MLB News & Moments You Should Know – 6/20/23

Luis Arráez is hitting .400

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Today’s Headlines


Corbin Burnes struggles

Corbin Burnes didn’t have it from the get-go and allowed six earned runs in the first inning. By the time his night was over after five innings, he had allowed a career-high seven earned runs and a career-low three strikeouts; The six swinging strikes he recorded last night were the third-fewest he had totaled in any of his 90 career starts. He also allowed a massive home run to Alek Thomas in his first game back from the minors.


Henry Davis debuts for the Pirates

The first overall pick of the 2021 draft out of Louisville, Henry Davis debuted last night and started in right field hitting seventh. The Pirates were on the wrong end of an 8-0 blowout to their NL Central rivals but the 23-year-old at least got an important milestone under his belt.


Mad Max is masterful

Max Scherzer bounced back in a big way and tossed eight innings with eight punchouts in a surprising 11-1 blowout win over the Astros. The Mets entered last night amidst a brutal stretch with a 4-11 record so far this month.

All Arráez

Luis Arráez went 5-for-5 in the Marlins’ 11-0 rout of the Blue Jays. Earlier this week, he had gone hitless in three consecutive games, lowering his average to .378. But after five hits this past Friday, he did it again yesterday, and now, well, he’s back to doing the unthinkable.


Best Moment from Yesterday 


Votto still bangs

About ten months after undergoing left shoulder surgery to repair tears in his rotator cuff and biceps, Votto made his season debut last night in grand style. The Reds beat the Rockies 5-4 and are riding a nine-game winning streak whilst sitting atop the NL Central.

KING HAS RETURNED@JoeyVotto pic.twitter.com/wRBJwUqymN

Cincinnati Reds (@Reds) June 20, 2023


Mike Yastrzemski walks it off

He teed off on a 3-1 pitch from reliever Ray Kerr for his tenth of the year, a three-run shot hit 388 feet into McCovey Cove.


Brady Nelson

Brady Nelson is a 14-year-old who has been battling glioblastoma, a form of brain cancer. The White Sox signed him to an honorary contract before last night’s game where he was hosted by his favorite player Jake Burger. We are rooting for you, Brady.


Injuries and Transactions


The Diamondbacks called up Alek Thomas and sent down Josh Rojas

The Reds placed Hunter Greene on the 15-day IL with a hip injury that has been lingering for a few weeks. However, they should be getting Graham Ashcraft back this weekend from a calf injury.

The White Sox place Lance Lynn on the bereavement list and placed infielder Romy González on the 10-day IL. They also recalled RHP Nicholas Padilla and infielder Josè Rodriguez.


Articles You Should Read


Who are the Most Likely Players on the Move at the Trade Deadline? – Gabe Goralnick

Here are 10 names to watch at the Draft Combine – Jim Callis, MLB.com.


Fantasy Baseball


Fantasy Baseball Waiver Wire Week 12

Expected SP Schedules: Who Has the Best Matchups in Weeks 12-13.


Featured image by Justin Paradis (@JustParaDesigns on Twitter)

Ryan Amore

A proprietor of the Ketel Marte Fan Club, Ryan Amore has been writing things at Pitcher List since 2019. He grew up watching the Yankees and fondly remembers Charlie Hayes catching the final out of the '96 WS. He appreciates walks but only of the base on ball variety.

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