Quote of the Day II: Joel Zumaya

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Another fun thing from that Tigers exhibition game yesterday.  Joel Zumaya plunked one of the college players, who then pretended to be angry and acted like the umpire was holding him back from charging the mound.  Funny! Just as funny was Zumaya’s reaction:

“I wasn’t sure at first that he (wasn’t going to charge the mound) so I thought ‘I hope you’re 18 years old, kid, because
I’m going beat your butt.'”

Houston’s Yordan Alvarez leaves game with ankle discomfort

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HOUSTON — Houston slugger Yordan Alvarez left the Astros’ game against the Arizona Diamondbacks in the fifth inning with left ankle discomfort.

Alvarez, who is tied for second in the American League with 37 home runs, rolled his ankle running out of the box on a single in the first inning.

He looked to be in some pain as he jogged to first base and was checked on briefly by manager Dusty Baker and a trainer before remaining in the game. Serving as the designated hitter, he struck out in the third inning before being replaced by pinch-hitter David Hensley for his at-bat in the fifth.