MLB Weekend Recap: The Red Sox keep a hot game against the Mariners. Phillies, Dodgers and Script Reversal

The seventh Sunday of the 2022 Major League Baseball season was packed with action and ended a pretty dramatic weekend. As always, a “weekend” in baseball terminology is a weekend series that goes back to Friday games and in some cases Thursdays. Let’s wrap up some of what we’ve seen and look forward to next week.

weekend highlights

Tigers center fielder Daz Cameron

His approach makes this play relatively easy, but its difficulty is off the charts. Since he’s running backwards with right field, Cameron needs to get the jump timing perfect and keep an eye on the ball while pinpointing where the wall is. He also needed some peace of mind to get the ball in quickly for a double play. just great play.

The Red Sox kicked off the week with two out of three hot Astros. The competition wasn’t that fierce, but this weekend’s series was completely dominating. The Red Sox beat the Mariners 33-18 in a four-game sweep. It ended in Franchy Cordero’s extra-to-end grand slam.

Cordero was the star that ended the series, but the whole series belonged to the Trevor Story. On Thursday, he had three home runs, seven RBIs, and five runs in four at-bats. He took a two-run homer that cut the Mariners’ early lead in half, a two-run homer that equalized, continued to knock in RBI, and then hit a 3-pointer later. On Friday, he achieved a grand slam. On Sunday, he hit a home run, leading the Red Sox 3-2 in the sixth inning.

He has 13 RBIs, 5 homers and 5 hits in 4 games in a row.

The Red Sox have now won 8 of their last 10 matches. The Mariners, on the other hand, lost 1-6 after a wonderful series win over the Mets in New York last week.

Big Time Prospect Debut

The Cardinals convened second baseman Nolan Gorman in time for the entire weekend series. The 22-year-old swinging left-handed was leading the minors with 15 home runs. Well, he’s still looking for his first MLB home run, but he looked solid in the Cardinals’ three-game sweep of the Pirates. Gorman was 5 at 10 with 2 doubles, 2 walks, RBI, and 4 runs. Not a bad start.

The weekend’s top prospect news was the debut of Adley Rutschman, also widely known as the all-around #1 prospect in baseball, with the #1 overall 2019 pick in Baltimore. Rutschman tripled his first MLB hit on Saturday., and he followed it up with another knock on Sunday. Orioles hopes Rutschman will be a cornerstone of the franchise as Rutschman slowly transitions to competition.

Dodgers, Phillies flip script with exit error

Last weekend the Phillies went 4-3 at Dodger Stadium and got the Dodgers on the ropes for a sweep. The Dodgers rallied in the ninth on Sunday and made up for the game by winning in a closeout manner.

This time, the Dodgers have won their Friday and Saturday games for a six-game losing streak. After two early runs, including a soaring Mookie Betts home run and a strong start from Tony Gonsolin, the Dodgers dominated nearly every game on Sunday as well. They were all ready to get the job done in Philadelphia.

This time around, it was the Phillies who came together to tie the score in the ninth. And in the extras they… won in a rather stupid way. In fact, the Dodgers got the ground ball they needed to finish the game, but second baseman Max Muncy kicked it for two and the Phillies won.

Of course I blamed Roman Quinn for speed, but that’s something to do.

Early in the inning, JT Realmuto was tagged out as he ran away from third base against Justin Turner “deck”.

Still, the Phillies win Sunday and are out of the season series against the Dodgers.

Padres makes a road statement.

Padres has traveled quite a bit. We’ll be looping back from 1 second to more this weekend. Last weekend, they took 2 of 3 from Atlanta. Even if the Braves aren’t as strong as they were at the end of last season, they’re still strong opponents. Then Padres went to Philly and took two of the three. And remember. The Phillies won 3 out of 4 in LA. San Diego then flew across the country non-stop to take on the Giants’ fellow NL West contenders. .

Padres will survive 10 innings on Friday with a slight late clutch hit. On Saturday, they ran another run on Joe Musgrove’s right arm (seven innings).

If the Padres can hold it on Sunday (GameTracker here), it’s a three-game sweep in San Francisco to round off a 7-2 road trip that goes within half a game of the Dodgers in the NL West.

Miggy, Pujols Leaderboard Update

Tigers legend Miguel Cabrera doubled in the first inning on Sunday. It was number 603 in Cabrera’s distinguished career, which tied him with Cal Ripken, Jr. for 16th all-time. It was followed by Paul Molitor and Paul Waner at 605, followed by Hank Aaron (624) at No. 13. Albert Pujols is 5th in history at 674. Although we didn’t come here for an update on his doubles.

Pujols hit a home run on Sunday. double. The first is:

Like the doubles, Pujols is also fifth in career home runs. He currently has 683 career and four seasons. Alex Rodriguez finished fourth with 696 and of course 700 will be a number many people will notice.

Also, this was Pujols’ 62nd career multi-home game, and tied for the 6th most all-time record with Aaron and A-Rod. It was followed by Babe Ruth (72), Barry Bonds (71), Sammy Sosa (69), Mark Maguire (67) and Willie Mays (63).

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Brewers from Padres (3 matches from Monday): Even if October is still far away, previews of potential playoffs are always fun. These two teams only play each other seven times in the regular season, all within the next few weeks. Starting at beautiful Petco Park, both teams are doing well. In fact, the best NL records through May are both within reach.

Red Sox of White Sox (3 matches starting on Tuesday): Both teams made it to the playoffs last season and started off a terrible start with strong aspirations for 2022. Red Sox was only nine games under .500 just a few weeks ago, but has since grown in popularity. The White Sox had an eight-game losing streak early on and have been working to recover ever since. The White Sox swept the Red Sox at Fenway May 6-8. Is it time for the Red Sox to repay the favor with road sweeps?

Yankees at Rays (4 matches from Thursday): Are the departments within striking range here? Maybe not. This is a 4 game series but Yankees entered Sunday with a 5 1/2 game lead in the AL East and there is a game ahead that could change things. Still, these are the top two teams in one of baseball’s toughest divisions, so it’s a must-see series. It is also the first match between the two teams this season. Rays won the series 11-8 last season.

Brewers at Cardinals (4 matches from Thursday): We’ve been following the Brewers all week. This could end up being a series with implications that resonate throughout the season. It seems clear that 3 out of 5 teams in the NL Central are not contenders. These two teams remain. How close? The series early in the week will help determine that, but the Brewers will head into Monday with a three-game lead, so it’s likely that things will turn around during the series in St. Louis next weekend.


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