on the 15-day IL with an oblique strain.

⚾ CL Devin Williams is on track to return after the All-Star Break. He’s been sidelined the whole season with a back injury.


Articles You Should Read


A Pitcher List Conversation with Nick Castellanos — Renee Dechert, Pitcher List

How baseball continues to bond father with late son — Anthony Vastrovince, MLB.com


Fantasy Baseball Coverage


Starting Pitcher Roundup

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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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