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Like Monday night, Chicago’s rookie third baseman Kris Bryant hammered a pitch to the left field bleachers, recording his second home run in as many days and his third since this weekend.
It’s great to see him finally settling into the point where he’s lifting pitches and driving them into the stands like he did throughout the minor league circuit.
It was a good night for Arrieta, Bryant, and Chris Coghlan, but it’s not the debut the Mets and their fans were hoping to see from top prospect Noah Syndergaard. New Yorks young right-hander was hammered for three earned runs during last night’s contest, including a two-run shot by Coghlan in the bottom of the sixth inning.
They’ll have the opportunity of taking their first series in two weeks as Jason Hammel squares up with New Yorks’ finest in veteran Matt Harvey. Harvey carries a 5-1 record and a 2.72 ERA while Hammel enters tonight’s game with a 3-1 record and a 3.52 ERA.
The North Siders weren’t the only ones picking up a big win last night – the Arizona Diamondbacks pounded Stephen Strasburg and the Washington Nationals by the score of 14-6. Power hitter Mark Trumbo led this offense to victory, finishing the night 4-for-5 at the plate with two home runs and four RBI.
Nationals outfielder Bryce Harper, who has had himself a fantastic start to the season, hit home run No. 12 tonight on a shot to right-center field. Harper is currently leading the National League in home runs with 12 and the league itself in RBI with 31. He trails Seattle Mariners’ outfielder Nelson Cruz by three in the home run column and is one ahead of Los Angeles Dodgers’ first baseman Adrian Gonzalez in runs batted in.
Speaking of the Dodgers, they found themselves in a lopsided battle with the Miami Marlins. Last years N.L. home run champion, Giancarlo Stanton, drilled a 478 ft. home run to left field, clearing the ballpark.
Despite Stanton’s first inning bomb, the Dodgers would make easy work of the Marlins, winning 11-1.
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