Major League Baseball is reviewing an obscene gesture made by Tyler Collins during Monday’s game against the Athletics.
Collins was booed after losing a ball in the lights in center field and then flipped off the Comerica Park faithful. None of us should be defined by our worst day, but when you’re on TV and get a check from MLB, they’re gonna judge you. Ask Jonathan Papelbon, who was suspended seven games in 2014 for grabbing his crotch after getting booed by fans in Philadelphia.
Collins may not be on the Tigers for long anyway given his lack of production, but he may be getting some additional unpaid leave as well.
The Brewers, once left for dead after outfielder Christian Yelich suffered a season-ending injury, defeated the Pirates 4-3 on Sunday afternoon. That, paired with the Nationals’ 5-3 loss to the Marlins, moved them into a tie for the first NL Wild Card. The Brewers are 10-2 since Yelich’s injury.
During Sunday’s game, the Brewers brought a combined perfect game bid into the seventh inning. It ended when Gio González allowed a one-out single to Bryan Reynolds. The Brewers’ four runs came on two Eric Thames homers and an Orlando Arcia homer. The Pirates mounted a rally in the eighth inning, scoring three runs, but Josh Hader came in and slammed the door, getting the final four outs.
The Brewers end the season on a six-game road trip. They will face the Reds for three games before finishing out the schedule with three against the Rockies. The Cubs trail both the Brewers and Nationals by four games. The Mets are 4.5 games back while the Diamondbacks and Phillies are each 5.5 games behind.