Drat! Archie Bradley is now on the ten day injured list effective Saturday. Matt Duffy is on the injured list effective Sunday. It’s probably the COVID IL. David Fletcher returned from the injured list Friday night and brought a couple of doubles with him. Mike Trout is built like a linebacker and he’s hitting balls to the moon. So says Hunter Pence. Oh, and there is also the defense. He doesn’t appear to be in decline yet. He still likes the weather. Shohei Ohtani got some pretty good loft on this one. Jimmy Herget got a five filthiest pitches shout out from the Pitching Ninja. Taylor Ward is also drawing some attention.
Five Mets pitchers combined for a no-hitter Friday night.
Jackie Robinson’s game used bat from the 1949 All Star Game sold at auction for $1.08 Million.
Trevor Bauer finally got suspended. We’ll see how that goes. Two years is a long time for a professional ball player.
Here is an article about the decline of the first pitch fastball. Ben Joyce, pitching for Tennessee, threw a 105.5 MPH fastball.
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