He had one last year off Jon Gray, so nice to see him drive one again. He has 33 HRs in 647 AAA ABs the past two seasons and we saw it some in MLB in Sept last year, but NY screwed with his head so much starting in last year's postseason that in this stint it has seemed like he is just trying to slap the first strike he sees into play, a lot of weak ABs.Was that his first career homer?
Sometimes he does that in his first two ABs, looks as overmatched as anyone ever, then launches one 450 effortlessly next time up. Sadly not nearly enough of the latter this season, maybe he needs a goatee.If there was an award for ugly swings, I'd give one to Stanton for his AB vs Pearson in the 9th. I dunno what he thought he was swinging at, but he missed it by 2 feet.
Pretty bad but doesn’t look like it affected much (I didn’t see any of this game except somehow Wells’ HR in the 9th):I'm oddly looking forward to seeing the ump scorecard from this game. I have no idea which team benefited the most from the totally random strike zone. I suspect it was the Jays based on a couple of really awful low strikes early that Gausman got, but it was pretty bad for both sides. King was excellent with or without the ump.
It's him vs Gausman / Gray / Eflin / Castillo for the AL CL Young? Nobody else stands out, so he's probably winning that barring a bad last start, right (he has 2 left?)Also Gerrit Cole seems to be back to being the best pitcher in the sport, Alcantara had the title last season.
Jon Heyman thinks so:It's him vs Gausman / Gray / Eflin for the AL CL Young? He's probably winning that barring a bad last start, right (he has 2 left?)
And Jays, Twins and Tampa are first seventh and ninth in defensive runs saved. Yankees are fourteenthJon Heyman thinks so: