VIDEO: Dinosaur throws out first pitch in San Diego

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A frightening scene from Wednesday’s game between the Royals and Padres …

The pitch didn’t have much velocity and landed 10 feet from the plate, but a baby tyrannosaurus rex has no care for human constructs like the strike zone. Imagine trying to beat out an infield single against that thing.

“Baby T” is part of an ongoing stage prodction in San Diego called “Walking with Dinosaurs.”

Zack Wheeler headed to IL due to shoulder fatigue

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Mets pitcher Zack Wheeler will be placed on the 10-day injured list due to fatigue in his right shoulder, Newsday’s Tim Healey reports. The roster move is retroactive to July 12. Steven Matz will open up a two-game series in Minnesota, starting in Wheeler’s place on Tuesday.

As Healey notes, the soonest Wheeler can return is July 23, which would give him at most two starts ahead of the July 31 trade deadline. Wheeler has frequently been brought up in trade conversations as he can become a free agent after the season and the 42-51 Mets have been freefalling.

Wheeler, 29, owns a 4.69 ERA with 130 strikeouts and 34 walks across 119 innings of work this season.