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Record “W” for Rodriguez

April 13, 2024

Ricky Rodriguez of the Minneapolis Ravens notched another win, this one breaking the all-time record for pitchers. The previous owner of the record was one-time teammate Angelo Rodriguez. The win puts Rodriguez at 151 for his career.

“I’ve been fortunate,” said Rodriguez. “I’ve played on a lot of good teams and with quality teammates. I could never have done it without them.”

Ricky is a four-time Sandy Koufax Award winner, and 11-time all-star, who with this most recent record being set has solidified his assured place in the hallowed Hall of Fame on retirement.

Kim’s Hit Streak Soars to 20 Games

April 10, 2024

Dong-kyoon Kim‘s consecutive-game hitting streak has now climbed to 20 games. The Seattle second baseman smacked 1 hit against the Houston Oilers in today’s game at Salty Park, but he expressed mixed emotions about the streak after watching the Salts drop the game, 8-6.

“I feel good about the streak, but don’t feel good when we lose,” he told reporters. “I’d love to get a hit as well as a win next time so I can celebrate properly.”

Dong-kyoon Kim flied out in the 3rd, hit a three-run double in the 4th, grounded out in the 6th and flied out in the 8th.

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Freedom Tripp Tames California

April 10, 2024

Dave Tripp allowed 3 hits while giving up 1 walk and collecting 7 strikeouts as the Washington Freedom blanked the California Tidals, 3-0.

In the postgame interview, the 25-year-old right-hander said he was focused on “trying to keep the ball down and letting guys put it in play.”

“It worked for me today,” Tripp said.

 

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Washington Center Fielder Hurt

April 9, 2024

A blow for Lowell Woodford today — team doctors confirmed he will miss 6 months with a torn flexor tendon in his elbow. Woodford suffered the injury throwing the ball. Although officials from the Washington Freedom are confident he’ll make a full recovery, doubts will persist about Woodford’s ability to return fully fit with an injury of this nature.

Currently Woodford is batting .222 with 1 home run and 4 RBIs.

ML’s Best Player, Michel of Arizona

April 8, 2024

It can be difficult for a young player to step out of the shadows and assert himself in the Metropolitan League, but last week David Michel of the Arizona Cowboys reminded everyone just why he’s here as he threw up numbers that made him an easy selection for Player of the Week. Michel rocked opposing pitching for a .565 average (13-for-23), 3 home runs and 5 RBIs to come away with the award.

Great Week for Toronto’s Makanaakua Mano

April 8, 2024

The Lake League announced today that Makanaakua Mano of the Toronto Nomads earned Player of the Week honors for his performance over the past seven days.

Mano hit .480 with 3 home runs, 10 RBIs and 5 runs scored.