The first Sunday of August brought with it a full slate of baseball goodness. Some of the storylines worth watching from a busy day on the schedule included the Rays continuing to roll; the Mets thumping the Pirates; and Cubs and Brewers wrapping up their series at Wrigley Field.
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Baseball schedule/scores for Sunday, August 4
Bieber twirls another gem
Cleveland right-hander Shane Bieber entered Sunday having thrown 140 innings on the season with a 140 ERA+ and 5.80 strikeout-to-walk ratio. Those figures are about to look better after he threw a complete game against the Angels as part of a 6-2 Cleveland victory.
Bieber limited the Angels to five hits and two runs with no walks. He struck out eight, inducing 14 swinging strikes on 107 pitches. His breaking balls were particularly effective, generating 10 combined whiffs on his curve and slider.
Worth noting: Bieber’s complete game was the third of the season. That makes him the youngest Cleveland pitcher to accomplish the feat in nearly 30 years:
Who needs Trevor Bauer when you have Bieber?
Rays complete winning week
The Rays entered Sunday having not lost in a full week. They’ll keep that rolling after defeating the Marlins by a 7-2 score.
Yonny Chirinos, who gets overlooked in the Tampa Bay rotation, delivered five innings of one-run ball. But, perhaps just as importantly, the Rays received some offensive production from Jesus Aguilar, their big deadline addition to their lineup.
Aguilar recorded two hits, including a home run, and drove in two runs on the afternoon.
Tampa Bay is likely to keep their winning ways going — their next six are against the lowly Blue Jays and Mariners.
Mets thump Pirates
Break up the Mets.
On Sunday, New York beat the Pirates to the tune of a 13-2 final. Noah Syndergaard recorded a quality start, while Jeff McNeil drove in two with a home run and a double. The Mets victory puts them a win away from .500, and continues their recent winning ways.
The Mets have now won nine of their last 10. They’ve also won 15 of their past 20. Hence going from 40-51 to now 55-56 and within four games of a wild card spot.
The Mets, folks. What a league.