The Matt Thaiss Experiment at second base is not working really well but Joe Maddon has been placed in a tough spot by injuries. Let’s see how he does in left field. “There is no doubt this guy (Keynan Middleton) can be a high-leverage reliever” says Mickey Calloway. Apparently they are trying to get him to throw strikes. The Angels have filed their development plan with officials of the City of Anaheim. September 20 is the deadline to sign up for the Angels 5K run. In case you’ve been asleep for a week or so, Mike Trout joined the 300 home run club.
X-Rays were negative on Justin Upton’s hand. He apparently feels bad enough, though, to extend the Matt Thaiss Experiment to left field. Eric Hosmer, on the other hand, broke his left index finger while trying to bunt. Lance McCullers is on the 10 day injured list after receiving ”a mild anti-inflammatory injection” in the neck. I don’t personally consider any kind of injection to the neck to be mild but that’s just me. Howie Kendrick is also on the 10 day injured list due to a hamstring injury. The Rangers put Shin-Soo Choo on the 10 day injured list and they have activated Roughned Odor. Meanwhile, Corey Kluber, Jose Leclerc, and Danny Santana are all out for the season.
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Yesterday was Roberto Clemente Day. Roberto Clemente helped others as much as he could and he was on his way to help quake survivors in Nicaragua when he passed. Says his son: “Taking action is more than just wearing a shirt or saying something.” The Padres have yet another grand slam for their crazy 2020. Why even have rules at this point? A lot of trees gave their lives to create this colorful sky over Oracle Park. Jennifer Lopez and Alex Rodriguez apparently will not give up in their attempt to buy the Mets. Meanwhile, Justin Timberlake joined a group trying to bring an MLB team to Nashville.
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