Tag: May 7

2018 – George Springer goes 6-for-6, the first Astro in franchise history to accomplish the feat in a nine-inning game, as Houston bombs the Athletics, 16-2. Marwin Gonzalez homers and drives in five. Dallas Keuchel goes eight innings to post just his second win of the year. 

2018 – George Springer goes 6-for-6, the first Astro in franchise history to accomplish the feat in a nine-inning game, as Houston bombs the Athletics, 16-2. Marwin Gonzalez homers and drives in five. Dallas Keuchel goes eight innings to post just his second win of the year. 

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1996 – Anthony Young , who had the majors’ longest personal losing streak while with the Mets and Cubs, gets the win as Houston roars back to topple the Phillies, 7-5. Jeff Bagwell launches two home runs while Sean Berry adds a solo shot. Both rap four hits on the evening. 

1996 – Anthony Young , who had the majors’ longest personal losing streak while with the Mets and Cubs, gets the win as Houston roars back to topple the Phillies, 7-5. Jeff Bagwell launches two home runs while Sean Berry adds a solo shot. Both rap four hits on the evening. 

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1971 – Joe Morgan raps four hits, steals two bases, scores three times and drives in two to lead the Astros over the Phillies, 8-1, in their first game at Veterans Stadium. Don Wilson strikes the key blow off Jim Bunning, a bunt that found a hole in the artificial turf between third and the pitcher and rolled until two runs were in.

1971 – Joe Morgan raps four hits, steals two bases, scores three times and drives in two to lead the Astros over the Phillies, 8-1, in their first game at Veterans Stadium. Don Wilson strikes the key blow off Jim Bunning, a bunt that found a hole in the artificial turf between third and the pitcher and rolled until two runs were in.

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“It’s something special. He’s going down in the record books, in the Wikipedia book, which is amazing. A little kid from Belfast done good.” – PATRICK CONLON, commenting on his son’s major league debut. Belfast native Patrick Conlon becomes the first Irish-born player to appear in a major league game in 73 years when he starts, going 3. 2 innings in the Mets’ 7-6 victory over the Reds at Great American Ball Park. The 24 year-old southpaw, known as PJ, follows fellow countryman Joe Cleary, who was born in Cork and played one game for the Senators in 1945.

“It’s something special. He’s going down in the record books, in the Wikipedia book, which is amazing. A little kid from Belfast done good.” – PATRICK CONLON, commenting on his son’s major league debut. Belfast native Patrick Conlon becomes the first Irish-born player to appear in a major league game in 73 years when he starts, going 3. 2 innings in the Mets’ 7-6 victory over the Reds at Great American Ball Park. The 24 year-old southpaw, known as PJ, follows fellow countryman Joe Cleary, who was born in Cork and played one game for the Senators in 1945.

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First Irleand born player to record a win in 73 years

Belfast native Patrick Conlon becomes the first Irish-born player to appear in a major league game in 73 years when he starts, going 3. 2 innings in the Mets’ 7-6 victory over the Reds at Great American Ball Park. The 24 year-old southpaw, known as PJ, follows fellow countryman Joe Cleary, who was born in Cork and played one game for the Senators in 1945.

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Yankees beat Cubs in longest interleague game played

2017 – In a nationally televised Sunday night game, the Yankees defeat the Cubs, 5 – 4, in 18 innings at Wrigley Field. The longest interleague game in history features a record 48 strikeouts – 26 by Yankees pitchers, and 22 by the Cubs. New York seems on its way to a victory with a 4 – 1 lead in the 9th, but Aroldis Chapman allows three runs, the last on a bases-loaded hit by pitch of Anthony Rizzo. There is no more scoring until the top of the 18th, when Aaron Hicks, who has struck out four times in the game, leads off with a bunt single off Pedro Strop and moves to second on C Willson Contreras’ throw, which ends up in right field. After moving to third, he scores on Starlin Castro’s infield grounder, when SS Addison Russell’s throw home is wide of the mark. Chasen Shreve pitches three scoreless innings for the win, which he ends by striking out P Kyle Hendricks, used a pinch-hitter with runners on first and second.

