Robert is going to be a star. Yoan and Eloy look great at the plate, but their defense is questionable. Abreu is Abreu. I hope Rodon and Lopez are okay (nothing longterm). Dallas and Gio are a great 1 & 2. Also, that bullpen is solid. Super excited for this season. I hope everyone stays healthy and sticks to the preventative suggestions by MLB.
If Robert keeps getting on base like he is, Tim Anderson is going to have to find somewhere else to hit in the lineup. Sad to see Rodon go down again. But I am looking forward to seeing Dunning and Flores. And Detweiller needs to stay in the bullpen. Sans the doubleheader, this has been a really fun season so far.
I think the NHL is showing that Baseball probably should have done the Arizona bubble plan. This is going to be set up as one of the rare years that we finally have 2 good teams… and will get cancelled.
Aaron Judge homered five games in a row, first since ARod in 2007 and the 10th Yankee overall. The Bambino in 1921 and Iron Horse in 1931 were the first two Yankees to do it, Donnie Baseball in 1987 has one of the all-time record with home runs in eight consecutive games.
—–I do not understand why he is still on the staff—–
The only reason i can think of is either it’s Ken Williams or Reinsdorf’s order. I know it seems far fetched to think Jerry Reinsdorf would get involved in on field matters but as we have seen countless times on the White Sox and Bulls, Reinsdorf can be loyal to a fault.
- Jose Abreu's Next Homer - Tuesday, Aug 4, 20 @ 10:15 am:
Bartolo Colon is ready and willing and has a phone; call him Rick.
worried about the arms of the Sox. but wow, did the captain…Abreu is really that…come up big last night. and then YoYo. and Robert is positively amazing in all aspects of his game. loved the Jason/Stoney discussion a couple games back where they described how Robert adjusts not just from bat to bat but from pitch to pitch.
Early returns make it clear that irrespective of covid issues, all teams and players are looking at more injuries than seem normal for the start of a season. I would be concerned if I were a pitcher in particular. The disruption in preparation and routine this year seems to be taking a toll. Would not be surprised to see a spate of opt outs going forward due to this as well as covid.
- Bruce (no not him) - Tuesday, Aug 4, 20 @ 11:27 am:
Saw that the Cubs-cards series is still on pending another series of clean tests by the Cards.
I still don’t think I’d touch them. Or breath their air.
- Top of the State - Tuesday, Aug 4, 20 @ 11:55 am:
Just heard that the Field of Dreams MLB game was cancelled in Iowa. Sorry to hear, but hope it can be scheduled for 2021.