Marlins first baseman Justin Bour recorded his first career stolen base in Miami’s 3-2 loss to Arizona on June 1. It only took him 310 games in the majors to do it.
He didn’t feel great coming in, and then as he started his throwing program in the bullpen, a couple of things happened: one, he didn’t feel great; two, he didn’t look great, according to our coaches, and so we scratched him, Hinch said. We found out as guys were finishing up their warmups. It was a quick decision to scratch him.
Rookie reliever Dayan Diaz, called up earlier Wednesday to provide a fresh arm for the bullpen, made his first MLB start and lasted just 2 2/3 innings while allowing three runs on four hits to take the loss.
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After winning 11 straight, the Astros (42-18) have now lost two in a row but still enter Thursday’s games with a 12-game lead on the second-place Mariners in the AL West. With such a sizable lead in the division, the Astros will probably be all right without Keuchel for a week-plus.
It’s definitely best to play things safe in June than to have potentially more serious issues in September.
Some people wanted Smoltz out of the rotation at the 1991 All-Star break. Mazzone wouldn’t hear of it. Nor would Cox, who had the power to make the change.
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Greg Maddux and Tom Glavine mirrored Smoltz by going to Cooperstown after innumerable successful years with the Braves. Many other pitchers from Denny Neagle to Kevin Millwood to Kent Mercker had the best years of their careers in Atlanta.