Here is a look ataround the majors Thursday:
All players, managers, coaches, and umpires will wear No. 42 to celebrate Jackie Robinson Day, marking the anniversary of when the Brooklyn Dodgers Hall of Famer made hisdebut and broke the sport’s color barrier in 1947.
A video produced by MLB Network titled “Thank You, Jackie,” narrated byCurtis Granderson will present Robinson’s impact as a champion on and off the field and be shown at ballparks. Teams that are off Thursday will honor Robinson when they play Friday.
Granderson is president of The Players Alliance, an organization of current and formeradvocating for Black representation in the sport. Jason Heyward, Jackie Bradley Jr., and David Price will be among the 100-plus players donating all or part of their game-day salaries on Jackie Robinson Day to support The Players Alliance.
J.D. Martinez and the Red Sox try for their 10th straight win and a four-game sweep at Target Field. Boston has its longestin 2018, a season that ended with a World Series title.
On Wednesday, Alex Verdugo got five hits in a doubleheader sweep,. Garrett Richards (0-1, 10.29) starts the wrapup for Boston against Michael Pineda (1-0, 1.64 ERA). .
Astros general manager James Click said he couldn’t know if a player hador been exposed to someone who had. There was no timetable for any of them to return.
The Astros had to send eight pitchers home during spring training because of virus concerns.
WHAT DOES IT TAKE?
Jacob deGrom makes his third season start for the Mets, again hoping for a win. And some run support, too.
, the Mets ace is 0-1 despite allowing just one run in 14 innings, striking out 21 with two walks. This has become familiar territory for the two-time NL Cy Young — despite deGrom’s 2.06 ERA in 78 starts since the 2018 season; New York is only 36-42 with him on the mound in those games.
DeGrom starts against Zach Eflin and the Phillies at Citi Field. DeGrom shut out Philadelphia for six innings in his first start of the year.
Bo Bichette has an 11-game hitting streak, tying his career best. He, including a game-ending drive, to lead Toronto over the Yankees on Wednesday. The a series at Kansas City.
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