Giving Sandoval anything to get his bat on in that situation was a big mistake. Realmuto called for a fastball in off the plate. The 92-mph pitch, Nola's 84th of the game, caught some plate and the quick-batted Sandoval, in swing mode with an 0-2 count, did not miss it.
Worst case: The Red Sox's 2021 season looks pretty much like the 2020 season, only for a full six months. Martinez seems done. Sale's injury rehab lingers, and Boston's overall run prevention turns into a nightmare and leads to a fourth-place finish. -- DoolittleLos Angeles Dodgers
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Lamb won't be expected to hit 30 homers in a reserve role this season. But any amount of his old production he can rediscover can help the White Sox try to fill the Jiménez-sized hole in their lineup. Lamb is ready and willing to head out to left field, if need be, but the corner-outfield spot isn't the only thing that needs to be accounted for with Jiménez on the shelf. The White Sox will need replacements offensively, too.Chicago White Sox
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The Padres avoided a shutout when Fernando Tatis Jr. hit his first homer of the season with two outs in the ninth, off Chris Devenski, who got the save.
“Adrenaline is definitely starting to come back. Obviously different than it was last year having to kind of create your own adrenaline,” Green said. “Last year, you kind of had to realize the big situations, and now the fans will kind of tell you the big situations.”Toronto Blue Jays
Trevor Bauer was up to his usual antics after picking up his first win as a Los Angeles Dodger.
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