Dave Roberts said he “took exception” to Trent Grisham not showing the respect he believes he should’ve shown to a pitcher like Clayton Kershaw. He said he has no problem with players admiring home runs but he thinks a pitcher of Kershaw’s caliber deserves more respect.
I suppose the one plus to the pandemic is that they can make the absolute correct call to move these games with a minimum of fuss and debate. No one's fighting for lost gate receipts and there's no potential scheduling conflicts at the parks.
If Buxton can hit another sac fly or two without drawing another walk, he could break Ernie Bowman's record for most at-bats in a completed season with an OBP lower than his BA. Bowman put up a .184/.181 line in 125 AB in 1963. Buxton is currently at .270/.272 in 111 AB.Byron Buxton has homered twelve times since the last time he walked (he has one walk this season).
This is a bit strange with only a week left in the season.Gardenhire is retiring, effective today.