Happy Tuesday, everyone!
Right now, Shane Bieber would line up to pitch in the wild card game. But if needed, things could be shuffled to line up Mike Clevinger to pitch in the do-or-die game.
How awful would it be if Yan Gomes kept the Tribe out of the playoffs?
Around the league
- Ned Yost is retiring.
- Scott Boras is mad about slippery bases.
- Gary Sanchez hopes he’ll be able to play in October.
- J.T. Realmuto didn’t play on Monday due to right knee soreness.
- I think something may be up with the baseballs:
From the beginning of MLB history through 1990 -- around 115 years -- only 22 teams total finished a season with at least 200 home runs.— Jeff Passan (@JeffPassan) September 23, 2019
In 2019 alone, 23 teams have hit 200 or more home runs -- and Cardinals this week will make 24.
Yet another reminder: This year is abnormal.