Friday’s stories from the world of sports include some rain delay shenanigans, a debut spoiled by the opposition throwing a complete game, an official putting away his whistle for good and more.
Arizona Diamondbacks first baseman Paul Goldschmidt homered three times last night in a game that featured three rain delays. While there was tons of actions on the field, what took place in the bullpens during the delays was quite the sight, as players took part in a dance-off, human bowling, and charades.
Cleveland Indians starting pitcher Corey Kluber struck out 11 Yankees en route to a 5-1, complete game victory over New York; Sonny Gray’s impressive Yankee debut only served as a sidebar to Kluber’s masterpiece.
Colorado Rockies third baseman Nolan Arenado drew a bases-loaded walk against New York Mets pitcher Hansel Robles as Colorado defeated New York in front of 35,276 screaming fans at Coors Field.
Tampa Bay Rays outfielder Steven Souza Jr. provided the offense for his team with a solo home run and a go-ahead, two-run double in the seventh inning, leading the Rays to their third straight victory. Tampa took the series over the first-place Astros last night at Minute Maid Park.
Baltimore Orioles third baseman Manny Machado started what would be Baltimore’s second triple play this season in Thursday’s 7-5 loss to the Detroit Tigers.
Chicago Cubs shortstop Addison Russell has been placed on the 10-day disabled list, retroactive to Wednesday, with a right foot strain.
The Miami Dolphins don’t yet know what course of action to take with quarterback Ryan Tannehill’s knee. Tannehill left practice Thursday after injuring his left knee and there’s no decision on whether Tannehill will need surgery or merely rest. Both options are on the table.
Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones is optimistic that running back Ezekiel Elliott will not be suspended by the league after a year-long investigation into multiple incidents involving the star running back.
NBA official Danny Crawford has decided to hang up his whistle after 32 seasons officiating NBA games. He called 23 consecutive NBA Finals with his last being the Golden State Warriors winning the championship in Game 5 last June against the Cleveland Cavaliers.
Arizona Coyotes defenseman Jakob Chychrun had knee surgery Thursday and the Coyotes have said they will provide an update when training camp begins on Sept. 14. The 19-year-old defenseman was injured during offseason training and is expected to make a full recovery.