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Springer ties Astro record going 6-6

2018 – George Springer ties an Astros team record by going 6 for 6 in a 16 – 2 win over the Athletics. He has a double, homer and single by the end of the 4th inning, but fails in his next three at-bats to get the triple that would have completed the cycle as he hits a single each time. Hall of Famer Joe Morgan is the only other player to collect 6 hits in a game for Houston, doing so on July 8, 1965, but in a 12-inning game.

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In front of a sparse crowd of 558 at Burlington’s (IA) Community Field, the visiting Clinton (IA) LumberKings, after five innings, face a 16-run deficit in their Midwest League game against the Bees. The Class A affiliate of the Mariners will mount the largest comeback in the history of professional baseball when the team rallies to win the twelve-inning contest, 20-17.

In front of a sparse crowd of 558 at Burlington’s (IA) Community Field, the visiting Clinton (IA) LumberKings, after five innings, face a 16-run deficit in their Midwest League game against the Bees. The Class A affiliate of the Mariners will mount the largest comeback in the history of professional baseball when the team rallies to win the twelve-inning contest, 20-17.

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Largest comeback in proffesional baseball

In front of a sparse crowd of 558 at Burlington’s (IA) Community Field, the visiting Clinton (IA) LumberKings, after five innings, face a 16-run deficit in their Midwest League game against the Bees. The Class A affiliate of the Mariners will mount the largest comeback in the history of professional baseball when the team rallies to win the twelve-inning contest, 20-17.

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Andrian Beltre becomes 5th player to hit 100 homeruns for 3 teams

Adrian Beltre becomes the fifth player in major league history to hit 100 home runs for three different teams when he goes deep in the Rangers’ 9-2 loss to Colorado at Globe Life Park in Arlington. The 35 year-old third baseman, who joins Alex Rodriguez, Jim Thome, Darrell Evans, and Reggie Jackson in accomplishing the feat, hit 147 homers for the Dodgers (1998-2004) and 103 with the Mariners (2005-09).

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Nolan Arenado matches team record with 27 game hitting streak

Nolan Arenado of the Rockies matches a team record by extending his hitting streak to 27 games when he goes 3 for 5 in a 9 – 2 win over the Rangers; Michael Cuddyer had set the record only a year ago. Arenado does not have to wait long as he hits a two-run double off Colby Lewis in the 1st. In the game, Adrian Beltre hits his 100th homer as a member of the Rangers; he is only the 5th player to hit 100 or more homers with three different teams, having previously done so with the Dodgers and Mariners; the four others are Darrell Evans, Reggie Jackson, Alex Rodriguez and Jim Thome.

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Mets phenom Matt Harvey continues to dominate the National League when he throws nine frames of one-hit ball along with 12 strikeouts en route to a no-decision in the team’s 1-0 extra-inning victory over the White Sox at Citi Field. The 24 year-old right-hander, whose bid for perfection is spoiled after retiring the first 20 Chicago batters by Alex Rios’ infield single, adds to his growing legend when he starts the game with a bloody nose, and continues to pitch despite the blood oozing on to his face.

Mets phenom Matt Harvey continues to dominate the National League when he throws nine frames of one-hit ball along with 12 strikeouts en route to a no-decision in the team’s 1-0 extra-inning victory over the White Sox at Citi Field. The 24 year-old right-hander, whose bid for perfection is spoiled after retiring the first 20 Chicago batters by Alex Rios’ infield single, adds to his growing legend when he starts the game with a bloody nose, and continues to pitch despite the blood oozing on to his face.

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The legend of Matt Harvey keeps growing. The Mets’ sophomore starter is perfect against the White Sox before allowing a two-out single to Alex Rios in the 7th. He is removed after allowing only that hit through 9 innings, but with the game still scoreless, having fanned a career-high 12 opponents. Pinch-hitter Mike Baxter lines an RBI single off Nate Jones in the 10th for a 1 – 0 Mets victory, credited to reliever Bobby Parnell. It is the second time Harvey has taken a no-hitter into the 7th inning this year and he is 4-0 with a 1.28 ERA. It is just the third game in history in which a team allows only one baserunner in an extra-inning game according to the Elias Sports Bureau.

