May 3, 2022
1. The Yankees have won ten games in a row
The best record in baseball now, at 17–6.
And last night was the Gleyber Torres getting back to his old form show, driving home all three RBI’s in a 3–2 win in Toronto.
2. Michael Taylor made the catch of the season
So far at least, this is way atop the podium — and one of the best robbed home run catches you’ll ever see, the way he adjusts mid-air with the ball coming suddenly down.
3. The next-best catch of the day: Brandon Nimmo
Ronald Acuña Jr. thought he had one out to dead center, or a triple off the wall — and then twisting, turning, reading the spin and the movement in the wind, Brandon Nimmo came up with it.
4. A college pitcher apparently threw a 105.5 mph pitch
This can’t be real. Could this possibly be real?
Even People Magazine is covering the story:
5. The MLB power rankings this week
That ten-game win streak must be factoring into next week’s rankings.
6. Mike Clevinger makes his return for Padres tonight
After a long time away from injury and Tommy John surgery, he re-debuts against his former team (well, the since re-named former team).
And he was involved in a terrifying experience on a plane last week:
7. Dylan Cease was dominant yesterday
When you have Mike Trout going 0-for-4 with four strikeouts (three by Cease), you know you’re doing something right.
8. Travis d’Arnaud had himself a game last night
The former Met, coming back to New York and just about winning it himself.
The Braves won it 5–2, to inch a little bit closer back to .500 and cut down a game in the standings behind the already-way-ahead Mets — and so here are the standings as of now, with a double-header coming today, then one more game tomorrow.
9. Max Fried is having a brilliant start to the year
27 strikeouts. And just one walk.
10. The attendance in Oakland hits the lowest of lows
A very sad sight to see.
11. Wander Franco is fast
Beautiful high-def footage last night from the game in Oakland.
12. And lastly, Johnny Cueto might be back very soon
If you’ve missed seeing a shimmy on the mound lately, you might be in luck.