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About Ricky Delgado - RotoBaller

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Brett Gardner Homers Twice In Comeback Win

The New York Yankees enjoyed another thrilling comeback on Tuesday night at Yankee Stadium against the Houston Astros. One of the stars of the game was outfielder Brett Gardner, who drilled a leadoff home run to right in the very first inning. In the ninth, with his club down by two runs, he stepped to... Read More

2 years ago

Pedro Florimon Exits After Apparent Injury

The Philadelphia Phillies had to go to their bench early on Tuesday night against the Dodgers in Los Angeles. With Rhys Hoskins out, infielder Pedro Florimon (foot) batted second and started at third. In the very first inning, however, he fouled a ball off his foot and would not emerge from the dugout to play... Read More

2 years ago

Rhys Hoskins Out Against Dodgers

Resuming their series in Los Angeles against the Dodgers on Tuesday night, the Philadelphia Phillies will be minus their sophomore star. Outfielder Rhys Hoskins, who fouled a pitch off his face Monday night in the ninth inning, will be given the night off by manager Gabe Kapler. The 25-year-old is sporting a big cut on... Read More

2 years ago

Vince Velasquez Strong In Loss To Dodgers

Philadelphia Phillies starter Vince Velasquez arguably had his finest start of the season on Monday night in Los Angeles against the Dodgers. The 25-year-old entered the sixth inning with no hits allowed and just one run conceded. In that inning, however, things began to unravel, as he allowed a single to the leadoff man, with... Read More

2 years ago

Cesar Hernandez’s Early Home Run Not Enough

The Philadelphia Phillies got off to a strong start in Los Angeles against the Dodgers Monday night, scoring four runs in the first two innings. Three of those came in the second off the bat of leadoff man Cesar Hernandez, who drilled a three-run home run to right field. Unfortunately, the club would blow the... Read More

2 years ago


Rhys Hoskins Exits Game With Bloody Face

Beginning a 10-game road trip on Monday night in Los Angeles, the Philadelphia Phillies got off to a solid start against the Dodgers. In the first inning, starting outfielder Rhys Hoskins scored the game’s first run, with three more runs added to the lead in the second. After that, however, there was no further scoring... Read More

2 years ago

Greg Bird Hits First Homer As Yankees Lose

While the New York Yankees were mostly shut down by Justin Verlander in the Bronx Monday afternoon, they managed one run. That run came in the seventh inning and it came off the bat of first baseman Greg Bird, who delivered a solo home run to right field, his first of the season. The 25-year-old,... Read More

2 years ago

Domingo German Outmatched In Defeat

From the outset of Monday’s Memorial Day matchup between the Houston Astros and New York Yankees in the Bronx, chances were the starting pitching would overwhelmingly favor the road team. After all, the Astros sent Justin Verlander to the mound, while the Yankees had substitute starter Domingo German. The 25-year-old, who had one of his... Read More

2 years ago

Didi Gregorius Dropped To Seventh In Order

The New York Yankees will begin a home series with the Houston Astros on Memorial Day and they’ve shifted their lineup once more. Shortstop Didi Gregorius, who began the season batting fourth before being moved up to third, has now been dropped to seventh. The 28-year-old had previously been dropped to fifth as his incredible... Read More

2 years ago

Giancarlo Stanton Sitting Out Monday

Beginning another showdown with the Houston Astros after taking three of four in Texas at the beginning of the month, the New York Yankees will be without one of their prized sluggers. Reigning National League MVP Giancarlo Stanton has been given the day off, with Aaron Hicks, Aaron Judge and Brett Gardner starting in the... Read More

2 years ago


Nick Pivetta Takes Loss In Five-Inning Performance

Seeking a series win against the Toronto Blue Jays to keep their spot in first place, the Philadelphia Phillies closed out a home series on Sunday with Nick Pivetta on the mound. The 25-year-old entered with a three-game winning streak, having lowered his ERA over a full run and a half during the streak. Unfortunately... Read More

2 years ago

Aaron Nola Strikes Out 10 In No-Decision

Seeking to bounce back after a disappointing loss, the Philadelphia Phillies got a major performance from their ace. Aaron Nola went 6 2/3 innings on Saturday afternoon against the Toronto Blue Jays, allowing just one run on one hit and three walks. He also struck out 10 Blue Jays, rewarding the Citizens Bank Park crowd... Read More

2 years ago

Seranthony Dominguez Picks Up Victory

After Aaron Nola allowed the tying run to score for the Toronto Blue Jays in the seventh inning of Saturday’s game at Citizens Bank Park, manager Gabe Kapler brought in his phenom rookie reliever. Seranthony Dominguez was summoned and quickly induced a groundout to retire the final batter of the frame. After the Phillies recorded... Read More

2 years ago

Nick Williams Comes Up Big Late

With the score tied at one run in the eighth inning of Saturday’s matchup between the Philadelphia Phillies and Toronto Blue Jays, Nick Williams led off as a pinch-hitter for Seranthony Dominguez. Dominguez would eventually win the game, because Williams drilled a solo home run to center, putting the Phillies up for good. Through 43... Read More

2 years ago

Ronald Torreyes Demoted In Greg Bird Move

As expected, the New York Yankees reinstated first baseman Greg Bird from the 10-day disabled list today after two months battling an ankle injury and surgery. The club needed to send someone down to make room for him, and that’s where the surprise came, as instead of getting rid of Tyler Austin or Neil Walker,... Read More

