May 17, 2021
Here’s ‘The Starting 9’ for today’s show …
1. Dodger Blues – C. Seager (fractured hand) on the IL, taking a shot on A. Pujols
2. Winning Waiver Bids (from SXM Host league) – Zunino ($75), J. Stallings $35), R. Grossman ($35), M. Rojas ($78), Y. Diaz ($1), Lux ($51), Brujan ($22), E. Pagan ($28), Loaisiga ($31), Pham, L. Cain, Herera ($26)
3. Player Profile – Nick Maton
4. Hamstrung in New York – Conforto heading to IL and McNeil could join him as both are dealing with hamstring injuries … the Mets’ offense continues to stagger
5. MLB News/Notes – Acuna (ankle) with a shot of playing Monday/NYY ‘hopes’ that Stanton gets to play in TEX/Strasburg goes 4.1 innings in rehab start/Maeda, supposedly, dealing with a groin issue/Lamet goes 37 pitches out of the bullpen/L. Weaver (shoulder) pulled early/K. Hayes (wrist) plans to begin his rehab assignment this week/K. Marte (hammy) to start rehab assignment tonight/D. Price (hammy) activated for tonight/T. O’Neil (finger) called DTD
Stanton – ended up on the IL afterall.
6. The Return and Success of Mitch Haniger
7. Weekly Planner Highlights – Studs in the minors/KC, MIL, STL with 5 games/TEX LH power gets 7 games of RH pitching/Jon Lester, Stream of the Week
8. ‘Random Reference’ – Rex Brothers
9. ‘Stamp of Approval’ – padded cones of shame and Matchbox Cars.