Happy Friday, everyone!
Even on just a few hours of sleep, José Ramírez continues to be a role model and an inspiration to kids at the Thomas Jefferson International Newcomers Academy in Cleveland.
Would Oscar Mercado be the savior of the Indians? Doubtful, but we’ll have to wait a bit longer to find out for sure.
Around the league
- Former pitching coach for the Nationals Derek Lilliquist has been fired.
- Stephen Strasburg sets the MLB record as the quickest pitcher to hit 1,500 career strikeouts.
- Carlos Rodon is on the IL with elbow inflammation in his pitching arm.
- There will be no more Fortnite in the Red Sox clubhouse.
- It’s almost Shotime.
- Bring on the robot umps:
As per popular request...(5/2) #Reds v #Mets Umpire Marty Foster called a strike during a Dominic Smith at bat on a pitch that missed the strike zone by 4.46 inches. Barring data corrections, Foster had the worst game of his career -- missing more than 25% of his calls. pic.twitter.com/ZxyzkE5aAu— Umpire Auditor (@UmpireAuditor) May 2, 2019