"Everything he's done, he's earned," La Russa said. "He's got to realize there's five more months of starts. Six months, hopefully."
St. Louis Cardinals utility man Matt Carpenter continues to silence the critics after he hit another home run on Friday against the Pittsburgh Pirates.Pittsburgh Pirates
Harper, who came away basically unhurt after taking a 97-mph fastball in the face Wednesday night, got a day off. So, too, did Didi Gregorius, who was hit in the ribs by a 96-mph fastball in that game.
Strop, who signed this spring as a minor-league free agent, pitched two scoreless appearances in relief for the Cubs, most recently April 16. He had been added as a replacement player from the alternate site after three relievers went on the COVID-19-related injured list that week.Tampa Bay Rays
So Robert's admission that he had COVID-19 during the offseason came as a bit of a head-turner.
I believe that Yarbrough turned a corner in his past two starts. After a pair of disappointing outings, the Rays have used an opener in his past two outings and the results have been excellent. Having an opener ahead of Yarbrough gives him an even better chance to secure wins, as he now has until the sixth or seventh inning for his team to take a lead. Yarbrough continues to flash his trademark control skills and is also continuing a career-long pattern of limiting hard contact.New York Yankees
The Braves called up William Contreras, the brother of Willson, as backup catcher Alex Jackson was also placed on the injured list. Puns forgiven (please), the Braves really can’t catch a break.Baltimore Orioles
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