Today’s game is a home game against Cleveland and the game starts at 1:10 P.M.
News about the Angels
Breaking news! Mike Trout wants to get into the post-season. This article concerns Mike Trout’s “inevitable decline.” Looking at the projections, though, he is projected to tie Barry Bonds with 11 seasons as the WAR leader.
The Angels did not even get close to re-signing Kole Calhoun. The Griffin Canning “biological injection” was platelet rich plasma. Apparently there is no evidence of anything going on in there that would require surgery. (At least that’s the current story.) Andrew Heaney is your opening day starter. It’s nice that Andriese and Bundy seem to be working out fine. After Harvey and Cahill the Angels really need a karmic reset button. Joe Maddon says let’s be civil and move on rather than plunk Astros players. In my opinion, the Angels cannot afford to have pitchers get suspended so it will probably be for the best if they let some other team do that stuff.
News From Around Baseball
Rob Manfred plans to start the regular season on time, notwithstanding COVID-19. Teams may be playing to empty stadiums. Rangers outfielder Willie Calhoun is hospitalized after taking a 95 MPH fastball to the face. To add insult to injury, it looked like the ricochet off his face nailed the fingers of his left hand. Justin Verlander was pulled from his start two innings early due to right triceps soreness.
If you see anything I’ve missed, feel free to link it in the comments.
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