MLB Weekend Roundup By: Peter Snyder

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What an action packed Father’s Day weekend it was in the MLB! To start, on Friday Eric Thames is back in the news after putting on an absolute power display. Coming into the weekend, Thames was coming off a game winning home run in St. Louis in the 9th inning. On Friday, he played hero again hitting a walk off homer in the 10th against the Padres. I don’t know if this dude is oh roids or if this whole team is, but the Brewers are in first place in the N.L. Central and are playing great baseball. Secondly, the Yankees wish the west coast was not even a thing. They have lost six straight and got swept by a bad Oakland Athletic team this weekend. Because of this poor play, it has allowed the Boston Red Sox to come climbing up in the standings as they are now tied in the A.L.East. Yankees fans have no need to panic though because playing out west is never an easy thing to do but, if they continue to play this poorly once they return home, then it is time to start worrying. I also want to talk about how good the N.L.West is this year. The Colorado Rockies, Arizona Diamondbacks, and Los Angeles Dodgers are all playing terrific baseball and are a combined 56 games over .500. The 3 ball clubs went 9-0 this weekend and are all 1 game within each other in the west. This potentially set up a very fun pennant race this summer as these teams don’t seem to be slowing down any time soon. The weekend ended with a Father’s Day cycle by Nolan Arenado that honestly was the most impressive cycle in the history of Major League Baseball. Arenado needed a HR entering his final at bat in the bottom of the 9th to complete the cycle. However, Arenado had that in the back of his mind as he was just trying to win the game for his team. With runners on first and third, trailing 7-5, the stud third baseman did what only he can do, be freaking awesome. He blasted a three run, walk off homer to not only give his team the win, but complete the cycle. This was a picture perfect ending to an amazing, action packed Father’s Day weekend in baseball.

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