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Julio Urias Los Angeles Dodgers

Whitey Ford redux.

09.11: Julio Urias struck out seven batters across seven scoreless inningswith three hits and one walk allowed in a 3-0 win over the Padres on Friday. (Urias was brilliant in shutting down the Padres over seven innings on Friday. A walk and a base hit in the first inning would be the closest San Diego would get to scoring. Urias tossed 64-of-94 pitches for strikes and induced ten whiffs to strike out seven batters and finish with a 31 percent CSW rate (called strikes plus whiffs). The 25-year-old left-hander picked up his 17th win of the season to go with a 2.98 ERA, 1.03 WHIP, and 175 strikeouts over 163 1/3 innings. He'll take on the Diamondbacks in Arizona his next time out.)

Alex Patton Alex
Sep 11
Jake Cronenworth San Diego Padres

Rotoworld:

09.11: Jake Cronenworth has been diagnosed with a small fracture on his leftring finger. (Padres manager Jayce Tingler added that it's unclear how long Cronenworth will be sidelined, but he noted that it was similar to an injury sustained by Eric Hosmer, which kept him sidelined for 10 days last year. He also added that the Padres are open to the idea of moving Fernando Tatis Jr. back to shortstop in Cronenworth's absence. There should be some additional clarity on Cronenworth's status this weekend. Stay tuned.)

Alex Patton Alex
Sep 11
Robbie Ray Toronto Blue Jays

Rotoworld:

09.11: Robbie Ray was pulled after allowing three runs in 4 1/3innings Friday against the Orioles. (Ray believed the Orioles had something on his slider, which they were mostly able to lay off initially, and he and Orioles manager Brandon Hyde got into it verbally during the second inning. Ray did pitch fine after the three-run first, and he ended up striking out eight. We wouldn't think this is something that will carry over into future outings.)

Alex Patton Alex
Sep 11
Victor Reyes Detroit Tigers

May have played his way off of my bench.

Rotoworld:

09.10: Victor Reyes crushed a three-run homer in the eighth inning on Friday, helping to propel the Tigers to victory over the Rays. (Reyes
demolished a 2-0 offering from Shaun Anderson, taking it 429 feet into
the right field seats -- the longest home run that he has hit in his big
league career. That transformed a 7-4 lead into a 10-4 advantage for
the Tigers. Not bad for his only at-bat in the contest. On the season,
he's now slashing .247/.270/.421 with five homers and 17 RBI.)
Alex Patton Alex
Sep 11
Joc Pederson Atlanta Braves

A few hours earlier in Atlanta (McMahon thread)...


Yesterday's Second Biggest Play

Batter: Joc Pederson (ATL)

Pitcher: Wander Suero (WSN)

Situation: Bottom 10th, 2 out, 0-1 count, Bases Loaded

Score:  WSN 6, ATL 6

Single to LF (Line Drive to LF-CF)
1 run scored on the play, and WSN went from 66% win probability to a 7-6 walk-off win.

View the full game Boxscore at Baseball-Reference.com

Alex Patton Alex
Sep 10
Ryan McMahon Colorado Rockies

Two outs, the count 0-2, the Fightins ready to run out on the field.


Yesterday's Biggest Play

Batter: Ryan McMahon (COL)

Pitcher: Ian Kennedy (PHI)

Situation: Top 9th, 2 out, 0-2 count, Runner On 1st

Score:  PHI 2, COL 1

Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep RF)
2 runs scored on the play, and COL's win probability increased 73% points, to 81%
COL went on to win the game, 4-3

View the full game Boxscore at Baseball-Reference.com

Alex Patton Alex
Sep 10
Sean Manaea Oakland Athletics

He keeps showing up here.

