Playing in the major leagues until the age of 40 is an accomplishment in itself. Playing at an elite level, that’s just unheard of. Well, Nelson Cruz isn’t like every player.
At the age of 39 last year, Cruz finished the season with 41 homers and 108 RBI. He’s picked up right where he left off so far this season, including yesterday. On Sunday, Cruz had one of the best games of his career. He finished with two homers, seven runs driven in and two doubles.... at 40!
Nelson Cruz today:— Starting 9 (@Starting9) July 26, 2020
4-5, 2 bombs, 2 doubles
The man is a freak pic.twitter.com/Fvs7hStxD4
The mystery surrounding Justin Verlander is sure interesting. Earlier today, it was reported he’d be out for the remainder of the season with an elbow injury.
Astros ace and reigning American League Cy Young winner Justin Verlander is out for the remainder of the season with an elbow injury, two people with knowledge of the situation tell the Chronicle - https://t.co/oqbLvn4mLi— Chandler Rome (@Chandler_Rome) July 26, 2020
Then, just a few hours later, Verlander tweeted saying that those reports were false.
The report that I’m currently missing the rest of the season is not accurate. There is a forearm strain... I’m hopeful that with some rest it will heal and I’ll be able to return soon. Thank you for all the well wishes.— Justin Verlander (@JustinVerlander) July 26, 2020
Have we seen the last of Verlander in 2020? I’m not sure. This will be something to keep an eye on.
Through the first three games of the MLB season, there are zero unbeaten teams remaining. How rare is that? Well, it hasn’t been done in nearly 70 years.
Four days into the season and there are no unbeaten teams left. It's the first time since 1954 - when there were only 16 MLB teams - that no team started 3-0.— ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) July 27, 2020
We had our very first socially-distanced altercation on Sunday. It went exactly how you thought it would go.
Here are first impressions for all 30 MLB teams. It’s only been three games, but there’s a first impression for everything, right?