Even though Lance McCullers is only 41 regular-season starts into his career, the 23-year-old righthander's home and road splits are too drastic to ignore.
The Indians can't seem to beat Dallas Keuchel, and the Astros can't seem to beat Trevor Bauer.
Just a day after he played the role of hero by making a terrific catch at the wall to rob Jason Kipnis of a homer, Astros outfielder Josh Reddick lamented a pair of balls he couldn't quite catch in the first inning that loomed large in Houston's 7-6 loss to the Indians on Wednesday night at Progressive Field.
A day after Teoscar Hernandez bruised his lower left leg in a nasty on-field collision with second baseman Jose Altuve, the Astros placed the just-recalled outfielder on the 10-day disabled list.
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As you may have heard, MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred is trying to shorten the length of baseball games.
Derek Jeter will likely be the smilin’ face of the Miami Marlins indefinitely. He’ll sit behind or just to the side of home plate, wearing Marlins gear and cheering when Giancarlo Stanton hits a home run, unless he’s grousing when they blow a lead in the ninth inning. It’s going to be the oddest danged thing.
Eric Thames has been an early season revelation. The 30-year-old, home run smacking superstar exploded in April for the Brewers to tie an MLB record.