The Rays dropped to 4-6 by finishing up the season’s first road trip 0-5, including a three game sweep in Baltimore over the weekend. They thankfully have an off day today before going up against the somehow even more dysfunctional Red Sox.
John Romano with a nice feature on Dave and Andy.
Manny Margot’s back stiffened up on Sunday.
#Rays Margot was taken out because lower back stiffened up, but isn't expected to miss any time, Cash said— Marc Topkin (@TBTimes_Rays) August 2, 2020
Pitching Ninja sharing Chaz Roe trade secrets.
This is amazing. Horizontal break on these sliders: 18.0 inches, 19.2 inches, 15.6 inches, 19.2 inches.— David Adler (@_dadler) August 2, 2020
Diekman's slider was breaking 6 inches before he asked PitchingNinja for Chaz Roe's grip a week ago (Roe's slider break: 22.8 inches). Now Diekman is a lefty Chaz Roe?? https://t.co/2eNcIX591i
Brendan McKay set to return.
Mike Trout and his wife Jessica welcome a baby boy.
In his second start, Ohtani walks five in under two innings of work.
Following game today, #Angels RHP Shohei Ohtani expressed some discomfort in his pitching arm and has been sent for an MRI. Don't have results for MRI yet.— Mike DiGiovanna (@MikeDiGiovanna) August 3, 2020
When Yoenis Cespedes didn't show up today, the Mets sent security to his room. They found it empty. He had taken his belongings, just up and left, and through his agent informed the team mid-game that he was opting out, according to Mets GM Brodie Van Wagenen.— Jeff Passan (@JeffPassan) August 2, 2020
Manfred on why he thinks there can be a “credible” season despite teams playing a different amount of games.
Joey Votto to the IL with Covid like symptoms.
The Cardinals have “multiple” new positive tests.
The Marlins are returning to the field. They had no positives for the second day in a row.