The Texas Rangers and New York Yankees have been two teams headed in opposite directions this month. One wild and crazy game probably won’t change that, but three swings during the Yankees dramatic 9-7 victory on Wednesday reminded us that no lead is safe and no outcome should ever be assumed, especially when the right-field fence is a leisurely fly ball away. Trailing by five runs in the eighth inning, New York rallied for its most unlikely and exhilarating win of the season by scoring seven unanswered runs.
Getcha popcorn ready. Nationals pitching prospect Lucas Giolito will make his major league debut on Tuesday night at home against the Mets in a 7:05 PM EDT start, opposing Matt Harvey. Giolito, the consensus #1 prospect in baseball, has spent the season with Double-A Harrisburg. The 21-year-old is 5-3 with a 3.17 ERA and a 72/34 K/BB ratio in 71 innings spanning 14 starts. It’s his fifth season in professional baseball after the Nationals selected him in the first round, 16th overall, in the 2012 draft. What can you expect to see from Giolito? He throws a fastball that sits in the mid- to high-90’s, occasionally touching 100 MPH. He complements that with a 12-to-6 curve and a change-up. The change-up