Eric Haase homers twice as Tigers beat Mariners, 4-1
Casey Mize had another strong start and Eric Haase homered twice to lead the Detroit Tigers to a 4-1 win over the Seattle Mariners on Monday night at T-Mobile Park. Mize threw seven scoreless innings before allowing a home run to Mariners catcher Tom Murphy to lead off the eighth. Haase, a veteran catcher and Detroit-area native, made the first start of his career in left field on Monday night. Kikuchi cruised through the next four innings, but the Tigers had already put enough runs on the board. pic.twitter.com/JX0VSZHvzv — Detroit Tigers (@tigers) May 18, 2021Up next: The Tigers (15-26) and Mariners (21-21) meet again on Tuesday at 10:10 p.m. at T-Mobile Park.mlive.com
What Inauguration Day looks like in schools
Inauguration Day is typically a celebration steeped in tradition and spectacle and symbolism, the kind of newsworthy event from which educators could easily draw age-appropriate lessons. But this is no ordinary inauguration day, no typical peaceful transition of power and show of unity. Some teachers appear to be facing inauguration day with trepidation. The American Dream School in the Bronx is hosting a schoolwide inauguration watch party by streaming the event, said Felix Sanchez, a 12th grade government teacher. The school’s student council and government classes will facilitate by asking trivia questions about the inauguration and sharing facts, and students watching will mark a bingo board when phrases or topics are mentioned.chalkbeat.org
Seager brothers go deep, Dodgers rally past Mariners 11-9
It was the 10th time in major league history that opposing brothers both went deep in a game. The teams combined for seven long balls, marking the second straight game there have been seven or more at Chavez Ravine. He had a three-run drive to right field during the second inning that gave Los Angeles a short-lived 6-2 advantage. Los Angeles' Ross Stripling struggled for the second straight outing, allowing three homers and seven runs (six earned) in three innings. Los Angeles RHP Tony Gonsolin (0-0) has not allowed a run over 8 2/3 innings in two previous starts this season.
AP sources: About 10 MLB umpires opt out over virus concerns
(AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)About 10 Major League Baseball umpires have opted out this season, choosing not to work games in the shortened schedule because of concerns over the coronavirus. There are 76 full-time MLB umpires and more than 20 of them are age 55 or over. A deal between MLB and its umpires reached during the virus shutdown ensured that if even one regular-season game was played this season, the umps were guaranteed 37.5% of their salaries. Minus 10 or more MLB umpires, many Triple-A umps will work the two-month season. Just as MLB redrew the schedule amid the virus outbreak, umpires are certain to see a shift, too.
Crack Of The Bat And Pop Of The Glove About To Be Heard Loud And Clear
As in, how the games strategy might need to shift if teams have to play in empty stadiums. Its going to be one of those things that its going to add some different aspects to the game, Murphy said. Its going to be weird, theres no question about it. Still, with the expectation that games will be TV-only to start, the lack of stadium noise could be an issue. Some of those previously R-rated conversations are going to need an editor or a several-second delay and a silence button.detroit.cbslocal.com