Vasilis Drimalitis | Amazin’ Avenue: Jacob deGrom was scratched from his start Tuesday with right lat tightness. deGrom won’t throw for a few days but will avoid the IL for now.
Ben Clemens | FanGraphs: Kris Bryant has returned to form and he has a new swing (and a lack of injuries) to thank. Bryant’s new approach has allowed him to crush high pitches after feasting on pitches low in the zone in the first part of his career.
Jake Mailhot | Lookout Landing: Not all spin is created equal, and this fact has led Jake Mailhot to revisit Stuff+, a way to measure the qualities of a pitcher’s arsenal.
Huascar Ynoa hit a grand slam, once again proving that the universal DH is a dumb, bad idea.
Huascar Ynoa keeps putting on a Sho pic.twitter.com/lMPsOso1sI— Bally Sports: Braves (@BravesOnBally) May 5, 2021
Dylan Cease went 3-for-3 against three different pitchers, which rules, and again, wouldn’t have happened with the universal DH.
Career 1.000 BA and 1.500 SLG%. Is Dylan Cease the best hitter in Major League history? We're just asking the question. pic.twitter.com/21R2osFDtA— Chicago White Sox (@whitesox) May 5, 2021
Clayton Kershaw had his shortest start ever, giving up four runs in one inning.
Clayton Kershaw lasted only 1 inning in the Dodgers 7-1 loss to the Cubs, the shortest start of his career (361st start of his career).— ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) May 4, 2021
The Dodgers are 4-11 in their last 15 games, the 2nd-worst record in MLB since April 18 ahead of only the Tigers. pic.twitter.com/5K7iJD8Jio