Hoppin’ Round the League: May 21

Phillies 3 – Braves 0

Nick Pivetta backed up his last start, an 11 strikeout performance, with another great start against a much better Braves lineup throwing seven scoreless, striking out seven and only walking one. He was backed up by a couple of bombs, first a solo shot into the flower beds in the bottom of the fourth by Nick Williams, then an absolute bomb by Aaron Altherr which drove in two.

Nationals 10 – Padres 2

Juan Soto got his first MLB start and started off the scoring in this one with a three-run bomb in the second. Mark Reynolds also had two solo shots, and Bryce Harper added a solo shot as well as an RBI double. Gio Gonzalez got a win, throwing seven and striking out five with two earned.

Mets 2 – Marlins 0

Jason Vargas threw five scoreless striking out seven while the Mets got their offensive production from an RBI double by Asdrubal Cabrera and an RBI single from Wilmer Flores. The Mets win their fourth in a row.

Brewers 4 – Diamondbacks 2

Zack Grienke struck out nine in six innings but would still catch the loss as Travis Shaw took him yard for two in the bottom of the first and then a solo shot the opposite way by Domingo Santana and another solo shot by Lorenzo Cain in the bottom of the sixth. Chase Anderson got the win letting up two over six.

Yankees 10 – Rangers 5

Gleybar Torres hit a towering fly for two before Neil Walker hit one in the upper deck two innings later. Roughned Odor would hit a three run bomb off Tanaka to tie it up at 4-4. It would be all Yankees the rest of the way as Aaron Judge cranked one to center and Torres decided to mirror Judge for his second long ball of the day. Aaron Hicks would add a two-run blast in the ninth and the Yanks stay hot.

Orioles 3 – White Sox 2

Manny Machado started this one off with a bang taking Hector Santiago deep in the fourth before Mark Trumbo followed it with a solo shot of his own in the fifth and Adam Jones joined the party with a dinger in the sixth. The White Sox had chances, as Yolmer Sanchez was cut down trying to score on a great relay and Trayce Thompson struck out with the bases loaded in the bottom of the ninth.

Twins 4 – Tigers 2

Nick Castellanos got it started with a solo shot in the top of the first. He would also drive in one on a single to put the Tigers up 2-0, after which Max Kepler drove a high fly off the top of the wall for a two-run double to tie it up. It would be quiet for a while before the Twins plated two more in the Eighth on a walk with the bases loaded and a beautiful base running play by Eddie Rosario. Jose Berrios pitched very well as he fanned nine through eight letting up only two.

Cardinals 6 – Royals 0

After a bit of a rough start last time, Miles Mikolas got back on track throwing a complete game shutout in this one, striking out nine letting up four hits and only one walk. Tyler O’Neil stayed hot homering in his third straight game and adding an RBI double for flavor.

Rockies 2 – Dodgers 1

Max Muncy got it started with a solo shot before Gerardo Parra had one of his own to tie it up. This would hold until the eighth when Carlos Gonzales came in to pinch-hit and drove in the winning run on an infield single. The game would end in a strange way, with Matt Kemp getting thrown out retreating to first after taking a slight turn towards second.

 

 

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