ESPN MLB Insider Buster Olney leads the baseball discussion alongside other top analysts.
Jessica Mendoza joins Buster to discuss Kevin Gausman putting it together with the Giants, how Aaron Hicks sitting out following the police shooting in Minnesota marks a shift in baseball’s culture, the benefits of MLB admitting it gets calls wrong, Tyler Glasnow putting it all together, Wil Myers’ start in Atlanta, Mike Trout’s consistency and the Cubs’ offense. Then, Sarah Langs talks about “The Ronald Acuña Jr. Show,” Glasnow’s induced swings and misses, and Shohei Ohtani’s serious exit velocity.
Up In Arms
Tim Kurkjian fills in for a traveling Buster, who calls in from the Atlanta airport to talk about the missed Alec Bohm replay call in Sunday’s Phillies-Braves game and why MLB should say it was wrong, his emotional interview with Freddie Freeman and Freeman’s family, Joe Musgrove grabbing the Padres’ first no-hitter, the versatility of the Red Sox, and Dave Roberts suggesting MLB is targeting Trevor Bauer under its new rule. Later, Buster goes rapid fire with Bryce Harper.
Karl Ravech joins Buster to discuss Michael Conforto getting hit by a pitch to win the game against the Phillies, the Angels continuing its strong start, Yermín Mercedes flat out raking, Trevor Bauer being investigated under the new foreign substance rule and Freddie Freeman. Then, Todd Radom stops by to talk about Chicago American Giants for his Forgotten Franchise and administer the weekly quiz.
Boog Sciambi joins Buster to discuss being the new guy on the Cubs broadcast team, his read on the squad, his thoughts on the mushball, if they believe the story A.J. Preller is telling about Fernando Tatis Jr.’s injury and Vin Scully’s call of Hank Aaron breaking the home run record. Then, ESPN’s injury expert Stephanie Bell talks about Tatis’ injury and why she’s skeptical he’ll make it through the season. Later, Sarah Langs on the Reds catching her eye, Giancarlo Stanton coming out hot, shutouts at Coors Field and Pablo Sandoval.
Least Favorite Player in the Majors
David Schoenfield joins Buster to discuss Fernando Tatis Jr. going to the 10-day IL, Nate Lowe’s tear, the budding legend of Akil Baddoo, the Yankees trading for Rougned Odor, the Red Sox’s Patriots Day uniforms and which division will finish with the current standings. Then, Hembo on data points for the mushball, why Odor could be interesting in New York, J.T. Realmuto and Pete Alonso’s defense.
Friend of Clint Frazier
Jessica Mendoza joins Buster to discuss Fernando Tatis Jr. going down with an injury, MLB avoiding a slow-drip disaster with the players by moving the All-Star Game, the Angels bandwagon, a strong start for Steven Matz, Jacob deGrom’s excellent debut in a losing effort and the Royals’ lineup. Then, Sarah Langs stops by with notes on Francisco Lindor’s historic salary, deGrom’s 100 mph pitches, Aaron Judge and Giancarlo Stanton homering in the same game, and if the A’s are in trouble. Later, Marly Rivera on the mushball, being back in the ballpark and Yankee fans booing Stanton.
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