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Wednesday, June 30, 2021

Giolito calls Donaldson move ‘classless’

Lucas Giolito was happy with the White Sox 7-6 victory against the Twins on Tuesday night, and satisfied with his three runs allowed over six-plus innings in improving to 6-5 this season.

But the White Sox right-hander was not thrilled with Twins third baseman Josh Donaldson, who connected for a two-run homer on Giolito’s fifth pitch of the game. As Donaldson crossed home plate, he rubbed his hands together and said, “Hey, it’s not sticky anymore! It’s not sticky anymore!” as picked up by the television microphone on the Twins’ broadcast and in reference to Major League Baseball’s crackdown on pitchers no longer using sticky substances.

Giolito didn’t see the moment during live game action, but saw it after the fact.

“He’s a [expletive] pest. That’s kind of a classless move,” Giolito said during his postgame Zoom. “If you’re going to talk [expletive], talk [expletive] to my face. Don’t go across home plate and do all that, just come to me.”

RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: June 30, 2021 at 09:20 AM | 22 comment(s)
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Monday, May 31, 2021

MLB reaches 2 million total runs when Minnesota Twins’ Josh Donaldson crosses plate

And you thought it was the year of the pitcher.

Josh Donaldson of the Minnesota Twins scored the 2 millionth run in major league history Saturday, trotting home in the first inning on a ground-rule double by Nelson Cruz against the Kansas City Royals.

The Elias Sports Bureau confirmed Donaldson touched the plate for the milestone mark. The former American League MVP has scored 685 of those runs.

“I don’t know what to think. I’ll be honest with you,” Twins manager Rocco Baldelli said. “But I know J.D. only does big things, so I’m not surprised to hear that he scored the 2 millionth run of all time.’‘

The buildup to No. 2,000,000 certainly didn’t equal the anticipation for the 1 millionth run. Hall of Famers Joe DiMaggio and Stan Musial were among the stars who helped promote the chase, which also drew corporate sponsors for the countdown.

Bob Watson of the Houston Astros scored No. 1 million on May 4, 1975, at Candlestick Park in San Francisco. Moments later, Dave Concepcion of the Cincinnati Reds hit a home run and crossed the plate shortly after Watson.

 

RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: May 31, 2021 at 11:48 PM | 3 comment(s)
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