And That Happened: Wednesday’s scores and highlights

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We all have bad days. Our job gives us headaches. We have disagreements with our significant others  We struggle with the challenges of being a parent. And the fears. We have trouble falling asleep at night, worrying that we haven’t done the best we can do with our lives and our short time on Earth.

Being a big famous ballplayer doesn’t make anyone immune from those bad days. It just changes them a little bit. They worry about their short careers and injury. Being separated from family for road trips is a special challenge. While most of them don’t have to worry about money or the figures on that darn Johnson account, they sometimes strike out five times in a game and then let a two-run lead disappear in the ninth by allowing a ball to go under their glove.

At least that was Washington Nationals outfielder Michael Taylor‘s day yesterday. Poor Michael Taylor. The Platinum Sombrero and then this, to give the Dodgers a walkoff win:

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A Little League homer is pretty great, though, even if it’s tough stuff for the fielder who allowed it to happen. Anyway, here’s hoping your day is better than Michael Taylor’s day was yesterday.

Here are the scores:

Marlins 3, Braves 0
Yankees 9, Rockies 8
Mets 4, Royals 3
Astros 3, Angels 2
Cardinals 7, Cubs 2
Brewers 4, Athletics 2
Blue Jays 5, Diamondbacks 2
Orioles 7, Padres 2
Giants 7, Pirates 6
White Sox 8, Red Sox 6
Indians 6, Rays 1
Tigers 5, Mariners 1
Rangers 6, Reds 4
Twins 6, Phillies 5
Dodgers 4, Nationals 3

The baseball world reacts to news of Kobe Bryant’s death

Kobe Bryant
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Lakers legend Kobe Bryant and his daughter Gianna were two of nine people who died in a helicopter accident in Calabasas, California earlier today. Bryant’s death sent shockwaves throughout the basketball world, as well as the sports world at large. Here were a few reactions from the baseball world.

We certainly echo these sentiments, sending our condolences to the families and friends of those affected today. What a sad day.