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The Angels keep hovering around .500. In fact, they have for months now. This is all with no Trout, Rendon, a bad second half and injured Walsh, rookies and AAA players all across the diamond and starter after starter getting injured.
Mike Trout is still not ready and even Maddon is admitting he may be done for the season. But how bad is it really? Well, it is the worst calf injury by an MLB player in 6 years. That Tulo comparison returns from the dead!
Ohtani was supposed to pitch yesterday, but didn’t. Instead Barria’s start was pushed back a day, Packy Naughton gets tonight, and it is a 3 man rotation at the moment.
ESPN is gushing about Ohtani, but put the fun behind a paywall. That’s rude. 538 doesn’t have a paywall. Be like 538.
Strikeouts are getting ridiculous. Robbie Ray now has the best K/9 in MLB history (min 1k innings). This record will keep getting passed around as K rates continue to rise.
With Lance Lynn now hurt, the AL Cy young race will be very interesting down the stretch. Ray, Lynn, or Cole, who you got?
Cody Bellinger went from MVP in 2019 to being a platoon player in 2021. He has been so bad that Yelich’s injury plagued season looks great in comparison. See this is why there is no Trout rival.
The LA Times are mad that the Dodgers may have to play the WC game. Yeah a one game playoff isn’t something I like, but, well, win your division?
Blue Jays make a defensive mistake that has to be seen to be believed. This seems to be more common recently, makes putting the ball in play more valuable?
Passan discusses Bauer’s future. But really no one knows at this point.
Brad Hand DFA-ed. Oh wow he has been terrible for the Blue Jays.
Hurricane Ida has devastated Louisiana. While it became a tropical storm not long after making landfall, it has impacted a ton of lives. The storm will be moving as far north as Ohio so delay in games with Reds and Cleveland may occur. As always, donate if you can.
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