We are officially one week through the MLB’s 60-game shortened season, which is already 1/10th of the way finished. That also means by this time next week; clubs will have to trim their rosters by two players from 30 to 28. Two weeks after that, teams will have to cut another two players, creating regular 26-man rosters for the rest of the season.
The Braves have a lot of depth in both their bullpen and lineup, but some difficult decisions will have to be made in August. Here’s who is on the ho…
Lane Thomas Tests Positive For COVID-19 – MLB Trade Rumors
Outfielder Lane Thomas it the latest St. Louis Cardinal to test positive for coronavirus, per Derrick Goold of the St. …
Outfielder Lane Thomas it the latest St. Louis Cardinal to test positive for coronavirus, per Derrick Goold of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.
Major League Baseball had already announced the cancellation of the Cardinals upcoming series with the Pirates, meaning they remain stuck on just 5 games played. They’ve now missed 13 consecutive games, and it’s still unclear when they’ll return to play. It’s not clear how severe any of the Cardinals cases are, though President of Baseball Operations John …
Giants’ Kapler pays for decision to remove fire-throwing Gausman in Dodgers’ victory – San Francisco Chronicle
San Francisco Giants had a 2-0 lead in the seventh and a starter who had allowed three singles while expending just 80 pitches. Manager Gabe Kapler came to get him, a decision that backfired in a big way.
Honeymoons for managers in the 21st century last only the time it takes for someone to get his hands on Twitter, and social media reserves its greatest scorn for pitching moves that backfire.
Gabe Kapler has made a lot of moves that worked over the Giants’ first 17 games. Those usually go unnoticed. When they don’t work, a five-alarm fire breaks out. Kapler has had his share of those, too, magnified because his management of the Phillies’ staff drew so much heat.
In Sunday’s 6-2 loss at Dodger…
Astros and A’s brawl after Ramón Laureano gets hit twice and charges Houston dugout – Yahoo Sports
Ramón Laureano charges Astros hitting coach Alex Cintron after getting hit by two pitches.
Sundays game between the Houston Astros and Oakland Athletics turned into a melee when As outfielder Ramón Laureano charged Houstons dugout after being hit twice by Astros pitchers.
Laureano was hit in the seventh inning, took exception that it happened again, jawed a bit with the Houston dugout then charged in when prompted by Astros hitting coach Alex Cintrón.
Heres the brawl from a few angles:
After the game, As manager Bob Melvin laid more of the blame on the Astros, though didnt name Cin…