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As the race for the batting title heated up last week, one of the frontrunners was nowhere to be found over the weekend. Minnesota Twins second baseman Luis Arráez has missed two of the last three games, coincidentally, right as he took a narrow lead over New York Yankees star Aaron Judge for the top average in the American League.
The final turnstile numbers at Wrigley Field are in for the 2022 season: 2,616,780 total which averages to roughly 32,306 per game. This was the first season since 2019 where there were no COVID-19 restrictions keeping fans either completely out or limiting seating capacity. Taking away 2020 and 2021, this marks the lowest attendance number at the Friendly Confines since 1997 when they drew 2,190,308.
These three Milwaukee Brewers free agents won’t be back next year and this is where we can expect them to sign. The Milwaukee Brewers just missed making it to the postseason this year. Struggles midseason pulled them out of the National League Central race. Losses piled up and the team found itself slipping out of the wild card picture quickly before a final push late in the season.
Houston Astros starting pitcher Justin Verlander is having a Cy Young season, but he’s flown under the radar in Aaron Judge’s home run chase. Houston Astros pitcher Justin Verlander is in the midst of a monster season, but he’s been completely overshadowed by Aaron Judge’s home run chase. In Verlander’s final start of the season, he pitched five flawless innings, allowed no hits, just one walk, 10 strikeouts and produced an ERA of 1.75. Only nobody noticed as Judge crushed his 62nd homer last night.
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Greg Maddux was one of the best pitchers of his generation. The former Atlanta Braves ace threw some shade at the Mets after his old team clinched the NL East. Maddux won 355 games as a member of the Braves, Cubs, Dodgers and Padres. He’s known primarily for his time in Atlanta and Chicago, however, and his accomplishments with the Braves of the 1990’s.