Yankees DH Matt Holliday became the 142nd player in baseball history to hit at least 300 career home runs. No. 300 was struck in the first inning of Wednesday evening’s game against the Blue Jays. With two runners on base, Holliday struck a 2-2 Marcus Stroman fastball out to center field for a three-run homer, closing the Yankees’ deficit to 4-3.
As Katie Sharp of River Ave Blues notes, Holliday is one of three active players with at least 300 career homers and a .300 career batting average. The others are Albert Pujols and Miguel Cabrera.
Holliday entered Wednesday’s action batting .274/.400/.507 with four home runs and 15 RBI in 90 plate appearances.
Braves starter Julio Teheran dazzled in his return from the 10-day disabled list on Sunday, tossing six no-hit inning against the Padres. He walked three and struck out 11 batters on 95 pitches. Unfortunately for Teheran and for the Braves, the no-hit bid ended quickly as reliever Shane Carle surrendered a one-out single to Cory Spangenberg in the seventh inning. Nevertheless, the Braves went on to win 4-1 over the Padres.
Teheran, 27, went on the disabled list on June 5 with a right thumb contusion. He apparently suffered the injury while batting during his June 4 start against the Padres. Following Sunday’s effort, Teheran now carries a 3.97 ERA with a 67/36 K/BB ratio in 77 innings this season.
Coincidentally, Teheran has a spotless ERA on Father’s Day across four starts. Here were the results from his previous three starts:
- June 16, 2013 vs. Giants: 6 IP, 7 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 8 K
- June 21, 2015 vs. Mets: 7 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 2 BB, 5 K
- June 19, 2016 at Mets: 9 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 7 K