Arroyo called on the carpet

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Bronson overshared a bit yesterday, and baseball now wants to “chat” with him a bit:

Major League Baseball plans to schedule a meeting with Cincinnati Reds right-hander Bronson Arroyo, vice president Rich Levin said Thursday,
to discuss his comments to USA TODAY about taking supplements not
approved by MLB.

“We just want to chat with him,” Levin said, “just to make him aware of the (MLB-licensed) supplements out there.”

I’d also guess that the “chat” will involve something about this comment: “[supplements] might be dangerous, but so is drinking and driving. And
how many of us do it at least once a year? Pretty much everybody.”

Which, personally, I found much more troubling than anything he said about PEDs.

Justin Verlander earns 200th career win

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Astros starter Justin Verlander wasn’t his usual dominant self on Sunday against the Athletics, but he was good enough to get the win. In doing so, he earned the 200th win of his career, becoming the 117th member of the 200-win club.

Verlander went 5 1/3 innings, yielding four runs (all earned) on seven hits and a walk with six strikeouts. On the season, Verlander is now 12-8 with a 2.65 ERA and a 223/29 K/BB ratio in 169 2/3 innings. Sunday’s win helped the Astros stave off the surging A’s. The Astros now have a one-game lead in the AL West.

Only two active pitchers have more wins than Verlander: Bartolo Colon (247) and CC Sabathia (244). Zack Greinke will likely be the next member of the 200-win club as he currently has 184 to his name.