The midseason pick-up of Duane Brown settled left tackle. Now 2017 second-round pick Ethan Pocic gets his turn at left guard. Center Justin Britt, their best overall lineman, is flanked at right guard by D.J. Fluker, who’s coming off a shaky season with the Giants but is a solid, experienced option over any of the youngsters.
Braun, who had an RBI single in the seventh and tripled in the ninth, is batting .403 with 40 RBI in 33 games in Philadelphia.
Counsell benched 3B Travis Shaw for failing to run out a ground ball to the pitcher in the seventh. Morgan’s throw was high, but 1B Carlos Santana had enough time to leap, find the bag and retire Shaw.
Brewers: Kratz, who was plunked in the left ribs and left upper arm, shook off getting hit both times.
Instead the decision was made to lie, and paint the picture that these players are anti-America, anti-flag and anti-military.
We will continue to fight for impacted citizens and give a voice to those who never had one.
Rays:RHP Chris Archer (left abdominal strain) is scheduled for a bullpen session Saturday and will face hitters Tuesday. … CF Kevin Kiermaier (torn ligament in his right thumb) is lined up to start a minor league rehab assignment Tuesday with Class A Charlotte. … SS Adeiny Hechavarria (right hamstring strain) could join Charlotte on Monday.
Fans watching batting practice got a treat when Ichiro Suzuki hit in the Mariners’ last batting practice group. The 44-year old special assistant to the chairman, who started the season as a player before the team moved him into the front office position, sent around a dozen balls into the right-field seats. Suzuki had 3,089 hits over 18 years in the majors.
Mariners: RHP Felix Hernandez (6-4) will make his 18th career start against Tampa Bay. He is 9-2 against the Rays including his perfect game on Aug. 15, Eagles coach Doug Pederson addresses White House visit: ‘We’re moving on’