The minor league pitchers seem to be adjusting to the pitch clock better than the batters, who think they need more time.
Chris Bassitt basically says the baseballs are all different and that is why so many players are being hit by pitches. It is getting tense between the Mets and the Cardinals. The benches cleared after the Mets pitched high and inside to Nolan Arenado. Nolan Arenado “yeeted” the Mets catcher in his excitement. Pete Alonso got tackled by Cardinals coach Stubby Clapp but kind of shrugged it off in an interview. J.D. Davis got hit in the leg earlier in the game and had to leave. The Mets have been hit by pitch 19 times in the last 20 games. As an aside, Deesha Thosar always reminds me of that woman John Carter met on Barsoom.
Though the letter has not yet been revealed publicly, supposedly the Yankees are not implicated in a sign stealing scheme. Why didn’t they want anybody to see the letter then? MLB also fought against the reveal.
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