John Fay reports that Dusty Baker is coming back on Monday, when the Reds play the Cardinals in the season’s last series. He also reports that he’s feeling much better than he did before he went into the hospital, though he is noticeably thinner.
This is really only worth a one line post — go to Fay’s article for Baker’s comments — but because I hate having only one paragraph in a post, I’ll use this paragraph to link GQ’s oral history of “Cheers.” Which was a fine, fine show and thus makes for a fine, fine story, even if it wasn’t as good as “Night Court.”
Nationals outfielder Juan Soto hit his first major league homer on Monday evening, drilling a three-run jack on the first pitch he saw from Padres starter Robbie Erlin in the second inning. It went 422 feet to the opposite field.
Soto, 19, made his major league debut on Sunday, striking out in a pinch-hit appearance in the eighth inning. The prospect made waves already this season, cranking out 14 home runs and driving in 52 runs across 182 plate appearances with Single-A Hagerstown, High-A Potomac, and Double-A Harrisburg. Pretty, pretty, pretty, pretty good.