The Marlins got trounced by the Rangers last night, 10-4. Christian Yelich homered, doubled and accounted for all four Fish RBI. Dan Straily had his worst performance of the season, giving up as many hits (10) and runs (6) as he has all season. In total, the Marlins gave up four home runs.
The loss comes on the heels of some bad news for the team, as Justin Bour (oblique) and JT Riddle (bicep tendinitis) were both put on the 10-day DL. IF Mike Aviles and C Tomas Telis were called up to take their spots on the roster.
In the latest sale news, Wayne Rothbaum and Jeb Bush both met with Commissioner Manfred concerning their effort to purchase the team. It’s pretty much status quo from the last time I wrote this piece, though: Jeter is Loria’s preference, but Rothbaum/Bush and Jorge Mas are all still in the hunt.
Around the League
Trade season is in full swing, with less than a week to go before the deadline. The Red Sox acquired UT Eduardo Nunez from the Giants for a couple minor league pitchers overnight. The Brewers acquired RP Anthony Swarzak, in the midst of a career year, from the White Sox for minor league OF Ryan Cordell, the Brewers’ 17th best prospect.
The recently-traded Todd Frazier did not endear himself to his home fans, as his first at-bat in Yankee pinstripes resulted in a triple play.
The pennant race is on and the Royals have joined in. They’ve won seven straight after last night’s victory and are now just one game out of the Central Division lead currently held by the Indians. The Indians weren’t ready to relinquish that lead though, as they hit two grand slams, the last of which was an Edwin Encarnacion walk-off in the 11th inning to beat the Angels.