Asdrúbal Cabrera suspended four games for throwing batting gloves on field


I had missed this, but on Wednesday Asdrúbal Cabrera of the Texas Rangers was angry at a called third strike. After returning to the dugout, manager Chris Woodward got into an argument about the call with home plate umpire Bill Miller. In the middle of the argument Cabrera tossed his batting gloves on the field from the dugout in disgust.

That display, seen below, has cost him four games, Major League Baseball just announced. He’ll also get an undisclosed fine. As always, he has the right to appeal it and if he does he can continue to play while the appeal is pending.

Watch for yourself and decide if you think he deserved four games:


Trea Turner hits for the cycle

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Nationals shortstop Trea Turner hit for the cycle on Tuesday night against the Rockies, becoming the first National to hit for the cycle since, well, himself back on April 25, 2017… against the Rockies.

Turner led off the bottom of the first inning with a home run to center field off of Peter Lambert. He singled in the second, tripled to lead off the fourth, and hit an RBI double as part of an eight-run seventh inning to complete the cycle.

Turner is the fourth player to hit for the cycle this season. The others:

After completing the cycle, Turner is hitting .286/.343/.494 with eight home runs, 25 RBI, 41 runs scored, and 20 stolen bases in 277 plate appearances this season.