MLB News & Moments You Should Know – 7/7/23

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Today’s Headlines

A Bronx Nightmare

Gunnar Henderson went on a tear, setting career highs with two homers, four hits, and five RBIs in the first four innings. Henderson hit his first leadoff homer ahead of what would be a nightmare for Luis Severino.

Between the third and fourth innings, the Orioles sent 21 batters to the plate, opening with a 13-0 lead through 11 hits, three walks, and one hit by pitch. Severino allowed seven runs and 10 hits over 2 2/3 innings and walked away with an ERA of 7.38. Severino has hit a rough patch, giving up 37 runs in his last seven games. This is the worst stretch since 2013 when CC Sabathia gave up 39 over seven games.

In Better Yankees News

Carlos Rodón will make his debut for the Yankees today against the Cubs. Rodon has been on the 60-day IL with left elbow strain and back stiffness. According to Aaron Boone, Rodon has been throwing the ball really well and has had a good month building up in both live games and rehab games. Most recently, he struck out eight over 58 pitches in 3 2/3 innings for his High-A rehab start.

Rays Decline

The Phillies handed the Rays their fifth straight loss, a season high. The Phillies pulled off a three game sweep after Kyle Schwarber and Trea Turner both had RBI singles in the 11th inning.

Blue Jays Sweep

The Blue Jays pull of a three-game sweep of the White Sox (making the White Sox 0-6 this season against them). In today’s double-header, Lance Lynn had his strongest start, fanning 11 through seven innings. José Berríos had an equally solid game allowing just one hit in seven innings. Unfortunately for the White Sox, Aaron Bummer came in and gave up five hits and six runs on 21 pitches, giving the Blue Jays a 6-2 win through 11 innings. The nightcap was just as bad for the South Siders with a 5-4 loss.


The Mets, and even more specifically Francisco Lindor, gave Diamondbacks fans a reason to leave early after winning 9-0. Lindor went 5-for-5 (you’ll see more below). Pete Alonso and Francisco Alvarez went yard as well. Cookie Carrasco pitched eight shoutout innings allowing just three hits and a walk. There was even a benches clearing moment when Francisco Alvarez was hit by a pitch in the seventh. All and all wild game, and series sweep for the Mets.

Best Moments From Yesterday

And Then A Hero Comes Along

Nick Senzel was the hero the Reds needed against the Nationals. Not only did he rob the Nationals of a home run that would be them up by two in the bottom of the ninth, but he also hit a two-run walk-off in the 10th.

Cool 20

Max Muncy helps the Dodgers take the lead in the sixth with a two-run homer that happened to be No. 20 of his season.

Big Whit Energy

Whit Merrifield puts on a hitting clinic for the White Sox with two home runs in one game.

Dad Power

Francisco Lindor has been showing off his power against the Diamondbacks, going 5-for-5 with a home run, two triples, and two singles.

Back-To-Back Jacks

The Guardians defeat a division rival Royals team 6-1 with the help of back-to-back homers from Jose Ramirez and Josh Naylor.


Jose Altuve lands on the injured list once again, this time with left oblique discomfort.

Triston McKenzie will remain shut down for three more weeks and Cal Quantrill was placed on the 15-day injured list with right shoulder inflammation.

Skip Schumaker announced that Jonathan Davis will be sidelined for 3-to-6 months with his knee injury.

Jake Bauers was diagnosed with a bruised rotator cuff and will likely be placed on the injured list.

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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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