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Daily Recap – May 18, 2021


Spencer Turnbull threw the first no-hitter ever by an Alabama pitcher in major league baseball, blanking the Mariners 5-0 on 9 strikeouts while giving up just 2 walks. It’s Turnbull’s first MLB complete game, and he threw a career high 17 pitches. We’ll have more coverage tomorrow.

Tommy Hunter pitched two more scoreless innings for the Mets tonight, striking out the side in one of the innings. But all he’s going to want to talk about his getting his first big league hit! Hunter debuted in 2008, but only had 4 MLB at bats before tonight. He’d single, then score from first on a double.

Chandler Taylor delivered a game-tying 2-run homer in the bottom of the eighth for Corpus Christi tonight. The Hooks would eventually win in 10.

Patrick Surtain II signed his 4-year rookie contract today. Total value of contract is $20,962,802, which includes a $12.61 million signing bonus.

Justin Thomas held his pre-tournament media availability in advance of this week’s PGA Championship today. Here’s the clip:

New England has signed veteran back-up quarterback Brian Hoyer. Here’s why it’s a good thing for Mac Jones.

Christian Barmore has always been a bit of a mystery. Jeff Howe of The Athletic dives into the story behind Barmore and what he’ll bring to the Patriots.

The Palm Beach Post has a feature on Carl Tucker, who’s making the transition from tight end to fullback.

Matt Ryan talked at length today about how much Julio Jones has meant to him as a teammate.

PitcherList.com has a feature on Jimmy Nelson’s transition to relief, include an analysis on how effective each of his pitches is.

Herb Jones has some absurdly good defensive metrics.

Dicky Pride appeared on Gary Harris’ show on Tide 100.9 this morning.

Charlie Peprah was tonight’s guest on The Bama Standard.

The legendary Kansas City Monarchs name returned to the diamond tonight in the American Association season opener (Morgan McCullough is a member of the Monarchs). Listen to Negro League Baseball Museum president Bob Kendrick’s pre-game talk to the new Monarchs team.


  • Patrick Surtain II – signed to a 4-year rookie contract by the Denver Broncos

Game Results


WTA Emilia-Romagna Open, Doubles Rd of 16:
Erin Routliffe / Q Gleason lost to Lechemia / Neel 6-2, 3-6, 1-0 (10-8).


European Aquatics Championships
Menโ€™s 100m Free Prelims:
Kristian Gkolomeev โ€“ 49.05 seconds, 7th in heat; does not advance

European Aquatics Championships
Womenโ€™s 100m Breast Prelims:
Diana Petkova โ€“ 1:09.34, 8th in heat; does ot advance


Dutch DBL SF Gm 2:
Zwolle 90, Leiden 85 (tied 1-1).
Nick King โ€“ DNP


Women's Long Jump:
Quanesha Burks - 6.24 meters, 6th.

Men's 110m Hurdles prelims:
Ruebin Walters - 13.90 seconds, 4th; advances to finals

Men's 110m Hurdles finals:
Ruebin Walters - 13.73 seconds, 2nd


New York Mets 4, Atlanta 3. 
Tommy Hunter โ€“ 2 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 1 BB, 4 K; at plate โ€“ 1-1, 1 single, 1 run.

Detroit 5, Seattle 0
Spencer Turnbull (W, 3-2) โ€“ 9 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 2 BB, 9 K.

Corpus Christi 10, Arkansas 8 (F/10).
Chandler Taylor (RF) โ€“ 1-4, 1 HR (2nd), 2 RBI, 1 run.

Frisco 1, San Antonio 0.
Kyle Overstreet (1B) โ€“ 1-4, 1 single.

Lincoln 1, Kansas City 0.
Morgan McCullough (PH) โ€“ 0-1.

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