Almost the entire Diamondbacks lineup underperformed expectations drastically in 2020. They are all under contract to return in 2021. Despite 2020, Mike Hazen does not see any drastic changes coming to the lineup.
There isn’t much in the way of positives to talk about when a team underperforms so badly that they fall a full five games below the basement expectations.
For those hoping or expecting the radical changes made to the game for the 2020 season to simply go away once the season completed, Manfred has some cold water to dump on you.
Zack Greinke got the start for Houston. He only allowed one run through four innings, but was not particularly sharp in getting there. It was the five shutout innings of relief by Framber Valdez that helped Houston seal the deal.
Lucas Giolito was masterful as he took the mound for the Chicago White Sox. The A’s never stood a chance on Tuesday. However, this is a best of three series.
Blake Snell gave Tampa Bay 5 2⁄3 innings of shutout baseball highlighted by nine punchouts.