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8/1 Dores in the Pros MLB Game Thread

Feel free to comment on hockey and basketball as well. For the moment, we’ve got a packed sports weekend.

Tampa Bay Rays v Atlanta Braves Photo by Todd Kirkland/Getty Images

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.

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