Daily Archives: April 28, 2017
Matt Holliday reached base 4 times, scored 3 runs and capped off an improbable Yankee comeback with a 10th inning 3 run walk off homer to stun the Orioles, 14-11.
Travis d’Arnaud hit a pair of homers and drove in 5 runs as the Mets held off Washington, 7-5.
Charlie Morton overcame early trouble to throw 7 innings, allowing 3 runs, striking out 12 Oakland batters and getting the 9-4 victory for Houston.
Jacob deGrom struck out 12 Nationals batters in 7 innings, allowing just 3 runs and earned the 7-5 decision for the Mets.
They all owned baseball on April 28, 2017
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Gift Ngoepe (pronounced Ngoepe) could open new potential talent in Africa for the future. Meanwhile ESPN’s influence on baseball was great but could be done. And I cover the 1981 Reds, another team that should have won.
It is a world wide episode of Sully Baseball.
Just about everything from the 2016 season could be viewed as a disaster for the Arizona Diamondbacks. Looking back now, it was probably a bit of foreshadowing when outfielder — and spark plug — A.J. Pollock went down with an elbow injury on the eve of the regular season.
Instead of taking a step forward from the 79-83 record they posted in 2015, they took a step back with a 69-93 mark.
While the outlook of this club looked more grim heading into 2017 compared to the year before, there was still a lot of young talent to get excited about.
There are another five months to go in the regular season, but here we are, with them competing for the top of the National League West with a 15-9 record.
That looks a lot different from last April, when they finished with a 12-14 record, and the presence of both Pollock and David Peralta in the first two spots of the lineup has been a noticeable and welcome difference.
After yesterday’s performance by names you normally don’t see storming up prospect rankings, today the well touted names come into form. Yadier Alvarez and Ian Happ both had star power outtings that are well worth the prospect of the day touting. Though the single hit for Ian Happ is normally not the line you see he played well across all aspects of the game. Joey Wentz and Rhys Hosking both creep into the notable players for the first time this year.
4 innings pitched- 2 hits allowed- 0 runs allowed- 7 strikeouts
Baseball Rank’s #2 Dodgers prospect, RHP Yadier Alvarez, tossed 4 scoreless innings on Thursday. The Dodgers have been extremely conservative with Alvarez ever since they have acquired him and that trend has continued to begin 2017. Alvarez’ first start he went 2.1 innings, then the next one was 3.2 innings, and on Thursday he stretched out to 4 innings. Alvarez did make the most of the 4 innings nonetheless. Alvarez was perfect the first 2 innings, striking out 3 in the process. He would let up a single and a walk in the 3rd, but nothing more than that. His fourth and final inning saw no trouble either as the only blemish was a standalone single. Alvarez threw 65 pitches in the 4 innings and the Dodgers hooked him as he seems to be on an extremely strict limit.
Alvarez defected from Cuba a few years ago and signed with the Dodgers in 2015-16 international signing period. Alvarez has a fastball that has been clocked at triple-digits and a biting mid-80s slider to complement it well in addition to a couple other secondary pitches that have plus potential. Alvarez only pitched 60 innings all of last year and the Dodgers are being very cautious with the 21-year-old Cuban. He is slowly starting to get stretched out this year and it would not surprise me to see his next start go about 5 innings.