MLB News & Moments You Should Know – August 22

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Today’s Headlines


Hurricane Hilary Impacts LA


Our thoughts are with all those impacted by Hurricane Hilary in California. On the baseball side of things, the Angels preemptively rescheduled their Monday game for a Wednesday split doubleheader against the Reds.

Meanwhile, shocking images came out of the area of Dodger Stadium on Monday, with much of the surrounding area completely underwater.


Bryce Harper Goes Yard Without Leaving It


Harper gave the Phitin’s a 5-2 lead in the fifth inning against the Giants via a solo inside-the-park home run. His reaction seemed to indicate that yeah, he’d take it. It’s Harper’s second career inside-the-parker. The Phillies would hold on to the lead the rest of the way, outscoring San Francisco 10-4.


M’s Stay Hot


Another week, another Mariners win streak. The Mariners crushed the White Sox, 14-2 and have now won seven in a row. The AL West is the most entertaining division in baseball, as three teams are now within two games of each other for the division crown.


Best Moments From Yesterday


Flying Palacios Brothers


There wasn’t much suspense in Pittsburgh’s 11-1 drubbing of the Cardinals on Monday, but Joshua Palacios ended the game with a spectacular catch:

It was a special night for Joshua, as he played against his younger brother Richie for the first time in the big leagues, in front of their family.


I Want to Be There.


Give me all the pics of baseball stadiums at dusk.


Walk Off, Pham


Tommy Pham walked off the Rangers in the bottom of the 11th with a two-run double. It was a back-and-forth affair for the two clubs throughout the late innings. While the aforementioned Mariners are streaking, the Rangers have opened the door for their AL West brethren, having now lost five games in a row.




A thankfully slow news day for injuries, but Mariners’ rookie starter Emerson Hancock is headed to the IL with a right shoulder strain. The Mariners reinstated J.P. Crawford from the injured list as well.


Articles You Should Read


Julio Rodriguez’s Hit Parade Helps Mariners March Into Playoff ContentionJay Jaffe, FanGraphs

Was There a First Bat Flip? – Sam Miller, Pebble Hunting ($)


Fantasy Baseball Coverage


The List 8/21: Top 100 Starting Pitchers

Fantasy Baseball Waiver Wire Week 21

Fantasy Baseball Reliever Ranks

Featured image by Justin Paradis (@JustParaDesigns on Twitter)

Sean Roberts

Sean Roberts is a baseball columnist for Pitcher List. His work has been featured on Baseball Prospectus, the Hardball Times, and October. He's still getting used to the DH in the national league. @seanroberts.bsky.social

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