Just in case you are wondering...D-Backs lost 3-0. Yep, seems weird, but on the AZSnakePit we actually wrote about a game that was played, thanks to Justin.
Weaver keeps on having trouble to either pitch well or be healthy.
Devenski will probably hit the 60-day IL and Bukauskas’ injury might be more of a concern than initially thought.
Why is this player being added to the Rays 40-man roster?
AZSnakePit writer Isaiah was chatting with a big Amarillo Sod Poodles’ fan about our prospects. Good to see you on there, Isaiah!
Around The MLB
[Washington Post] Erick Fedde, who may soon be out of the Nationals’ rotation, dazzles against the Diamondbacks
Strasburg coming back and the man who shut out the Diamondbacks might be forced back into the bullpen. That’s how good the D-Backs are.
[MLB Trade Rumors] Injury updates
After annihilating the D-Backs, the Mets have encountered serious opposition again. Seeing Jeff McNeil and Michael Conforto hitting the IL-list will certainly not help. Yankees’ center fielder Aaron Hicks was placed on the 10 day-IL with a left wrist sprain and the Astros had to put starting pitcher Jose Urquidy on the 10 day-IL with shoulder discomfort. But best news came out of Los Angeles where Corey Seager will miss at least 4 weeks with a broken wrist after being hit by a pitch. It took a lot of time, but AJ Pollock finally hits the IL again as well. On the other hand, the Dodgers will activate David Price and the Giants see Alex Dickerson return.
Batters are getting hit at a rate of almost one every game. The four most dangerous seasons for hit by pitches since the AL joined the NL in 1901 are this year (0.92 batters per game), last year (0.92), the year before that (0.84) and the year before that (0.80).
Tyler Glasnow continues to dominate and Seattle’s top prospect Jared Kelenic hit his first big league homer.
Tanking for years and still carry a losing team. That is what is happening with the Tigers. Their top draft picks over the last years are not leaving their mark while the others are not leaving much of an impression either. GM Al Avila’s head is on the block.
Chisholm, who was activated from the 10-day IL to hurt the Dodgers, looking good.
[MLB Trade Rumors] Team USA recruiting big bats for Olympics Qualifier
Across The Pacific
Taiwan closed borders for all foreigners currently not living in the country and postponed the national baseball competition after reporting 748 new cases of COVID. Prior to May 14, Taiwan had just 1,269 cases since the beginning of the pandemic.
Since the beginning of the 2011 season, the Lotte Giants have had eight managers, including one interim skipper, more than any other club in the Korea Baseball Organization (KBO) in that span.
Her Mun-hoe (what???) became the latest casualty on Tuesday. Larry Sutton, the Giants’ minor league manager, was promoted to take over the KBO club, becoming the second foreigner to be given the position.