The 6 Best MLB Moments From Sunday

Jack Flaherty's commentary genius highlights a sensational Sunday.

See Ya Bud!


The cherry on top of Sunday Night Baseball has to be the fact that we get to hear players that are mic’d up during play – it offers a unique insight unrivaled in any other sporting broadcast. Every so often it delivers special moments of joy. We had one such moment yesterday when Cardinals ace Jack Flaherty saw into the future and then called the play-by-play with a splash of his own characteristic flair. Padres rookie Tucupita Marcano foolishly tried to take on veteran catcher Yadier Molina and took off from first base to steal second. Realizing what was about to happen, Flaherty proceeded to talk everyone through just how big a mistake Marcano had made.


With that kind of insight, Flaherty has a career in the commentary box waiting for him after his playing days are done. Let’s give all the credit to Yadi for a great play, though.


Clayton Magic


Speaking of careers post-baseball, it seems Dodgers legend Clayton Kershaw could be looking to move into the entertainment business. We are not sure if he is planning to hit the amateur magic scene, or he is going to go into the lucrative business of kids’ birthday parties, but either way, this trick is pretty impressive. Look out for Clayton the Magnificent coming to a country fair near you soon…


Flop Til You Drop


There are fewer things more polarizing and more laughable than when a grown man, whose profession is to compete at the highest level of his sporting code and put his generally way above-average athleticism to the test, decides to throw himself in a pathetic manner to the floor to seek out an advantage against his opponent. That is exactly what A’s shortstop Elvis Andrus did with glorious pride yesterday.


I am no fan of the call on this one – clearly, Andrus leans into the catcher and Major League Baseball just looks silly after this one.


Have A Nice Day From Mike and Shohei!


It has been a rough stretch for the beleaguered Los Angeles Angels who went into Sunday’s game against the Boston Red Sox winning only three of their last 10 games, sitting 6.5 games behind in the ultra-competitive AL West. An offseason of hype has so far failed to materialize once again despite the Angels possessing two of the most exciting, marketable players in baseball – Shohei Ohtani and Mike Trout. It was all smiles yesterday, however.


One Angel who did have the perfect end to his Sunday was Japanese sensation Ohtani, who blasted a go-ahead 2-run homer off closer Matt Barnes to win the game for his team.



Ohtani is once again tied for the league-lead in home runs…and number of flies blown away from face.


Vlad Breaks Statcast!


Another superstar with power is Toronto Blue Jays first-baseman Vladimir Guerrero Jr., who is absolutely raking this year, hitting .319/.440/.609 with 11 home runs and 30 RBI through 138 plate appearances. He sent another bomb out of the stadium yesterday.


What does a player look like when he hits a ball so hard even Statcast cannot measure it? This…


They eventually reconnected the wires and replaced the circuit boards that blew up and confirmed the home run measures 465-feet, Vladdy’s longest of his career in the bigs.




If Shohei and Vladdy weren’t enough for you then your daily dose of the longball is all the Monday morning medicine you need.


Photo by Icon Sportswire | Adapted by Justin Paradis (@JustParaDesigns of 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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