There’s never a good time to lose a bunch of ballgames, but perhaps the worst time is when three of your division rivals are on a tear in the midst of a shortened, 60-game season. The Diamondbacks (6-10) stumble into Denver on Monday to play the Rockies (11-4), who have won seven of their last nine and are 5-2 in their own ballpark this season. Surprisingly, the Rockies are fourth in MLB in team ERA at just 2.84, their bullpen ERA (3.19) is seventh-best and their starter ERA (2.65) is third.
That is the lowest amount for baseball’s highest-paid player since Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Kevin Brown made $15.7 million in 2000. Players receive about 37% of their 2020 pay under the formula agreed to in March by MLB and the union, a figure the union wound up keeping during bitter negotiations that failed to produce an agreement.
Blackmon’s hit streak reaches 13 in Seattle | MLB.com Charlie Blackmon is on fire, but this is the kind of heat you don’t want to be extinguished. During yesterday’s game in Seattle, he extended his hitting streak to 13 games. Since beginning his hitting streak, he is 27-for-51 and within that has had three doubles and a homer against lefties.