“It wiped me out pretty good for about 10 days,” he said. “Lost about 18 pounds, which could be good, I guess, right? But I wasn’t looking to lose 18 pounds and it happened quickly, so that’s not good on your body and puts pressure in a lot of places.”
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The trouble is Sale has been far from an All-Star since that deal was penned. He made 25 appearances in 2019, going 6-11 with an ERA of 4.40. His performances reflected the drop-off he showed in the 2018 postseason when he had an ERA of 5.76 in 25 innings pitched. Elbow inflammation ended his season early.
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“I think what he means when he says that is, inherently in this game, you’re defined by what you do, the back of your baseball card – whatever it is,” Bryant said. “That’s what you’re defined as. But at the end of the day, you do have to find your own individual identity to ultimately help the team.”
Baltimore didn’t get a hit until top prospect Adley Rutschman doubled off Jordan Romano with two outs in the seventh. Rutschman, a catcher and the top pick in the 2019 draft, fouled off five straight two-strike pitches before connecting.
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SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — If Pedro Strop’s violation of baseball’s COVID-19 protocols was a reminder of the ongoing pandemic (and how seriously MLB is taking it), it was also a reminder of how much greater the challenge might be for baseball to pull off this season without interruption than even last year.
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The 2020 season had a general air of weirdness. Sure, it was a legitimate championship season, but reality felt understandably skewed and convoluted. A schedule that otherwise feels normal will be a more pressing litmus test for seven-inning doubleheaders and the extra-innings rule that places a man on second to begin every frame, as well as the bedrock assumption that the baseball will behave as we expect.