Mets second baseman Robinson Canó returned from the injured list on Wednesday after missing two weeks due to a strained left quad. He may be headed back to the IL, as he had to exit Wednesday’s game against the Giants after four innings due to tightness in his left quad, Newsday’s Laura Albanese reports.
Canó, 36, went on the IL batting a light .241/.287/.371 with three home runs and 13 RBI in 181 plate appearances. He was 0-for-2 with an RBI ground out before departing Wednesday’s game.
Canó’s tenure as a Met really couldn’t have gone much worse after the club acquired him along with closer Edwin Díaz from the Mariners back in December. He still has four years and $92 million remaining on his contract after this year.
The Twins have arguably baseball’s scariest offense. Their average of 5.87 runs per game is second only to the Yankees (5.90) while leading the league in slugging percentage (.501), OPS (.840), and home runs (244). White Sox starter Lucas Giolito made their offense look impotent on Wednesday, blanking them over nine innings for his second shutout of the season. The White Sox won 4-0.
Giolito allowed just three hits and walked none while fanning 12 batters over his nine innings of work. He’s now 14-6 with a 3.20 ERA and a 194/51 K/BB ratio in 151 2/3 innings on the season. Giolito is very much in the AL Cy Young Award picture. The Astros’ Justin Verlander leads the league in ERA at 2.81. A strong finish to the season for Giolito could certainly see his ERA dip below 3.00.
As mentioned, Wednesday’s shutout was Giolito’s second of the season. He and the Indians’ Shane Bieber are the only pitchers with multiple shutouts this season. They are two of only 21 pitchers with a shutout.