Kate Preusser and John Trupin | Lookout Landing: The Mariners are expected to call up Jarred Kelenic before Thursday’s game in Cleveland. Kelenic is Seattle’s top prospect and one of the best outfield prospects in baseball.
Lindsey Adler | The Athletic $: MLB’s changes to the baseball have decreased the number of home runs, but they’ve also decreased offense across the board. A lighter baseball not only carries less, but it can be thrown at higher velocities and with more movement, giving pitchers a distinct advantage.
Rob Mains and Derek Rhoads | Baseball Prospectus $: Injuries aren’t just up compared to 2018 and 2019, they’re up compared to 2020 as well which was an outlier itself.
Cedric Mullins hit a triple on a pop-up.
Pop-up triple because Cedric Mullins. pic.twitter.com/JW7SR5NTPT— Baltimore Orioles (@Orioles) May 11, 2021
Jared Walsh and Justin Upton hit back-to-back homers to help the Angels beat the Astros 5-4.
One homer to right. One homer to left. Back-to-back. pic.twitter.com/xm8vTo2Alq— MLB (@MLB) May 11, 2021
Brandon Belt hit his eighth homer of the year. Since the start of the 2020 season, Belt is hitting .277/.397/.550 for a 157 wRC+ in 292 plate appearances.