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Amir Garrett Kansas City Royals

Nice BABIP!

Monkey's

VULTURE SAVE WATCH
Today:
1. Amir Garrett (KCR) — Both Josh Staumont and Scott Barlow are tired, each having pitched thrice in four days and four times in six.

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Brian Serven Colorado Rockies

If you're good enough to catch in Triple-A, you will make it to the majors.


Yesterday's Debut

C Brian Serven (COL)

Born: May 5, 1995 (Age: 27-013d)

Drafted: Drafted by the Colorado Rockies in the 5th round of the 2016 MLB June Amateur Draft from Arizona State University (Tempe, AZ).

Debut: 0-2

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Nathaniel Lowe Texas Rangers

What does it say about the crazy phantom baserunner in extra innings that the Rangers had a 45 percent win probability when Lowe came to the plate as the first batter in the bottom of the tenth with his team down by a run?


Yesterday's Biggest Play

Batter: Nathaniel Lowe (TEX)

Pitcher: Raisel Iglesias (LAA)

Situation: Bottom 10th, 0 out, 0-0 count, Runner On 2nd

Score:  LAA 5, TEX 4

Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep RF Line)
2 runs scored on the play, and TEX went from a 45% win probability to a 6-5 walk-off win.

View the full game Boxscore at Baseball-Reference.com

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Keibert Ruiz Washington Nationals

A bingle, two two-baggers and two free passes yesterday, moving his batting average to .282, is on-base average to .344, his slugging average to .382.  He looked at a few called strikes, fouled a few pitches off, didn't swing and miss once.

His double in the top of the tenth on a 2-0 pitch brought home the winning run.

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Luis Arraez Minnesota Twins

Three knocks yesterday with an SB thrown in for good measure. When we get the stat feed his batting average will move to his current BABIP (.325) and his BABIP to...

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Isaac Paredes Detroit Tigers

Jazz Chisholm Jr.Jared WalshLuis ArraezNick PivettaZack Wheeler
Jazz Chisholm Jr.Jared WalshLuis ArraezNick PivettaZack Wheeler

May 18, 2022 Top Performers

Batters:

Jazz Chisholm Jr. (MIA): 2-2, 1 HR, 2 RBI, 2 R

Jared Walsh (LAA): 2-4, 2 HR, 3 RBI, 2 R

Luis Arraez (MIN): 3-5, 2 RBI, 4 R, 1 SB

Isaac Paredes (TBR): 2-4, 2 HR, 2 RBI, 2 R

Pete Alonso (NYM): 2-4, 1 HR, 4 RBI, 2 R

Kole Calhoun (TEX): 2-3, 1 HR, 1 RBI, 2 R

Ty France (SEA): 3-5, 1 HR, 2 RBI, 1 R

Keibert Ruiz (WSN): 3-3, 1 RBI, 1 R

Thairo Estrada (SFG): 3-3, 1 R, 1 SB

MJ Melendez (KCR): 2-4, 1 HR, 2 RBI, 2 R

View All of Yesterday's Batters at Baseball-Reference.com

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Nick Pivetta Boston Red Sox

First complete game by a Red Sox pitcher since June 5, 2019.


Jazz Chisholm Jr.Jared WalshLuis ArraezNick PivettaZack Wheeler
Jazz Chisholm Jr.Jared WalshLuis ArraezNick PivettaZack Wheeler

May 18, 2022 Top Performers

Pitchers:

Nick Pivetta (BOS): 9.0 IP, 1 ER, 2 H, 0 BB, 8 K, 87 GmSc

Zack Wheeler (PHI): 7.0 IP, 0 ER, 4 H, 0 BB, 9 K, 78 GmSc

Drew Rasmussen (TBR): 5.0 IP, 0 ER, 4 H, 0 BB, 7 K, 66 GmSc

Jordan Lyles (BAL): 7.0 IP, 2 ER, 5 H, 0 BB, 8 K, 65 GmSc

Gerrit Cole (NYY): 7.0 IP, 2 ER, 6 H, 0 BB, 5 K, 62 GmSc

View All of Yesterday's Pitchers at Baseball-Reference.com

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Ryan McMahon Colorado Rockies

Jon Heyman i the Post today:

... The Orioles on this night can at least take some solace in finally stopping the unstoppable Judge, who had 13 home runs in his previous 21 games and was serenaded with “MVP, MVP” chants. Only the night before, Judge was prevented from his first three-homer game by the newly cavernous Camden Yards when he plastered a ball to left field, the very spot where the Orioles had moved the fence back by 26.5 feet (not to mention raising it from 7 feet high to 13), rendering home runs that way nearly impossible.

Yankees
Josh Donaldson
USA TODAY Sports

It’s no accident dingers are down here by nearly 60 percent this year, from 3.42 per game to 1.39, though Judge hit two homers later Tuesday — one to right-center field and the other to right.

“I feel like it ruins the park,” Judge said about the newly expanded Ballpark dimensions before the game. “It was quite a beautiful park the way it was.”

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Max Scherzer New York Mets

Phil (Texpope) texted me while at the Mets game last night that Scherzer was being escorted off the mound by the trainer.  The Mets say it is a strain of his side, whatever that means.  But at least not his arm.

