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About Ricky Delgado - RotoBaller

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Ricky Delgado - RotoBaller has written 3552 articles so far, you can find them below.


James Paxton Bounces Back Against Boston

Having been rocked at Fenway Park exactly a week before, New York Yankees starter James Paxton returned to the Yankee Stadium mound for another shot at the Red Sox. This time, however, the Canadian native got the better of the defending champions, picking up a quality start. Paxton went six innings, allowing just two runs... Read More

6 months ago

Robinson Cano Drives In Two As Mets Roll

With more excellent starting pitching, the New York Mets managed just four runs Thursday afternoon against the Chicago White Sox, but it was enough. The offensive player of the game was veteran Robinson Cano, who served as the designated hitter. Cano smacked a solo home run in the second inning, quickly putting the Mets ahead.... Read More

6 months ago

Zack Wheeler Fires Seven Shutout Innings In Win

The New York Mets won their seventh consecutive game, once again led by brilliant starting pitching. It was Zack Wheeler this time, as the 29-year-old went seven shutout innings en route to his eighth win of the year. Wheeler, who was in constant trade rumors prior to Wednesday's deadline, allowed four hits and no walks... Read More

6 months ago

Todd Frazier's Big Hit Gives Mets Sixth Straight Win

The New York Mets are the hottest team in baseball after defeating the Chicago White Sox 4-2 Wednesday night for their sixth consecutive win. A deadlock through the eighth, the road team broke through in the ninth after Todd Frazier, serving as DH on the night, recorded a go-ahead single against his former club. Michael... Read More

6 months ago

Edwin Diaz Serves Up Home Run But Records Save

The night after blowing his fifth save of the season, New York Mets closer Edwin Diaz returned to the mound in Chicago against the White Sox. With a three-run lead in place, he quickly retired the first two batters before surrendering his ninth home run of the season. The Mets weren't pulling any punches, quickly... Read More

6 months ago


Jacob deGrom Strikes Out 11 In No-Decision

New York Mets ace Jacob deGrom delivered another masterful start in Chicago against the White Sox. The defending Cy Young winner went seven strong, allowing just one run on five hits while striking out 11. Opposing him, however, was fellow All-Star pitcher Lucas Giolito, who matched him frame for frame. This puts a close to... Read More

6 months ago

Aroldis Chapman Walks Tightrope Again In Save

While the New York Yankees emerged with a victory over the Diamondbacks Wednesday afternoon, closer Aroldis Chapman's performance once again raised worries. While he's recorded five saves since the All-Star break, the 31-year-old has allowed seven runs on six hits and eight walks in that span. Chapman's ERA has risen over a full run from... Read More

6 months ago

Masahiro Tanaka Can't Escape Fifth In No-Decision

For the first couple of innings Wednesday afternoon, it appeared that New York Yankees starter Masahiro Tanaka was headed for a much-improved performance. Following a dreadful outing at Fenway Park his last time out, Tanaka fired four shutout innings, albeit with struggles. He stranded two men on base in half of his four innings, before... Read More

6 months ago

Austin Romine Sparks Comeback Yankees Win

New York Yankees catcher Austin Romine delivered a big home run late in Wednesday afternoon's game against the Diamondbacks to lead a game-winning rally. The club was trailing 3-2 in the seventh when the temporary starting catcher drilled a two-run home run that flipped the deficit into a one-run lead. It was Romine's lone hit... Read More

6 months ago

Jeff McNeil's Home Run Gives Mets Another Win

After Noah Syndergaard dominated and Edwin Diaz blew another save, the New York Mets were bailed out in the 11th inning by super utility man Jeff McNeil. The All-Star smacked a two-run home run, putting New York ahead for good, after another run was added later in the frame. This was just the latest big... Read More

6 months ago


Edwin Diaz Blows Save In Possible Last Mets Appearance

In what could've been his last appearance in a New York Mets uniform, closer Edwin Diaz entered in the ninth inning with a one-run lead against the White Sox Tuesday night. Pitching at Guaranteed Rate Field, the 25-year-old walked the first batter, hit another and threw a couple of wild pitches before a sacrifice fly... Read More

6 months ago

Noah Syndergaard Strikes Out 11 In Possible Last Mets Start

The New York Mets might still trade away pitcher Noah Syndergaard, and if they do, he went out on top. The 26-year-old struck out 11, surrendered five hits, no earned runs and walked just one batter in 7 1/3 innings of work. He tossed 97 pitches in one of his better starts this season. While... Read More

6 months ago

Aaron Judge Suddenly Slumping

New York Yankees slugger Aaron Judge went hitless for the fourth time in the last five games as his sudden struggles hurt the club in a Tuesday night loss. The 27-year-old struck out twice on the night, now hitting under .200 in his last seven games. Judge's performance epitomized the night for the Yankees, as... Read More

6 months ago

J.A. Happ Gets Rare Quality Start In Defeat

The New York Yankees finally got a quality start out of a starting pitcher Tuesday night, but this time it was the offense that failed to produce. J.A. Happ went six innings and allowed three runs, but took the loss as the Arizona Diamondbacks prevailed, 4-2 in the Bronx. Happ surrendered eight hits and a... Read More

6 months ago

Masahiro Tanaka Has Historically-Awful Start

For a first time in 96 years, a New York Yankees starter allowed 12 earned runs and it was Masahiro Tanaka Thursday night in Boston. The All-Star was absolutely demolished by the Red Sox, surrendering the 12 runs on 12 hits in 3 1/3 innings of work, with seven coming in the first inning. Two... Read More

