We were treated to interleague rivalries this past week. Well, some anyway. I think it strains the word “rivalry” to call Detroit vs. Pittsburgh and Seattle vs. San Diego “rivalries.”
But this weekend we have some good ones. One traditional — the Red Sox vs. the Yankees — and two that are more recently competitive-based rivalries in the Braves vs. Nationals and Giants vs. Cardinals. Fun stuff, which Kay and I talk a bit about in today’s HBT Daily:
Alex Pavlovic of NBC Sports Bay Area reports that Giants pitcher Dereck Rodriguez has been placed on the 10-day disabled list with a Grade 1 strain of his hamstring. Rodriguez apparently suffered the injury during Tuesday’s altercation with the Dodgers which featured Yasiel Puig and Nick Hundley.
Rodriguez, 22, has been having an outstanding rookie season, posting a 2.25 ERA with a 65/19 K/BB ratio in 80 innings across 12 starts and two relief appearances.
Casey Kelly will start in Rodriguez’s place against the Reds on Friday.