Exciting Hits & Plays from July 5th MLB Games
San Diego Padres – Fernando Tatis, Jr.
On Monday, the San Diego Padres, who were needing a victory to keep pace with the NL West League Leaders, could not muster the win, but shortstop Fernando Tatis, Jr smacked his 27th home run on the season and made a great leaping catch at short to keep a potential run from scoring.
Boston Red Sox – Rafael Devers
The first place Red Sox entered Monday’s game, winners of nine of their last 10 games, and held off a late rally by the LA Angels to add another victory to their win total. Rafael Devers was the man of the night finishing 3 for 4, with his 21st home run on the season, and drove home three runs to add to his league leading total of 71.
Tampa Bay Rays – Late Comeback Victory
The Rays have had their moments this season, but after losing four straight entering July, the Rays defeated the Blue Jays on Sunday and then took on the Cleveland Indinas on Monday, who entered the game 1-9 in their last 10 games. The Rays took an early 4-0 lead before they allowed the Indians to storm back and go ahead 8 to 5 in the top of the sixth. But the bottom of the inning saw a turn in the favor of the Rays, as they scored one in the frame, one in the seventh and two in the bottom of the ninth to walk-off the Indians.
Albert Pujols – 6,000 Total Bases in Career
Albert Pujols is enjoying the last season of his amazing career and he just keeps adding his name to the record books. On Monday, he hit a single to center field off the end of the bat to reach 6,000 total bases of his career.
New York Mets – Pete Alonso
The Mets faced off on Monday against the NL Central Leading Milwaukee Brewers, who entered Queens having won eight of their last nine games. The Brewers sent Brandon Woodruff and his 1.87 ERA to the mound to try and stifle the Mets offense and for the first three innings he shut down the Mets. Then in the bottom of the fourth, Brandon Nimmo led off the inning with a double down the left field line. The Mets would eventually score on a sac fly. Then in the bottom of the seventh, after Woodruff retired the last nine batters he faced, the Mets broke through on the shoulders of Pete Alonso and did not look back.