Following his throwing mistake the morning his team lost a game in the Chicago White Sox, Cleveland’s Yu Chang tweeted on Tuesday about the racist messages he received on social media in response to the mistake.
“Practice your freedom of speech properly,” Chang said the messages. “I accept all comments, positive or negative but definitely not positive. Thank you and love to all of you. “
The tweet included screenshots of hate messages and the hashtag #StopAsianHate. Two accounts that Chang highlighted have been removed, and a third was made private.
The question in the game came in the ninth inning of the game which was tied 3-3. Chang, who has primarily played third base, fielded a one-out grounder from Nick Williams and tried to force Yasmani Grandal at second base. Chang’s throw snapped Grandpa’s helmet and slid to the left side of the infilt, allowing Nick Medrigal, who was entering the game as a pinch runner for Chicago, to score from second.
Complete the sweep with a strong outing by Strowman
On the mound two days after a brief start, Marcus Strowman played six unbeaten innings, and the Mets made a doublehead sweep in the series ground on Tuesday night after beating the Philadelphia Phillies 4–0.
Brandon Nimmo took three hits and three runs from the leadoff spot. Jonathan Willer followed up his game-winning single with a run double as an opener, and Strowman (2–0) edged out Phyllis ace Aaron Nola.
Both games of the single-entry doubleheader, booked for Monday night’s rain at Citi Field, were scheduled for seven innings with a change in rule during the 2020 regular season during the pandemic.
In the first game, Pete Alonso and Villar each hit an RBI in the eighth to win the 4-3 Mets. Dominic Smith had an early two-run homer for the Mets.
Strowman’s outing against the Miami Marlins on Sunday lasted only nine pitches as the game was suspended by rain. He tweeted expressing his displeasure that the game should never have started and he hated thinking about waiting five days to pitch again.
Mets manager Luis Rojas initially said Strowman would stay on the pitch for four days of rest and on Friday in Colorado. After the adjournment was announced on Monday, however, Rosa retaliated and said that Strowman would start the night on Tuesday.
Strowman huffed with gusto all night, eventually slapping his glove after provoking a pair of double-ended plays and bouncing his bat even after running late at the plate.
Strowman was perfect in the first three innings and faced a minimum of four. He allowed four hits, all singles, and none went. He hit three fours and threw 86 balls.
Jeurys Familia got three outs for a six-hitter finish.
With the Mets down one run in the first game, Alonso outscored Hector Neris (0–1) from the bottom of the eighth and made placement runner Francisco Lindor from second place. It was the Mets’ first hit after the second inning.
Jeff McNeill beat a potential double-play ball, Michael Conforto walked and James McCain’s infield single loaded the bases with one out.
Willer, who entered the seventh inning as a pinch runner and remained in the game to play third base, missed a full-count pitch over the head of left fielder Andrew McCutchen, who was playing shallow. Expected to cut the winning run.
Helped by McCain pass a ball that allowed the runner to advance, Phyllis went 3–2 from the eighth to the top against Travis May when McKichen scored a two-out infield single from Didi Gregorius Made the third score.
May (1-1) edged out Jean Segura with two runners in scoring position and finished with his first win for the Mets.
The right-handed Taijuan Walker showed increased velocity on multiple pitches in his second start with the Mets, four over eight and again in his third innings on his repertoire.
Walker was pulled off after a consistent run in the fifth and the Mets led off the inning with a one-run lead thanks to a defensive play substituted by third baseman Luis Guillorme to steal a double run. (AP)
Ryu Shutdown Yankees
Hyun-jin Ryu crucified in the seventh inning, homered by Marcus Semian and Rowdy Tellez, and the Toronto Blue Jays defeated the Yankees 7-3 on Tuesday night.
Ryu (1-1) allowed only one unearned run in six and two-thirds innings, striking out seven and limiting the Yankees to four hits and a walk. After Blue Lays, DJ Blue Ace had 12 retirements in the row, the first having a leadoff infield.
Fielder Aaron Hicks of the Yanks Center in Minnesota came back into the lineup and, after getting permission from manager Aaron Boone, went to play 3 games on Monday and shot and killed a black man, Denton Wright, in police.
“He’s a good head in space,” Boone said before the game. When we talk in my office for the first time, there is no question. Just struggling. “
Giancarlo Stanton, who competed in the 0-for-16 skid, reduced the Yankees’ deficit to 6-3 on a two-run single to Jordan Romero in the eighth.
Jameson Tillon allowed five runs and eight hits over three and two-thirds in his second start after missing the 2020 season while recovering from Tommy John’s surgery. (AP)
Divers continuous to red sox top twins
Rafael Devers betted for the fourth straight game and the flamboyant Boston Red Sox defeated the Minnesota Twins 4–2, going back after a fatal police shooting of opener Daniel Wright in an icy series on Tuesday afternoon.
Hunter Renfrow hit a solo homer and Bobby Dalbeck added a pair of RBI doubles as Boston recorded their seventh consecutive win after losing their first three games of the season.
Monday’s game was postponed due to safety and sensitivity concerns in the Twin Cities following police shooting the day before Wright during a traffic stop. Wright held a moment of silence for Wright before Tuesday’s game.
Layers of snow fell for most of the game and it was 33 degrees for the first pitch. Made for the third coldest start at Target Field – a record 27 degrees on 7 April 2018. (AP)