Eric Stephen | True Blue LA: The Dodgers will likely be without Justin Turner, who is dealing with a groin strain, until Friday, but the make matters worse, they’re also looking at an IL stint for Mookie Betts. Betts is experiencing hip discomfort and didn’t appear in Tuesday’s win over the Phillies.
Matt Martell | Sports Illustrated: All 30 teams extended netting at their stadiums before the 2020 season, but fans are still getting hit with line drives. Historically, MLB has been slow to respond to fan injuries and deaths caused by foul balls in part because of legal cover given by a century-old ruling. Getting rid of that rule would go a long way toward fan safety at the ballpark.
Brian Menéndez | Five Thirty Eight: It’s one thing to go from castoff to everyday player, but Max Muncy went from the waiver wire to superstardom. Muncy continues to prove that his performance isn’t a fluke and that he’s one of the premier hitters in baseball.
Willians Astudillo got down on one knee and proposed that this baseball leave and never come back.
Down on one knee!— MLB (@MLB) August 11, 2021
Willians went down and crushed it. pic.twitter.com/MIK5FSosJ7
Down by two in the seventh, the Rays tied it up on a two-run double from Ji-man Choi
Now for the smoothest slide from Tuesday night.