Giancarlo Stanton exited Tuesday’s game against the Blue Jays after suffering a knee injury. At first the Yankees said he was day-to-day and that there was “no new injury.” Yesterday, however, it was revealed that he sprained his posterior collateral ligament. The Yankees placed him on the injured list, a mere six games after he came off of it.
Today Brian Cashman got to London and talked about Stanton’s prognosis. How is it? Not great, Bob!
The Yankees have called up Mike Tauchman from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre ahead of this weekend’s series against the Red Sox in London. Hope he had his passport with him.
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.