Scott Coleman | Talking Chop: Atlanta signed 37-year-old Charlie Morton to a one-year extension with a club option for 2023. Both years are worth $20 million and the club option doesn’t include a buyout. Morton has a 3.29 FIP in 28 starts for Atlanta this season.
Evan Drellich | The Athletic $: Marvin Miller, the first executive director of the MLBPA, will finally be enshrined in the Hall of Fame on Wednesday. Miller certainly founded the strongest union in professional sports and perhaps the strongest union anywhere.
Anthony Franco | MLB Trade Rumors: After winning the season series against the Dodgers, the Giants still own the NL West. San Francisco’s success is attributable to many things especially Logan Webb’s breakout. Webb has a 2.90 FIP in 112 1⁄3 innings, and he has allowed two or fewer runs in each of his last 14 starts.
The Red Sox blew a 7-1 lead against the Rays and missed an opportunity to leapfrog the Yankees in the AL Wild Card race.
The Red Sox lost 11-10 to the Rays after leading 7-1.— ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) September 6, 2021
Entering play, Boston was 69-0 all-time when leading by 6+ runs against Tampa Bay. pic.twitter.com/DHalZqWZiH
In what was supposed to be a pitcher’s duel between Cy Young candidates Brandon Woodruff and Zack Wheeler, the Phillies hit six homers and beat the Brewers 12-0.
First career Grand Slam for Jean Segura to break this one wideeee open pic.twitter.com/JKimLQbL0D— Philadelphia Phillies (@Phillies) September 6, 2021
The Reds got Frank Schwindel’d out of a chance to gain ground on the Padres in NL Wild Card race. Meanwhile, the Cubs have won seven straight.
Another fine Schwing. pic.twitter.com/UVeGNVmjFZ— Chicago Cubs (@Cubs) September 6, 2021