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Elly De La Cruz Record 97.9 MPH Throw, Fastest in 8 yrs of Statcast Data
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Elly De La Cruz Record 97.9 MPH Throw, Fastest in 8 yrs of Statcast Data

Cincinnati Reds rookie Elly De La Cruz continues to make waves in the major leagues with his impressive skills and performance. Despite being in the league for just over a month, De La Cruz has already shown his exceptional talents, including his power, speed, and rocket arm.On Sunday, De La Cruz showcased his incredible arm strength with a throw from the infield that reached a blazing speed of 97.9 mph, according to MLB.com's Sarah Langs. This throw stands as the fastest infield assist recorded in over eight years of Statcast data. Reds fans had eagerly anticipated De La Cruz's debut in early June, and he has certainly lived up to their expectations.The Reds are in a tight battle with the Brewers, holding onto a slim 3-2 lead in the top of the sixth inning. This game carries g...
Bo and Josh Naylor Make MLB History: Brotherly Home Run Heroics
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Bo and Josh Naylor Make MLB History: Brotherly Home Run Heroics

In a remarkable display of brotherly baseball talent, Bo Naylor and Josh Naylor achieved a rare feat by hitting home runs in the same inning while playing for the Cleveland Guardians. Bo, a rookie catcher, and Josh, a seasoned first baseman, made history on Friday with their impressive power display.It all began in the top of the third inning against the Texas Rangers, when Bo launched a  two-run blast off pitcher Jon Gray. The ball soared an impressive 435 feet to the right-field stands, marking Bo's second home run in his MLB career. Not to be outdone, just a few batters later, Bo's older brother Josh extended the Guardians' lead with a two-run shot of his own. Josh's home run found its way just inside the right-field foul pole, adding to the remarkable moment.Although the Gu...
Elias Diaz’s Heroic Home Run Seals NL’s Victory in the MLB All-Star Game
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Elias Diaz’s Heroic Home Run Seals NL’s Victory in the MLB All-Star Game

The National League (NL) has finally ended its nine-year losing streak to the American League (AL) in the MLB All-Star Game. With a thrilling 3-2 victory at T-Mobile Park in Seattle, the NL showcased their talent and sealed a well-deserved win. Colorado Rockies catcher Elias Diaz played a crucial role, hitting a go-ahead two-run home run in the eighth inning.While the AL still holds the overall head-to-head record at 47-44-2, this victory gives the NL the much-needed bragging rights until the next All-Star Game.Despite challenging shadows and tough opposing pitchers, Luis Arraez demonstrated his remarkable hitting prowess. Despite playing in a difficult-hitting environment, Arraez made it look effortless. He stepped up to the plate against Nathan Eovaldi and George Kirby and ca...
Vladimir Guerrero Jr. Becomes First Father-Son Duo to Win Home Run Derby
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Vladimir Guerrero Jr. Becomes First Father-Son Duo to Win Home Run Derby

Vladimir Guerrero Jr. has emerged as the new Home Run Derby champion after a thrilling showdown on Monday night. The young star from the Toronto Blue Jays outlasted his opponents and claimed the crown at Seattle's T-Mobile Park, just a day before the highly anticipated 2023 MLB All-Star Game.While Guerrero Jr. set a record with an astonishing 91 home runs in the 2019 Derby in Cleveland, he fell short in the finals against Pete Alonso. This time, however, he navigated his way past formidable competitors, including Mookie Betts and Julio Rodríguez, to claim the title.Let's take a closer look at how the bracket unfolded during the 2023 MLB Home Run Derby: First Round: - Randy Arozarena (Rays) defeated Adolis García (Rangers) with 24 home runs to 17. - Luis Robert Jr. (White Sox) de...
2023 MLB Home Run Derby: Who Will Crush the Competition?
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2023 MLB Home Run Derby: Who Will Crush the Competition?

The anticipation is building as the stage is set for the 2023 MLB Home Run Derby, showcasing some of the most formidable power hitters in baseball. While the absence of Shohei Ohtani may be a disappointment, this year's field is still stacked with talent. Since adopting the bracket format in 2014, the derby has become a head-to-head competition, with each participant aiming to outshine their opponent by hitting more home runs during each round. The player who emerges victorious in each matchup moves on, inching closer to the ultimate goal of becoming the champion.Leading the pack as the top seed in this year's derby is Chicago White Sox slugger Luis Robert, who has already crushed 26 home runs heading into the All-Star break. New York Mets first baseman Pete Alonso, a two-time winner o...
MLB Draft 2023 Day 1: Round 1 and  2: Watch Results
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MLB Draft 2023 Day 1: Round 1 and 2: Watch Results

