Brewers outfielder Khris Davis slugged two solo home runs this afternoon against the Giants, but he nearly had one of them taken away. After Davis took Tim Lincecum deep in the first inning, the Giants appealed that he missed home plate. After some confusion with the umpiring crew about how to handle the situation, Lincecum threw to Buster Posey and home plate umpire Will Little confirmed the out. However, Brewers manager Craig Counsell challenged the play and the call was reversed after replay review. It was quite an amusing sequence of events.
Check it out in the video out below:
Davis hit another homer in his very next at-bat, but there was no controversy this time, as he appeared to learn his lesson. He made sure to step right in the middle of home plate on the way back to the dugout.
Brewers right-hander Wily Peralta left his most recent start with tightness in his side and the Brewers announced today that he’s going on the 15-day disabled list with a strained left oblique.
Brewers manager Craig Counsell initially expressed optimism that Peralta wouldn’t have to miss a start, but he told Adam McCalvy of MLB.com today that he’ll be out at least four weeks. No decision has been made on his replacement for Wednesday against the Giants, but right-hander Michael Blazek is one possibility for the assignment.
Through nine starts this season, the 26-year-old Peralta owns a 4.00 ERA and 35/14 K/BB ratio in 54 innings.
Ben Zobrist reqired arthroscopic surgery on his right knee on April 28, but he’s set to rejoin the Athletics sooner than originally anticipated.
According to Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle, Zobrist is expected to be activated from the disabled list on Monday. The 33-year-old began a minor league rehab assignment earlier this week and is 4-for-9 with three RBI over his first three games. He’s slated to serve as the DH today and play nine innings at second base before rejoining the Athletics.
Acquired from the Rays over the winter, Zobrist was batting .240/.304/.400 with one home run and eight RBI over his first 14 games this season prior to having the surgery. The A’s have the worst record in the majors at 14-30 and appear likely to be sellers, so the impending free agent could be a trade chip as we move closer to July 31.