MLB News & Moments You Should Know – 6/2/23

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Today’s Headlines

Late Season Return

Edwin Diaz is not quite ruling out a late-season return to the Mets, after announcing he feels great. In March, he suffered a torn patellar tendon during the World Baseball Classic. While the original prognosis was season-ending, as it typically takes most athletes eight months to recover, or occasionally six.

“If everything keeps going how it’s going, we’ve got a chance to pitch,” Diaz said, according to The Athletic’s Ken Rosenthal. “The trainers and doctors will decide, but I feel great. Let’s see what’s coming for us.”


King of the North 

Kevin Gausman fanned 11 in 6 2/3 shutout innings, winning back-to-back starts for the first time all season. With the 11 strikeouts. Gausman reclaimed the American League lead from Shohei Ohtani. In his 12 starts, Gausman has struck out 10 or more, leading in the major league five different times.

Sale’s Struggle To Stay Healthy

Southpaw Chris Sale was removed during the fourth inning with left shoulder soreness after 59 pitches and will undergo an MRI. He initially stayed in the game after a mound visit, but his notable decline in velocity was enough concern for Alex Cora. This is the same shoulder that caused Sale to miss most of 2018. Previously, Sale had a very successful May posting an ERA of 2.42, and 30 strikeouts.

Canha Heats Up

Mark Canha’s go-ahead two-run homer put the Mets on top for a sweep against the Phillies. Coming into this series, Canha was hitting .233 with three home runs and 11 RBIs. He homered and brought in four runs against the division rival on Wednesday and is now 6-for-10 with four homes and 11 RBIs in his last three games against the Phillies (dating back to last season). Thursday’s win helped Canha reach a .245 average with five homers and 18 RBIs.


Best Moments From Yesterday

How Sweep It Is

The Diamondbacks earned their first four-game sweep after Corbin Carroll’s base hit becomes his first career walk-off.

I’d Like To Report A Robbery

Kevin Kiermaier nearly dives into the center field wall to steal a hit from Andruw Monasterio.

Dusty Moves Up

Dusty Baker takes over the eighth spot for most managerial wins at 2,126.

To The Tracks

Brandon Drury knocks a ball onto the train tracks at Minute Maid Park for his 10th home run and 28th RBI of the season. The ball traveled 413 feet with an exit velocity of 106.7 mph.

Monster Ball

Kiké Hernández launches a home run over the monster in epic fashion.

Home Run Slideshow

Missed a home run from Thursday? You’re in luck because here are the top 10.



Triston McKenzie is expected to return to the Guardians for Sunday’s game against Minnesota. Meanwhile, Cal Quantrill will be placed on the 15-day injured list due to right shoulder inflammation.

Luis Arraez was pulled from Thursday’s game against the Padres with an apparent leg injury.

Carlos Rodón will throw another bullpen session today.

Alec Bohm was placed on the 10-day injured list with a strained left hamstring.


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Chrystal OKeefe

Chrystal O'Keefe is a freelance writer from Indianapolis, Indiana. She balances her time between Indianapolis and Chicago and tries to travel to at least one new ballpark every year. She primarily covers the Chicago White Sox but loves talking about baseball in general.

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