Here’s to a great week!
Guardians 4, Angels 3
Tanner Bibee was fantastic and Josh Naylor did the fun home run thing again. With the win, Cleveland improved to 19-21 on the season.
Former high school teammates duel into 8th as Major Leaguers | cleguardians.com
Bibee and the Angels Patrick Sandoval were Mission Vieja Diablos first, and now are big leaguers showcasing great stuff.
Josh Naylor aims to stay even-keeled despite unprecedented home-run binge | cleveland.com
From Joe Noga:
Josh Naylor says it took him a few years of playing professional baseball to figure out by watching others how to navigate the ups and downs as a hitter from day to day.
“You have to learn how to ride the wave,” Naylor said. “Sometimes it’s not going to be going well, and sometimes it’s going to be going off the charts, but you’ve got to stay even-keeled.”
For a player like Naylor, who feeds off emotion, the highs don’t get much higher than becoming the first major leaguer since the expansion era (at least 1961) to hit go-ahead home runs in the eighth inning or later in three consecutive games.
Around the League
- With mom on hand, Mookie powers Dodgers to sweep over Padres
- Blue Jays rally late to sweep Braves
- Mitch Keller stays hot, striking out 13 in win over Orioles
- Reds to promote infield prospect Matt McClain