Monday, August 15, 2022

Moving on: Judge’s Homers Power Yanks’ 9-Game Win Streak

A look at what’s happening around the Major on Monday:

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Judge VS. Neelkanth

Yankees slugger Aaron Judge has scored five home runs in his last five games, part of a boom that helped New York win nine in a row.

The judges are connected in three straight games. The Yankees led the majors with a 16–6 record in the three-match series in Toronto.

George Springer, Vladimir Guerrero Jr. and the Blue Jays played four matches at Yankee Stadium during April 11–14 divided into a series that included three shutouts – two by New York pitching. Surprisingly, considering all the power these lineups pack.

The series marks the final phase of a preliminary test for Toronto – 16 consecutive games (the last 10 at home) against three 2021 AL playoff teams: Boston, Houston and New York.

Ohtani ok

Angels star Shohei Ohtani said he hopes to return to the lineup a day after his early exit due to a tightness in his right groin.

The two-way AL MVP was the Angels’ designated hitter when he pulled for a pinch-hitter in the ninth inning of Sunday’s 6–5 win over the Chicago White Sox.

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“I was kicked out for security reasons. I was absolutely fine with it,” Ohtani said through a translator.

Angels manager Joe Maddon said that Ohtani must have twisted his groin to pitch Jose Ruiz for the first time in the seventh inning that the White Sox turned into a double play.

Ohtani is batting. .228 with four home runs, 12 RBIs and four stolen bases this season. As a pitcher, he is 2-2 with 4.19 ERA, scoring 30 runs in 19 1/3 innings.

streak of korea

After a slow start since signing with the Twins, star shortstop Carlos Correa is finding his stroke.

Korea posted its fourth straight multi-hit game on Sunday as Minnesota beat the Rays 9-3. This streak has increased his batting average from .167 to .256.

Correa, who received a $105.3 million, three-year contract from the Twins, tries to continue the string when Minnesota starts a series in Baltimore.

making cuts

Starting this week the roster for big league teams will be reduced from 28 players to 26, leaving teams with some tough choices to make.

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Expanded rosters helped clubs deal with a brief spring training following the MLB lockout. Teams can continue to carry 14 pitchers until May 30.

Yankees pitcher Clark Schmidt was selected back to Triple-A after winning Sunday in Kansas City. Wright, 26, has a 1.08 ERA in four games.

“It’s a real hard pill to swallow,” Schmidt said. “It’s a tough part of the game but it’s also a business.”

NL East Watch

In their opening matchup of the season, the first-place New York Mets hosted Ronald Acuna Jr. and the World Series champion Atlanta Braves at Citi Field.

Chris Bassett (3-1, 2.25 ERA) pitches for the Mets against Max Fried (2-2, 3.00) in the four-match series opener, which includes a single-admission doubleheader on Tuesday. Fried has won his last two starts, allowing one run and six hits with 12 strikes in 13 innings.

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