Take a look at what’s happening on Thursday around the majors:
STRO’S A GO
Marcus Stroman (1-3, 5.13 ERA) should step out of the list of victims of COVID-19 and start for the Cubs against Arizona. The right-hander has not played since May 1, when he made seven zero innings against Milwaukee in his best start since signing a three-year contract with Chicago for $ 71 million in the offseason.
He will face Zach Galen (2-0, 1.05) in the starting series of four games at Wrigley Field. Galen spent two shots in Chicago and ran more than six innings the previous Saturday.
BARIS ONLY BAT
Slager from Phyllis Bryce Harper may not play to the right until the end of July, when he recovers after injecting platelet-rich plasma into his right elbow.
The reigning MVP NL has not played his third game in a row on Wednesday, but hopes to possibly return as an appointed striker on Thursday’s game against San Diego. On Sunday, he was given an injection due to a small rupture of the ulnar ligament that throws him, forcing him to take on the role of assigned striker.
Phillies manager Joe Girardi said Wednesday that doctors said Harper should not quit for at least six weeks.
The 29-year-old star is hitting 0.305 with nine home runs, 14 doubles, 27 RBI and 0.634 percent rebound.
Pitcher Jake Jake Adarica will be on indefinitely due to damage to the tendons and ligaments of his left ankle, but he feels the Achilles tendon is not affected.
The 32-year-old right-hander was frightened by a serious Achilles tendon injury when he heard a knock to his ankle on Monday against Boston. He collapsed after throwing the field and took a step first on the ground ball and he was pulled.
“I think the stretcher has made things worse than it really was,” Odarizzi said on Wednesday. “It was just fast, loud pop. I heard and felt it, so I thought it was the worst case scenario. “
Adorica is 3-2 with a 3.13 ERA and 21 strikeouts in seven starts this season.
FAN BITE BITE OF APPLES
Albert Pujols and Jadier Malina will last appear in New York when the Cardinals finish a four-game series against the Mets – though perhaps none of them will be in the lineup after lunch after Wednesday night’s game.
The longtime stars plan to retire after this year, and this week the Cardinals are the only visit to the Big Apple during the regular season. There is always the possibility of travel after the season.
“It’s always fun to play here,” Pujols said. “There are many wonderful memories.”
The 42-year-old bouncer received warm applause while dating at Citi Field and before his first in the series on Wednesday night. He substantiated the single against Max Scherzer in two series, which repulsed first base for his 3313th hit, tying Eddie Collins to 10th place on his career list.
Pujols later bypassed Collins with a bat with bits in the fourth and then stole the second base without a throw. Next on the hit list is Paul Malitar with 3,319.
Pujols and Molina were teammates in the 2006 World Series of Cardinals, who defeated the Mets in the 7th NLCS game at the old Shi Stadium when Malina was on Homer’s tie-break in the ninth inning.
“Obviously, the cardinals who come here go back and forth,” Pujols said. “I think that although it’s not in the same division, we almost felt it was always a rivalry. … These are wonderful memories that you are obviously going to take with you. ”
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