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Morning Mound Visit: Truist Park to open to full capacity

A bad idea; a bad commissioner; a bad rotation doing good things

MLB: APR 14 Marlins at Braves Photo by David J. Griffin/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

Dayn Perry | CBS Sports: Starting May 7, the Atlanta Braves will allow 100 percent capacity at home games. Fans won’t need to provide proof of vaccination or a recent negative test. Atlanta will be the first team to open completely and permanently. The Rangers allowed for 100 percent capacity during the opening series but have since scaled back.

Craig Goldstein | Baseball Prospectus $: Commissioner Rob Manfred said Tuesday that he would move his efforts away from improving pace of play because Adam Silver told him the slow pace was perfect for gambling. That Manfred would so quickly abandon his primary goal is just further evidence that the man is out of touch.

Tony Wolfe | FanGraphs: The Giants are still tied with the Dodgers in the NL West and for the best record in the National League. They mostly have their rotation to thank. Kevin Gausman has been predictably excellent, but they’ve also gotten stellar contributions from Anthony DeSclafani, Alex Wood, Logan Webb, Aaron Sanchez, and before he got hurt, Johnny Cueto.

Quick Hits

Marty Foster made the most baffling interference call I’ve ever seen.

Byron Buxton went 5-for-5 including this infield hit where he beat out a routine grounder.

Freddie Freeman almost went 5-for-5, but Anthony Rizzo struck him out.