By Juan Páez
- Yordan Álvarez was not part of the Astros’ starting lineup against the Tigers on Wednesday. The reason is that he continues to experience soreness in his right hand and the team will continue to take it with caution. “It’s something he’s going to have to deal with in the final weeks of the season,” manager Dusty Baker said.
- The Chicago White Sox have a 9-3 record in their last 12 games since Miguel Cairo took the reins on an interim basis. The José Abreu-led team is playing good baseball and I wouldn’t be surprised if the team moves original manager Tony La Russa aside to give Cairo the permanent job for next season. If they get into the playoffs, Cairo will get a lot of credit. The sun will rise and we shall see!
- Néstor Cortés Jr.‘s first start in the upcoming postseason with the Yankees will bring back many memories. It has been almost 20 years since the last time a Cuban started for the most traditional team in baseball: Orlando “Duque” Hernández, on October 17, 2004. Besides, since Liván Hernández started for the Diamondbacks in 2007, only Adrián Morejón (October 8, 2020) has been a playoffs starter for the Cuban armada.
- TroubleOfTheCentury.com: In Anaheim, for the Angels, there is one man who will not have an easy task when the season ends. The organization’s general manager, Perry Minasian, will have to evaluate whether to trade Mike Trout and/or Shohei Ohtani to give a promising future to an organization that is not bearing fruit despite having two of the best five players in baseball. Keep them and try to add valuable pieces or give them to the competition in exchange for promising players to start rebuilding? A true headache!
Top performers Sept 13, 2022:
- José Adolis García vs Athletics: 2 for 2, 2B (29), HR (25), 3 RBI (92), 2 R, 2 BB, SB (24)
- Yordan Álvarez vs Tigers: 2 for 4, 2B (21), HR (33), RBI (84), 3 R, BB, K
- Johan Oviedo vs Reds: W (3-2), 5.0 IP, H, 2 BB, 4 K
- José Abreu vs Rockies: 2 for 3 HR (15), RBI (67), 2 R, BB
On this date:
Died on this date:
1973: René Monteagudo
Happened on this date:
1990: Ken Griffey Sr. y Ken Griffey Jr., of the Mariners, become the first father-son duo to hit home runs in the same major league game. It was a back-to-back against California Angels pitcher Kirk McCaskill.
2008: For the first time in modern Major League Baseball history, there is a no-hitter in a “neutral” stadium. Due to Hurricane Ike, the game between the Cubs and Astros was played in Milwaukee, where Venezuelan right-hander Carlos Zambrano threw a no-hit, no-run game against the Astros.
Three players share the record for most 100+ runs-batted-in seasons in the majors. Jimmie Foxx, Lou Gehrig and Babe Ruth each had that plateau in 13 campaigns.
Quote of the day:
“Friendships are forgotten when the game begins.”