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About Ricky Delgado - RotoBaller

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Ricky Delgado - RotoBaller has written 3446 articles so far, you can find them below.


Didi Gregorius Blasts Grand Slam In Victory

New York Yankees shortstop Didi Gregorius emphatically sealed a victory Tuesday night at Yankee Stadium against the Tampa Bay Rays. The 29-year-old drilled an eighth-inning grand slam to increase New York's lead to five runs. It was the finishing straw in an eventful game, which saw a bench-clearing incident and clutch Aaron Judge blast in... Read More

13 hours ago

CC Sabathia Gets Animated In No-Decision

New York Yankees veteran CC Sabathia, currently in the midst of his final season, continues his hatred of the Tampa Bay Rays. The 38-year-old posted a quality start, but provoked a clearing of the benches as he engaged in an argument with Avisail Garcia. Aside from that, he allowed three runs on five hits and... Read More

14 hours ago

Aaron Judge Ignites Yankees Comeback Win

The New York Yankees bounced back from a tough defeat Tuesday night as they defeated the Tampa Bay Rays, 8-3. The home club took the lead in the eighth after trailing 3-2 from the seventh. In a hotly-contested affair, outfielder Aaron Judge drilled a two-run, go-ahead home run in the frame. It was one of... Read More

14 hours ago

James Paxton Strikes Out Seven In No-Decision

New York Yankees starter James Paxton had minimal offensive assistance Monday night during his home start against the Tampa Bay Rays. The 30-year-old allowed just two runs, both coming off home runs, in his six innings of work. Striking out seven in the process, he threw 107 pitches in what was a quality start. Unfortunately... Read More

2 days ago

Edwin Encarnacion Smacks Two Home Runs In Defeat

New York Yankees slugger Edwin Encarnacion had what appeared to be his first signature moment in pinstripes late Monday night during his club's game against the Tampa Bay Rays. The 36-year-old drilled a solo home run in the fourth, but also drilled a huge, two-run blast in the eighth that broke a late deadlock. The... Read More

2 days ago


Aroldis Chapman Blows Save As Yankees Lose

The New York Yankees were one strike away from winning their 60th game of the season and extending their AL East lead over the Tampa Bay Rays Monday night before it all went south. With All-Star closer Aroldis Chapman on the mound, the road team scored three runs in the ninth with a three-run blast.... Read More

2 days ago

Zack Wheeler To IL With Fatigued Shoulder

The New York Mets placed starter Zack Wheeler on the IL Monday afternoon with a fatigued shoulder, an ominous sign for the current MLB trade market. Wheeler's IL move is retroactive to three days ago, with his earliest possible return date being July 23rd. The 29-year-old's injury is particularly concerning considering he just got extended... Read More

2 days ago

Luke Voit Expected Back Saturday

The New York Yankees expect first baseman Luke Voit to return from the IL Saturday in the midst of their first series after the All-Star break. The 28-year-old suffered an abdominal strain a couple of weeks ago during his club's two-game series against the Boston Red Sox in London. Edwin Encarnacion and DJ LeMahieu have... Read More

5 days ago

J.D. Davis Ignites Mets Comeback Victory

The New York Mets trailed 2-0 for a substantial portion of Tuesday night's game at Citi Field against the New York Yankees. From the second until the eighth they trailed, but in the sixth they got on the board as outfielder J.D. Davis homered to right. In the eighth, the Mets rallied to take the... Read More

2 weeks ago

James Paxton's Quality Start Goes Wasted

The New York Mets and New York Yankees engaged in a pitcher's duel Tuesday night at Citi Field. For the road team, the starter was James Paxton, who arguably had his best start since returning from a knee injury in late May. The 30-year-old allowed just one run, which came off a solo home run... Read More

2 weeks ago


Zack Wheeler Stretched Out In Victory

While he pitched just 6 1/3 innings Tuesday night at Citi Field, New York Mets starter Zack Wheeler threw 116 pitcher, a rare feat in the modern game. The 29-year-old allowed just two runs on five hits, but exited the game trailing as his offense was stymied by the opposing pitcher. Ultimately his offense came... Read More

2 weeks ago

Zack Wheeler Allows One Run In No-Decision

The New York Mets lost a fifth consecutive game Thursday afternoon, but starter Zack Wheeler certainly wasn't to blame. The 29-year-old went six strong innings, allowing just one run and two hits, with the run coming off a solo home run in the sixth. Wheeler struck out seven and walked two, making this his second... Read More

3 weeks ago

Todd Frazier's Late Home Run Not Enough

The New York Mets appeared headed for a morale-boosting victory Thursday afternoon in their series finale against the Philadelphia Phillies. Entering the game having lost four consecutive games, veteran third baseman Todd Frazier put his club ahead with a two-run home run in the ninth inning. The Mets would add another, but the bullpen would... Read More

3 weeks ago

Jason Vargas Strikes Out 10 In No-Decision

The New York Mets' bullpen once again failed to preserve a late lead Wednesday as the club dropped a third consecutive game to the Philadelphia Phillies. New York's starter on the night, however, was not to blame. Jason Vargas went 6 1/3 inning, allowing just three hits and two runs. He struck out 10, firing... Read More

3 weeks ago

Giancarlo Stanton Placed Back On IL

While reports early Wednesday were promising, the New York Yankees will have to place outfielder Giancarlo StantonĀ (knee) back on the injured list with a PCL strain. The 29-year-old suffered the injury Tuesday sliding the bases in the third inning. In response to the move, the club will recall Mike Tauchman from Triple-A, sending him to... Read More

