The Los Angeles Dodgers completed a 3 game sweep over the San Diego Padres winning 4-0 on Sunday. Cody Bellinger hit 2 over the wall, Freddie Freeman had two RBI singles and Tyler Anderson allowed just 2 hits over 7 impressive innings to help the Dodgers complete the sweep. They have won 8 straight, 30 of their last 35 and hold a 15 1/2 game lead in the NL West.
Belli is two good. pic.twitter.com/pxZJxslJ5F — Los Angeles Dodgers (@Dodgers) August 8, 2022
New York Mets ace, Jacob deGrom, had a hold on a perfect game into the 6th inning against the Atlanta Braves on Sunday. He retired the first 17 batters he faced, 12 of those were strikeouts. deGroms run at a perfect game came to an end when he walked Ehire Adrianza followed by Dansby Swanson smashing a 2-run homer over the center field wall. The Mets pitching staff managed 19 total strikeouts in their 5-2 win over Atlanta. New York hold onto a 6 1/2 game lead in the NL East.
The New York #Mets now have the second best record in MLB (70-39), tied with the #Yankees. #LGM pic.twitter.com/SucShi98YA — GENY Mets Report (@genymets) August 7, 2022
The St. Louis Cardinals won their 7th straight in a battle of the bats that took 4 hours, 25 minutes to finish making it the longest 9-inning game in MLB this season. Nolan Arenado and Paul DeJong both sent one out and drove in 4 runs to help lift the St. Louis Cardinals over the New York Yankees 12-9 on Sunday and in turn completing the 3-game sweep. DJ LeMahieu homered for the Yankees, who have now dropped 5 in a row.
For the first time in franchise history, the St. Louis Cardinals have swept the New York Yankees! pic.twitter.com/RsWGh2wCHr — Cards Nation (@CardsNation13) August 7, 2022
In the top of the 10th inning Minnesota Twins left fielder Tim Beckham made easy work of throwing out Toronto’s Whit Merrifield at home plate to put and end to the inning. Shortly after replay officials overturned the call then ruling that catcher Gary Sanchez violated the “obstruction rule” by not giving Merrifield a lane to score. Twins manager Rocco Baldelli let loose following the controversial finish to the game that handed his team the 3-2 loss against the Toronto Blue Jays.
Top 10th – @BlueJays challenge call of no violation of the HP Collision Rule; call overturned, catcher's movements into foul ground were not in reaction to the throw's trajectory. Without possession of the ball, he hindered & impeded the runner, runner is safe. Powered by @Mitel. pic.twitter.com/5od6LNQNJc — MLB Replays (@MLBReplays) August 8, 2022