Daily Archives: May 31, 2014
Josh Donaldson continued his assault on AL pitching with his 2nd Multi HR effort of the year.
By virtue of him collecting his 15th HR, he ties idle Jose Abreu for 3rd place in the AL HR race.
Josh Willingham is finally healthy for the Twins – and he has big flies in 2 straight contests.
The Yankees spent $503 MIL on player salaries in the offseason, and half of the roster is comprised of different guys from last year.
It was a team that also splashed the biggest International signing plus posting fee with their 7 YRs/$175 MIL pact with acquiring Masahiro Tanaka.
Going into the second game of a 7 game homestand versus the Twins (3), a makeup game vs Mariners on Monday, then concluding with a 3 game set against Oakland., the Bronx Bombers are 28 – 25, and 2.5 Games Behind AL East leading Toronto.
While it is too early for the standings really, if the playoffs were to start today, the Yankees would be playing against the Angels in the Wild Card playoff spot.
Fresh from a 5 – 4 road trip through Chicago (both teams) and St. Louis, the team did well to salvage the trip after dropping the 1st two contests to begin with.
There is legit bad blood between the Red Sox and Rays. For Boston fans of a certain age, I bet it is more emotional than seeing the Yankees.
And that is good for baseball.
It is a rivalry episode of The Sully Baseball Daily Podcast
Madison Bumgarner threw 7 three hit shutout innings, striking out 10 while only walking 1 Cardinal batter, leading the Giants to a 9-4 win.
Devin Mesoraco hit a second inning grand slam and later added a solo shot, providing most of the spark for Cincinnati’s 6-4 victory in Arizona.
Corey Kluber pitched into the 8th inning, finishing with 5 hits over 7 1/3, striking out 12 and walking 1 as the Indians topped Colorado, 5-2.
Josh Donaldson had another amazing day at the plate. He got on four times, including a pair of homers and 4 RBI as Oakland topped the Angels, 9-4
They owned baseball on May.30, 2014.
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