Coldfusion

Tyler Glasnow injury: Five starting pitching candidates ahead of 2021 MLB trade deadline

The Tampa Bay Rays suffered a blow on Tuesday when an MRI revealed that ace Tyler Glasnow had developed a partially torn ulnar collateral ligament and a flexor tendon strain. It’s unclear if Glasnow, who is attempting to rehab the injury in lieu of undergoing surgery, will be able to rejoin the rotation before the year is out. The Rays, to their credit, have numerous internal options they could deploy in Glasnow’s place over the coming months. Youngsters Luis Patiño and Brent Honeywell Jr. have already gotten their feet wet this season, and the Rays also have Brendan McKay and veteran Chris Archer working their way back from injury. (Shane Baz, another highly touted prospect who came over with Glasnow as part of… Source link

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Marlins vs. Cardinals odds, line: 2021 MLB picks, predictions for June 16 from proven model

The St. Louis Cardinals look for the three-game series sweep when they take on the Miami Marlins on Wednesday afternoon. The Cardinals (34-33), fourth in the National League Central, have split their last six games. The Marlins (29-38), fifth in the NL East, have lost three consecutive games and four of their last seven. The Cardinals defeated the Marlins 4-2 on Monday and 2-1 on Tuesday. First pitch from Busch Stadium in St. Louis is set for 1:15 p.m. ET. Miami is a -115 favorite (risk $115 to win $100) on the money line in the latest Marlins vs. Cardinals odds from William Hill Sportsbook, while the over-under for total runs scored is eight. Before making any Cardinals vs. Marlins picks, check out the latest MLB… Source link

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Nationals’ Max Scherzer hits injured list with groin inflammation six weeks ahead of MLB trade deadline

The Washington Nationals placed right-handed starter Max Scherzer on the injured list on Tuesday because of groin inflammation, according to MASN’s Mark Zuckerman. Scherzer’s stint is backdated to June 12, meaning he’ll be eligible to return in a week’s time. In corresponding moves, the Nationals designated right-hander Rogelio Armenteros for assignment and purchased the contract of fellow righty Justin Miller from Triple-A Rochester.  Scherzer, 37 come late July, exited his outing on Friday after throwing just six pitches. Prior to then, he’d been off to a phenomenal start to this… Source link

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Rays’ ace Tyler Glasnow has partially torn UCL, flexor tendon strain; will attempt to rehab without surgery

USATSI Tampa Bay Rays ace Tyler Glasnow, who left his start on Monday night because of elbow inflammation, has a partially torn ulnar collateral ligament and a flexor tendon strain, according to ESPN’s Jeff Passan. Glasnow will attempt to rehab the injury without undergoing Tommy John surgery, though it’s unclear what his chances are of avoiding that fate. Glasnow, 27, had pitched fantastically over his first 14 starts this season. He’d compiled a 2.66 ERA (145 ERA+) and a 4.56 strikeout-to-walk ratio in 88 innings. Although the Rays tend to steer away from lengthy… Source link

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Star Power Index: Cubs’ Eric Sogard goes the extra mile, Robbie Ray’s tight pants and an in-game burger break

Welcome to the MLB Star Power Index — a weekly undertaking that determines with awful authority which players are dominating the current zeitgeist of the sport, at least according to the narrow perceptions of this miserable scribe. While one’s presence on this list is often celebratory in nature, it can also be for purposes of lamentation or ridicule. The players listed are in no particular order, just like the phone book. The loudest of siren calls known to humankind? ‘Tis the siren call of the replenishing burger, and we have scant control over when it meets our ears. At a funeral? Might soon be burger time. Passing traffic on the shoulder of the road while steering with your knees so as to be able to light a… Source link

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Why The Packers Are A Playoff Team Without Aaron Rodgers

Let’s start by saying quarterback is important position in the game. And yes, Aaron Rodgers is the best quarterback in the league. But having the best quarterback doesn’t mean you have the best team and will win the Super Bowl (otherwise Aaron Rodgers would have a dozen Lombardis). Football is a team game. Last year teams quarterbacked by Mitch Trubisky, Jared Goff and Ryan Tannehill all went to the playoffs. Drew Brees, in such poor shape that he couldn’t lob the ball much 20 yards with any mustard, even led his team to a 2 seed. Tyler Heinicke led a team that almost pulled off an upset against the eventual champs! Quarterback is the most important position in the game, but it’s not the sole determining factor of team success. I know that some media chucklefaces like to spout… Source link

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Alaska Journal | Faye Flam

Labeling misinformation online is doing more harm than good. The possibility that COVID-19 came from a lab accident is just the latest example. Social media companies tried to suppress any discussion of it for months. But why? There’s no strong evidence against it, and evidence for other theories is still inconclusive. Pathogens have escaped from labs many times, and people have died as a result. Social media fact-checkers don’t have any special knowledge or ability to sort fact from misinformation. What they have is extraordinary power to shape what people believe. And stifling ideas can backfire if it leads people to believe there’s a “real story” that is being suppressed. Misinformation is dangerous. It can keep people from getting lifesaving medical treatments,… Source link

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Op-ed: Facebook, YouTube erred in censoring COVID-19 'misinformation' – Chicago Tribune

I discussed the new interest in the lab leak with another science journalist who was interested in why so many reporters are still treating the natural spillover hypothesis as the only possibility. We agreed this isn’t like the connection between carbon emissions and climate change, where there’s a scientific consensus based on years of research and multiple, independently-derived lines of evidence. Here, even if a few scientists favored the natural spillover early on, the question is still open. Source link

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Facebook, YouTube Erred in Censoring Covid-19 ‘Misinformation’

Labelling misinformation online is doing more harm than good. The possibility that Covid-19 came from a lab accident is just the latest example. Social media companies tried to suppress any discussion of it for months. But why? There’s no strong evidence against it, and evidence for other theories is still inconclusive. Pathogens have escaped from labs many times, and people have died as a result. Social media fact-checkers don’t have any special knowledge or ability to sort fact from misinformation. What they have is extraordinary power to shape what people believe. And stifling ideas can backfire if it leads people to believe there’s a “real story” that is being suppressed. Misinformation is dangerous. It can keep people from getting lifesaving medical treatments, including… Source link

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Facebook, YouTube Erred in Censoring Covid-19 “Misinformation”

Labelling misinformation online is doing more harm than good. The possibility that Covid-19 came from a lab accident is just the latest example. Social media companies tried to suppress any discussion of it for months. But why? There’s no strong evidence against it, and evidence for other theories is still inconclusive. Pathogens have escaped from labs many times, and people have died as a result.  Social media fact-checkers don’t have any special knowledge or ability to sort fact from misinformation. What they have is extraordinary power to shape what people believe. And stifling ideas can backfire if it leads people to believe there’s a “real story” that is being suppressed. Misinformation is dangerous. It can keep people from getting… Source link

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