3 weeks ago


James Paxton Serves Up Three Home Runs Wednesday

In their final game before heading to London for the weekend, the New York Yankees didn't get the desired performance out of starter James Paxton Wednesday afternoon. The Canadian native was not sharp, allowing a three-run home run to the third batter he faced. In the second inning he surrendered a two-run blast, before allowing... Read More

3 weeks ago

Giancarlo Stanton's MRI Comes Back Clean

While New York Yankees outfielder Giancarlo StantonĀ (knee) may once again land on the injured list, the results are in from his MRI and they're promising. The 29-year-old suffered what the club called a "knee contusion" Tuesday night, but the results from his MRI came back clean, meaning there's no structural damage and there was no... Read More

3 weeks ago

Amed Rosario Smacks Home Run In Loss

The New York Mets dropped their second consecutive game in Philadelphia as another late-inning pitching collapse erased a lead. The offense did their part, scoring four runs in the first three innings. One of those runs came off the bat of shortstop Amed Rosario, who drilled a solo home run in the second, his ninth... Read More

3 weeks ago

Aaron Judge Clubs First Home Run Since April

In his fourth game since returning from an oblique injury that sidelined him back in April, New York Yankees slugger Aaron Judge smacked his first home run since then on Tuesday. The 27-year-old hit his home run right after DJ LeMahieu opened the scoring in the first, extending New York's record-breaking streak of consecutive games... Read More

3 weeks ago

Giancarlo Stanton Exits With Injury, Undergoes MRI

New York Yankees outfielder Giancarlo Stanton exited Tuesday's game against the Toronto Blue Jays before the fourth inning. He suffered a knee injury, which the club is calling a contusion, as he slid around the bases. The 29-year-old just recently returned from a biceps injury that sidelined him since April. Stanton underwent an MRI and... Read More

3 weeks ago


Nestor Cortes Records Third Victory Out Of Bullpen

The New York Yankees went with an opener Tuesday night in the Bronx and once again emerged victorious. Aaron Boone followed the similar formula of starting Chad Green and going to left-hander Nestor Cortes to carry the load. The 24-year-old went 4 1/3 innings, surrendering two runs on four hits while striking out eight. Cortes... Read More

3 weeks ago

Giancarlo Stanton Bashes Moonshot In Victory

Following Saturday's four-RBI performance against the Houston Astros, New York Yankees outfielder Giancarlo Stanton rested on Sunday. Monday, he was back in the lineup and continued to heat up. While the 29-year-old picked up just one hit, it was a 445-foot blast into left field for a three-run home run. After his lengthy absence, this... Read More

3 weeks ago

Aaron Hicks Smacks Home Run In Victory

The New York Yankees trailed by two runs heading into the fifth inning of Monday night's game against the Toronto Blue Jays. While CC Sabathia was pitching well, the offense was dormant until Aaron Hicks stepped up. With two runners on, the center fielder drilled a three-run home run, his fifth of the season, as... Read More

3 weeks ago

CC Sabathia Goes Six, Earns Win

Coming off his milestone 250th victory, New York Yankees veteran CC Sabathia put forth a quality start and earned his fifth win of the season. The left-hander went six innings, allowing two runs on six hits and two walks. He went on to strike out nine, including the final batter he faced, escaping a jam... Read More

3 weeks ago

Todd Frazier Continues To Swing Hot Bat In Defeat

New York Mets third baseman Todd Frazier continues to be impeccable at the plate as of late. Monday night, taking on the Philadelphia Phillies, the 33-year-old singled in a run in the first and later drilled a home run to center in the third. It was his ninth of the year as hot stretch continues.... Read More

3 weeks ago


Michael Conforto Drives In Three In Defeat

The New York Mets offense showed up Monday night at Citizens Bank Park with outfielder Michael Conforto leading the way. The former All-Star doubled home the first run of the game, giving his team an early lead. In the fifth, with his club trailing, he tied the game with a solo blast to left center.... Read More

3 weeks ago

Steven Matz Dreadful In Philadelphia

The New York Mets found no relief to their current woes Monday night as they dropped the series opener in Philadelphia. New York native Steven Matz was on the mound and got hit hard from the start. With three runs surrendered in the first, he was well on his way to his sixth defeat of... Read More

3 weeks ago

Steven Matz Gives Up Two Home Runs In Loss

After recording a blowout victory Tuesday night, the New York Mets dropped another game to the Atlanta Braves Wednesday as starter Steven Matz took the loss. The New York native went five innings and surrendered five runs on six hits and four walks. In the opening frame he allowed a two-run blast after his team... Read More

4 weeks ago

Gleyber Torres Drills First Career Grand Slam

In the midst of their second six-run inning Wednesday afternoon, the New York Yankees had one last major blow and it came off the bat of their star young infielder. Gleyber Torres, once again starting at shortstop, blasted a grand slam in the seventh, extending his club's lead to 12-1. It was his first grand... Read More

4 weeks ago

Gary Sanchez Stars As Yankees Sweep Tampa

New York Yankees catcher Gary Sanchez set the tone early for his club's victory over the Tampa Bay Rays Wednesday afternoon in the Bronx. The 26-year-old drilled a three-run blast in the very first inning with his club never looking back en route to a 12-1 victory. Sanchez would later rip an RBI double to... Read More

4 weeks ago


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