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Re: MLB: Mariners v Rays ALCS incoming...
Yelich is an animal. Goddamn 7 HRs against the Cardinals ALREADY is insane
Cards finally feel what it was like for every NL Central team to watch Prime Pujols mash for a decade.
My Yankees are really making me sad. Bird is down for the count now on the 10 day IL, and I'm legit flabbergasted at this point. I'm going to make a Go fund me to have every remaining player wrapped in bubble wrap for every game they travel.
Giants break out with 3 HRs off Strasburg in 7-3 win at Nats
WASHINGTON (AP) Evan Longoria, Brandon Belt and Steven Duggar homered off fastballs from Stephen Strasburg, and the light-hitting San Francisco Giants powered their way to a 7-3 victory over the Washington Nationals on Tuesday night.
The Giants came in with a grand total of 10 homers through their first 17 games. The only major league club with fewer was the Detroit Tigers, with seven in 15 games.
San Francisco also ranked 29th of 30 clubs in runs 47, again ahead of only Detroit and in batting average .199, better only than the Cleveland Indians. The Giants were last in on-base-plus-slugging percentage at .572.
But they looked like a modern-day Murderers' Row against Strasburg (1-1), who allowed four runs in six innings. Still learning to pitch with a fastball that sits in the low-to-mid-90s, instead of the high-90s heat he possessed before Tommy John surgery and other ailments, he's served up five homers over his past two outings.
Longoria led off the fifth with a shot to right-center off a 95 mph pitch. One out and one hard-hit single later, Duggar took a 92 mph offering just over the wall in left-center for a two-run drive that made it 3-1.
Belt added a solo shot with one out in the sixth, putting a 94 mph first pitch into the home bullpen beyond right field for his fourth homer of 2019.
It was glorious. Just glorious.
That BELT homer was almost shades of the 18-inning Game 2 from the 2014 NLDS in Washington, D.C.