MLB News & Moments You Should Know – 7/9/23

A combined no-hitter and the first team to 60 wins.

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Today’s Headlines


Three Detroit Tigers combine for no-hitter vs. Blue Jays!

Matt Manning, Jason Foley, and Alex Lange combined for a no-hitter on Saturday afternoon! Manning started the game in rainy conditions, hitting the leadoff batter with a pitch and walking the guy behind him. The Tigers starter settled down after that, throwing 6.2 no-hit innings, walking three, and striking out five. Foley came in to relieve Manning, getting four outs and handing the game over to Lange who saved the ninth. Congrats to the Detroit Tigers on their ninth no-hitter in franchise history!


Corbin Carroll walks it off for the Diamondbacks.

Corbin Carroll gave everybody a scare on Thursday night when he took a big swing and grabbed at his right shoulder before walking off the field. Thankfully, an MRI showed no structural problems in a shoulder that has already endured a significant injury that required surgery. Carroll was back in the lineup the next night, and by Saturday afternoon was reminding everybody why he’ll be starting the All-Star Game in Seattle on Tuesday.

His presence has invigorated the Arizona Diamondbacks in 2023 and his bat was the difference on Saturday afternoon. With the game tied at two with the bases loaded in the bottom of the 10th inning, Carroll swatted a low-and-in curveball from Pirates’ closer David Bednar down the right field line for a walk-off single, giving the D-Backs their 52nd win of the season.


Elly De La Cruz electrifies the Reds.

“The most thrilling man in baseball stole second, third, and home!” Everything Elly De La Cruz does is must-see TV. He’s electrified the Cincinnati Reds since the day he arrived in the big leagues. When he debuted, the team was 27-33 and in third place in the NL Central. After yesterday’s 8-5 against the Milwaukee Brewers, the Reds sit atop the division at 50-40.


Best team in baseball? Atlanta Braves.

With their 6-1 win over the Tampa Bay Rays on Saturday, Atlanta secured their 60th win of the season. Spencer Strider struck out 11 and Sean Murphy hit his 17th home run of the season. There seems to be no stopping the Braves, the first team to reach 60 wins in 2023.


2023 All-Star Futures Game takes place in Seattle.

The top prospects in the American and Nationals Leagues faced off on Saturday afternoon in Seattle. Kicking off the All-Star festivities, the Futures Game showcases the game’s best prospects. Miami Marlins‘ infield prospect Nasim Nuñez took home MVP honors with his bases-clearing double and stolen base in the sixth inning. Milwaukee Brewers pitching prospect Jacob Misiorowski impressed on the mound, throwing ten pitches 100+ mph. Here’s all of them:



Best Moments From Yesterday


Ken Griffey Jr. at the Futures Game.

Ken Griffey Jr. was back at home in Seattle’s dugouts, but this time with a camera in hand. He was taking photos at the Futures Game and will surely be around for more of the All-Star festivities.


Geraldo Perdomo’s an All-Star!

Geraldo Perdomo’s reaction to finding out he’s an All-Star is precious, especially when he calls his mom to say that her dream came true. Congrats to him and his family on his first All-Star selection!


Wanna feel old?

The Jonas Brothers?? The Cheetah Girls?? This pains me. But I’ll be honest, I didn’t know all of these. I’m a late 90s baby :-)



Injuries & Transactions


DH Bryce Harper left Saturday’s game early after being hit by a pitch in his left elbow. X-rays were negative.

SS Dansby Swanson was placed on the 10-day IL with a left heel contusion.

OF Josh Lowe was placed on the family medical emergency list on Saturday. Jonathan Aranda was called up to replace him.

SP Andrew Painter, who recently felt elbow discomfort in a bullpen session, saw the team’s head physician who took an MRI which “actually showed healing in his UCL.” The team will “back off Painter’s throwing program for now. But they are quite relieved,” said Phillies beat reporter Matt Gelb.

SP Drew Rasmussen, out since mid-May with a right elbow flexor strain, will soon have surgery to install an internal brace in his elbow. This dashes the Rays’ hope he could return later this season and will instead keep him out until the middle of next season.



Articles You Should Read


Is Ha-Seong Kim a superstar? — Miles Schachner, Pitcher List

Let Tommy Pham tell you how he got here — Howie Kussoy, New York Post

Enrique Bradfield Jr. Is Running Down a Dream — Mike Baumann, FanGraphs



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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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