Hicks strained his left hamstring trying to run out a grounder in the sixth inning of the Twins’ 4-3 loss to the New York Yankees on Wednesday, their fifth defeat in seven days.
Rookie first baseman Greg Bird is beginning to take flight with the Yankees.
Brewers 8, Marlins 7 – Ryan Braun became the Brewers’ career home run leader with his 252d home run and Khris Davis hit two home runs to help host Milwaukee avoid a sweep.
During Wednesday’s 4-3 win over the Minnesota Twins, the belief approached reality.
“He went out there from pitch one to the last pitch that he threw…it was total control of the game”, said Nationals closer Jonathan Papelbon, who earned his third save with the Nationals since being acquired in a July 28 trade. The Yanks have taken three out of four against the Twins so far this season, and Eovaldi gave up just two runs across eight innings in his last start against the Twinkies.
“I talked to him [Wednesday] after he hit the home runs”, Adams said. “I think Greg Bird has an understanding of who he is and what he wants to do”. He struck out six and walked two. You could hear it with how they chanted his name and believed in him, despite his recent struggles.
You can judge Bird’s second homer for yourselves above, but it doesn’t look like a “joke” seeing as it landed well into the bullpen. “I didn’t put him on varsity at first because we already had a good team and a good catcher”.
As I mentioned last week, at this stage of the game in many season long leagues, the only way to improve your team is by making wise and timely waiver wire moves. No one imagines Eovaldi anywhere near the mound in a Game 1 or Game 7 postseason scenario, but try telling that to the Twins, who were helpless with the stunning differential in his velocity readings.
In three starts since being reinstated from the disabled list, Strasburg is 1-1 with a 1.35 ERA, two walks and 25 strikeouts.
In that span, he’s also the third Yankee first baseman with two or more homers in a game at the age of 22 or younger.
“I said today he’s got a slow heartbeat”, Joe Girardi said.
Since 2013, Sabathia has been baseball’s second least-effective starter (minimum 60 starts), according to Stats, LLC, with an ERA of 4.99 in 62 games. “Nasty Nate” lived up to his name for 5 1/3 innings, allowing no baserunners, and leading some Yankee Fans to think “no-hitter”, or even “perfect game”. Trevor Plouffe singled to the pitcher, scoring Dozier. That ball went to the second deck in right field and scored Carlos Beltran who had singled. He has a 20.1 inning scoreless streak going back 18 games. Bird homered to right-center, scoring Beltran.