Atlanta Braves’ Austin Riley led the offensive charge yesterday in terms of OPS. He led his team to a 6-4 victory over the Miami Marlins. Washington Nationals’ Kyle Shwarber, Oakland A’s Matt Olson, and Toronto Blue Jays’ Bo Bichette all put in notable performances, especially Bichette.
Top Exit Velocity: Teoscar Hernandez (114.3 mph)
Top Distance: Fernando Tatis Jr. (444 ft)
Philadelphia Phillies’ Aaron Nola dominated the hapless New York Yankees batters yesterday going 7+ innings with 9 Ks. Washington Nationals’ Joe Ross had similar numbers in 8 innings of work. Arguably, Ross’ performance against a very strong San Francisco Giants team should put him over the top for yesterday’s top pitching performance.
Top Velocity: Ryan Helsley (100.8 mph)
Marquee Matchup: Chicago Cubs (37-27) vs New York Mets (32-25)
Marquee Pitching Matchup:
Baltimore Orioles’ Center Fielder Cedric Mullins is your top Monday performer based on 20+ at-bats. He’s been tearing it up all season but has managed to do even better recently. He’s hitting .500 with .929 SLG for his past 7 games. Los Angeles Angels’ Shohei Ohtani hasn’t been as hot for the whole season as Mullins but he’s hitting a very good .400 with .800 SLG during his last 7 games.