Nationals ace and four-time Cy Young Award winner Max Scherzer had a bunting mishap during batting practice yesterday — but he’ll still be pitching with a broken nose. Whether Manny Machado has to sit out a game for his suspension rides on an appeal after an altercation with an umpire. If the umpires’ union had anything to say about it, it would have been more than that. Elsewhere, Giancarlo Stanton finally returned for the Yankees, and the White Sox’s Eloy Jimenez beat the the team that traded him away a couple of years ago.
Ouch, Max. But pitchers are tough (or at least this one is), so he won’t miss a start.
Max Scherzer broke his nose after taking a ball off the face during a bunting drill. pic.twitter.com/M9o4hYBj0J
— ESPN (@espn) June 19, 2019
Pretty aggressive of the Umpires Association to tweet this out. Imagine if players or managers did the same about umpires. The MLB later called the tweet “inappropriate.”
#Disappointed #LeadByExample #NotAppreciated #Violence #TemperTantrum #Inaction #NotTolerated #MakeanExampleof #OneGameSuspension #RepeatOffender #Nonsense #MLBUA @MLB @Padres @Buster_ESPN pic.twitter.com/pkcW5O1SnB
— Major League Baseball Umpires Association (@MLBUA) June 18, 2019
Giancarlo Stanton went 0-for-4 in his season debut, but much like Edwin Encarnacion the night before, bigger and more powerful contributions are surely coming.
.@Yankees reinstate OF Giancarlo Stanton from 10-day IL.
— MLBRosterMoves (@MLBRosterMoves) June 18, 2019
The game-winning homer in the White Sox-Cubs crosstown series opener came from Eloy Jimenez, who was traded as a top prospect from the Cubs to the White Sox two years ago.
As we all imagined years ago, Eloy Jiménez homers at Wrigley. pic.twitter.com/mCesynIBxN
— Cut4 (@Cut4) June 19, 2019
Speaking of the White Sox, they’ve become the first team to announce plans to extend protective netting for fans all the way from foul pole to foul pole.
The Chicago White Sox will be extending the protective netting in the team’s ballpark, a couple of weeks after a girl was struck by a foul ball during a Cubs-Astros game in Houston https://t.co/WsiwTro7Wz
— CNN (@CNN) June 19, 2019
• Nationals pitcher Max Scherzer to start despite broken nose | Associated Press
• Finally back from injury, Giancarlo Stanton needs to prove his worth to Yankees in October | Yahoo Sports