MLB News & Moments You Should Know – August 22

Adley is the new face of Orioles baseball, and it's so much fun!

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Today’s Headlines


Little League Classic

One of the most eagerly-awaited events on the MLB calendar took place in Williamsport yesterday as the Baltimore Orioles downed the Boston Red Sox in the Little League Classic. The day started with a wonderful little tradition.


And the fireworks didn’t end there as the victory has brought the Orioles within 2.5 games of a wildcard spot, a remarkable achievement that has Baltimore baseball fans (and the rest of us) shocked with joy.


Jorge Mateo opened the game up with a bases-clearing double in the bottom of the eighth. The former Yankees and Athletics prospect has found a home in Baltimore and is one of the young guns driving this unlikely Orioles offense forward.


There was also fun and games when the action on the field was taking a breather. Rock, paper, scissors anyone?


Adley Having All The Fun

Young Orioles catcher Adley Rutschman was in his element at the Little League Classic, finding the time to revisit his young side and indulge in everything that makes life and baseball fun.


Let’s take a look at the key action from the Rutschman hill slide.


It was also pretty cool to learn who his favorite athlete is…


Women’s Day At Dodger Stadium

One of the most important days in baseball in L.A. saw one of baseball’s most important women throw out a ceremonial first pitch and make an appearance in the Dodgers’ broadcast booth. Maybelle Blair, a former professional baseball player in the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League, was one of the inspirations for the baseball classic movie and its TV adaptation, A League of Their Own. She provided some wonderful insights in her time on the broadcast.


It was a beautiful day for baseball and let us all get behind the idea of a Women’s Baseball Center.


Best Moments From Yesterday


Ha-Seong The Brave

No walls can stop Padres infielder Ha-Seong Kim making plays. This has to hurt, however in the post-match press conference Kim said, “I have six-pack so it was ok.” Epic!


Whit Hits Bouncy Ball Homer

Will it? Wont it? Find out if Whit Merrifield’s bouncy ball ends up a homer or not?


All The Sounds

…of the long ball.




Bad news for Red Sox fans, manager Alex Cora stated that Nathan Eovaldi isn’t progressing as quickly as the club hoped, and it’s unclear when he will take his next turn in the rotation. Eovaldi was supposed to take the mound on Tuesday.

Angels (and all baseball) fans were worried when Japanese superstar Shohei Ohtani was removed from his start on Sunday against the Tigers. Luckily, it seems to just be a stomach bug. However, it clearly affected the MVP favorite as he allowed three runs on five hits over four innings, setting a season high with four walks and tying a season low with two strikeouts.


Articles You Should Read


The Best Reliever You’ve Never Heard OfBen Clemens, Fangraphs

Why Yadier Molins Plans To ManageJames Wagner, The New York Times


Fantasy Baseball Coverage


Starting Pitcher Roundup

Hitter Performances

Reliever Ranks

Starting Pitcher Streamers


Featured image by Justin Paradis (@JustParaDesigns on Twitter)

Benjamin Haller

A Yorkshireman living in Australia, loving Major League Baseball from afar. As I wait for my A's to build their new stadium, I spend my time coaching soccer, writing for sportbc.blog, and over-analyzing relief pitcher scoring in fantasy baseball. Follow me @benjaminhaller1 for thousands of retweets

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