Monday brought us an abbreviated slate of just nine night games. Tigers and the Red Sox game were postponed due to bad weather, and the game will remain part of a doubleheader on Tuesday. Cardinals beat the bridges, and no, Christian Yelich did not beat home runs. The Rockies continued their bounce back from a sluggish April, with a victory over the citizens, and have now won their last seven out of eight games. The Phillies, meanwhile, released their second straight game in a loss to Mets, which meant melting and subsequent ejection from their superstar slugger.
All this and more in our daily summary. Everything you need to know about Monday's MLB action is below.
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Baseball results for Monday, April 22
. Harper ejected in Phillies loss for Mets
On Monday National League East matchup at Citi Field between New York Mets (12-10) and Philadelphia Phillies (12-10), Bryce Harper (0-for-2) was ejected in the fourth the inning after argumentative strike talks with the record player Mark Carlson.
Harper's exclusion is believed to be the first time a Phillies player has been fired from a game since Justin DeFratus on June 16, 2015 according to MLB .com's Todd Zolecki. Harper knocked out in his first two bats and was visibly upset with strikes in his bats. But it wasn't until Carlson called a high strike on other baseman Cesar Hernandez when Harper shouted from the dugout. Phillies manager Gabe Kapler came out to talk to Carlson, and then Harper also ran out. Here is the exchange:
And here's the conversations from Hernandez and Harper's bats:
With the Phillies down, down Jean Segura, Odubel Herrera and Scott Kingery (all on the injured list) the club could not afford to lose Harper also in the intra-division game. Jake Arrieta (3-2) started for Phillies (6 IP, 3 ER, 1 BB, 7 K) andThe Phillies release their second game, and have now lost their last four out of five. New York and Philadelphia will continue their three-game series of match two on Tuesday at 07:10. ET. Fans can flow regionally via fuboTV (Try free).
2nd Arenado reaches 1000 hits with go-ahead homer
Rockie's third baseman Nolan Arenado's 1,000th career match was a progressive solo run in the seventh innings of the Rockies 7-5 winner over the citizens. Arenado, 28, became the ninth player in the Rockies story to reach the 1000-hit plateau with his fourth homer of the season.
Arenado went 3-in-4 with a home run, two RBI and two doubles. His first inning double from Jeremy Hellickson drove in a run, and also moved him past Troy Tulowitzki for fifth place (226) on the Rockies' all-time doubles list. During the last seven games, Arenado has gone 10-for-28 (.357) with four home teams and eight RBI.