Today’s Featured Game
NY Mets vs. Atlanta Braves—6:10pm CT MLB.TV
Dansby and the Braves won a slugfest against the Mets 11-10. The Mansby went 2-4 with a 2B, 2 R, and 2 RBI, to raise his average to .387 on the season. The Braves moved him up to the #2 spot in the lineup, and you have to assume they’ll keep him there. The Braves are now 5-3, and in 2nd place to the 2-1 Marlins. That will never stop being funny.
Other Games Featuring Former Dores
Cin City vs. De2roit—12:10pm CT FS1
No Dores played in yesterday’s game. Interesting note: at 2-5, the Reds are 2-0 with Sonny Gray on the mound and 0-5 when he isn’t pitching. With a drastically shortened season, this may well mean Cin City will enter fire sale mode soon enough. Gray would command a king’s ransom.
With Casali getting a rest day yesterday, there’s a good chance he’ll be in today’s lineup.
Pittsburgh vs. Chicago Cubs—7:15pm CT MLB.TV
The Buccos lost again, and are tied for last in the Central with the Reds. Bryan Reynolds went 0-4, lowering his average to less than half a Mendoza. It’s still early, but he’s officially in a slump.
Oakland vs. Seattle—8:10pm CT ESPN+
The A’s lost last night, as well, but at least Kemp saw some action. He went 0-2 with a BB and a R in the 5-3 loss.
Texas Rangers vs. San Fransisky Garlic Fries—8:10pm CT MLB.TV
Mike Minor took the loss, as the Garlic Fries climbed back up to .500. With the game well in hand, Crazy Legs Selman tossed a scoreless inning, striking out 2, while surrendering 2 hits. Safe to say the Garlic Fries are the surprise story in MLB thus far (well, the surprise good story). Yaz went 1-3, and it’s a testament to how scorching hot he has been that this seems like a letdown.
MLB Covid-19 Outbreak Update
In text conversations with teammates Friday, MLBPA player reps warned that if there is a big jump in COVID+ tests over the weekend, MLB season may be canceled. While it remains unclear what the threshold is, @CraigMish is reporting the Cardinals have more than five new positives.— Jeff Passan (@JeffPassan) August 1, 2020