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Michael Lorenzen hits walk-off single


Pitcher-turned-utilityman Michael Lorenzen sent the Reds home winners on Sunday afternoon against the Diamondbacks, ripping a walk-off line drive single to left field in the bottom of the ninth inning.

It’s Lorenzen’s second impressive offensive feat within the last five days. Last week, as Craig noted, Lorenzen became the first pitcher since Babe Ruth in 1921 to earn a win, play the outfield, and hit a home run in the same game, doing so againsst the Phillies.

In 24 plate appearances this season, Lorenzen is slashing .333/.417/.571 with a home run, five RBI, six runs scored, and three stolen bases. On the mound, he’s accrued a 3.13 ERA with 76 strikeouts and 27 walks across 74 2/3 innings. He certainly does it all, or nearly everything anyway.

Wil Myers fainted at a charity event last night

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Dennis Lin of The Athletic reports that San Diego Padres outfielder Wil Myers fainted at Kirby Yates‘ charity event last night.

Myers was admitted to a local hospital and underwent a series of tests, but all came back normal and he feels fine today. The team believes it may have been a matter of Myers being dehydrated and that he should available to play in tomorrow night’s game against the Dodgers.