Get a load of the crowd in Oakland Tuesday afternoon.
The Inland Empire 66ers are playing .500 baseball at the time of this writing, as is almost everybody else in the California League South. The pitch clock is shaving about 20 minutes off of minor league games compared to the control games. Scoring remains about the same.
Pitchers On Injured List
“Good Andrew Heaney” only lasted two games. Alex Cobb has a right adductor strain. Paul Sewald went on the COVID IL. Paul Campbell has a right elbow strain. With Sean Doolittle it is the left elbow. Matt Manning has right shoulder inflammation.
Links About Catchers
The Reds placed catcher Tyler Stephenson on the concussion list after he was injured by a Luke Voit slide that some considered dirty. Meanwhile, catcher Chadwick Tromp cleared waivers so the Braves outrighted him. Mariners catcher Luis Torrens is now on the COVID IL so the Mariners have selected first baseman Mike Ford to the major league club.
Mr. Perfect Roki Sasaki threw eight more perfect innings in his first game following his perfect game.
Supposedly, the two remaining Yankees holdouts are now vaccinated so they can go to games in Toronto.
Ben Clemens did the math. Apparently issuing a bases loaded intentional walk is not a good idea.
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