Ken Rosenthal | The Athletic ($): Rosenthal dives into how the Giants have led the pack in the NL West for the entire summer. Hint: it’s youth and innovative thinking.
Kevin Goldstein | FanGraphs: Despite the White Sox running away with the American League Central, Jose Abreu is not getting nearly enough accolades for his performance this season.
CBS Boston Staff: Xander Bogaerts left the Red Sox game on Tuesday night due to a positive COVID test result. The Sox are one of a handful of teams that have not gotten to 85 percent vax rate, and it’s showing. In a game that was a comedy of errors, Boston had their worst performance of the season.
Shohei Ohtani continues to be a highlight of the game. Last night he stole home in a double steal against the Yankees.
We know Javy Baez has been on the hot-seat in New York since his comments about fans booing the floundering Mets. Winning cures all, as he scored from first base ON A SINGLE hit to shallow left field:
THE METS WIN!!!!— SNY (@SNYtv) August 31, 2021
ARE YOU KIDDING pic.twitter.com/qTMRVH07RG
Oh, and afterwards, everyone on the field, including team President Sandy Alderson, had to look for Baez’ lost earring:
Sandy Alderson is on the field, combing the area in front of home plate for what I now believe is Báez's earring. Sandy Alderson. Is out hunting for Báez's jewelry. AFTER ALL THAT.— Chelsea Janes (@chelsea_janes) August 31, 2021
You simply cannot make up the storylines for this Mets season.