Corbin Martin was chased from the game in the first inning. The game went downhill from there. Fernando Tatis, Jr ended the night with a three homer night, putting on quite the show for the home crowd.
Martin Fails to Escape First Inning
Tommy Pham and Fernando Tatis, Jr opened the game against Corbin Martin with back-to-back home runs. Martin never recovered from that. Four of the next five batters reached base. The one who didn’t recorded a sacrifice fly. Seven batters in, Martin had recorded only one out and given up four earned runs.
Diamondbacks Woes with RISP Continues
Despite recording 13 hits in the game, only three came with RISP. In all the Diamondbacks went 3-for-13 with RISP.
Peralta Trying to Spark OF with Dugout Talk
Cameras caught David Peralta in the midst of an animated talk with some of his fellow players on Wednesday night. According to Peralta, he was following a request by Lovullo to be a more vocal leader in the clubhouse and he was simply trying to spark the OF (including himself) to do better.
Eduardo Escobar Trade Speculation
Southside Showdown engages in three different scenarios that might help the White Sox land Eduardo Escobar.
Other Baseball News
Ohtani Launches Monster Homer, Drops Bunt Hit
Shohei Ohtani led off the game against Tampa Bay wioth a shot that bounced off the catwalk high above the right field bleachers. Then later, he showed off his plus-plus speed by dragging a bunt single. In his last 11 ABs, Ohtnai has gone: HR, HR, bunt single, HR, HR, HR, HR, HR, bunt single, HR, bunt single. One needs to go all the way back to the fourth of June to find a different result, when Ohtani laced a clean single into CF.
The Boston Red Sox decided there was no reason to wait the customary five years from retirement to enshrine one of the most exciting and dynamic players to suit up for the team in the last 25 years into their Hall of Fame. Dustin Pedroia was given that honour last night before the Red Sox went on to beat their rival, the New York Yankees.
Vanderbilt’s Kumar Rocker continues to show dominating form as his Commodores make their way through the College World Series. In an elimination game against NC State, the powerful right-hander threw six innings of one-run ball, striking out 11. NC State was playing with only a 13-man roster, nine position players and four pitchers, due to an outbreak of COVID-19.
NC State Ruled Out of CWS Due to COVID-19
Today’s scheduled winner-takes-all game between Vanderbilt and NC State to determine who will play in the CWS finals has been declared a no contest by the NCAA. NC State has been removed from the tournament due to COVID-19 health and safety protocols.