As you may have observed, opposing teams cannot help gifting the Angels runs due to defensive miscues. We’ll take ’em! The Angels scored two runs in the second inning yesterday on a sacrifice fly by Jose Rojas. He’ll take ’em. Note how Rob Manfred cannot look directly at the greatness of Mike Trout in the picture above. That’s the face of baseball and Manfred apparently hates baseball.
MLB.com considers Jared Walsh to be the biggest surprise on the Angels so far this year. Maybe they weren’t paying attention last year. Walsh was one of the two guys who score on the Rojas sac fly (from second base). Justin Upton even scored from first base. LOL at Kansas City!
Anthony Rendon is on the 10 day injured list with a strained groin, (and not in a good way).
Links From Around Baseball
The Minnesota Twins canceled their game on Monday due to the latest police shooting of a black man in their neighborhood. It’s sort of a safety issue for them. There is a 7 PM curfew in Minneapolis at the moment. Aaron Hicks of the Yankees did not play on Monday, also because of the shooting of Daunte Wright. Aaron Boone said Hicks was hurting over the situation and his mind wouldn’t be on the game. I guess they both are “Aaron on the side of caution.”
MLB moved the 2021 non-waiver trade deadline up to July 30, 2021 so it wouldn’t fall on a weekend.
There’s a new Joe Kelly mural in Venice. I am curious to know why they did the shading on his arms but omitted to do the shading of his uniform folds.
Now For The Injuries
The Nationals reinstated three players from their COVID-19 IL and they designated Jonathan Lucroy for assignment.
Trevor Rosenthal had thoracic outlet surgery. He’s out for at least most of the season.
Jonathan Hernandez of the Rangers actually had Tommy John surgery.
Photo credit: Rex Fregosi
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