Daily Archives: May 31, 2014

Notable HRs On Friday May 30th: Donaldson, Mesoraco, Bautista, Willingham, Seager + Stanton

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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.

Jose Bautista not only hit a jack for the 2nd straight game, but he kept himself tied for 5th with  Albert Pujols in the AL by doing so.

Josh Willingham is finally healthy for the Twins – and he has big flies in 2 straight contests.

Kyle Seager of the Mariners put forth his 2nd HR in as many games for Seattle.  Read the rest of this entry

Yankees Hanging In the AL East + Wild Card Race

The New York Yankees have managed to stay afloat among injuries, old age and lackluster play at home so far.  A lot of it can be attributed to Mashahiro Tanaka, the Bullpen as a whole, timely hits from bench players, a few streaks by Teixeira, and for unheralded players like Yangervis Solarte and Dellin Betances.  The Bronx Bombers will have a tough time competing without the likes of Sabathia, Nova and Pineda for the next stretch, and will not see Nova for the whole year.

The New York Yankees have managed to stay afloat among injuries, old age and lackluster play at home so far. A lot of it can be attributed to Mashahiro Tanaka, the Bullpen as a whole, timely hits from bench players, a few streaks by Teixeira, and for unheralded players like Yangervis Solarte and Dellin Betances. The Bronx Bombers will have a tough time competing without the likes of Sabathia, Nova and Pineda for the next stretch, and will not see Nova for the whole year.

 

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.

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Sully Baseball Daily Podcast – May 31, 2014

 (Boston Herald Staff photo by Stuart Cahill)

(Boston Herald Staff photo by Stuart Cahill)

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 ,Devin Mesoraco, Josh Donaldson, Corey Kluber, Tom Koehler, A.J. PollockKyle Seager and David Price  all added to their totals for Who Owns Baseball
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Who Owned Baseball Yesterday (May.30) – Updated MLB Yearly ‘WOB’ Standings

Dilip Vishwanat, Getty Images

Dilip Vishwanat, Getty Images

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.

To view the Yearly Leaders for Who Owned Baseball Standings, plus see who gained 1/2 WOB’s – Click the READ THE REST OF THIS ENTRY ICON OR SCROLL DOWN.

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