Last night, Adam Engel made an outstanding grab to rob Yankees first baseman Greg Bird of a three-run home run. It was ultimately for naught, as the White Sox went on to lose 7-0.
Engel played hero again on Tuesday night against the Yankees, this time robbing Kyle Higashioka of a solo home run in the top of the fifth inning. Engel’s catch prevented the Yankees from tying the game at 1-1. It also kept Reynaldo Lopez‘s no-hit bid alive.
Lopez would lose his no-hit bid the next inning, as Aaron Hicks led off the frame with a ground-rule double to left-center. He was, however, stranded on base. The Yankees tied the game at 1-1 when Miguel Andujar led off the seventh with a solo home run off of Lopez.
The Kansas City Royals just announced that Ned Yost will retire following the final game of the season. Mike Matheny will take over as the Royals manager for the 2020 season.
Yost, 65, led the Royals to victory in the 2015 World Series and to back-to-back American League pennants in 2014 and 2015. He will retire as the winningest manager in Royals history. In ten years at the helm in Kansas City he is 744-836 with five games remaining. Before he managed the Royals he managed the Milwaukee Brewers for six seasons, compiling a 457-502 record. In all, he is 1,201-1,338. When he’s done on Sunday he will finish 32nd all-time in games managed with 2,544.
The Royals now will look for the man who will, hopefully, see the current rebuild through. Multiple reporters have cited former St. Louis Cardinals manager Mike Matheny as Yost’s likely replacement. He currently serves as a special advisor in the club’s player development department. He managed the Cards from 2012-18, winning the NL pennant in 2013 and finishing with a record of 591-474 in St. Louis.
Here is the Royals official statement on Yost’s retirement: