(Andrew is busy with classes today, so you’re stuck with me as a one-off.)
Today’s MLB News
Two of the New York Mets tested positive for everyone’s least favorite pandemic. Their crosstown game tonight against the Yankees is postponed. Last night’s game against the Marlins was also postponed, but the Marlins are used to that.
The 6:00 PM ESPN slot has been filled with the crosstown Chicago game instead.
And yesterday morning, Carson Fulmer was designated for assignment by Detroit, following Buck Farmer’s return from the injury list. Because of that, the Tigers will fall off of the “Other Games Featuring Former Dores” rotation.
Today’s Featured Game
L.A. Dodgers (19-8) vs. Colorado Rockies (13-12) - 8:40 PM, MLB Network
Walker Buehler still doesn’t have a decision this season. He’ll be taking the mound at home against the Rockies.
Colorado counters with Jon Gray (1-2, 5.74 ERA). That isn’t a great ERA, but then again Colorado pitching stats are always weird.
Other Games Featuring Former Dores
Pittsburgh 1899 Spiders (4-17) at Milwaukee Brewers (11-12) - 6:05 PM CDT, MLB.TV
Bryan Reynolds struck out in his only at-bat, and is down to .174 for the season. Pittsburgh lost to the Cleveland 2-0.
Atlanta Braves (14-11) vs. Philadelphia Phillies (9-12) - 6:10 PM, MLB.TV
The Braves have been off since the 18th. Dan-squee turned in a 5-11 performance in the two-game set against the Nationals to raise his season average over .300.
Oh, and that included a game winning 2-run HR in the opening game.
Cincinnati Reds (10-13) at St. Louis Cardinals (7-7) - 7:15 PM, MLB.TV
Sonny Gray went six innings last night against the Cardinals, giving up 4 hits and 4 walks, but only allowing 2 runs. The Reds bullpen blew it in the 9th, as St. Louis scored 3 runs and won 5-4.
Oakland A’s (18-8) vs. California Angels (8-18) - 8:40 PM, MLB.TV
Tony Kemp walked in his only plate appearance, as Oakland beat Arizona 5-1.
San Francisco Fightin’ Scott McKenzies (11-16) vs. Arizona Diamondbacks (13-13) - 8:45 PM, FS1
Mike Yastrzemski only went 1-5 in the 2-slot for San Francisco. His one hit counted though, knocking in 2 runs on a double in the 2nd (and later scoring). Sam Selman finished off the 6th inning for the Giants, getting 2 outs while working around a walk. SF defeated the Giants 10-5.
So there’s your Friday night of MLB action. Be sure to wear some flowers in your hair. And no pants. The sign is clearly posted by the door.