Last week, there were a lot of postponements which forced lots of last weeks' games to be played at a later date. Thankfully, this week, the weather was a lot better and more baseball was played. With more games being played this week, we saw players do some great things as there are players who are on some sort of streak right now and are hoping to continue it this week. With what took place in week three of the season, this season is going to be remembered when we look back at the 2018 season highlights when the season comes to an end. Here's what happened in the third week of the season.


The season is only three weeks old but lots of pitchers came so close to getting a no-hitter. The second week of the season almost saw four no-hitters in four straight days as Junis, Aaron Sanchez, Jarlin Garcia and Porcello all came close to throwing no-hitters. Colon almost got a perfect game until he blew it in the eighth inning on Sunday night against the Astros.

After so many pitchers came close, a pitcher finally threw a no-hitter. On Saturday, Sean Manaea no-hit the red hot Red Sox which also gave the Red Sox their third loss of the season. He struckout 10 and only walked two which led the 26-year-old to his first career no-hitter. He almost lost his no-hitter in the sixth inning when Benintendi avoided a tag at first on an infield single but the umps called him out as he came off the baseline while avoiding the tag.

Longest AB in MLB history

Here's something you don't see often. Yesterday, the longest AB in major league baseball history occurred. With the Giants visiting the Angels, in the top of the first, Brandon Belt was in the batters box for 13 minutes as Angels pitcher Jaime Barria had to throw 21 pitches in order to get to the next batter which resulted in Belt lining out to RF.

Before this AB, the longest AB in MLB history occurred in 1998 when Colon threw 20 pitches to Ricky Gutierrez.

Swinging for the fences

Home runs have become a big part of the game in the last few seasons. Last season, there was a record number of HR's that were hit league-wide. There are players like Judge, Stanton, Encarnacion, Bellinger and others who are capable of hitting 40+ HR's a season.

The past few games have seen multiple players hit a lot of HR's. Trout has hit a HR in three consecutive games which made him the league leader in HR's with nine. Indians' Jose Ramirez has hit a HR in back-to-back games which included two HR's in yesterday's game.

Other news around the league that occurred this week

  • Braves signed Bautista
  • Taijuan Walker to undergo Tommy John surgery
  • Yankees called up Torres
  • Rockies' Gonzalez and Nationals' Rendon placed on 10 day DL
  • Manaea and Manny Machado named players of the week