MLB News & Moments You Should Know – 6/8/23

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Today’s Headlines

Air Quality Postpones Games

Some states in the United States are under an advisory due to the Canadian wildfires, postponing games in New York and Philadelphia. The smoke is causing hazardous air quality all over the East Coast, with New York getting the brunt of it. The Yankees had to postpone their game Wednesday night against the White Sox. There is a doubleheader scheduled for today, but per the Mayor of New York, the air quality will worsen tomorrow. The Phillies also had to postpone their Wednesday night game against the Tigers.

Arraez Helps With Six Straight 

The Marlins have been on a roll lately with six straight wins. During last night’s win, Luis Arraez raised his major league-leading average to .403 with two singles. He has the best AVG+ since 1900 at 161 AVG+, surpassing Nap Lajoie’s 154 in 1910 and Ty Cobb’s 153 in 1910. Even if he falls short of .400, he will still have the best-adjusted average in MLB history. Wednesday’s game was also his 27th multi-hit game of the season.

Alonso’s Night In Atlanta

Pete Alonso taunted righty Bryce Elder after launching his 22nd home run 448 feet on a hanging slider. Alonso was caught on a hot mic Tuesday saying “throw it again” at Elder. When later asked, Elder said it didn’t bother him at all, and he would holler too if he hit a home run into the concourse.

Last night’s game was a bit different for Alonso. He was pulled after taking a 97 mph fastball to the wrist, falling to the ground in pain. Alonso’s X-rays were negative and he was diagnosed with a wrist contusion and is considered day-to-day.

Streaks Ended In Texas

Marcus Semien’s hit streak ended last night after 25 games. He went 0-for-4 against the Cardinals’ pitching. The Cardinals snapped their five-game losing streak, and in turn, ended the Rangers’ five-game win streak. Only one run was scored with a first-pitch homer for Alec Burleson in the eighth.

Even More Struggles For Thor 

Noah Syndergaard struggled against Reds batters in an 8-6 loss. He allowed six earned runs, seven hits, and two home runs in three innings, marking it his third consecutive start of giving up five or more earned runs, and his fifth this season.

Best Moments From Yesterday

Home Sweet Home

After a call-up this week, Reds rookie Elly De La Cruz blasts a two-run homer into orbit. The 458 feet homer was the first of his young career and his second RBI.

Comeback Season

If the Reds weren’t already having a memorable night, Will Benson also hit his first home run of the season. It happened to break the 6-6 tie in an epic fashion, bringing in two runs for the walk-off win.


Joey Wiemer gets his eighth run of the season, putting the Brewers up 10-0 against the Orioles in the seventh. The two-run blast travelled 390 feet, sending Brewers fans into a frenzy as Bernie made his way down the slide.

Speaking Of Walk-Offs

Randy Arozarena strikes his infamous pose ahead of tagging home with a walk-off solo homer. This is his 12th home run of the season.

Multiple Hit Day At Petco

Juan Soto had quite the day, recording five hits, and helping the Padres win 10-3 against the Mariners.

Making Outs Look Easy

Ryan Noda didn’t even have to try to steal a hit. The ball just dropped right into his glove.



Edwin Ríos was placed on the 10-day injured list with a left groin strain, retroactive to Sunday. Meanwhile, Justin Steele is on track to return June 17th per David Ross.

Dodgers manager David Roberts announced that Trayce Thompson might be sidelined longer than initially projected.

Jazz Chisholm Jr. received a positive report from his foot specialist, allowing him to ease into baseball activities during the upcoming team road trip.

Aaron Boone said the team won’t have a timetable for Aaron Judge to return until after this weekend.

Brandon Lowe will be shut down for two-to-three weeks from baseball activities due to a herniated disc.

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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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