It’s been a busy week in the Major League this week! First off the World Series has officially gotten underway. The first two games were in Kansas City, where the Royals took on the Mets. Game 1 was the longest first game of the World Series it went 14 innings where to Royals final beat the Mets 5-4. Also during that game, Alcides Escobar hit an inside-the-park home run in the first inning. Game 2 was no different for the Royals. They had a huge fifth inning, scoring four runs. They added another three runs in the 8th inning. Johnny Cueto kept the Mets in check. He allowed only 1 run on 2 hits and even completed the game. Game 3 will be in New York on Friday night.
Taking a step away from the World Series, the manger hunt for the Miami Marlins has finally came to an end. The franchise announced that they have hired former LA Dodgers skipper, Don Mattingly. It’s a reported four year deal and an official announcement will most likely happen after the World Series. Mattingly is the Marlins’ eighth manager since 2010 and the 15th since 1993, when the franchise began.
The finalist for the Gold Glove Award’s have been named. Here is the list of all the American League Players:
Pitcher: Mark Buehrle (Blue Jays), Sonny Gray (A’s), Dallas Keuchel (Astros)
Catcher: Jason Castro (Astros), Russell Martin (Blue Jays), Salvador Perez (Royals)
1st Base: Eric Hosmer (Royals), Mike Napoli (Rangers), Mark Teixeira (Yankees)
2nd Base: Jose Altuve (Astros), Brian Dozier (Twins), Ian Kinsler (Tigers)
3rd Base: Adrian Beltre (Rangers), Evan Longoria (Rays), Manny Machado (Orioles)
SS: Xander Bogaerts (Red Sox), Alcides Escobar (Royals), Didi Gregorius (Yankees)
LF: Yoenis Cespedes (Mets), Brett Gardner (Yankees), Alex Gordon (Royals)
CF: Kevin Kiermaier (Rays), Kevin Pillar (Blue Jays), Mike Trout (Angels)
RF: Kole Calhoun (Angels), J.D. Martinez (Tigers), Josh Reddick (A’s)
For the National League Players they are as followed:
Pitcher: Jake Arrieta (Cubs), Gerrit Cole (Pirates), Zack Greinke (Dodgers)
Catcher: Yadier Molina (Cards), Buster Posey (SFG), Wilson Ramos (Nats)
1st Base: Brandon Belt (SFG), Paul Goldschmidt (ARI), Adrian Gonzalez (LA)
2nd Base: Dee Gordon (MIA), DJ LeMahieu (Rockies), Brandon Phillips (Reds)
3rd Base: Nolan Arenado (Rockies), Matt Duffy (SFG), Todd Frazier (Reds)
SS: Brandon Crawford (SFG), Adeiny Hechavarria (MIA), Andrelton Simmons (ATL)
LF: Starling Marte (Pirates), Justin Upton (Padres), Christian Yelich (MIA)
CF: Billy Hamilton (Reds), Andrew McCutchen (Pirates), A.J. Pollock (ARI)
RF: Curtis Granderson (Mets), Bryce Harper (Nats), Jason Heyward (Cards)
The winners will be announced November 10th at 7pm on ESPN.
Daniel Norris of the Detorit Tigers is finally cancer free! Norris took to Instagram to make the announcement, saying, “I just want to thank everyone for the thoughts and prayers,” Norris posted. “Surgery was successful and I am Cancer Free.” Norris had an outstanding year with the Tigers. He pitched well and he also is the first ever American League pitcher to hit a home run at Wrigley Field during an Interleague game against the Cubs in August.
The team expects Norris to be with the them at the start of Spring Training.
Congratulations, Daniel on beating cancer!