Minor’s Spectacular Pitching Prevents Sweep, Biles Continues To Dominate US Gymnastics, Martinez Breaks MLS Record In NY Win

Grace Higgins | August 12th, 2019

Mike Minor has had one of the most eye catching seasons in all of baseball on the mound, especially given the way that the league has gone this year. On Sunday, he and his Texas Rangers were able to avoid a sweep against the Milwaukee Brewers largely due to his pitching. The pitcher improved to 11-6 on the season by going eight innings and giving up no runs in a narrow 1-0 victory. Jordan Lyles, his losing counterpart, only surrendered a solitary run, on a sac fly by Isiah Kiner-Falefa. The showing by Minor is all the more impressive when you consider what he had done in the game prior. He still hasn’t given up a run in August, and even if it only started that means he’s gone 15 innings without giving one up. That’ll leave teams wishing they had made a bigger move for the Rangers lefty, even if they had to give up a lot to get him.

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Without risking sounding cynical, it’s hard to imagine why her competitors even bother to show up anymore, such is the dominance of Simone Biles in the world of gymnastics. She proved once again this weekend that she was by far the best thing the United States has going, and likely the world, too, as she won her sixth all-around title at the US Gymnastics Championships on Sunday. And she did so by winning by more than five points overall, beating out Sunisa Lee and Grace McCallum. The names around her change, but she stays the same: downright dominant. She won the balance beam, vault, and floor exercise routines, while finishing third in the uneven bars, which she considers he weakness. Lee, the aforementioned runner-up took home the gold in that part of the competition.

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Josef Martinez hit the ground running in MLS when he jointed Atlanta United over two years ago now. He’s broken all kinds of records, most notably taking the mantle for most hat tricks in league history and scoring the most goals ever in scored in one season last year. This season, he has once again surged to a record, this time scoring in ten games in a row to hand him that distinction. He did so in a 2-1 win over New York City FC on Sunday, helping to take his team to a share of first in the Eastern Conference as a result. The Venezuelan, who was a doubt to play due to injury, now has 20 goals this season, with 15 of them coming in his last ten. He’s on fire at the moment, and Atlanta are prospering because of it.

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