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Alexis Diaz Cincinnati Reds

Yes, it has... "The Díaz brothers became the third set of brothers to record a save on the same day, the first since Todd and Tim Worrell did so on June 13, 1997. The only other pair to close down two games in a day was Ravelo and Josias Manzanillo on June 30, 1994."

https://www.mlb.com/news/edwin-alexis-diaz-record-saves-same-day

Bob Elam Bob-in-TX

Just like last year, my wife's Peru Loves Baseball is near the top, and my Maestros de Doubt have only Vandelay Industries separating them from DFL.

My wife may need to run my auctions next year.  She knows very little about baseball and just picks based on how a player's name sounds.

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Fernando Tatis Jr. San Diego Padres

SS Fernando Tatis Jr. (left wrist fracture)
Expected return: June
Tatis underwent surgery to repair the scaphoid bone in his left wrist on March 16. While the Padres are on the road, Tatis is at the team's complex in Peoria, Ariz., going through a series of workouts. He's begun fielding light grounders that are rolled to him. But he's yet to bear the full impact of a baseball on his glove hand. When he plays catch at any extended distance, Tatis only throws the ball, while a Padres staffer catches it. Tatis is eligible to return from the IL in early June. But the Padres acknowledge no timetable will be clear until he begins swinging a bat, which has yet to happen. -- AJ Cassavell (Last updated: May 18)

Howard Lynch LynchMob

Don't look back :-)


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Merrill Kelly Arizona Diamondbacks

Merrill just wanted us to all remember who he really was last night.  Single handedly took me from 1st to 3rd.  Early season outings (good or bad) have an outsized impact.

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Michael Busch Los Angeles Dodgers

Youth served on Prospect Team of the Week ... interesting (to me) that all are NL prospects :-)

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Nathan Eovaldi Boston Red Sox

Stathead Spotlight

The Houston Astros teed off for five home runs in the second inning of yesterday's encounter with the Boston Red Sox, tying a record for the most home runs in an inning. Nathan Eovaldi had the unwanted record of becoming just the fourth NL/AL pitcher since 1901 to allow 5 home runs in two innings of work or less.

PlayerDateTmOppIPHR
Nathan Eovaldi2022‑05‑17BOSHOU 1.25
Mike Fiers2019‑09‑09OAKHOU 1.05
Shane Greene2015‑05‑30DETLAA 1.25
Rob Bell2001‑08‑01TEXNYY 2.05

See the list on Stathead.com

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Logan Gillaspie Baltimore Orioles

Yesterday's Debut

P Logan Gillaspie (BAL)

Born: April 17, 1997 (Age: 25-030d)

Debut: 2.0 ip, 0 er, 1 k, 0 bb

Others

  • Brandon Hughes (CHC), P, 26-167d
  • Davis Martin (CHW), P, 25-133d
  • Christopher Morel (CHC), PH/3B, 22-327d
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Owen Miller Cleveland Guardians

Yesterday's Biggest Play

Batter: Owen Miller (CLE)

Pitcher: Art Warren (CIN)

Situation: Bottom 9th, 0 out, 1-1 count, Runner On 1st

Score:  CIN 4, CLE 2

Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF-CF)
2 runs scored on the play, and CLE's win probability increased 45% points, to 64%
CIN went on to win the game, 5-4

View the full game Boxscore at Baseball-Reference.com

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Brady Singer Kansas City Royals
Wednesday, May 18View in browser
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Aaron JudgeKyle TuckerFreddie FreemanBrady SingerShane McClanahan
Aaron JudgeKyle TuckerFreddie FreemanBrady SingerShane McClanahan

May 17, 2022 Top Performers

Pitchers:

Brady Singer (KCR): 7.0 IP, 0 ER, 4 H, 0 BB, 9 K, 78 GmSc

Shane McClanahan (TBR): 7.0 IP, 1 ER, 4 H, 0 BB, 7 K, 72 GmSc

Mike Clevinger (SDP): 5.0 IP, 0 ER, 1 H, 0 BB, 5 K, 70 GmSc

Jose Berrios (TOR): 7.0 IP, 0 ER, 6 H, 2 BB, 4 K, 67 GmSc

Adrian Houser (MIL): 6.0 IP, 0 ER, 4 H, 2 BB, 6 K, 66 GmSc

View All of Yesterday's Pitchers at Baseball-Reference.com

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Mike Yastrzemski San Francisco Giants

On a warm day in May...

Wednesday, May 18View in browser
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Aaron JudgeKyle TuckerFreddie FreemanBrady SingerShane McClanahan
Aaron JudgeKyle TuckerFreddie FreemanBrady SingerShane McClanahan

May 17, 2022 Top Performers

Batters:

Aaron Judge (NYY): 4-5, 2 HR, 3 RBI, 2 R

Kyle Tucker (HOU): 2-5, 2 HR, 6 RBI, 2 R

Freddie Freeman (LAD): 3-4, 3 RBI, 2 R

Mookie Betts (LAD): 3-4, 1 HR, 2 RBI, 2 R

Mike Trout (LAA): 3-4, 1 HR, 1 RBI, 2 R

Tommy La Stella (SFG): 3-5, 1 HR, 1 RBI, 1 R

Kevin Kiermaier (TBR): 3-4, 1 HR, 2 RBI, 2 R

Miguel Rojas (MIA): 3-4, 1 HR, 1 RBI, 2 R

Anthony Rendon (LAA): 2-3, 1 HR, 3 RBI, 1 R

Mike Yastrzemski (SFG): 3-4, 2 RBI, 3 R

View All of Yesterday's Batters at Baseball-Reference.com

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