MLB weekend recap: Blue Jays come from behind to top red-hot Yankees; Trout scorches Mariners, again

The 2022 Major League Baseball season is now past the middle of June, about a month far from the All-Star break and beginning to approach the middle. As kept in mind recently, it’s simply the great ol’ grind.  

What did this weekend bring us? Let’s have a look.

Highlight of the weekend

On Friday, Francisco Lindor’s mommy concerned enjoy her kid play face to face for the very first time considering that she suffered an aneurysm that caused a stroke in 2020. There had actually considering that been issue she had actually never ever have the ability to take a trip once again, however she was lastly cleared to take a trip and made it with the assistance of Francisco’s partner, Katia. 

“My wife was very emotional, telling me that I was going to get one of the greatest Father’s Day gifts. To me, I was like, ‘All right. Something is happening,'” Lindor stated, through

“My mother surprised me and my entire family. It fills my heart. I play the game for my mom and my entire family. To have her here at this moment, it’s a win for me. It’s a win for the entire family.”

Lindor’s initially at-bat, well, have a look: 

He’s constantly excitable and using his heart on his sleeve and all, however you might definitely see a little additional juice rounding very first base and after that after he crosses home base there. Beautiful. 

He would homer once again on Saturday and he drove house 7 runs in the three-game series. 

Yankees lose on Sunday, however keep squashing competitors

The Yankees were fresh off a sweep of the Rays when they needed to strike the roadway for what was expected to be another huge series versus the Blue Jays. They took the very first 2 video games of the series and after that had an 8-3 lead Sunday prior to the Blue Jays stormed back with a substantial 10-9 return success. The huge blows were a grand slam from Lourdes Gurriel and a consent, three-run crowning achievement from Teoscar Hernández. 

The Yankees did threaten in the ninth, however Toronto better Jordan Romano had the ability to lock down the conserve and make sure the Blue Jays restored the series ending.

Still, it was an extremely effective week for the Yankees. They swept the Rays in your home and after that took 2 of 3 in Toronto. The leading 4 in the AL East now: 

  • Yankees
  • Blue Jays, 11 video games back
  • Rays, 13 GB
  • Red Sox, 13.5 GB

The Yankees’ next win, by the method, will be their 50th of the season. They’ll get the opportunity to reach that turning point on Monday, as they start a three-game set in St. Petersburg versus the Rays. 

Trout continues to blister Mariners

The Angels finished up a five-game series versus the Mariners on Sunday, winning by a 4-0 margin. Trout, as he is wont to do, continued a current rise by striking his 5th crowning achievement of the set.

Trout gotten in Sunday having actually notched 5 hits (4 of them crowning achievement)  in his very first 16 at-bats this series. He’d likewise accepted a set of strolls, providing him a .313/.389/1.063 slash line over those 4 contests. On Sunday, he provided a two-run crowning achievement, his 21st of the season, in the 4th inning to put the Angels up 2-0:

Trout now has 33 profession crowning achievement at Seattle’s T-Mobile Park, putting him 16th on the ballpark’s all-time leaderboard. He’ll tie Franklin Gutierrez for 15th when he provides his 35th. The Angels are set up to make a four-game journey to Seattle in early August, recommending Trout may do the deed then.

The Angels, behind Trout’s hot striking, took 4 of 5 from the Mariners. 

Padres lose Machado; suffer sweep vs. Rockies

The Padres had a rough Sunday in more than one method. In addition to seeing 3rd baseman and MVP prospect Manny Machado exit with an ankle injury, the Padres dropped an 8-3 contest to the Rockies, finishing a weekend sweep.

The 5th inning showed to be the bugaboo for the Padres, as starter Blake Snell and reducer Steven Wilson integrated to give up 5 runs. That overall consisted of a three-run crowning achievement versus Randal Grichuk that put the Rockies up 6-1.

The Padres would ultimately fall back 8-1 prior to an eighth-inning crowning achievement by Austin Nola cut the deficit to 5. 

The Padres will now head house having actually been outscored by a 23-11 margin. It’s worth keeping in mind that a Padres win integrated with a Dodgers loss would’ve seen San Diego go into the brand-new week in sole ownership of top place. Alas, that wasn’t indicated to be.

