We have a full slate of games this Tuesday after a shortened schedule on Monday, day one of the MLB Draft. Speaking of which, we have you covered on that end:
As for the games themselves, Tuesday’s schedule included a matchup between the first-place Twins and Indians, who entering Tuesday sat 11 1/2 games back in the AL Central. The Yankees made the trip to Toronto to face Vladimir Guerrero Jr. and the Blue Jays for the first time this season. The Giants took on the Mets at Citi Field, where Giants manager Bruce Bochy was looking for his 1,000th win as Giants manager.
All that and more in our daily roundup.
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Baseball schedule/scores for Tuesday
- FINAL – Nationals 9, White Sox 5 (box score)
- FINAL – Braves 12, Pirates 5 (box score)
- FINAL – Blue Jays 4, Yankees 3 (box score)
- FINAL/10 – Giants 9, Mets 3 (box score)
- FINAL – Indians 5, Twins 2 (box score)
- FINAL – Tigers 9, Rays 6 (box score)
- FINAL – Marlins 16, Brewers 0 (box score)
- FINAL – Cubs 6, Rockies 3 (box score)
- FINAL – Orioles 12, Rangers 11 (box score)
- FINAL – Red Sox 8, Royals 3 (box score)
- FINAL – Reds 4, Cardinals 1 (box score)
- FINAL – Dodgers 9, Diamondbacks 0 (box score)
- FINAL – Athletics 4, Angels 2 (box score)
- FINAL – Phillies 9, Padres 6 (box score)
- FINAL – Astros 11, Mariners 5 (box score)
Ryu dominates again for Dodgers
Another Hyun-jin Ryu start for the Dodgers, another Hyun-jin Ryu gem for the Dodgers. Here’s his night at the office on Tuesday:
That dominant effort lowered his ERA for the season down to 1.35 (!) after 12 starts. He’s also yet to allow an unearned run in 2019. Perhaps most amazing of all, Ryu has now struck out 71 batters in 80 innings against just five (!!) walks. That comes to a K/BB ratio of 14.20, and if it holds up it would be a single-season record among qualifiers.
More relevant to the Dodgers’ greater purposes is that Ryu has now allowed zero runs in five of those 12 starts. He’s allowed zero runs or one run in seven starts, and in the remaining five starts he’s allowed two runs. One of those came in an abbreviated outing against the Cardinals, but in the other 11 starts he’s put his team in an excellent position to win. Also peep the roll Ryu’s been on of late:
We’re not even halfway through the season yet, but right now Ryu is squarely in the NL MVP discussion.
Surging Marlins unload on Brewers
The Marlins came into Tuesday night’s game against the Brewers in Milwaukee with MLB’s worst offense. They ranked last among all 30 teams in runs, runs per game, OPS, home runs, total bases, RBI, and slugging percentage. Could we go on? We could go on.
In this one, though, some combination of Miller Park, Chase Anderson, the Milwaukee Bullpen, the Milwaukee defense, and the awakening Marlins offense allowed Miami to put 16 runs on the board. Coming in, the 2019 Marlins hadn’t scored more than nine runs in game. On Tuesday, they put beat that figure in fifth inning alone, when they scored 11. That’s a franchise record for runs scored in a single inning. Speaking of which …
Bochy wins 1,000th with Giants
The Giants topped the Mets in extras, which gave them their 25th win of the season. Longtime San Fran manager Bruce Bochy came into the night with 999 wins in his 12-plus seasons in the Giants dugout High-level calculus will tell you that he needed just one more win to reach 1,000 for this Giants career. He got it:
For his career, Bochy 1,951 wins, so he might get to 2,000 this season. He’s actually 27 games below .500 for his managerial career, but his three World Series wins and four pennants (one with the Padres) mean he’s almost certainly headed for the Hall of Fame.
Stat of the day: Alonso becomes second Mets rookie to reach 20 HR
With a blast off Giants’ Madison Bumgarner, Mets rookie outfielder Pete Alonso pushed his home run total to 20 on the season. Alonso ranks third in MLB with his 20 homers, behind Brewers’ Christian Yelich (22) and Dodgers’ Cody Bellinger (20).
Alonso, 24, is just the second Mets rookie to reach 20 home runs in a season. The other was Darryl Strawberry, who holds the franchise rookie record with 26 HR.
Getting to 20 that soon also puts Alonso in elite company among rookies:
Alonso is now batting .260/.340/.618 for the year.
Choo hits milestone homer
Here’s Shin-Soo Choo of the surprisingly relevant Rangers hitting his 200th career home run:
At the same time, he also made a bit of history:
For those wondering, Hideki Matsui got to 175 MLB home runs, and Ichiro retired with 117 home runs in MLB. That’s also Choo’s 11 home run of the season. The 36-year-old is now batting .303/.388/.558 for the year. That’s coming off an All-Star season in 2018. In related matters, Choo is at 34.1 WAR for his MLB career. He’s not in any serious Hall of Fame discussion, of course, but that’s a darn nice career.
Severino increases career home run total by 33.33 percent
Choo’s tater above isn’t the only notable home run from that Baltimore-Texas tilt. The Orioles’ Pedro Severino, who came in with nine career home runs across parts of five MLB seasons, tallied three homers on Tuesday night. Here’s a look:
Severino on the season is now batting .288/.370/.567 on the season with eight homers in 34 games. Consider the 25-year-old catcher to be one of the few bright spots for the 2019 Orioles. He’s also hosing baserunners at an MLB-leading clip.
Speaking of which, check out Severino’s arm on this throw to nip Elvis Andrus at first base following a dropped third strike. This, by the way, snuffed out the Rangers’ ninth-inning rally in progress:
Consider Severino to be in the AL All-Star discussion.