MLB News & Moments You Should Know – 9/11/23

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Today’s Headlines


Yankees Top Brewers After Being No-Hit for 10 Innings


You read that right: the Yankees won a game in which they did not record a hit for the first 10 innings. Corbin Burnes delivered a vintage performance (8 IP, 2 BB, 0 H, 7 K), Devin Williams threw a scoreless 9th, and Abner Uribe continued the no-hit bid with a scoreless 10th. Oswaldo Cabrera was the one to break it up, as his 1-out double in the 11th tied the game at 1. The Brewers then plated 2 runs in the 12th, only to see that undone by a Stantonian blast that tied the game again. The Brewers didn’t score in the 13th and Kyle Higashioka’s walk-off double gave the Yankees a 4-3 win.

A 10-inning no-hitter has been done 5 times in MLB history, most recently in 1997 (a combined effort by the Pirates). The Yankees are the fourth team in MLB history to break up a no-hit bid in the 11th inning or later.


Atlanta Punch Their Ticket to the Postseason


Atlanta beat the Pirates 5-2 today to become the first team this year to clinch a spot in the postseason. This team is tied with the 1975 Reds for being the 6th-quickest team (by games) to clinch a playoff spot. At 93-49, they would have to go 8-12 the rest of the way to not get to 100 wins. They also currently have a 6-game lead on the Dodgers for the best record in the National League and a 3-game lead on the Orioles for the best record in baseball.

There are all sorts of storylines from this Atlant team, but the two top ones continue to be Ronald Acuña Jr.’s 40/70 chase and Matt Olson’s torrid second-half pace. Acuña is currently at 35 HR & 64 SB, so it will take some work but is entirely doable. Olson, meanwhile, has been the best hitter in baseball over the last week with a .522/.593/1.217 slash line and 5 HR. He is now at 48 HRs on the season and is pulling away from Shohei Ohtani for the home run crown.


Best Moment From Yesterday


Joey Votto Goes Deep on His 40th Birthday


Much of the noise coming from Cincinnati has stemmed from their youth movement, but Joey Votto is reminding us who the heart and soul of the Reds is. After being activated from the injured list on Sunday, he hit a birthday bomb to extend the Reds lead over the Cardinals to 7-1. Votto currently stands at 356 career home runs, which ranks 5th among all active hitters and is first among all active left-handed hitters.


Injuries & Transactions


New York Yankees outfielder Jasson Domínguez was diagnosed with a torn UCL.

Boston Red Sox pitcher James Paxton was placed on the IL.


Articles You Should Read


The NL Cy Young Race Is Still Wide Open — Jay Jaffe

5 Things to Know About Merrill Kelly — In His Own Words — Renee Dechert


Fantasy Baseball


Sit/Start Week 24: Reviewing All Starting Pitcher Matchups From 9/11 –9/17 — Lucas Zenobi

Nate Schwartz

Nate is currently writing for the Going Deep team at Pitcher List. He is a lifelong St. Louis Cardinals, devil magic, and Matt Carpenter salsa supporter. You can follow him on Twitter/X/whatever @_nateschwartz. Left-handed pitchers make him happy.

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