Javier BaezStephen VogtBo BichetteSean ManaeaCal Quantrill

Yesterday's Top Performers

Pitchers:

Sean Manaea* (OAK): 7.0 IP, 1 ER, 5 H, 1 BB, 9 K, 71 GmSc

Cal Quantrill* (CLE): 7.2 IP, 1 ER, 4 H, 2 BB, 5 K, 70 GmSc

Marcus Stroman (NYM): 6.1 IP, 1 ER, 4 H, 0 BB, 7 K, 68 GmSc

Carlos Hernandez (KCR): 6.0 IP, 0 ER, 3 H, 3 BB, 1 K, 64 GmSc

Ranger Suarez (PHI): 6.0 IP, 1 ER, 5 H, 1 BB, 6 K, 63 GmSc

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

* - pictured above

Alex Patton Alex
Sep 10
Stephen Vogt Arizona Diamondbacks

Braves mobe to 2 1/2 up on the Phils.


Javier BaezStephen VogtBo BichetteSean ManaeaCal Quantrill

Yesterday's Top Performers

Batters:

Javier Baez* (NYM): 2-3, 1 HR, 1 RBI, 2 R, 2 SB

Stephen Vogt* (ATL): 2-2, 2 HR, 2 RBI, 2 R

Bo Bichette* (TOR): 3-5, 1 HR, 2 RBI, 1 R, 1 SB

Nicky Lopez (KCR): 3-5, 1 HR, 2 RBI, 2 R

Hunter Dozier (KCR): 2-4, 1 HR, 2 RBI, 2 R

Lane Thomas (WSN): 2-3, 1 RBI, 2 R

Freddie Freeman (ATL): 2-5, 1 HR, 1 RBI, 2 R

Luis Garcia (WSN): 2-5, 1 HR, 1 RBI, 2 R

Bryce Harper (PHI): 2-4, 1 HR, 1 RBI, 1 R

Ryan McMahon (COL): 1-1, 1 HR, 2 RBI, 1 R

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

* - pictured above

Alex Patton Alex
Sep 10
Alex Reyes St. Louis Cardinals

Gets the win coming into the game in the fifth behind Woodford with the score tied 1-1. Tosses two scoreless with a hit, no walks and two whiffs.

Alex Patton Alex
Sep 10
Javier Baez New York Mets

What offense the Mets could muster last night in Miami was mustered by Baez. Double and homer plus a stolen base in a 3-2 loss, with his teammates getting two other hits, Lindor going 0-for-4 with two K's in he leadoff spot.

For some totally peculiar reason, Javier's stats on the Cubs have again been doubled.

Alex Patton Alex
Sep 10
Bryce Harper Philadelphia Phillies

Another solo shot for Harper last night in Coors to reach 30. Adds a bingle, bringing his OBP to .417.

He's having a great year, ribbies be damned.

Alex Patton Alex
Sep 10
Elias Diaz Colorado Rockies

No traffic for him unfortunately. 2 doubles plus a HR in Coors gets him 1 RBI. 

van wilhoite LVW
Sep 9
Nolan Gorman St. Louis Cardinals
Alex Patton Alex
Sep 9

Seriously? The Cubs?

Hottest Teams (Last 15 Days)

     WLPCT
TOR113.786
TBR104.714
CHC104.714
LAD95.643
SFG96.600
Alex Patton Alex
Sep 9
Hunter Renfroe Boston Red Sox

Let's make it two, Hunter.

MLB OPS Leaders, Last 30 Days

OPS
Hunter Renfroe 1.154
Tyler Naquin 1.135
Juan Soto 1.132
Bryce Harper 1.116
Matt Chapman 1.095
Alex Patton Alex
Sep 9
Josh Lowe Tampa Bay Rays

Yesterday's Debut

RF Josh Lowe (TBR)

Born: February 2, 1998 (Age: 23-218d)

Drafted: Drafted by the Tampa Bay Rays in the 1st round (13th) of the 2016 MLB June Amateur Draft from Pope HS (Marietta, GA).