The curtains have closed on Day 1 of the highly anticipated 2023 MLB draft, leaving us with a roster of 70 freshly selected prospects. As the picks unfolded, there were moments of surprise and excitement, but overall, many of the top-ranked players found themselves joining the teams they were projected to. Now that the dust has settled, it's time to evaluate and grade the performances of each team after a thrilling MLB Draft 2023  event.Round 11) Pirates: Paul Skenes, RHP, Louisiana State 2) Nationals: Dylan Crews, OF, Louisiana State 3) Tigers: Max Clark, OF, Franklin (Ind.) HS 4) Rangers: Wyatt Langford, OF, Florida 5) Twins: Walker Jenkins, OF, South Brunswick HS, Southport, N.C. 6) Athletics: Jacob Wilson, SS, Grand Canyon 7) Reds: Rhett Lowder, RHP, Wake Forest 8) Ro...
Catch the Action: How to Watch Day 1 of the 2023 MLB Draft Live
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Catch the Action: How to Watch Day 1 of the 2023 MLB Draft Live

The highly anticipated 2023 MLB Draft is set to kick off on Sunday, July 9 at 7 p.m. ET. This year's draft will take place at the iconic Lumen Field in Seattle, adding an extra touch of excitement to the proceedings. The first two rounds of the draft will unfold on Sunday evening, showcasing the early selections that will shape the future of Major League Baseball. Rounds 3-10 will follow on Monday things will wrap up Tuesday with rounds 11-20.All eyes will be on the Pittsburgh Pirates as they hold the coveted No. 1 overall pick in the 2023 draft. This opportunity presents a chance for the Pirates to secure a promising talent who could potentially have a transformative impact on the organization. Following the Pirates, the Washington Nationals, Detroit Tigers, Texas Rangers, and Minneso...
Bryce Harper’s Scare: Injury Concerns as Phillies Star Hit on Surgically Repaired Elbow
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Bryce Harper’s Scare: Injury Concerns as Phillies Star Hit on Surgically Repaired Elbow

Philadelphia Phillies fans held their breath as their superstar slugger Bryce Harper left the game against the Miami Marlins after being hit by a sinker. The pitch struck Harper's right elbow, the same elbow Harper underwent Tommy John surgery on back in November. Although it was a scare, x-rays brought relief as they came back negative, indicating no serious injury.Harper's potential absence from the injured list is undoubtedly a relief for the Phillies. Since returning from Tommy John surgery, Harper has been a consistent contributor, maintaining a solid slash line of .287/.381/.392 in 55 games. While his power numbers have been below his usual standards with only three home runs, his impressive 13.5% walk rate has helped him maintain an above-average offensive performance.Howeve...
Speedster Elly De La Cruz Steals Second, Third, and Home in Same Inning, Propels Reds to Victory
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Speedster Elly De La Cruz Steals Second, Third, and Home in Same Inning, Propels Reds to Victory

Rookie sensation Elly De La Cruz etched his name in Cincinnati Reds' history books with a stunning display of speed and base-running prowess. In a thrilling 8-5 victory over the Milwaukee Brewers, De La Cruz became the first Reds player since 1919 to steal second, third, and home in the same inning, showcasing his electrifying talent.The game was deadlocked at 5-5 in the seventh inning when De La Cruz stepped up to the plate against reliever Elvis Peguero. With two outs, De La Cruz delivered a clutch RBI single, breaking the tie and on a 1-1 count, he swiftly stole second base, leaving the Brewer's defense stunned. In a bold move, De La Cruz then seized the opportunity to steal third base on the very next pitch, catching the rattled Peguero off-guard.As Peguero retrieved the ba...
Josh Donaldson’s Blasts Unusual MLB History in 2023
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Josh Donaldson’s Blasts Unusual MLB History in 2023

Josh Donaldson's performance this season has left Yankees fans divided, but he recently found himself on the peculiar side of history. Despite playing in only 30 games this season, New York Yankees' third baseman Josh Donaldson continues to make an impact with his power hitting. On Saturday, he smashed his 10th home run 6-3 victory over the Cubs, setting himself up for a unique place in baseball history.Donaldson's limited playing time has put him on track to achieve a remarkable feat: recording the fewest hits by a player with 10 home runs before the All-Star break. With just 14 hits so far in 2023, he is poised to break Hall of Famer Frank Thomas' record of 20 hits and 11 home runs set in 2005, according to ESPN Stats and Info.While Donaldson's hitting may be sparse, his abil...