2 years ago


Rhys Hoskins’ Late Efforts Not Enough

Philadelphia Phillies sophomore Rhys Hoskins has really fallen on hard times as his club climbs the ranks of the NL East. Across his last 30 games, he’s hitting just .194, including an abysmal .115 over his last seven. On Friday night against the Toronto Blue Jays, however, he came alive in the eighth, as his... Read More

2 years ago

Carlos Santana Home Run Not Enough Against Toronto

After starting pitcher Zach Eflin was pounded by the Toronto Blue Jays, the Philadelphia Phillies offense went to work in an attempt to come from behind. While Eflin himself got the scoring going with a solo home run in the third, the club direly needed some runs by the time the sixth inning got underway.... Read More

2 years ago

Zach Eflin Knocked Around In Defeat Despite Home Run

As their division rival Atlanta Braves faced a daunting task in Boston, the Philadelphia Phillies faced the struggling Toronto Blue Jays at Citizens Bank Park. On the mound was right-hander Zach Eflin, who was looking to bounce back after failing to pitch five innings his last time out. Unfortunately for the 24-year-old, he failed to... Read More

2 years ago

Aroldis Chapman Records Four-Out Save

New York Yankees manager Aaron Boone did something for the first time this season and it involved the club’s All-Star closer Aroldis Chapman. Boone called for Chapman in the eighth inning for a four-out save, the first time this year that that’s been asked of him. While a wild pitch advanced a runner into scoring... Read More

2 years ago

Luis Severino Pitches Solid In No-Decision

Friday’s game between the New York Yankees and Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim was a tight, tense, low-scoring affair in the Bronx. On the mound for the home club was team ace Luis Severino, who carries the sixth-lowest ERA in the American League and is tied for the most wins. While he didn't earn another... Read More

2 years ago


Tommy Kahnle Activated Prior To Friday's Game

Prior to Friday’s game between the New York Yankees and Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim at Yankee Stadium, the home club activated reliever Tommy Kahnle off the disabled list. The 28-year-old missed over a month with shoulder tendinitis, and his activation came at the expense of Ryan Bollinger, who was optioned to Double-A Trenton. Kahnle’s... Read More

2 years ago

Gleyber Torres Sets Another Record In Clutch Performance

New York Yankees infielder Gleyber Torres continued his rapid rise on Friday as he single-handedly carried his club’s offense to victory. The 21-year-old first played a prominent role at the plate in the second inning, stepping up with the bases loaded and subsequently driving in a run with an infield single. Later, he stepped up... Read More

2 years ago

CC Sabathia Can’t Keep Early Lead In Brutal Loss

The New York Yankees got off to a good start on Wednesday night against the Texas Rangers, seeking to win their three-game series. After a lengthy top of the first that saw the road team emerge with three runs, CC Sabathia stepped on the mound seeking to preserve the lead. While things went well through... Read More

2 years ago

David Robertson Seals Bullpen Capitulation

The New York Yankees pitching had a performance to forget on Wednesday night as starter CC Sabathia was pounded for seven runs in 4 1/3 innings pitched. Fortunately for the left-hander, the offense was the complete opposite, once again a powerful force that scored 10 runs in the first five innings. The bullpen, however, failed... Read More

2 years ago

Aaron Judge Crushes One In Defeat

While the New York Yankees pitching was putrid on Wednesday night, the offense was once again masterful, pounding out 10 runs, usually more than enough to win a game. Two of those runs came off a powerful blow from Aaron Judge in the fifth inning. The 26-year-old’s mammoth home run went 471 feet, putting his... Read More

2 years ago


Seranthony Dominguez Remains Without A Run Allowed

While the Philadelphia Phillies bullpen and the closer situation remains a mystery, one thing continues to become clearer, and that is that rookie Seranthony Dominguez is the class of the unit. The 23-year-old once again pitched on Wednesday night, coming on in relief of Jake Arrieta in the seventh inning with two away. He would... Read More

2 years ago

Maikel Franco’s Double Adds To Philadelphia Lead

With former Cy Young winner Jake Arrieta dealing on Wednesday night, the Philadelphia Phillies simply needed to score some runs against the Atlanta Braves to ensure a series win. They did just that, scoring four runs, with one of those coming in the fifth inning. It came off the bat of third baseman Maikel Franco,... Read More

2 years ago

Jake Arrieta Shuts Down Braves

Taking the mound in the series finale against the Atlanta Braves, Philadelphia Phillies starter Jake Arrieta rebounded after a hiccup in St. Louis his last time out. The 32-year-old was clutch, tossing 6 2/3 of scoreless baseball, allowing seven runs and a walk, but recording seven strikeouts. While his club didn’t have a monster game... Read More

2 years ago

Cesar Hernandez Drives In Lone Run In Home Loss

The Philadelphia Phillies failed to take first place in the National League East on Monday night as they fell to the Atlanta Braves 3-1 at Citizens Bank Park. While the pitching limited the damage to three runs, it was the offense that failed to get going. The lone run of the game for the second-place... Read More

2 years ago

Vince Velasquez Lacks Length In Defeat

In what is becoming a problem this season and has been a problem for much of his career, Philadelphia Phillies starting pitcher Vince Velasquez couldn’t stretch out his start against the Atlanta Braves. Seeking to pitch his team into first place, the 25-year-old went just 4 1/3 innings, surrendering just one run on six hits... Read More

2 years ago


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