13) Phillies 7, Braves 6— Brutal non-reversal by the replay guys in New York City, as Phillies scored winning run in top of the 9th. Replays clearly showed Alec Bohm never touched the plate when he slid, but after a review, the safe call wasn’t overturned. Not good.
They need to announce, before the game, who the replay umpires are in NYC, make them more accountable. Only time I’ve heard it spoken during a game was Gary Cohen did it on a Mets’ game once.
12) Red Sox 14, Orioles 9:
— JD Martinez hit three homers, Rafael Devers hit two; Boston has won six in a row, after the Orioles swept them in Fenway to start the season.
11) Royals 4, White Sox 3 (10):
— Loss snaps Chicago’s 17-game win streak against lefty starting pitchers, one short of the record.
— Carlos Santana tied the game with a 9th-inning homer.
10) Arizona 7, Cincinnati 0:
— Luke Weaver had a no-hitter thru six innings.
— Eduardo Escobar has homered in four straight games.
9) In the major leagues, the home team controls whether a game starts or not; once the game starts, then the umpires run things.
Mets decided that it was OK to start their game Sunday, but it started pouring a few minutes later and the umpires stopped the game, which was later postponed, after only nine pitches.
Marcus Stroman is the Mets’ 2nd-best pitcher; he threw nine pitches, and now won’t pitch again until this weekend in Denver. This isn’t a good way to run a major league franchise.
For what it is worth, the game will be picked up from the spot where it stopped.
8) Seattle 8, Minnesota 6:
— Twins led 6-0 after five innings; Twins starter Matt Shoemaker got tossed in the 6th inning, for arguing balls/strikes while a batter who had homered off him circled the bases.
— Kyle Seager hit a 3-run homer in the ninth inning for the dramatic comeback win.
7) Baseball injuries:
— Dodgers put OF Cody Bellinger (calf) on IL
— Detroit put 1B Miguel Cabrera (biceps) on IL
— Angels lost OF Dexter Fowler (torn ACL) for the year.
6) White Sox DH Yermin Mercedes has 29 big league at-bats, but his batting gloves are already headed to the Hall of Fame. Mercedes had hits in his first eight AB’s this season, which is why his batting gloves will be in Cooperstown soon.
5) It is surprising how few major league catchers there are who can hit.
4) A’s/Astros had Sunday scheduled off; vert strange not to watch the A’s on a Sunday.
3) Hofstra named former NBA guard/Hofstra alum Speedy Claxton its new basketball coach; he’s been an assistant at Hofstra since 2013. Claxton played in the NBA for nine years.
2) Portland big guy Enes Kanter had 24 points, 30 rebounds in the Blazers’ 118-103 win over Detroit Saturday night. Portland was +19 in the 37:00 he played, -4 in the 11:00 he sat out.
1) Random but fairly amazing fact:
— Since 1969, Pittsburgh Steelers have had three head coaches. Three.
— Since 2004, Cleveland Browns have had eleven head coaches.