Debut: 1-1, 1 sb

Others

  • Manny Barreda (BAL), P, 32-335d
  • Oliver Ortega (LAA), P, 24-341d
  • Brandyn Sittinger (ARI), P, 27-094d
  • Colton Welker (COL), PH, 23-334d
Alex Patton Alex
Sep 9
Elias Diaz Colorado Rockies

Robbie Grossman
Elias DiazSandy AlcantaraJoe Ryan

Yesterday's Top Performers

Batters:

Andrew Benintendi* (KCR): 3-5, 1 HR, 5 RBI, 1 R

Robbie Grossman* (DET): 4-5, 1 HR, 1 RBI, 3 R

Elias Diaz* (COL): 3-4, 1 HR, 1 RBI, 2 R

Nathaniel Lowe (TEX): 3-5, 1 RBI, 3 R

Yadier Molina (STL): 2-3, 1 HR, 2 RBI, 2 R

Miguel Cabrera (DET): 4-4, 3 RBI

Bryce Harper (PHI): 1-1, 1 HR, 2 RBI, 1 R

Eduardo Escobar (MIL): 2-3, 1 HR, 1 RBI, 2 R

J.P. Crawford (SEA): 2-5, 1 HR, 2 RBI, 1 R

Ryan Mountcastle (BAL): 2-5, 1 HR, 2 RBI, 2 R

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

Pitchers:

Sandy Alcantara* (MIA): 9.0 IP, 1 ER, 4 H, 1 BB, 14 K, 88 GmSc

Joe Ryan* (MIN): 7.0 IP, 0 ER, 1 H, 0 BB, 4 K, 79 GmSc

Nathan Eovaldi (BOS): 7.0 IP, 0 ER, 3 H, 2 BB, 8 K, 77 GmSc

Yu Darvish (SDP): 6.0 IP, 1 ER, 3 H, 1 BB, 7 K, 68 GmSc

Triston McKenzie (CLE): 6.0 IP, 1 ER, 3 H, 1 BB, 7 K, 68 GmSc

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

* - pictured above

Alex Patton Alex
Sep 9
Aroldis Chapman New York Yankees

The Monkey (if you couldn't tell):

September 9, 2021

New York Yankees — Aroldis Chapman was booed off the mound on Wednesday after a low-leverage outing that included a home run, two walks, and a wild pitch. Chapman started the season with no earned runs in 18 appearances and he had a 0.39 ERA (1 ER, 23 IP) going into the game on June 10. Over the last three months, however, he boasts a 7.23 ERA, three blown saves, 24 walks, and seven homers allowed. You can’t trust him and neither should Aaron Boone. Chad Green seems likeliest to get the next save chance, and we’re sticking an asterisk back on this bullpen.

Updated hierarchy: *Chapman | Green | Peralta.
* = closer-by-committee

Alex Patton Alex
Sep 9
Hunter Renfroe Boston Red Sox

Good lord... no comments for Hunter Renfroe all season?

He saved the game last night in Fenway against the Rays with his peg from deep centerfield, retrieving a misplay by Danny Santana (who inexplicably came in as a defensive replacement in a 2-1 game in the ninth) and, as it turned out, he won the game in the bottom of the 8th with a Titanic tie-breaking wallop over the Monster.

Alex Patton Alex
Sep 9
Hansel Robles Boston Red Sox

As chronicled by Rotoworld, Hunter Renfroe really gets the save -- but Renfroe's not on my team, so Hansel gets the comment.

09.08: Hansel Robles notched a save in Wednesday's win over the Rays. (With
Adam Ottavino getting knocked around in his last couple outings and
Matt Barnes still in time out, Robles got the call to preserve a one-run
advantage. He struck out the first two batters before giving up a hit
to Joey Wendle, but the good news for Robles is Wendle decided to test
Hunter Renfroe's arm and was thrown out trying to stretch a double to a
triple. It's possible Robles will see another save chance or two as the
Red Sox try to figure out their bullpen down the stretch, but he's
mostly struggled since joining Boston.)

Alex Patton Alex
Sep 9

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