It was a tall order for Sonny Gray to come in for his first start in a Yankee uniform and take on Corey Kluber on the road in what could be a Game 1 matchup of the ALDS.
the additions of Jose Quintana and Justin Wilson should shore up the Cubs’ rotation and bullpen, but they need to score more runs. Kris Bryant and Anthony Rizzo have been good, but not great this season. They need to start hitting like MVP candidates again.
The Cubs remain the favorite to win the NL Central, but teams aren’t just going to hand it to them. The Brewers appear to be for real, so the Cubs need more consistency.
Dodgers sluggers Chris Taylor, Corey Seager, Yasiel Puig, Justin Turner and Cody Bellinger hit a home run apiece in a 7-4 win over the Mets. With the win, the Dodgers became the first team to win 43 games in a 50-game span since the 1912 New York Giants.
Brewers starting pitcher Zach Davies gave up just one hit in seven scoreless innings in a 3-0 win over the Rays. Davies improved to 13-5 with a 4.18 ERA and has yet to lose a road start this season.
White Sox second baseman Yoan Moncada struck out three more times in a 4-1 loss to the Red Sox. The highly touted prospect, who was Chicago’s main return piece in the Chris Sale trade, is now batting .146 with 20 strikeouts in 15 games this season.
It’s hard to see Bryant, Machado and Arenado and not be wowed by their production Jerseys China to this point in their careers. I’d put them up there with legendary trios like Batman, Superman and Jerseys Wholesale Wonder Woman or bacon, lettuce and tomato. All three players are seemingly on Hall of Fame arcs.
Sure, it’s a projection, but it’s not hard to see how some current MLB talent at third — not just those three — could go on to Hall of Fame careers. Here’s how they’ve made their mark so far.