JML update, August 10, 2018 (Games of Aug. 9)

Posted on: August 10th, 2018 by Ron Kaplan

Joc Pederson‘s pinch-hit home run gave the LA Dodgers (64-52) a 2-1 lead over the host Colorado Rockies in the seventh. It was the 18th long-ball for Pederson who remained in the game and struck out to end the ninth after the Dodgers scored three for the 8-5 win.

Kevin Pillar was 1-for-4 with an RBI and a stolen base as the Toronto Blue Jays (52-62) broke the visiting Boston Red Sox’s (81-35) winning streak with an 8-5 win.

Alex Bregman was 1-for-5 out of the lead-off spot as the Houston Astros (73-43) lost to the Seattle Mariners, 8-6. Here’s a nice story on “Astros’ Leader In Helping Others? The Alex Bregman He Won’t Let You See.”

Ryan Braun was 0-for-4 as the Milwaukee Brewers (66-52) lost to the visiting San Diego Padres, 8-4. Robert Stock did not appear for the Padres (46-71). Here’s a not-so-nice story asking if Braun should be reduced to a part-time player. Sad.

Danny Valencia did not appear for the Baltimore Orioles (35-80) who lost to the host Tampa Bay Rays, 5-4.

Gabe Kapler‘s Philadelphia Phillies were off yesterday.

On the DL:

  • Ian Kinsler, Boston
  • Max Fried, Atlanta Braves
  • Richard  Bleier, Orioles
  • Ryan Sherriff, St. Louis Cardinals


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