If his right arm isn’t healed in time for his next start, maybe Vince Velasquez can pitch with his left.
Hit on his pitching arm by a line drive, Velasquez made a dazzling throw with his left hand, and Philadelphia overcame an early injury to its starting pitcher to beat the Washington Nationals 3-2 on Saturday night.
It is well-known he is one of our best all-around athletes, Phillies manager Gabe Kapler said. You just would never predict that.
As the game goes, you kind of get that flat feeling, Mattingly said. He was just a handful. He’s able to do some different things with the ball and change gears on you.
Three relievers completed a 10-hitter for Arizona’s fourth shutout of the season.
That complication is going to make trade talks extremely difficult for the Spurs before Thursday’s draft.
They are not going to want to rush something like that, one general manager told Sporting News. The teams they’re dealing with are looking at too much uncertainty, and that’s got to drive down the price they’re willing to pay. The Spurs will have a hard time getting fair value for him, but you’d rather get quarters on the dollar than pennies on the dollar.
Another executive pointed out that it was around this time last year that rumors about impending deals swirled around stars Paul George and Kyrie Irving, and there was some inkling that those deals could be finalized before the draft.