MLB News & Moments You Should Know – August 26

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Today’s Headlines

Strider the strikeout King

Spencer Strider broke Atlanta’s franchise record for strikeouts in a single game, fanning 16 Rockies hitters through eight innings. John Smoltz previously held the record with 15, accomplished on two different occasions. One in 1992 against the Montreal Expos and again in 2005 against the Mets.

Strider had a perfect game through four and allowed just two hits and no walks in 106 pitches.

Free agent suspended

Carlos Martínez, free agent pitcher, has been suspended for 85 games for violating the domestic violence, sexual assault and child abuse policy. MLB said the suspension is retroactive to June 19 and Martinez will participate in a confidential evaluation and treatment program supervised by the league’s joint policy board.

Martinez was also suspended for 80 games in May under the minor league drug program after testing positive for Ibutamoren, which increases Human Growth Hormone.

September call-ups start in New York 

The Yankees selected the contract of infielder Oswald Peraza. The 22-year-old ranked 53 among all prospects according to MLB Pipeline. Peraza will stick to shortstop and is known for his speed and defensive abilities. He has stolen 33 bases during his Triple-A campaign.

Giants pick up Brinson

The Giants acquired outfielder Lewis Brinson from the Astros. San Francisco sent cash considerations to Houston. Brinson has been successful for the Triple-A Sugar Land Space Cowboys, slashing .299/.356/.574 with 22 home runs and 63 RBIs.

Tigers deal with 18th shutout this season

The Mariners completed a three-game sweep against the Tigers, shutting the Tigers out 7-0. Julio Rodríguez and Ty France hit back-to-back home runs in the third inning, while Logan Gilbert held the Tigers to two hits while striking out nine through six innings. The shutout was the 18th of the season for Detroit.

Best Moments From Yesterday

Harris goes for 11

Michael Harris II hit his 11th home run traveling 437 feet.

Nats walk it off

Joey Meneses walked it off for the Nationals in the 10th inning. The A’s were up 5-4 before Meneses launched the ball 389 feet for a three run homer. This was his seventh home run of the season.

Diaz continues to dazzle

Edwin Díaz reached 103 mph to strike out Gavin Lux to help the Mets win the series against the Dodgers.



Darren O’Day was transferred from the 15-day injured list to the 60-day injured list for a calf/toe injury.

Wade Miley has been transferred to the 60-day injured list with a shoulder injury.

Eloy Jiménez left the game with right leg soreness and is considered day-to-day.

Drew Pomeranz suffered a setback during his rehab stint, and it’s uncertain that he’ll be able to return this season.

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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.

One response to “MLB News & Moments You Should Know – August 26”

  1. iiJayBee says:

    You missed the best part (for an O’s fan) of the Stowers HR. Just before that, the Chicago defensive replacement LF dropped a foul pop that would have ended the game. The announcer, Kevin Brown, said that it would be a good time for his first MLB HR, and Kyle proceeded to do it.

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