Heading into the weekend’s series, almost all of the focus in the NL East was on the safeguarding champs. Hey, they are the champs. There’s going to be fundamental predisposition towards them if they fume. That’s simply how it works. “Watch out!” we’ll all sob. And, hoo kid were they hot. They had actually won 14 straight video games with a +60 run differential because stretch. Yes, they were battering on inferior groups, however that’s what excellent groups do and, usually, the objective is to win 2/3 and even 3/4 of the time versus bad groups. But they won one hundred percent of those 14 video games. 

Meanwhile, the Cubs had actually simply lost 10 straight and were getting quite well squashed in their own right throughout that stretch. Surely a Braves’ see to Wrigley was going to continue the streak. 

Only the Cubs took Friday’s opener, 1-0. Then they won on Saturday, too. The Braves had the ability to win Sunday, however they still lost a series to a terrible group that was playing perhaps its worst baseball of the year. 

The Mets had actually seen their 10 1/2 video game lead dip to 4, however while the Braves were dropping the very first 2 video games of their series, the Mets won 2 versus the Marlins. Things turned Sunday, as they lost, however they still won their series while the Braves dropped theirs. 

The Mets’ lead is now 5 1/2 video games. It’s been cut almost in half, however they are still quite in control. 

Meanwhile, we should not forget the Phillies. They lost on Sunday, however won the very first 4 of a five-game series versus the unlucky Nats. They are now 15-3 in the month of June and while top place is a methods off, they are as soon as again a gamer in the NL wild card mix. In reality, they are most likely where the line of NL competitors ends, as next in line would be the Diamondbacks and Marlins. 

Pirates prevent sweep behind Suwinski

The Giants — who entered into the series riding a hot streak — took the very first 2 video games in Pittsburgh and after that leapt out to a 2-0 lead in the very first inning Sunday. That is to state, it had the makings of a “taking care of business” sweep from a great group versus a non-contender. Pirates starter Mitch Keller would settle in, though, and the Giants would not score once again up until they were connecting the video game in the ninth. The Pirates — well, more particularly novice feeling Jack Suwinski — were not to be rejected, nevertheless. Suwinski belted our 3 homers consisting of among the walk-off range. 

Suwinski now has 11 crowning achievement in 148 profession at-bats. He’s just striking .230 with a .296 on-base portion, however the risk of the crowning achievement exists each time he steps up to the plate which was shown with Sunday’s clutch efficiency. 

On deck

Giants at Braves (4 video games starting Monday): Both groups remain in playoff position, though it’s close with the Brewers and Phillies not far off. As we move better to July, jockeying for positions in contention is actually enjoyable and a four-gamer in between 2 of them raises the stakes. 

Mets at Astros (2 video games starting Tuesday): Potential World Series sneak peek? Sure, it’s possible, so that makes it noteworthy. They’ve been 2 of the elite groups in baseball all year, so the expectation would be that we’ll see excellent baseball. 

Astros at Yankees (4 video games starting Thursday): We’ll have more to come on this as it gets better, however this is a real fight of the titans. These are the apparent 2 finest groups in the American League and it seems like they might provide us a legendary seven-game ALCS. Remember, the Astros knocked the Yankees out in the ALCS in both 2017 and 2019. 

Red Sox at Guardians (3 video games starting Friday): It’s most likely prematurely to begin seeing the wild-card areas, a minimum of it would be if we were looking strenuously. Still, these 2 groups remain in the middle of a defend the last area, so the head-to-head action might wind up implying something come late September. 

Dodgers at Braves (3 video games starting Friday): An NLCS rematch versus 2 possible (most likely?) playoff groups? Yes, please. We do not require any additional juice on that, however we’ll take it as it’ll be the very first time Freddie Freeman plays in Atlanta for an opposing group. We’ll hold out hope there will not be boos, however the clever cash is on hearing a minimum of a couple of. 

Phillies at Padres (4 video games beginning Thursday): A possible playoff sneak peek, however it’s most likely more vital here to see this as a test for the Phillies. They are battling to move into playoff position and a four-game series throughout the nation in Petco versus this pitching personnel is a high order. They’ve succeeded in a comparable circumstance, however. Last journey out west, they took 3 of 4 in Dodger Stadium. 

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