Brewers outfielder Khris Davis slugged two solo home runs this afternoon against the Giants, but he nearly had one of them taken away. After Davis took Tim Lincecum deep in the first inning, the Giants appealed that he missed home plate. After some confusion with the umpiring crew about how to handle the situation, Lincecum threw to Buster Posey and home plate umpire Will Little confirmed the out. However, Brewers manager Craig Counsell challenged the play and the call was reversed after replay review. It was quite an amusing sequence of events.
Check it out in the video out below:
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Davis hit another homer in his very next at-bat, but there was no controversy this time, as he appeared to learn his lesson. He made sure to step right in the middle of home plate on the way back to the dugout.
ESPN’s Jeff Passan reports that the Rockies and shortstop Trevor Story have come to terms on a two-year, $27.5 million deal, buying out his two remaining years of arbitration eligibility.
Story, 27, and the Rockies did not agree on a salary before the deadline earlier this month. Story filed for $11.5 million while the team countered at $10.75 million. The average annual value of this deal — $13.75 million — puts him a little bit ahead this year and likely a little bit behind next year.
This past season in Colorado, Story hit .294/.363/.554 with 35 home runs, 85 RBI, 111 runs scored, and 23 stolen bases over 656 trips to the plate. He also continued to rank among the game’s best defensive shortstops. Per FanGraphs, Story’s 10.9 Wins Above Replacement over the last two seasons is fifth-best among shortstops (min. 1,000 PA) behind Alex Bregman, Francisco Lindor, Xander Bogaerts, and Marcus Semien.
With third baseman Nolan Arenado likely on his way out via trade, one wonders if the same fate awaits Story at some point over the next two seasons.