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With only six games on the schedule Monday, let’s dip into our bag of fun facts: no MLB team entering Monday had a winning streak nor losing streak longer than two!
Here are the essential news items from a short slate on Monday evening:
Futures Game Rosters Announced
The MLB Futures Game will take place on Saturday, July 8 and will feature 28 prospects from the MLB top 100 list, including Jacksons Holiday and Chourio from the Orioles and Brewers systems, respectively.
The future is headed to Seattle.
— MLB (@MLB) June 26, 2023
Starting Pitcher Leads MLB in Homers
Shohei Ohtani went deep again on Monday night, for his league-leading 26th homer of the season. What else is there to say at this point?
The Angels walked off the White Sox to improve to 43-37.
26 home runs
Shohei Ohtani leads all of baseball in each category. pic.twitter.com/7mDTv2aFhB
— MLB (@MLB) June 27, 2023
Best Moments From Yesterday
Orioles Call Up (Another) Top Prospect
Jordan Westburg made his MLB debut last night with the Orioles in Baltimore. Westburg was hitting .295/.372/.567 with 18 homers in 301 PA in Triple-A. In his first MLB game, Westburg went 1-4 with a walk, and tallied his first career run and RBI. The Orioles beat the Reds, who have now slipped out of first place after the Brewers beat the Mets earlier in the day.
I’m a sucker for any video of players getting called up for the first time, so here you go:
— Baltimore Orioles (@Orioles) June 26, 2023
More Like Spencer Leaper, Am I Right?
Spencer Strider never skips leg day, and also had ten strikeouts and allowed just one run over seven frames as Atlanta beat the Twins for their league-best third win in a row. Strider improved to 9-2 and is striking out almost 40% of the batters he faces.
55 CALF RAISES
55 GLUTE BRIDGES
100 LEG PRESS
100 LEG CURLS
100 KETTLEBELL SWINGS
100 HIP THRUSTS
55 SIDE LUNGES
55 HAMSTRING CURLS
55 BOX JUMPS
55 LEG RAISES
55 DONKEY KICKS
155 STEP UPS
I'M DOING SOMETHING. pic.twitter.com/v9K748tLGG
— Cut4 (@Cut4) June 27, 2023
In more good news on the injury front, the Tigers announced Matt Manning is returning from the IL to make a start Tuesday against the Rangers. Manning has been out since April after being hit by a comeback liner off of his foot.
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