A lot happened around Major League Baseball this week, from record-breaking performances to a pitcher playing the outfield better than most outfielders.
Craziest stat of the year? The Orioles became the first team in MLB history to record multiple home runs in ten consecutive games, and then they became the first team in MLB history to give up multiple home runs in ten consecutive games.
In the last month, the Orioles became both the first team in major-league history to hit multiple home runs in 10 straight games, and allow multiple home runs in 10 straight games. https://t.co/V7DkAoO7S6
— Jon Meoli (@JonMeoli) August 6, 2019
In his first start with the Astros, Aaron Sanchez led a combined no-hit effort by Houston. It was the 14th combined no-hitter in MLB history.
History in Houston.
— MLB (@MLB) August 4, 2019
Look at these studs. pic.twitter.com/ogCid6JRZS
— Houston Astros (@astros) August 4, 2019
Nelson Cruz records second three-homer game in ten days and becomes the oldest player with two three-homer games in one season.
— FOX Sports North (@fsnorth) August 4, 2019
Nelson Cruz has 3 homers tonight. He’s done that twice in the last ten days.
— Joel Goldberg (@goldbergkc) August 4, 2019
Cubs sign two-time All-Star catcher Jonathan Lucroy following Willson Contreras’ injury.
Sources: Lucroy goes to Cubs
— Jon Heyman (@JonHeyman) August 7, 2019
Jonathan Lucroy already has plenty of experience with a good portion of the Cubs pitching staff.
He's been behind the plate for at least 100 innings for 3 guys: Cole Hamels (111 IP), Yu Darvish (129.1 IP) and Brandon Kintzler (132.1 IP).
— Tony Andracki (@TonyAndracki23) August 7, 2019
Phillies pitcher Vince Velasquez played left field deep into extra innings… and looked like a natural. He was the first starting pitcher with an outfield assist in 39 years, and he made a diving catch that had a 15 percent catch probability.
Vince Velasquez is a pitcher.
He is playing left field.
He just threw a runner out at the plate.
— MLB (@MLB) August 3, 2019
While you were sleeping or at the club, Vince Velasquez was a damn good…
( (> PLAYING
— Cut4 (@Cut4) August 3, 2019