Future aces of MLB? Comparing Casey Mize, Tarik Skubal to other prospects who debuted in 2020
Detroit Tigers pitching prospects Casey Mize and Tarik Skubal debuted to much fanfare this summer. Given the restrictions of the 60-game season, it might have seemed like Skubal and Mize got comparatively little work. Detroit Tigers pitcher Tarik Skubal throws against the Minnesota Twins in the first inning of a baseball game Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2020, in Minneapolis. How he got his chance: Skubal was called up to the big leagues to start Aug. 18 against the White Sox, making his debut one day before Casey Mize. Detroit Tigers pitcher Casey Mize throws against the Cleveland Indians in the first inning of a baseball game in Detroit, Thursday, Sept. 17, 2020.mlive.com
LEADING OFF: O's rookie Kremer takes on Yanks, Wheeler out
Baltimore Orioles pitcher Dean Kremer delivers against the New York Yankees during the first inning of a baseball game, Sunday, Sept. 6, 2020, in Baltimore, Md. Kremer limited the Yankees to one hit, struck out seven and retired 14 of his final 15 batters. NAILEDRookie right-hander Spencer Howard will replace Zack Wheeler as the Phillies’ starter in Game 4 of their seven-game series at Miami. Wheeler ripped a fingernail putting on his pants Wednesday, delaying his next start until at least Monday and perhaps longer. While some teams have started a lineup in which all batters hit from the left side the first time up, all previous occasions since 1901 included at least one switch-hitter.
Phils setback: Zack Wheeler rips nail putting on his pants
MIAMI – Undefeated Philadelphia Phillies right-hander Zack Wheeler ripped a fingernail putting on his pants, delaying his next start for two days and perhaps longer. Wheeler might lose the nail on the middle finger of his right hand. “We don’t think it’s a DL thing, but it depends on what happens to the nail,” Girardi said. Wheeler said the nail has been an issue throughout his career, and it’s prone to catch on things. “We’ll see how the soreness goes, and see how this thing starts healing up.”Spencer Howard is scheduled to start in place of Wheeler on Saturday.