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Morning Mound Visit: Marcell Ozuna out six weeks with dislocated fingers

Ozuna hits the IL; Gallegos gets his hat taken away; Changes are coming

Philadelphia Phillies v Atlanta Braves Photo by Todd Kirkland/Getty Images

Kris Willis | Talking Chop: Marcell Ozuna is expected to miss six weeks after dislocating two of his fingers on a slide Tuesday night. Ozuna joins Christian Pache, Mike Soroka, and Huascar Ynoa on the injured list.

Katie Woo | The Athletic $: Joe West’s umpiring crew forced Giovanny Gallegos to change hats because of a suspected foreign substance. Cardinals manager Mike Shildt took umbrage with how Gallegos was targeted while other players are “flipping the bird at the league with how they’re cheating in this game with concocted substances. There are players that have been monetized for it.” Trevor Bauer sells “Legalize Pine Tar” shirts and hats on his website, so that’s likely what Shildt was referring to.

Russell Carleton | Baseball Prospectus $: Changes are coming to MLB’s rules whether we think they are warranted or not. The strikeout rate continues to climb, and more things will be done to get the ball in play.

Quick Hits

Austin Slater and Jason Vosler went back-to-back to erase a two-run deficit in the eighth inning.

Jake Cronenworth preserved a 2-1 lead in the 10th with a diving stop and a throw home.

Adolis García hit his 16th homer of the season to tie Vladimir Guerrero Jr. for the league lead.