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MLB Alumni Recap: 4/27 - 5/3

05/04/2023 8:35 AM

Article By: Michael Lane

Connor Wong Breaking Out

Connor Wong (Y-D ‘15/Bourne ‘16) is getting the chance this season to take over as the Red Sox starting catcher. The past week has solidified Wong’s role on the team moving forward. He hit .588 with a 1.824 OPS in four games. He started the week going 3-4 with a stolen base on Saturday and followed it up Sunday by going 2-4 with a home run. Then, on Tuesday, Wong had a career night going 4-4 with two home runs, including a game-winning home run in the bottom of the eighth.

Nick Senzel Finally Healthy

Nick Senzel (Brewster ‘15) has been injury plagued the first few years of his career, but he’s finding his stride this season. Senzel hit .409 last week with a 1.207 OPS and two home runs. He had a hit in five of the Reds six games, including four multi-hit games. On the season, Senzel is hitting .288 with a .811 OPS and three home runs, just two shy of his total from last season.

Bryce Miller’s Stellar Debut

Bryce Miller (Falmouth ‘19) made his MLB debut Tuesday night in Oakland, in a historic game. Miller struck out 10 batters over six innings and allowed just one earned run. He took a perfect game into the sixth inning, before allowing two hits and one run. Unfortunately for Miller, the Mariners didn’t get a hit themselves until the eighth inning. According to @OptaSTATS on twitter, Miller is the only pitcher to ever have 10+ strikeouts and no walks in their MLB debut, but not get the win.  

Anthony DeSclafani’s Night in Houston

Anthony DeSclafani (Y-D ‘10) is enjoying one of the best years of his career so far. Through six starts this season, DeSclafani has a 2.13 ERA over 38 innings of work. His most recent outing was Tuesday night in Houston, when he shut down the Astros offense. DeSclafani went eight scoreless innings and only allowed three baserunners all game. He currently leads MLB in BB/9, for pitchers with a minimum of 25 innings pitched so far.

Weekly Walk-offs

Andrew Vaughn (Wareham ‘18) launched a three-run walk-off home run Sunday to take down the Tampa Bay Rays. Max Muncy (Wareham ‘10/’11) continued his red-hot start to the season, hitting a walk-off grand slam Wednesday afternoon, his 12th home run of the season. Jose Trevino (Y-D ‘13) wrapped up the week with a walk-off single for the Yankees, coming off the bench to end the game in extras.