Watch as Red Sox rookie Mookie Betts gets on his horse to rob Yankees outfielder Jacoby Ellsbury of extra bases with a leaping catch…
If Betts would have come up empty-handed there, Ellsbury likely would have had a triple. And who knows, with a couple of bad bounces in that center field area, it might have been an inside-the-park home run. This play (which occurred with nobody out in the eighth inning) ended up looking pretty huge, as the Red Sox won the game 4-3.
Terrible news for Blue Jays pitcher Matt Shoemaker: the MRI he had on his knee revealed a torn ACL. He’ll need surgery and will miss the remainder of the season.
Shoemaker was in the process of holding the A’s scoreless through three innings of three-hit, one-strikeout ball in his start on Saturday. He twisted his leg awkwardly when he ran over and tagged Matt Chapman between first and second base, however, and it was immediately clear that things weren’t right. He was initially diagnosed with a sprain, but the MRI showed that it was worse.
This is a tough break for Shoemaker, who had started off the season pretty fantastically, posting a 1.57 ERA over his first five starts this year.