MLB umpires to announce replay decisons for 1st time
", big league umpires will be heard saying “Overturned!” and “Upheld!” for the first time this season. “Major league umpires will conduct in-park announcements during the replay review process,” Major League Baseball announced Friday. Until now, umpires had revealed their decisions such as safe and out with hand signals. The NFL had an initial replay system from 1986-91, abandoned it, then reinstalled it for the 1999 season. The NHL added a replay system in 1991 and the NBA in 2002.wftv.com
LEADING OFF: Padres, Yanks carry on thru COVID outbreaks
(AP Photo/David Zalubowski) (David Zalubowski)A look at what's happening around the majors Thursday:___PANDEMIC PROBLEMSThe San Diego Padres and New York Yankees are both short-staffed due to COVID-19 outbreaks, but neither has had to interrupt their schedule. The Padres are off on Thursday before starting a home series against NL Central-leading St. Louis on Friday night. Manager Aaron Boone said MLB’s Joint COVID-19 Health and Safety Committee is waiting and reviewing a number of test results. “The key in most cases is not being satisfied with scoring the one run,” Reds manager David Bell said. The Reds will see if they get any extra work when Luis Castillo (1-4, 6.42 ERA) pitches the opener of a four-game series at Colorado.wftv.com
Virus-depleted Padres add Myers to IL before doubleheader
To take their place, San Diego recalled infielder/outfielder Brian O’Grady from Triple-A El Paso and selected the contract of outfielder Patrick Kivlehan. It left San Diego scrambling for replacements for the doubleheader. O’Grady has hit safely in all six games he's played at El Paso this season. The 31-year-old Kivlehan has played in six games for El Paso, hitting .231 with a homer. San Diego also recalled lefty Nick Ramirez from Triple-A El Paso to serve as the team's 27th player for the doubleheader.wftv.com
Dbacks bop Rockies 13-7; Blackmon hitless, drops under .500
(AP Photo/David Zalubowski)DENVER Starling Marte homered and drove in four runs as the Arizona Diamondbacks battered the Colorado Rockies 13-7 Wednesday in a Coors Field slugfest featuring 34 hits, but none by blistering Charlie Blackmon. Blackmon began the game batting an astonishing .500 for the Rockies. Blackmon was on deck when Trevor Story, who doubled twice and singled, grounded into a game-ending double play. Rockies: Following an off day Thursday, the Rockies begin a stretch of 20 games in 20 days starting Friday night in a series opener against the Texas Rangers. Colorado RHP Ryan Castellani (0-0, 0.00 ERA) is slated to start against the Rangers RHP Lance Lynn (2-0, 1.16 ERA).
Bard wins in 1st MLB game since '13, Rockies beat Texas 3-2
Colorado Rockies shortstop Trevor Story (27) makes the tag on Texas Rangers' Elvis Andrus (1) who was attempting to steal in the fourth inning of a baseball game Saturday, July 25, 2020, in Arlington, Texas. (AP Photo/Richard W. Rodriguez)ARLINGTON, Texas Daniel Bard won in his first major league game in more than seven years, pitching 1 1-3 scoreless innings in relief for the Colorado Rockies in a 3-2 win over the Texas Rangers on Saturday. A first-round pick by the Boston Red Sox in 2006, Bard made his big league debut three years later. The Rangers left 12 runners on base, including multiple runners in the fifth through eighth innings. LHP Kyle Freeland, who was 3-11 last season, pitches for Colorado.