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Yankees-Phillies postponed


Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic reports that tonight’s Yankees-Phillies game in Philadelphia has been postponed.

This is the second postponement of the day, with the Orioles and Marlins in Miami also being called off. The Marlins are dealing with a COVID-19 outbreak in their clubhouse after playing in Philadelphia over the weekend. The Yankees were scheduled to come into that very same visitor’s clubhouse and dugout on Monday. The Yankees flew in their own clubhouse staff rather than rely on the Phillies’ visiting clubhouse staff who came into contact with the Marlins — and they’ve been busy fumigating and disinfecting any surfaces the Marlins came into contact — but they are erring on the side of caution, so the Yankees-Phillies game is postponed.

Meanwhile, additionally, tests on Phillies’ players and personnel are pending. None of this happens in a vacuum. It’s all interconnected. It may be a couple of days before we know how bad the Marlins’ outbreak truly is.

As reported earlier, eight more Marlins players and two coaches have tested positive for COVID-19. This after four Marlins players were sidelined with positive tests over the weekend. That has led to the postponement of the Marlins home opener, to be played against the Baltimore Orioles, which was scheduled for tonight.

Video reviews overturn 42% rate; Boston most successful

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NEW YORK (AP) Video reviews overturned 42.4% of calls checked during Major League Baseball’s shortened regular season, down slightly from 44% in 2019.

Boston was the most successful team, gaining overturned calls on 10 of 13 challenges for 76.9%. The Chicago White Sox were second, successful on eight of 11 challenges for 72.7%, followed by Kansas City at seven of 10 (70%).

Pittsburgh was the least successful at 2 of 11 (18.2%), and Toronto was 7 of 25 (28%).

Minnesota had the most challenges with 28 and was successful on nine (32.1%). The New York Yankees and Milwaukee tied for the fewest with nine each; the Yankees were successful on five (55.6%) and the Brewers three (33.3%).

MLB said Tuesday there were 468 manager challenges and 58 crew chief reviews among 526 total reviews during 898 games. The average time of a review was 1 minute, 25 seconds, up from 1:16 the previous season, when there 1,186 manager challenges and 170 crew chief reviews among 1,356 reviews during 2,429 games.

This year’s replays had 104 calls confirmed (19.8%), 181 that stood (34.4%) and 223 overturned. An additional 12 calls (2.3%) were for rules checks and six (1.1%) for recording keeping.

In 2019 there were 277 calls confirmed (12.5%), 463 that stood (34.1%) and 597 overturned. An additional nine calls (0.7%) were for rules checks and 10 (0.7%) for record keeping.

Expanded video review started in 2014.