Monday night’s Phillies-San Francisco Giants game was played as scheduled even though the Phillies were without three players and two coaches who were placed into COVID-19 protocol earlier in the day.
Boston Red Sox
When this season began, Verdugo needed a weekend to find his bearings, much like the rest of the team. He went 0 for 11 while being swept by the Orioles, but since then he has exploded, hitting .351 with two homers, 11 RBIs, and a 1.067 OPS.
Next up: The Cubs and Braves are back at it again on Saturday at 1:20 p.m. Huascar Ynoa (0-0, 0.75 ERA) and Trevor Williams (1-1, 6.75 ERA) are the probable starters.
San Francisco Giants
A baseball player being drafted twice is fairly common, out of high school and then after that if they decided to go college. But Kazmar was drafted three times, originally in the 32nd round by the St. Louis Cardinals in 2002 out of high school, then in the 37th round in 2003 by the Oakland Athletics and finally in the fifth round of the 2004 draft by the San Diego Padres.
New York Mets
There’s a chance the Nationals are merely being cautious here, but Strasburg’s injury history suggest something more could be at play. Strasburg last played a full season in 2019, in which he put up stellar numbers, including an 18-6 record, 3.32 ERA and a career-high 209 innings pitched.
Cashman added that Boone has the power to switch things up in the outfield, infield or anywhere else in the lineup if need be.
diybaseballsocks.comMLB Socks CustomLefties Josh Naylor, Jake Bauers and Ben Gamel are likely to be in the outfield tonight, so that may relegate Reyes to pinch-hitting duties only. That trio is cheap, and they are in the mix if looking for a full stack with Cesar Hernandez.