Discussion in 'RayGator's Swamp Gas' started by GatorGrowl, Jul 22, 2020.
Yep, I noticed that immediately during the 1st games.
Playing baseball itself should have been fine, but the league itself didn't take care of "off the field" or even in the dugouts/benches, where it seems like there were almost no adjustments made. Apparently the Marlins thing was people just being straight up stupid.
Policing the dugout was easy and they couldn’t do that. Don’t feel
Sorry for anyone in baseball
After no-show, Cespedes tells Mets he’s opting out
Manager Rojas ‘surprised’ over ex-All-Star slugger’s decision to stop playing
Yoenis Cespedes notified the Mets on Sunday that he has opted out of the 2020 season because of coronavirus concerns.
From the Sentinel News services
When the Mets finally found out Yoenis Cespedes was OK, they suddenly learned something else: The slugger had opted out of playing the rest of this season.
Hours after Cespedes didn’t report to the ballpark without explanation, the Mets discovered in the late innings of Sunday’s 4-0 loss to the Braves that he wouldn’t be back because of coronavirus concerns.
“I am very surprised,” first-year manager Luis Rojas said. “Him and I have had conversations regularly about playing time, where he was going to hit in the lineup, building him up in the outfield.”
“Nothing like this, so this is definitely a surprise,” he said.
Cespedes joined Giants catcher Buster Posey, Dodgers pitcher David Price and Nationals infielder Ryan Zimmerman in opting out this season, all of them announcing their decisions before the virus-shortened 60-game season began in late July. Braves outfielder Nick Markakis also chose not to play this year, then changed his mind.
A two-time All-Star outfielder, the 34-year-old Cespedes celebrated his long-awaited return to the lineup with a home run on opening day that lifted the Mets over the Braves 1-0 at Citi Field.
It was his first game in the majors since July 20, 2018. He missed most of the last two years with a series of leg problems, getting surgery on both heels and then a broken ankle after a tumble at his Florida ranch in a supposed run-in with a wild boar.
Judge homers again: Aaron Judge homered twice and drove in five runs, connecting for the fifth straight game and breaking an eighth-inning tie with a tape-measure shot that powered the Yankees past the Red Sox 9-7 for their sixth consecutive victory.
Luke Voit also went deep in a back-and forth slugfest to help the host Yankees (7-1) finish a three-game sweep.
Judge became the first Yankees player since Alex Rodriguez in September 2007 to homer in five straight games.
Xander Bogaerts went 4-for-4 with two homers and a double for the Red Sox.
Kershaw sharp; Betts exits with injury: Clayton Kershaw threw 5 2/3 sharp innings in his season debut, NL MVP Cody Bellinger hit his first home run of the season and the Dodgers beat the Diamondbacks 3-0 in Phoenix.
Mookie Betts homered and doubled before leaving early because of a finger injury. X-rays were negative.
The Dodgers won three times in the four-game series.
Kershaw (1-0) gave up three hits, walked none and struck out six. The three-time Cy Young Award winner was supposed to make his ninth opening day start July 23, but was scratched hours before the game because of a back injury suffered in the weight room.Brewers bench coach Pat Murphy suffered a heart attack during a Saturday team workout at Miller Park in Milwaukee, but team officials said he was resting comfortably and should be out of the hospital later this week. Brewers GM David Stearns said the 61-year-old Murphy received a stent.
The first MLB game ever was to take place at the Field of Dreams site this year. Initially it was Yanks v White Sox. When the new schedule came out it was to be Cards v White Sox.
Today it was canceled.
MLB built a temp stadium (similar to Fort Bragg in the past I would imagine). MLB says logistical issues not COVID. COVID is causing all sorts of issues and I would imagine logistics is a way to avoid the word COVID.
Sucks for the kid. He is ace material.
Ohtani shut down as pitcher
By Greg Beacham Associated Press
ANAHEIM, Calif. — Shohei Ohtani has a right forearm strain that will prevent the Angels’ twoway star from throwing for at least four to six weeks, possibly ending his season as a pitcher after just two starts.
Angels GM Billy Eppler announced Monday that Ohtani “has a grade 1-2 strain of the flexor pronator mass” — a collection of muscles and tendons in the forearm near the elbow.
The right-hander reported discomfort in his arm Sunday after he issued five walks and got only five outs in a rough 50-pitch start against the Astros.
While he has been a solid designated hitter for the Angels, Ohtani pitched in only 10 games during his AL rookie of the year campaign before requiring Tommy John surgery in late 2018, and he didn’t make it through the second inning in either of his starts after returning to the mound this season.
Rays were excited to have Austin Meadows back, and it showed in 5-1 win