Joshua Diemert | Pinstripe Alley: Less than 24 hours after Spencer Turnbull no-hit the Mariners, Corey Kluber no-hit the Texas Rangers. This was the sixth no-hitter of the season (not counting Madison Bumgarner’s hitless CGSO in a 7-inning game), and the second time the Rangers have been no-hit this season. It is May 20.
Anders Johnson | South Side Sox: Tony La Russa has spent the week throwing Yermin Mercedes under the bus for daring to try after the Twins gave up. La Russa said he didn’t have a problem with Tyler Duffey throwing behind Mercedes in retaliation (the day after Kevin Pillar was hit in the face with a fastball, showing exactly what can happen when a pitcher misses) and “joked” that he would spank Mercedes if he physically could. It might be different if La Russa were a managerial savant, but he’s not. He’s a dope that doesn’t even know the rules. It’s about time the White Sox lance this boil.
Russell Carleton | Baseball Prospectus $: The Houston Astros recently announced that they would be providing furnished apartments for their minor league players at all levels. It’s a step in the right direction to help a group of people that have long been underpaid, and it likely benefits the team’s player development.
Jake Cronenworth hit an inside-the-park homer with a little help from Charlie Blackmon’s strained groin.
Inside-the-park homer pic.twitter.com/iNtNNCRgXI— MLB (@MLB) May 19, 2021
Ronald Acuña Jr. hit a walk-off homer.
WALK IT OFF, @ronaldacunajr24!#HazloGrande pic.twitter.com/2IYqbr5gMB— MLB (@MLB) May 20, 2021
Max Scherzer moved into 19th on the all-time strikeout list.
With his 2,856th K, Max Scherzer moves into 19th place on the @MLB strikeout list. pic.twitter.com/o8l6mEfwMD— MLB Stats (@MLBStats) May 20, 2021