See how ex-Michigan Wolverines are faring in MLB, minors in 2022
The savvy left-hander is the second-oldest player in MLB and is still effective when he’s on the mound. The 23-year-old was off to a scorching start in 2022 before being placed in the 7-day injured list May 29. The Ann Arbor native is in his sixth minor league season and has a career 4.22 ERA in 352 innings. The 2019 second-round pick has made 38 career minor league starts and has a 4.56 ERA in 179 2/3 innings. He signed as an undrafted free agent after batting .277 with 18 extra-base hits in 46 games for the Wolverines.mlive.com
Buster Posey's 18th homer helps Giants to ninth straight win
Buster Posey homered in the first inning and scored the go-ahead run on an error in the third, and the San Francisco Giants beat the San Diego Padres 6-1 for their ninth straight victory a day after becoming the first team in the big leagues to clinch a playoff berth.
Former Michigan infielder Jake Cronenworth named to NL All-Star team
The former Michigan Wolverine and current San Diego Padres infielder Jake Cronenworth was named to the National League All-Star team on Sunday after a strong first half of the season. “I was never a huge prospect out of college, high school, throughout the minors,” Cronenworth said Sunday. “I was always that gritty player that tried to play the game the right way and tried to find my way to the big leagues. I was kind of that 30th guy on the roster, just hoping to find my way on the field anyway possible. Last Monday, he was named NL Player of the Week after homering in four straight games and driving in nine runs.mlive.com
Ex-Wolverine Jake Cronenworth homers in 4 straight games, named NL Player of the Week
San Diego Padres infielder Jake Cronenworth is proving his stellar rookie season wasn’t a fluke. On Monday, the ex-Michigan Wolverine was named the National League Player of the Week after he led MLB with a 1.481 OPS for the week. Cronenworth, a seventh-round pick of the Tampa Bay Rays in 2015, hit a home run in four straight games to start the week and batted .391 in his past six games. This is the first time Cronenworth has won Player of the Week honors. He was a third-team All-American in 2015 after hitting .338 with six home runs and 48 RBIs in 64 games.mlive.com
Padres beat Dodgers 5-3 for 1st sweep of rivals in 8 seasons
Trent Grisham drew a go-ahead, bases-loaded walk with one out in the eighth and the San Diego Padres hit three solo homers off Trevor Bauer and beat the Los Angeles Dodgers 5-3 for their first three-game sweep of the NL West rivals in eight seasons.
Darvish fans 11, Padres get 2 big homers to beat Dodgers 6-2
Yu Darvish struck out 11 in six brilliant innings to become the fastest big leaguer to reach 1,500 for his career, Manny Machado and Jake Cronenworth homered and the San Diego Padres beat the Los Angeles Dodgers 6-2 in the opener of a three-game series between the NL West rivals.
Tatis hits 50th career homer, Padres rout Mariners 16-1
Fernando Tatis Jr. became the fastest shortstop in history to hit 50 home runs, punctuating his three-run shot with a bat flip, and made another spectacular defensive play for the San Diego Padres, who routed the Seattle Mariners 16-1 for their seventh straight win.
Musgrove gets 1st win since no-hitter, Padres beat Cardinals
Joe Musgrove got through five innings for his first victory since throwing a no-hitter on April 9, and San Diego beat St. Louis 5-4 in the first meeting between the teams since the Padres eliminated the Cardinals from the playoffs last year.
Seager's homer in 12th sends Dodgers to 11-6 win over Padres
Corey Seager hit a tiebreaking, two-run homer on Tim Hill’s first pitch of the 12th inning and the Los Angeles Dodgers beat the San Diego Padres 11-6 in a tense, entertaining first matchup this season between NL West rivals who have visions of deep playoff runs.
Boone takes leave for pacemaker; Lester to have surgery
I look forward to getting back to work in the next several days.”LESTER SURGERYWashington Nationals left-hander Jon Lester is leaving spring training camp to have surgery for the removal of his thyroid gland. He underwent chemotherapy treatments and returned to the Red Sox at spring training before the following season. Soto’s spring training start was delayed because he fouled a ball off his right foot in live batting practice Sunday. Martinez had two hits for a second straight game, driving in his first two runs of spring training. Jarred Kelenic, Seattle’s top prospect, hit a two-run homer and Taylor Trammell hit a solo homer.
2020 Rookie of Year: Kyle Lewis wins AL honors unanimously
Mariners outfielder Kyle Lewis is the unanimous winner of the American League Jackie Robinson Rookie of the Year award. Lewis is the fourth rookie from the Seattle Mariners to win the award. Williams is the seventh reliever to win the NL rookie of the year award, but the first without a save. AL rookie relievers have won the award five times. Williams is the third Brewer to win the award, joining Ryan Braun (NL, 2007) and Pat Listach (AL, 1992).mlive.com
Brewers' Williams, Mariners CF Lewis win Rookie of the Year
The center fielder for the Seattle Mariners won the AL Rookie of the Year award Monday night, and Milwaukee Brewers reliever Devin Williams took home the NL honor. “It’s just a great first step for me and being in that category, it’s just really special,” Lewis said. “I don’t really think that saves are the end-all be-all,” Williams said on a conference call during a vacation in Jamaica. Lewis batted just .147 in September, and Robert hit .136 with 32 strikeouts in 23 games in the final month. This season, Williams teamed with closer Josh Hader to form a shutdown tandem at the back end of the Brewers’ bullpen.
2020 MLB award finalists: MVP, Cy Young, manager, rookie of year
Castro was not among the three finalists for the award announced Monday night by the Baseball Writers Association of America. The three finalists are: Houston Astros starting pitcher Cristian Javier and outfielders Kyle Lewis (Seattle Mariners) and Luis Robert (White Sox). Lewis played in 58 games, Robert played in 54, while Javier pitched 54 1/3 innings. The other year-end award finalists announced by the BBWAA are listed below. Jackie Robinson Rookie of the Year award (announced Nov. 9)AL: Cristian Javier (Astros), Kyle Lewis (Mariners), Luis Robert (White Sox).mlive.com
Mookie Betts, Jacob deGrom in the mix for historic NL awards
(AP Photo/Eric Gay)Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder Mookie Betts could become the second player to win the MVP award in each league, and New York Mets ace Jacob deGrom is in the running for his third consecutive NL Cy Young Award. Betts, Freddie Freeman and Manny Machado are the top finishers for NL MVP in balloting by the Baseball Writers’ Association of America. DeGrom, Trevor Bauer and Yu Darvish are the finalists in the NL Cy Young race. Betts, who won the 2018 AL MVP award with Boston, helped the Dodgers win the World Series last week for the first time since 1988. Frank Robinson is the only player to win the MVP award in both leagues, accomplishing the feat in 1961 with Cincinnati and 1966 for Baltimore.
Ex-Michigan standout Jake Cronenworth homers as Padres advance to NLDS
Former Michigan standout Jake Cronenworth and the San Diego Padres are moving on to the National League Division Series. 😏 pic.twitter.com/N5UVwl952j — San Diego Padres (@Padres) October 3, 2020Cronenworth is 5 of 8 this postseason with two RBIs and two walks. The Padres, who are in the postseason for the first time since 2006, advance to face the top-seeded Los Angeles Dodgers in a best-of-five series beginning Tuesday. The 26-year-old Cronenworth was a part of a blockbuster trade this winter that also sent outfielder Tommy Pham to the Padres. In three years at Michigan, he hit .312 with 10 home runs, 117 RBIs and 42 stolen bases in 180 games.mlive.com