6 months ago


Brett Gardner Lands On IL

After sitting out the past four games, the New York Yankees have finally placed Brett Gardner on the injured list, retroactive to July 22nd. The veteran outfielder went on the 10-day IL with left knee inflammation. Gardner, 35, reportedly had a good workout Thursday prior to the series opener in Boston, but the club simply... Read More

6 months ago

Mets Hoping To Trade Noah Syndergaard

The New York Mets are reportedly intent on trading Noah Syndergaard before next week's trade deadline. The 26-year-old has not had a great season, but has been significantly better as of late, posting a 6-3 record and a 3.87 ERA across his last 15 starts. This opens up another prime pitching candidate in the trade... Read More

6 months ago

Jacob deGrom Goes Seven Scoreless In Win

The New York Mets returned to winning ways Thursday afternoon riding the arm of ace Jacob deGrom. The defending NL Cy Young winner fired seven shutout innings, stifling opposing bats with his deadly slider. He allowed just four hits and a walk during his outing, striking out nine en route to his sixth victory of... Read More

6 months ago

Edwin Diaz Exits After Getting Hit By Line Drive

In a non-save situation Thursday afternoon, the New York Mets opted to use closer Edwin Diaz with a four-run lead against the San Diego Padres. The first batter of the frame, Manny Machado, lined a 100-mph shot off Diaz's left foot for a base hit. The former All-Star closer was visibly limping and after the... Read More

6 months ago

Edwin Encarnacion Smashes 30th Home Run This Season

New York Yankees DH Edwin Encarnacion fouled a pitch off his foot in the ninth inning Wednesday night against the Minnesota Twins and was in obvious pain. After the training staff checked on him, however, he stayed in the game and promptly drilled a solo home run, his 30th of the season, This makes eight... Read More

6 months ago


Aroldis Chapman Bounces Back, Records Save

Just about 24 hours after blowing his third save in six tries, New York Yankees closer Aroldis Chapman once again entered Target Field for a save opportunity. With the Yankees seeking a series win, they went right back to their closer, who recorded a very loud out that nearly left the park. After walking a... Read More

6 months ago

Aaron Hicks Burns Former Team Again

New York Yankees outfielder Aaron Hicks once again starred in his current club's victory over his former. The 29-year-old drilled a solo home run in the third inning of Wednesday's game, one of two in the frame for the road team. In the following inning he recorded his second hit of the game, driving in... Read More

6 months ago

Didi Gregorius Stays Hot As Yankees Win Again

The New York Yankees took the rubber match of their three-game set against the Minnesota Twins Wednesday night, once again riding a hot offense. The stars of the night were the usual cast of characters, as shortstop Didi Gregorius was once again at the center of it all. Gregorius picked up three more hits, including... Read More

6 months ago

Noah Syndergaard Goes Seven In Defeat

New York Mets starter Noah Syndergaard overcame a rough beginning Wednesday night to post a quality start. Taking on the San Diego Padres, he allowed three earned runs on eight hits across seven innings of work. Syndergaard also struck out eight and walked five, working hard through his outing. Ultimately he took a loss, moving... Read More

6 months ago

Gary Sanchez Possibly Headed To IL

After the New York Yankees' wild victory over the Minnesota Twins Tuesday night, manager Aaron Boone gave an update on catcher Gary Sanchez. The All-Star catcher exited the game in the eighth inning running down a ground out. He appeared to have suffered an ankle injury, but Boone proclaimed it to be a groin injury... Read More

6 months ago


Aaron Hicks Has His Moment In Classic Win

The New York Yankees defeated the Minnesota Twins in 10 innings Tuesday night at Target Field. It was a 14-12 final score that saw a combined 35 hits and 12 runs in the final three frames. Outfielder Aaron Hicks was at the center of it all, as he drilled a dramatic two-run home run in... Read More

6 months ago

Didi Gregorius Drives In Seven In Wild Victory

The New York Yankees and Minnesota Twins engaged in an offensive battle for the ages Tuesday night at Target Field. The star of the night was shortstop Didi Gregorius, who drove in seven runs in a 5-for-5 performance at the plate. The Dutch native doubled home two runs in the first inning. He later drilled... Read More

6 months ago

Gary Sanchez Tweaks Ankle, Exits Game

Struggling New York Yankees catcher Gary Sanchez prematurely exited Tuesday night's game in Minnesota after tweaking his right ankle. The play came as he ran out a ground ball to the shortstop, with replay footage clearly showing a tweak when he stepped on first base. Sanchez finished yet another game hit-less, having hit a couple... Read More

6 months ago

Edwin Diaz Records 22nd Save

After the New York Mets took a lead behind Jason Vargas and Robinson Cano Tuesday night at Citi Field, closer Edwin Diaz entered for the save. The much-maligned Puerto Rican came in after Justin Wilson walked the first two batters to begin the frame. Diaz would give up a double, with the ensuing run scored... Read More

6 months ago

Jason Vargas Allows One Hit In Victory

The New York Mets picked up another victory Tuesday night against the San Diego Padres behind the strong performance of Jason Vargas. In the midst of his second season with the Mets, Vargas fired six shutout innings, allowing just one hit to go with four walks. He struck out eight and tossed 99 pitches in... Read More

6 months ago


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