Hyun-Jin Ryu is likely to have season-ending shoulder surgery

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Earlier this morning Jeff Passan reported that Dodgers left-hander Hyun-Jin Ryu was considering shoulder surgery. Mark Saxon reports that Ryu has decided to go ahead and have it. Assuming Saxon is right, the surgery would end Ryu’s season. Ryu left Dodgers spring training due to a sore shoulder in late March and has been unable to work his way back.

The Dodgers planned on Ryu being their third starter this year, and his production in the past has justified it: throwing 344 innings with a 3.17 ERA and 293/78 K/BB ratio since signing with Los Angeles in 2013.

But now it appears that we won’t see him in action until 2016.

 

Pete Alonso sets new NL rookie record with 40th home run

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With a ninth-inning solo home run off of Royals pitcher Jacob Barnes on Sunday, Mets first baseman Pete Alonso set a new National League rookie record for home runs in a single season. He now has 40 with 36 games left in the regular season.

Cody Bellinger, currently the home run leader with 42, hit 39 home runs in his rookie season in 2017, holding the record until today. The major league record is 52, set by the Yankees’ Aaron Judge also in 2017. Judge had broken Mark McGwire’s record of 49 hit in 1987.

Alonso went 3-for-4 with a walk, an RBI double, and three runs scored along with the homer. He’s now batting .271 with a .979 OPS with 40 homers and 95 RBI on the season.

With their 11-5 win over the Royals, the Mets improved to 64-60. They have the same exact record as the Phillies and Brewers, sitting 1.5 games out of the second Wild Card.