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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.

Gary Sanchez's Slump Continues To Alarm

New York Yankees catcher Gary Sanchez went hitless in five plate appearances Monday night against the Minnesota Twins, striking out twice. It was the latest in a mounting number of disappointing performances for the All-Star. Across his last 30 games, Sanchez is batting just .193 and has connected on just one home run in the... Read More

6 months ago

CC Sabathia Gets Walloped in Minnesota

For only the second time in his lengthy career, New York Yankees veteran CC Sabathia served up four home runs in Monday night's defeat against the Twins. Starting the first game of this road series, the left-hander surrendered seven runs in four innings of work, recording his fifth loss of the year. The game itself... Read More

6 months ago

Noah Syndergaard Strong In No-Decision

The New York Mets and San Francisco Giants played a marathon game Thursday night concluding with a 16th-inning walk-off for the home team. Hours earlier, however, the two starting pitchers put on a worthy duel. Noah Syndergaard went seven innings for the Mets, allowing just one run on six hits. He struck out eight in... Read More

6 months ago

Giovanny Urshela Drives In Three In Win

While the New York Yankees have slowly gotten healthy, Giovanny Urshela continues to be a major contributor. Starting at third base in the first game of Thursday's doubleheader, he recorded three hits, including a game-tying two-run home run and an RBI double in the fifth. While the 27-year-old hasn't been producing at the pace he... Read More

6 months ago

Domingo German Records 12th Victory

When New York Yankees starter Domingo German went down in early June with a left hip flexor strain, he was leading the AL in wins. Now, having missed almost a full month, the 26-year-old is once again leading the league in victories. German posted a quality start Thursday afternoon as the Yankees took the first... Read More

6 months ago

Matt Chapman Out Thursday

The Oakland Athletics will take the field Thursday without one of their offensive leaders. Matt Chapman exited Wednesday's game against the Seattle Mariners with ankle soreness and will sit Thursday's game out. Chapman is currently batting .280 and leads Oakland in home runs and RBI with 22 and 59, respectively. The 26-year-old is already two... Read More

6 months ago

Ender Inciarte Activated Off IL

The Atlanta Braves activated outfielder Ender Inciarte off the injured list Thursday after two months sidelined with a right lumbar strain. The 28-year-old is batting just .218 through 40 games this season, seemingly well on his way to a career-worst season. Inciarte's place on the Braves roster has been called into question lately as other... Read More

6 months ago

Nick Senzel Out Against St. Louis

The Cincinnati Reds will be without starting center fielder Nick Senzel on Thursday as they begin a series against the St. Louis Cardinals. The 24-year-old exited Wednesday's game against the Chicago Cubs early with a hamstring injury but later downplayed it as nothing serious. The Reds are currently considering him day-to-day, with the possibility of... Read More

6 months ago

Niko Goodrum Returns To Tigers Lineup

Detroit Tigers utility man Niko Goodrum will return to the starting lineup Thursday after missing one day with a right pinky injury. The 27-year-old suffered the injury during batting practice after taking a pitch to his hand. Goodrum later underwent X-rays which came back negative and he's back in the lineup. For the season, the... Read More

6 months ago

Corey Kluber Has Successful Bullpen Session

For Cleveland Indians ace Corey Kluber it's one session down, another one coming soon. The two-time Cy Young Award winner threw a successful bullpen session Wednesday, tossing 20 pitching. According to Indians manager Terry Francona, the 33-year-old will play catch Thursday, long toss Friday and throw his second bullpen session on Sunday. In his first... Read More

6 months ago

Rich Hill Completes First Tosses In A Month

It has been four weeks since Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Rich Hill went down with a flexor tendon injury, but on Thursday he made significant progress. The veteran tossed 25 pitches from a distance of 45 feet, his first time throwing a baseball since the injury. Hill, 39, appears to be safe from initial worries,... Read More

6 months ago

Ryan Borucki To Make Next Start With Toronto

Ryan Borucki is finally on the verge of making his 2019 Toronto Blue Jays debut. The 24-year-old, who posted a 3.87 in 17 starts as a rookie last year, has been dealing with left elbow soreness for the majority of this season. After beginning a rehab assignment late last month, Blue Jays manager Charlie Montoyo... Read More

6 months ago

Nathan Eovaldi Tosses Scoreless Inning In Rehab

The Boston Red Sox are getting closer to activating their future closer. Nathan Eovaldi pitched a scoreless inning with Triple-A Pawtucket on Thursday as he continues his comeback. The 29-year-old has been out since late April with a loose body in his right elbow. Recently, the Red Sox announced that he would be returning in... Read More

6 months ago

Amed Rosario Perfect At The Plate In Victory

There were a couple of noteworthy home runs by the New York Mets in Wednesday afternoon's thumping of the Minnesota Twins, but Amed Rosario had the first. The Mets' shortstop drilled a solo home run in the third to even up the score at one run apiece. It was his first of four hits on... Read More

6 months ago

Peter Alonso Launches Moonshot As Mets Win Fourth Straight

After the New York Mets went ahead in the seventh inning Wednesday afternoon in Minnesota, they ran wild in the eighth. The club scored six runs, with the highlight of the frame being the mammoth, two-run home run off the bat of first baseman Peter Alonso. The rookie hit his 31st home run of the... Read More

6 months ago

Dominic Smith Sets Off Furious Rally In Mets Win

The final score of Wednesday afternoon's matchup between the New York Mets and Minnesota Twins doesn't tell the whole story. The Mets, who wound up winning by 10 wins, took the lead late in the game before demolishing Minnesota's pitchers. Utility man Dominic Smith had the biggest hit of the game as he smashed a... Read More

6 months ago

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

6 months 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

6 months 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

6 months 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

7 months 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

7 months 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

7 months 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

7 months 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

7 months 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

7 months 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

7 months 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

7 months 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

7 months 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

7 months 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

7 months ago

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