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Angels won on Tuesday 11-7. Which is how most games would be won this season for the Halos. Michael Hermosillo hit a home run and stole a base. The win was secured by 5 errors by Cleveland.
In case you missed it, the Skaggs case is in full swing in Texas. Rev wrote about what that entails. Opioid addiction is a serious matter, please contact a professional for help.
In lighter news, prospect Chris Rodriguez completed his rehab! Things are looking up! A healthy pitcher is well needed.
Heaney gave up the first earned runs by a SP for the Angels in spring but he could still be the opening day starter. He said he would like to, but doesn’t care as much as being in the rotation to begin with.
New Angels pitching coach Mickey Callaway believes in the pitching staff. At least in the new video released by the team. I wish I had his optimism.
Christian Yelich is locked up with the Brewers. 9/215M with a 10th year option. He is 28 this year. Despite it being a ton of money, it is still nowhere near what Trout got, and it could be seen as a good deal for the Brewers assuming he doesn’t pull a Pujols.
Bruce Bochy is disappointed in the Astros. He says as he flexes his 3 clean rings. The former SF manager actually played for the Astros in 1978.
Even A-Roid is disapproving of how the Astros have handled their cheating. Says that they deserve to be ridiculed after showing no remorse. Alex Rodriguez is more likable than the Astros. What a world.
MLB is continuing to not understand how to get the youth viewership. The blackout policies have shut out growth to the casual fan. With the YouTube TV rights issue with Sinclair narrowly avoided, it is time for change to this system. At least, according to Yahoo.
Scott Miller of Bleacher Report reached out to pitchers who got hammered by the Astros. This is also a look into the fringe relievers who get shuffled from AAA to the MLB and what they go through. It is rough.
Rays minors player Garrett Whitley has facial fractures after getting hit with a foul ball in the dugout. Apparently you do not bleed much when your face breaks on the inside. Without an MLB salary, this is rough for his future.
Yu Darvish is credited in an Academic Paper in Japan for donating a GPU. This happened after a follower asked for one instead of a glove from him back in October. Needless to say, an RTX 2080 Ti is worth 1,200 US dollars. You can’t play catch with it but safe to say it was a good gift.
MLB will not postpone games over a certain virus. They are either that confident or that arrogant about it seeing that it has already caused issues in Asian baseball. The heat should make the viral spread slow down at least,
The Pirates, though, are more cautious than MLB as they brought in a sanitation team to their facility due to an outbreak nearby. At least they spent money on something.
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