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JA Happ skull faractured by Desmond Jennings kine drive

Toronto’s 6 – 4 win over the Rays is overshadowed by a scary accident suffered by starting pitcher J.A. Happ. In the 2nd inning, Desmond Jennings lines a pitch that strikes the side of his head and caroms into the outfield. Happ lies motionless on the ground, as teammates are unsure whether to rush to attend their stricken teammate, or play the ball which ends up as a two-run triple. The bloodied Happ is removed on a stretcher after lying prone for 10 minutes; his injuries will turn out to include a skull fracture and a sprained knee suffered when he fell to the ground, but he will be back on the mound by August.

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No Soup For You

Appearing in his familiar chef’s whites, the Soup Nazi, played by actor Larry Thomas, makes an appearance at Citi Field. Although he mouths the infamous phrase, “No soup for you!”, when shown on the scoreboard screen, the character from the Seinfeld show generously gives away DVD prizes to Met fans who correctly answer trivia questions about the sitcom.

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Justin Verlander fires second no hitter in a week

Justin Verlander pitches the second no-hitter in the majors in less than a week, following Francisco Liriano’s gem on May 1st, when the Tigers shut down the Blue Jays, 9 – 0. Only an 8th-inning walk to J.P. Arencibia, who is then erased in a double play, keeps Verlander from a perfect game. Verlander becomes the 28th pitcher in major league history with two no-hitters.

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Gallardo loses no hitter in 8th

Yovani Gallardo of the Brewers also makes a bid to join the no-hitter club until giving up a single to Daniel Descalso in the 8th inning. He ends up combining with John Axford for a 4 – 0 one-hitter over the Cardinals that snaps a seven-game losing streak for the Brew Crew.

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Appearing in his familiar chef’s whites, the Soup Nazi, played by actor Larry Thomas, makes an appearance at Citi Field. Although he mouths the infamous phrase, “No soup for you!”, when shown on the scoreboard screen, the character from the Seinfeld show generously gives away DVD prizes to Met fans who correctly answer trivia questions about the sitcom.

Appearing in his familiar chef’s whites, the Soup Nazi, played by actor Larry Thomas, makes an appearance at Citi Field. Although he mouths the infamous phrase, “No soup for you!”, when shown on the scoreboard screen, the character from the Seinfeld show generously gives away DVD prizes to Met fans who correctly answer trivia questions about the sitcom.

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Lance Orton and Duane Jackson are honored at Citi Field for stopping a terror attack

Lance Orton and Duane Jackson, who were instrumental foiling a terrorist’s attempt to set off a car bomb in Times Square, are honored at Citi Field prior to the Mets game against San Francisco. The two street vendors alerted the police after they observed a parked car on 45th Street had started to fill with smoke and was making popping sounds.

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Starlin Castro, the first major leaguer to be born in the 1990’s, becomes the sixth Cub in franchise history to hit a home run in his first big league at bat, going deep off Homer Bailey in Chicago’s 14-7 win over Cincinnati at Great American Ball Park. The 20 year-old rookie shortstop also becomes the first player to compile six RBIs in his first game in the majors when he delivers a bases-loaded triple in addition to his second inning three-run blast to deep right field.

Starlin Castro, the first major leaguer to be born in the 1990’s, becomes the sixth Cub in franchise history to hit a home run in his first big league at bat, going deep off Homer Bailey in Chicago’s 14-7 win over Cincinnati at Great American Ball Park. The 20 year-old rookie shortstop also becomes the first player to compile six RBIs in his first game in the majors when he delivers a bases-loaded triple in addition to his second inning three-run blast to deep right field.

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Lance Orton and Duane Jackson, who were instrumental foiling a terrorist’s attempt to set off a car bomb in Times Square, are honored at Citi Field prior to the Mets game against San Francisco. The two street vendors alerted the police after they observed a parked car on 45th Street had started to fill with smoke and was making popping sounds.

