Also, Alex Verdugo needs to get going, what the Cubs could do with Jason Heyward, and another big blow for the Angels
Michael J Walsh | Over The Monster: As the Red Sox have fallen to second place in the American League East, several of their best hitters have been struggling, including but not limited to outfielder Alex Verdugo. For the Sox to bounce back and regain the lead in the division, Verdugo has to get back on track.
Al Yellon | Bleed Cubbie Blue: Jason Heyward’s bat was slowly getting better from 2016-2020, but he is having his worst year of his career at the plate, posting a 64 wRC+ to date. But he is still only 32, so could there still be some value if the Cubs decide to move him?
Cole Bailey | Halos Heaven: Another major blow to the Angels, star third baseman Anthony Rendon will undergo season ending surgery to repair a right hip impingement.
Max Scherzer dazzled in his Dodger debut:
10 Ks in his home debut.— MLB (@MLB) August 5, 2021
Mad Max was locked in. pic.twitter.com/D90d8GZjR4
Shohei Ohtani continues to amaze after another incredible pitching performance:
Shohei's ERA is down to 2.93.— MLB (@MLB) August 5, 2021
And he has 37 HR. pic.twitter.com/hCY56YgR6Y
Tyler Glasnow undergoes Tommy John Surgery:
#Rays said Tyler Glasnow underwent successful Tommy John surgery today performed by Dr. Keith Meister in Texas. Most likely out until 2023— Marc Topkin (@TBTimes_Rays) August 4, 2021
Finally, Anthony Rizzo continues to stay hot since his trade to the Yankees: