MLB News & Moments You Should Know – September 7

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Today’s Headlines


Players of the Week

Zac Gallen and Xander Bogaerts earn top nods for Players of the Week. Gallen hasn’t allowed a run in 41 1/3 consecutive innings and was named National League Pitcher of the Month for August.

Bogaerts ended his August slump by going 15-for-31 (.536) in seven games. Most notably, he hit a grand slam on Wednesday in his five-RBI game against the Twins.


The Pirates Dominate the Mets

Despite having a promising record, the Mets suffered a loss (8-2) to the Pirates. The Mets became the first team in MLB history to lose three straight games to a club with at least 30 fewer wins. Taijuan Walker also spoke about a blister causing issues during the game.


Atlanta is Playing Catch-Up

To add insult to injury for the Mets, Atlanta is on a six-game win streak. Matt Olson hit a three-run homer against his former team in a close-scoring game. Ultimately, Atlanta outperformed the A’s and won 10-9. Atlanta is now caught up with the Mets.


Tatis Jr. Undergoes Shoulder Surgery

Fernando Tatis Jr. underwent surgery to repair the torn labrum in his left shoulder. The surgery was originally scheduled for last week but was postponed because Tatis had strep throat.

The recovery time is estimated at four to six months, possibly delaying his spring training arrival. This will likely not delay his return after serving his 80-game suspension.


O’s End Blue Jays’ Win Streak

In a heated game, the Orioles walked away with a 9-6 win. In the seventh inning, former Blue Jay Bryan Baker came on for the Orioles and allowed a run that cut Baltimore’s lead to 6-5. Baker allegedly made a “chirping” signal with his hand towards the Toronto dugout after striking out Matt Chapman for the third out. Benches and bullpens cleared.


Best Moments From Yesterday


Cruz Is On a Tear

Oneil Cruz seems to be on a hot streak, but c’mon, that ball had a family.


Yelich the Hitter

Christian Yelich launches a ball to the top of Coors Field.


Bunts Save Games

The Angels walk it off against the Tigers with a bunt of all things.


Speaking of Walk-Offs

The Padres also decided a walk-off was needed against the Diamondbacks.


Gallo Has the Power

Joey Gallo seems to be fitting in just fine with the Dodgers.



The Yankees placed Anthony Rizzo on the 15-day IL due to headaches.

Franchy Cordero was placed on the 10-day IL with sprains on both sides of his right ankle. He is expected to miss the rest of the season.

Willson Contreras was placed on the 10-day IL with ankle pain. This is retroactive to September 3.

José Iglesias was placed on the 10-day IL. retroactive to September 5 with a right hand contusion.

Adam Oller was placed on the 15-day IL with right rib costochondritis.


Articles You Should Read


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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.

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