The Warriors sweep the Blazers, Jake Arrieta returns to Wrigley, Giancarlo Stanton is rehabbing, and more highlights from May 20, 2019
Draymond downs Blazers, Warriors complete sweep
The Warriors got a big performance, including a triple-double out of Steph Curry and multiple role players stepped up with Andre Iguodala sidelined. But it was once again Draymond Green who had the biggest impact for the Warriors. Draymond hit the dagger three in overtime and was his usual self on both ends, taking command of the offense and defense.
The Warriors finished off the Blazers in four games and are now headed to their fifth straight Finals appearance. How about letting another team have a chance, Golden State?
The Price is right
David Price returned from injured reserved and easily handled the Toronto Blue Jays, going five innings and striking out four. Price allowed just three hits and gave up no earned runs. Price hadn’t pitched since May 2 due to left elbow tendinitis. He got plenty of help from his offense as the Red Sox put up 12 runs on the Blue Jays. Remember when the Red Sox were 2-8 and the sky is falling? They’re are now 25-22 and are still from Boston, where losing doesn’t happen.
Giancarlo homers in rehab
Don’t look now but the first place New York Yankees are set to get Giancarlo Stanton back in the near future. Stanton began his rehab assignment on Monday in Tampa. He struck out in his first at bat because sometimes you have to make the Class A guys feel good. There was no feeling good in the second at bat as Stanton went deep. It’s unknown when Stanton will return to the Yankees but they’re doing well without him and if they truly needed a replacement, they could just call up someone from their farm system in Miami.
Arrieta returns to Chicago; Phillies rally for win
Taking the field at Wrigley for the first time since joining the Philadelphia Phillies, Jake Arrieta was greeted with a standing ovation from the Chicago crowd. Arrieta was part of the Cubs World Series team in 2016 and won a Cy Young as a member of the Cubs. Arrieta went six innings, giving up one earned run and striking out four. The Cubs looked to have spoiled Arrieta’s return, but the Phillies picked up their teammate late.
The Cubs led 4-3 heading into the ninth but a Jean Segura single tied the game in the top of the inning to help send it to extras.. J.T. Realmuto hit a two-out home run in the top of the 10th and the Phillies bullpen did the rest.
Nothing Minor about Mike
If you’re facing Mike Minor in Arlington, you may as well just take as many pitches as you can to get him out of the game faster. The Texas Rangers ace had 29 scoreless innings, a franchise record, heading into the sixth inning before finally giving up two runs. Minor finished with 11 strikeouts on the night.