Wednesday features 14 games across the league, including a doubleheader between the Yankees and Orioles. Some other storylines worth watching include Justin Verlander returning to Detroit, the Braves looking to stay above .500, and the Rays going after a sweep over the worst-in-baseball Marlins.
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Wednesday scores, schedule
Gleyber, Yankees tee off
The Yankees and Orioles played the first game of their doubleheader in just over two hours’ time. The quick pace of play didn’t prevent the Yankees from homering four times in Game 1, with Gleyber Torres contributing two of those.
Torres is now up to seven home runs on the season, and 31 over his first 162 regular-season games. Take a look:
For those wondering how homer-dependent the Yankees offense is — don’t laugh, it’s been a point of contention before in New York — they entered the day ranked ninth in baseball in Guillen Number, or the percentage of runs scored via dinger. The top five includes the Astros, Brewers, Padres, Twins, and Mariners, suggesting there’s no real shame in hitting a lot of home runs. Who knew?
Anderson debuts, doubles
The Giants started Shaun Anderson on Wednesday, and he looked every bit the potential mid-rotation starter. More importantly, however, Anderson came up big at the plate, doubling in his first big-league at-bat as part of a two-hit effort:
Anderson became just the second pitcher since 2015 to record multiple hits in his hitting debut, joining Trent Thornton, who did it on Tuesday against the Giants.
Anderson’s performance is a little cooler if you ask us, since his came in his first game.
As for Anderson’s pitching, he held the Blue Jays to two earned runs in five innings of work, striking out five while walking three. He has an arsenal that’s closer to average than plus, but he generated nine swinging strikes on the day. Six of those came on his low-90s fastball.
Highlight of the day: Cahill fails on glove flip
Angels pitcher Trevor Cahill had another rough outing on Wednesday, permitting six runs in 4 1/3 innings. But that’s not what people will remember about his day. Rather, this is what people will remember — a fail on a glove-flip attempt:
All things considered, you’d probably rather have your day be remembered for a blooper like that than the runs you allowed.