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MLB wrap: Yankees, Nationals split unconventional doubleheader

The Yankees and Nationals didn’t have any games scheduled for Monday, but ended up finishing two.
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Finishing a suspended game from May 15, and making up a game from May 16, the two teams split their make-shift doubleheader Monday, with the Nationals winning the first game 5-3, and the Yankees avenging the loss with a 4-2 victory.

With the loss, the Nationals have now dropped six of their last seven games, and superstar Bryce Harper is batting just.211 after another hitless game.

Cardinals at Phillies — Two playoff hopefuls face off with Luke Weaver (3-6, 4.52 ERA) taking the bump for St. Louis, and Vince Velasquez (5-7, 4.74 ERA) starting for Philadelphia. The Phillies have been solid at home, but a small dip in form during June has them third in the NL East. The Cardinals are battling in the tough NL Central. They are starting to get healthy at the right time. The Phillies won on a walk-off Monday.

The rookie, who was called up to the big leagues on June 15, got his first career hit on Saturday against the Rockies. But what he did on Sunday surpasses that tenfold.

Only two players in that Carlos Dunlap Womens Jersey 2008 draft have reached a career rWAR of at least 20, and both still play for the Giants. We already mentioned Buster Posey — he’s in the middle of a nine-year, $167 million contract — but shortstop Brandon Crawford was Ty Sambrailo Jersey a stellar pick, too, in the fourth round out of UCLA. Crawford has a career rWAR of 23.0, and he’s in the midst of a six-year, $75 million deal.

The foundation for three World Series championships was strengthened with the 2008 draft. Posey was the 2010 NL Rookie of the Year, and his play behind the plate helped lead the Giants to a rather stunning title that season. Crawford joined Posey as a full-time starter in 2012, and both were indispensable members of the 2012 and 2014 World Series-winning teams in San Francisco.

That, folks, is how you judge the success of a baseball draft.