Nelson Doubleday feels sorry for the Wilpons

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Former Mets owner Nelson Doubleday when asked to comment on the Wilpons’ struggles:

“I’m just very sorry. I don’t know what they were doing. It is none of my business so I stay out of it. I’m just very sorry.”

I have no reason to doubt Doubleday’s sincerity when he talks about how sorry he is that the Wilpons are in a bad way.  I’m just sayin’ that if he were going to be insincere about it and if he were to take some joy at the fact that his former business partner with whom he had many squabbles was in trouble, he could have said this exact same thing.

Hunter Pence appeared as guest on Bill Nye’s new show

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Bill Nye — yeah, “the science guy” — has a new show on Netflix called Bill Nye Saves the World. His show ties science to other areas such as politics, pop culture, and sports. Giants outfielder Hunter Pence was invited to appear as a guest.

Nye talked a bit about Pence and marveled at the dedication players must have to stay competitive in the sport. Nye called Pence “a cool guy” and “charming,” which is not surprising.

Shelby Miller left Sunday’s start with forearm tightness

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Diamondbacks pitcher Shelby Miller left Sunday’s start against the Dodgers after four-plus innings due to tightness in his right forearm, the team announced. He’ll be reevaluated tomorrow. Needless to say, though, a forearm injury is very concerning. In his four innings, Miller gave up three runs on four hits and five walks with three strikeouts, raising his ERA to 4.09.

Miller, 26, has had a nightmare of a time since joining the Diamondbacks in December 2015. Last year, he made 20 starts and posted a 6.15 ERA. He suffered a finger injury suffered from scraping his hand on the pitcher’s mound with his follow-through, and he was also demoted to Triple-A during the summer as well.