Lance Orton and Duane Jackson, who were instrumental foiling a terrorist’s attempt to set off a car bomb in Times Square, are honored at Citi Field prior to the Mets game against San Francisco. The two street vendors alerted the police after they observed a parked car on 45th Street had started to fill with smoke and was making popping sounds.

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5/7/2010: The Tigers and Indians played four innings in Cleveland before the rain ended the game after a 2 hour and 12 minute wait. Three homers were lost to the weather. Miguel Cabrera hit a two-run blast in the top of the first off David Huff. Grady Sizemore hit a solo shot in the bottom of the frame off Jeremy Bonderman and Travis Hafner hit a three-run homer off Bonderman in the third.

5/7/2010: The Tigers and Indians played four innings in Cleveland before the rain ended the game after a 2 hour and 12 minute wait. Three homers were lost to the weather. Miguel Cabrera hit a two-run blast in the top of the first off David Huff. Grady Sizemore hit a solo shot in the bottom of the frame off Jeremy Bonderman and Travis Hafner hit a three-run homer off Bonderman in the third.

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The Diamondbacks dismiss Bob Melvin and will name A.J. Hinch, their current vice president for player development, as the team’s new skipper. The 2007 NL Manager of the Year, who had one year left on his contract, compiled a 337-340 record during his four-plus years in the Arizona dugout.

The Diamondbacks dismiss Bob Melvin and will name A.J. Hinch, their current vice president for player development, as the team’s new skipper. The 2007 NL Manager of the Year, who had one year left on his contract, compiled a 337-340 record during his four-plus years in the Arizona dugout.

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Dodgers win streak halted at 13

The Dodgers fail to improve upon their 13-game winning streak at home to open the season–the victorious span surpassed the 1911 Tigers to set a new major league mark. The 11-9 loss to Washington comes on the same day the team learns about Manny Ramirez, the club’s most productive hitter, being suspended for 50 games after testing positive for a banned substance.

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Manny being Manny gets suspened for 50 games

Major League Baseball suspends Manny Ramirez for fifty games after he tests positive for the use of a banned substance. The 36 year-old Dodgers Star Outfield and most productive player, will not be eligible to return to the team until July 3, apologizes to the fans, explaining he did not take steroids, but was given a medication which a doctor thought was okay to be prescribed. He is the most prominent player yet caught under Major League Baseball’s PED policy implemented in 2005.

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Ryan Zimmerman joines 3 other Senators with hit streaks of 25 or more

Ryan Zimmerman joins Sam Rice (1920, 1924, 1930), Heinie Manush (twice in 1933), and Goose Goslin (1928) in becoming only the fourth player in Washington D.C. baseball history to have a consecutive hit streak of 25 games or more. The 24 year-old third baseman kept his streak intact with a first inning single off Randy Wolf in the Nationals’ 11-9 victory over LA at Chavez Ravine.

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Diamondsbacks fire Bob Melvin

The Diamondbacks dismiss Bob Melvin and will name A.J. Hinch, their current vice president for player development, as the team’s new skipper. The 2007 NL Manager of the Year, who had one year left on his contract, compiled a 337-340 record during his four-plus years in the Arizona dugout. The decision came after losing, 4 – 3, to the Padres in 10 innings. The D-Backs have started the year 12-17 and are already 8 1/2 games back of Los Angeles.

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The Dodgers fail to improve upon their 13-game winning streak at home to open the season–the victorious span surpassed the 1911 Tigers to set a new major league mark. The 11-9 loss to Washington comes on the same day the team learns about Manny Ramirez, the club’s most productive hitter, being suspended for 50 games after testing positive for a banned substance.

The Dodgers fail to improve upon their 13-game winning streak at home to open the season–the victorious span surpassed the 1911 Tigers to set a new major league mark. The 11-9 loss to Washington comes on the same day the team learns about Manny Ramirez, the club’s most productive hitter, being suspended for 50 games after testing positive for a banned substance.

