Happy Wednesday, everyone! Hope you got to take in some of the action from yesterday. A quick rundown:
Rays 7, Yankees 5; Series 1-1 - Randy Arozarena helped the Rays take Game Two from the Yankees, who struck out 18 times on Tuesday. Rays starter Tyler Glasnow led the way with 10 whiffs in five innings. Giancarlo Stanton did hit two homers in the game and was one of only three New York batters who did not strike out multiple times on Tuesday.
Astros 5, Athletics 2; Series 2-0 HOU - George Springer went yard twice to support Framber Valdez’s strong seven innings of work. Stephen Piscotty started in right field and batted ninth for the A’s, finishing the game 1-for-2.
Braves 9, Marlins 5; Series 1-0 ATL - Ronald Acuna Jr. led off the Braves’ day with a opposite field home run (facing Sandy Alcantara), setting the tone for his club. Marcell Ozuna went 2-for-5, drove in two, and scored twice. Travis d’Arnaud was 3-for-3 with a three-run homer in the Braves’ six-run seventh, an inning that also featured a two-run shot from Dansby Swanson.
Dodgers 5, Padres 1; Series 1-0 LAD - The game remained scoreless until the fourth inning, when the Padres scored on a two-hit from Austin Nola. San Diego enjoyed their lead briefly — until the Dodgers scored on an error in the fifth. Then a game that had been well-pitched to that point boiled over in the sixth, when the Dodgers put up four runs to win by a 5-1 score. Mike Clevinger returned to the mound for the Padres but was pulled after one inning after a noticeable drop in velocity. The Padres used nine pitchers (sound familiar?) on Tuesday and walked 10 batters along the way.
All four series will continue today, with a chance for the Astros to move on the ALCS.
Two questions for your day:
- How long do you think the Padres can keep up with using nearly 10 pitchers per game? Or is it already catching up with them?
- What did you think of Adam Wainwright’s broadcasting debut yesterday?
Adam Wainwright -- announcing Braves-Marlins -- said he thinks he's the "active leader in not getting hit by a pitch." And that's true!— David Adler (@_dadler) October 6, 2020
No active player has more plate appearances with zero career HBP than Wainwright (772).