Jared Wyllys | MLB.com: Chris Bassitt was hit in the head with a comebacker during Tuesday’s game against the White Sox. Bassitt was taken to a hospital and remained conscious the entire time. Hopefully, Bassitt can make a quick, full recovery.
Ben Clemens | FanGraphs: Eugenio Suárez and the Reds are in striking distance of the second Wild Card spot. If Suárez can rediscover his power, Cincinnati will be in a much better position to chase down and hold off San Diego.
Brian Duricy | Baseball Prospectus $: Loss aversion bias is the phenomenon wherein losses are felt more negatively than gains of equal absolute value. While this generally applies to finding a fiver on the ground compared to opening your wallet to discover that you lost a fiver, it also applies to baserunning. The modern baserunner is less prone to risks, but that’s because we know how bad outs are for scoring runs.
Jo Adell hit a grand slam to break a 2-2 tie.
Jo Adell with the SLAM. pic.twitter.com/ywNOZKmm3W— MLB (@MLB) August 18, 2021
Marcus Stroman likely won himself a Gold Glove with this play to deny Brandon Belt of a bunt single.
say it with us— Cut4 (@Cut4) August 18, 2021
PITCHERS ARE ATHLETES TOO pic.twitter.com/XLDJgByv67
Wandy Peralta deflected a line drive and still managed to get the out and escape from a jam.
Way to stick with it Wandy pic.twitter.com/8d9tod1WkF— New York Yankees (@Yankees) August 18, 2021