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Gavin Floyd loses second no hit bid in a month

Gavin Floyd loses his second no-hit bid in less than a month as Joe Mauer doubles with one out in the ninth in the White Sox’ 7-1 victory over the Twins at U.S. Cellular Field. The Chicago right-hander also flirted with a no-no 24 days ago against the Tigers, which ended with Edgar Renteria’s single with one out in the eighth inning.

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In a matchup of undefeated pitchers, Cleveland’s Cliff Lee (5-0) bests Chien-Ming Wang (6-0) and the Yankees, 3-0. The Indians southpaw, who tosses seven shutout innings, lowers his ERA to a minuscule 0.81, best in major leagues.

In a matchup of undefeated pitchers, Cleveland’s Cliff Lee (5-0) bests Chien-Ming Wang (6-0) and the Yankees, 3-0. The Indians southpaw, who tosses seven shutout innings, lowers his ERA to a minuscule 0.81, best in major leagues.

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Carlos Gomez hits for Cycle for Twins

In a 13 – 1 win by the Twins, Carlos Gomez hits for the cycle, the first Twins player to do so since Kirby Puckett in 1986. Gomez homers off Mark Buehrle in the 1st, triples in the 5th, doubles in the 6th and singles in the 9th, driving in runs on each of the first three hits.

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Votto Homers 3 times and Lieber becomes 2nd Cub to allow 4 homeruns in 1 inning

Rookie Joey Votto becomes the 23rd member of the Cincinnati Reds to hit three home runs in a game. Votto, who starred for Canada in the 2005 Baseball World Cup, goes deep off Jon Lieber, Sean Marshall and Sean Gallagher in a 9 – 0 win over the Cubs. In the Reds’ 9-0 victory over the Cubs at Great American Ball Park, Jon Lieber joins Phil Norton (2000) in becoming only the second hurler in franchise history to allow four homers in one inning.

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Gavin Floyd loses his second no-hit bid in less than a month as Joe Mauer doubles with one out in the ninth in the White Sox’ 7-1 victory over the Twins at U.S. Cellular Field. The Chicago right-hander also flirted with a no-no 24 days ago against the Tigers, which ended with Edgar Renteria’s single with one out in the eighth inning.

Gavin Floyd loses his second no-hit bid in less than a month as Joe Mauer doubles with one out in the ninth in the White Sox’ 7-1 victory over the Twins at U.S. Cellular Field. The Chicago right-hander also flirted with a no-no 24 days ago against the Tigers, which ended with Edgar Renteria’s single with one out in the eighth inning.

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Phillies Fans give it to Bonds

When Barry Bonds takes his position in left field, the Phillies fans in the stands behind him unfurl a section-long banner which leaves no doubt about their sentiments concerning the Giants outfielder’s pursuit of the Babe. The message displayed briefly during the first inning informs the unpopular superstar “Ruth did it on hot dogs & Beer – Aaron did it with class”.

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Bob Wickman becomes all time leader in saves for Indians

Bob Wickman, obtained by Cleveland in a seven-player trade that sent Richie Sexson to Milwaukee, becomes the Indians’ all-time franchise leader in saves when he notches his 130th by tossing a scoreless ninth inning in the Tribe’s 2-0 victory over Seattle at Safeco Field. The right-hander surpasses the record previously established by Doug Jones, and he will extend the record to 139 saves before being dealt to the Braves next season.

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When Barry Bonds takes his position in left field, the Phillies fans in the stands behind him unfurl a section-long banner which leaves no doubt about their sentiments concerning the Giants outfielder’s pursuit of the Babe. The message displayed briefly during the first inning informs the unpopular superstar “Ruth did it on hot dogs & Beer – Aaron did it with class”.

When Barry Bonds takes his position in left field, the Phillies fans in the stands behind him unfurl a section-long banner which leaves no doubt about their sentiments concerning the Giants outfielder’s pursuit of the Babe. The message displayed briefly during the first inning informs the unpopular superstar “Ruth did it on hot dogs & Beer – Aaron did it with class”.

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