LEADING OFF: Detmers Tries to Match Vander Meer, 3 Twinbills | Sports News
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Reid Detmers had a chance to pair up Johnny Vander Meer’s successive performance with no hitters when he started for the Los Angeles Angels with the Texas Rangers.
The 22-year-old left-hander put his jewel in a 12-0 win against the Tampa Bay Rays on May 10 in his 11th major league start.
“From the next day, I treated it like the next start,” Detmers said Monday. “Just try to push it to the side as much as I can and keep my business going. I’m preparing like any other startup. It’s kind of crazy, but I can’t trade it for anything. It’s something special. In the end. it is beginning to sink. ”
Detmers hit two, walked one and passed a career-high 108 pitches.
“I was just looking for bumps in self -confidence,” Angels manager Joe Maddon said.
Vander Meer was the only pitcher to throw no-hitters in consecutive major league starts, for Cincinnati against the Boston Bees on June 11, 1938, and against the Brooklyn Dodgers four days after the first game. at night at Ebbets Field.
The Astros may be without Jake Odorizzi for some time after his right hand injured his left leg and collapsed running to cover first base in the fifth inning Monday night against the Red Sox. He was taken from Fenway Park field on a stretcher.
Odorizzi, who entered the game with a 15 2/3 inning shutout streak, appeared to have torn his left leg to deliver Kiké Hernandez. When he turned to cover first base, he took a step and then lay down, facing up, on the grass.
The team says he has “left lower leg discomfort,” and manager Dusty Baker said Odorizzi will get an MRI. The pitcher was on crutches, in a boot and in good spirits after the game, Baker said.
“Maybe he did better than look at the mound,” Baker said.
The New York Mets will play their fourth doubleheader of the season, hosting St. Louis. Louis Cardinals after Monday’s opening four-game series was postponed due to rain. This is the first meeting of the teams since a bench-clearing scuffle last month in St. Louis.
The Chicago White Sox played doubleheader in Kansas City and the Los Angeles Dodgers hosted the Arizona Diamondbacks in another twinbill in a day with 18 games scheduled.
New York (an NL-best 23-13) defeated the Giants on April 19 and the Atlanta Braves on May 3, at their home, then split the twinbill with Philadelphia on May 8. It was the first doubleheader this season for of the Cardinals (19-15).
Tall man Trevor Williams (0-2, 5.73) is expected to make a spot start for the Mets in place of injured Tylor Megill, and right-hander Taijuan Walker (1-0, 3.00 ERA) begin also, with the order to be notified. Miles Mikolas (3-1, 1.49 ERA) and left Steven Matz (3-3, 6.40) to start at St. Louis.
Joan Adon, a 23-year-old right-hander, was a wild start for the Washington Nationals. After making his major league debut on Oct. 3, Adon entered Tuesday’s start with the Miami Marlins tied for a major league lead in losses, trailing 1-6 with a 7.03 ERA. His 23 walks lead the major leagues. His 7.03 ERA is the highest in the major leagues but he entered Tuesday with 32 innings, five innings shy of qualification.
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