Andrew McCutchen’s mom sang the National Anthem

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Yesterday was a big day for Pirates center fielder Andrew McCutchen, as Barry Bonds presented him with the NL MVP trophy and his mom sang the National Anthem at PNC Park:

Pertina McCutchen has sung the National Anthem at other Pirates games and that seems like a pretty cool tradition.

Braves place Sean Newcomb on concussion injured list

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The Atlanta Braves placed pitcher Sean Newcomb on the seven-day concussion list retroactive to Tuesday.

Newcomb was hit in the back of the head by a 102 m.p.h. line drive off the bat of J.T. Realmuto on Saturday night. The ball hit him so hard that it ricocheted to the screen behind the Phillies dugout. Despite that, Newcomb passed post-incident concussion tests and said he felt fine. It can take a little bit for concussion symptoms to become apparent, however, and that’s likely what happened here.

The Braves called up right-hander Huascar Ynoa from Triple-A Gwinnett to take Newcomb’s place on the roster.