Craig Calcaterra

Robinson Cano

Robinson Cano is on fire


The Mariners-Rangers game is still in progress, but Robinson Cano has already done a couple games’ worth of work. Cano has two homers on the day, a two run homer in the first and another two-run homer in the ninth, driving in Kyle Seager both times.

That gives Cano four homers and seven RBI in 13 at bats over three games so far. Indeed, those four homers are all four of the hits he’s had on the year. He’s walked once too. That puts him on pace for . . .

[Craig has been fired for making an on-pace joke. All of the on-pace jokes have already been made and are forever banned — Management]

Josh Donaldson appears to have hurt himself

Toronto Blue Jays third baseman Josh Donaldson gets up after being unable to handle an infield single by Boston Red Sox's Mookie Betts during the fourth inning of a baseball game at Fenway Park in Boston Monday, Sept. 7, 2015. (AP Photo/Winslow Townson)

This just happened moments ago, but there could be some bad news for the Toronto Blue Jays: Josh Donaldson left this afternoon’s game against the Rays with an apparent leg injury.

Donaldson hit a grounder and took a couple of steps out of the batter’s box before slowing down. He walked away from the play, limping slowly. He was replaced in the game by Darwin Barney.

Plays that look like that one in the past tend to be hamstrings, though we’ll obviously let you know what the actual diagnosis is once the Blue Jays provide word.

Dexter Fowler’s adorable daughter tries to hug him through the TV screen


Dexter Fowler got a lot of that “good ballplayer, better man” stuff in the offseason when people talked about his free agency status. I tend to ignore a lot of that because people say that about a lot of people. You really can’t know what kind of a person is until you get to know them. I’ve heard he’s a really nice guy, but I’ve never talked to him so you never know.

But there’s one person who knows Dexter Fowler VERY well. His daughter. And while she may be a bit biased, she seems to be making a very strong case that Dexter Fowler is someone you just want to hug. Or at least she does.

Warning: it’s getting a bit misty in this room. Must be the dust and cat dander. Yes, that’s it.