Vladimir Guerrero Jr. knocked Bloody Gash on his right-finger finger to hit three home runners against rivals Yankees, including two off the S. Gerrit Cole, and defeated Toronto Blue Jays New York, 6-4, Wednesday night. General Chat Chat Lounge
George Springer hit a tie-breaking single in the seventh, and stopped the Yankees – despite the needs of Toronto’s Anthony Rezzo, Aaron Judge and Gilbert Torres – and a fly by punch hitter Gian Carlo Stanton in the eighth that caught on the warning track.
Guerrero had a big hand in it.
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Runner-up for last year’s American League Most Valuable Player Award was removed by Cole in the first inning, his hand accidentally increased to first base play, then a line drive removed, with two run shots against Cole. The third outscored Toronto 3-0.
He doubled Cole in the sixth – pointing the pitcher to show off his cape at the age of 23 – then took a 443-foot lead off Homer’s 5-3 lead over Jonathan Louisiga in the eighth.
It was Guerrero’s career DT homer game of the career, combined with a career-high set against Washington on April 27. He was on the deck when teammate Matt Buchette made it to the top of the ninth, giving him four homers in the game without a single shot to match the major league record.
Guerrero leads the Majors with four homers in ten games after going big with 48 last season.
Jordan Romano made the ninth for his fourth save of the season. He turned in 27 straight opportunities.
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Guerrero looked like he’d be counted in the other inning when his naked throwing arm was stepped up by Aaron Hicks. Guerrero had to reach around his body to throw Bachet around and put his right hand behind the first base bag to balance. Hicks stomped it on an infield single.
The fourth-year major leaguer immediately began to wrap his hand around, then headed to Toronto’s Dug Out as blood tossed into his uniform and turf. In a show of extreme hardness to satisfy hockey fans in Toronto, Guerrero tapped his trainer and woke up a few minutes later to first base.
The Mets create a lead, and then keep going
PHILADELPHIA – Max Scherzer can finally pitch with all his might that his right hamstring wasn’t bothering him.
It took him a while to figure out, but when he did, he turned his back on his young self.
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Scherzer settled in after working out an early jam, Pete Alonso struck out five with a homer and two doubles and the Mets defeated the Philadelphia Phillies, 9-6, on Wednesday. It took loading the first base for Scherzer (2-0) to re-correct how he pitched on the right leg, then he hit the next bat, ground out and allowed one run and five walks. Five hits with seven strikeouts. General Chat Chat Lounge
“I just wasn’t fully implementing every pitch where it should have been,” Scherzer said. “Fortunately enough to be able to walk three in an innings so that the spiral is out of control and in that case give a bunch of runs. It really set a tone and allowed our offense to grow.
Alonso and the rest of the Mets’ offense provided more than enough run support for the 37-year-old three-time Green Young Award winner. Brandon Nimon hit a solo home run by Aaron Nola in the third inning – the Mets’ hit-of-the-moment – before the order ended in the fourth and fifth.
“We did a pretty good job of making it a good day,” said Alonso, who was a designated hitter instead of prioritizing first base games again. “We have had outstanding bets from one to nine, and this is what it takes to win those tough, divisional games.”
Alonso’s first RBI double helped knock Nola out of the game. The right-hander also lost command in the fourth, hitting a batter and two more kills to load the bases and get the hook from manager Girardi. Nola (1-1) allowed three earned runs on three hits in 3 innings.
The Mets also rallied around the Flames bullpen, which surrounded the five relievers after a short start to Nola and closed out the day. Alonso hit a three-run homer run to the right center in the sixth to make it 8-1 and shut out Scherzer’s day after throwing 96 pitches.
“It was a great moment in the game, which put us forward with a group, and thankfully it was enough,” Alonso said. “The flu is a big offense. They are a great team. Looking forward to coming back. But I was feeling like this was a huge win for the team.
Webb is Dominant as Giants Beat Padres
SAN FRANCISCO – Logan Webb scored four hits in the eighth inning and Luke Williams doubled the home run he needed just when the San Francisco Giants defeated the San Diego Padres 2-1 on Wednesday.
Webb (1-0), who appeared as the Giants’ last season, allowed one run. He retired 22 of the last 24 hitters he faced, striking out 7 and walking none.
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Through his first two starts, Webb has allowed just two runs in 14 innings.
Padres lefty Sean Manaea (1-1) was also fooled, pushing San Francisco on two runs in the sixth inning of four hit balls. But Williams’ two-run double ended San Diego’s lead 1-0 and the decider was hit.
The Padres threatened against Giants reliever Camillo Dole in the ninth. Jack Cronin reached the One-out infield single, Eric Heismer walked with two outs and hit the Jurkson Profar to load the drill base.
But Doll hit punch hitter Matt Beatty on an off-speed pitch to close out his first save.
Scoreboard: Box score and summary for the rest of Wednesday’s action.