The Giants downed the Marlins 9-4 last night despite Giancarlo Stanton extending his franchise record with his 44th home run of the season and simultaneously extending his consecutive-games-with-a-homer streak to six. The bullpen was once again the source of Miami’s demise: Junichi Tazawa gave up three runs in the seventh, which would prove decisive.
Stanton setting and chasing records every day means it’s the perfect time for the new ownership to sell him, argues Jeff Passan of Yahoo Sports. And speaking of the new ownership, the details of Jeter and Co.’s bid to buy the team have been submitted to the Commissioner’s Office and will now be examined for “weeks” before it becomes official.
There are rumors that current club president David Samson could stay on in some capacity even after the team is sold, but not if Miami-Dade mayor Carlos Gimenez has his way.
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Joeys are streaking too: make that twenty games of reaching base two or more times for Joey Votto, one shy of the all-time mark held by Ted Williams. And Joey Gallo has been on fire since the break; he now leads the league in 450-plus foot home runs.
A day after getting ejected for telling umpire Angel Hernandez that he was bad at his job, Ian Kinsler doubled down on his remarks, saying Hernandez needed to reconsider his career choice.