3rd Baseman Of Dodgers Tests Positive For COVID-19 — Then Celebrates With Teammates

After your group wins the World Series, it’s just normal to run onto the field to celebrate with your colleagues.

However, when you’ve been determined to have COVID-19 — and gotten an admonition from security to leave the field — that regular nature can prompt a “full examination” by Major League Baseball.

Los Angeles Dodgers third baseman Justin Turner ends up in such a circumstance, having taken the field Tuesday night after the Dodgers won their first World Series title since 1988, beating the Tampa Bay Rays 3-1 in Game 6.

Turner took a COVID-19 test on Monday, however on it returned uncertain during the second inning of Tuesday’s down, CBS Sports clarifies. So the lab assisted a retest, which returned positive. Turner was eliminated from the game after the seventh inning. He was isolated in a specialist’s office close to the field.

“I feel incredible, no side effects by any stretch of the imagination,” Turner composed on Twitter soon after the game. “Just encountered each feeling you can envision. Can’t trust I was unable to be out there to celebrate with my folks! So pleased with this group and extraordinarily glad for the City of LA.”

However, after Turner’s tweet, he returned onto the field where he conveyed the prize, yet additionally partook in the group photograph — removing his veil and sitting side by side with his kindred players.

MLB higher-ups are troubled. “Turner was put into disconnection for the security of people around him,” the MLB said in an announcement. “Notwithstanding, following the Dodgers’ triumph, unmistakably Turner decided to dismiss the settled upon joint conventions and the directions he was given with respect to the security and assurance of others.

“While a longing to celebrate is reasonable, Turner’s choice to leave disconnection and enter the field wasn’t right and put everybody he interacted with in danger,” the announcement proceeded. “At the point when MLB Security raised the matter of being on the field with Turner, he insistently wouldn’t consent.”

The alliance chief’s office will lead a “full examination” into the issue, the MLB said.

Yet, Dodgers leader of baseball activities Andrew Friedman protected Turner’s activities. “I think the individuals who were around him would be in the contact following web in any case — which is the way close a great deal of us have been around one another,” Friedman stated, as per The Orange County Register.

What’s more, Turner’s partners appeared not to mind his re-visitation of the field.

“He’s essential for our group,” Dodgers right defender Mookie Betts told correspondents. “Disregard all that. He’s essential for the group. We’re not barring him from anything.”


On MLB Opening Day Dr. Anthony Fauci tosses first pitch in front of Nationals versus Yankees

The main individual to take the hill for the 2020 MLB season was not an expert baseball player, yet Dr. Anthony Fauci. The executive of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, was entrusted with tossing the stylized first pitch at Nationals Park for the Nationals’ down against the New York Yankees on Thursday to open the MLB season.

Similar to the case with numerous first pitches, Dr. Fauci demonstrated that tossing a baseball from the hill to the plate is significantly more troublesome than individuals give players acknowledgment for. Be that as it may, even in view of this proviso, he despite everything missed the plate by a reasonable edge.

Fauci, similar to all other clinical specialists, has been upholding for a considerable length of time for Americans to rehearse social separating when leaving the home – essentially, keeping up a space of six feet from others consistently whenever the situation allows. It’s continually gladdening to see somebody who lectures such exhortation tail it, regardless of whether it is with his pitch area.

The specialist has filled in as the chief of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases since 1984. He is a Nationals fan exclusively by nearness as experienced childhood in Brooklyn and venerating Yankees like Joe DiMaggio and Mickey Mantle while growing up.


Orioles’ Chris Davis breaks MLB record for longest hitless streak by position player

Baltimore Orioles first baseman Chris Davis made history on Monday, yet not for something he’s fundamentally excited about. A lineout to left field in the bottom of the fifth inning was Davis’ 47th consecutive at-bat without a hit, breaking the MLB record for the longest streak by a position player.

Davis got two additional chances to break the streak, yet struck out in the seventh and eighth innings to complete the game on a 0-for-49 skid.

Davis entered Monday’s home game against the Oakland Athletics requiring only three hitless at-bats to break Eugenio Velez’s record of 46, which the previous San Francisco Giants and Los Angeles Dodgers infielder had amid the 2010 and 2011 seasons.

Davis lined out in his first two at-bats, tying Velez’s imprint in the third inning.

With the bases empty and nobody on in the fifth inning, Davis lined out for the third time in the game, pushing his fair hit dry season to a historic 47 at-bats.

“He hit three balls on the nose and the first three at bats were really good, so I’m taking that as a positive,” Orioles manager Brandon Hyde said after the game. “To go through what he’s going through and still play the defense he’s playing and still to have the attitude that he has, it speaks really highly of his character…I was hoping one of those balls would fall.”

Davis’ hitless streak dates back to Sept. 14, 2018 – when he associated for a double against the Chicago White Sox. From that point forward, he has struck out multiple times and recorded six walks.

“Everyone in here is pulling for [Davis]. That guy used to be one of the most feared hitters in baseball,” teammate Andrew Cashner said after the game. “It doesn’t just affect him, it affects us…We want to see him do well.”

In spite of the string of futility, an off-day on Monday was not feasible for Davis.

“I talked to Chris after the game yesterday – he really wanted to play today,” Orioles manager Brandon Hyde said before the game. “Chris has had a lot of at-bats against (A’s starter Marco) Estrada. I put a lot of thought into it and Chris is in there.”

To make matters worse for Davis, the baffling begin comes after a lamentable 2018 campaign, when he posted a .168 batting average with 16 home runs and 192 strikeouts.

Playing in his eighth full season in Baltimore, the veteran was forced to bear boos at the Orioles’ home opener following every one of his three strikeouts. Thus, his manager just as certain fans have gone to his defense.

“I feel bad for him,” Orioles fan Michael Husni told USA TODAY Sports. “I think all of Baltimore knows he’s a really quality guy …I feel bad for him because I know he wants to get out there [and hit] and everybody’s riding him.”

“You want a fan base that cares. Fans are welcome to handle situations the way they want to. I don’t like to hear [boos],” Hyde said on Monday.

Davis, 33, drove the majors twice in home runs– in 2013 with 53 and 2015 with 47 – yet the maturing bend in the long run hits each player. He is signed through 2022, seeing out a seven-year, $161 million extension he signed in 2016.


MLB Opening Day 2019: Joc Pederson, Dodgers Set MLB Opening Day Record with 8 HRs vs Diamondbacks

The Los Angeles Dodgers picked right where they left off in 2018 as MLB’s second-best home-run-hitting team, setting another Opening Day record with eight home runs in a 12-5 win over the Arizona Diamondbacks.

Left defender Joc Pederson opened the Dodgers’ 2019 record in the base of the second inning with a two-run, 420-foot homer to center field off of D-backs starter Zack Greinke.

Center fielder Enrique “Kiki” Hernandez repeated Pederson’s two-run pop two innings later. Catcher Austin Barnes barely let Hernandez’s crush land before he hit his own solo shot, and shortstop Corey Seager didn’t let the bottom of the fourth end before including another solo homer. L.A. held a 7-0 lead heading into the fifth.

Pederson’s second home run of the afternoon, another two-run shot, came in the bottom of the sixth inning.

The bottom of the seventh was the grand finale as Hernandez, right fielder Cody Bellinger and second baseman Max Muncy each jacked solo homers.

The past MLB Opening Day record for homers was six, initially set in 1988 by the New York Mets and tied last season by the Chicago White Sox.

The eight home runs tied a Dodgers franchise record for the most in any single game.

The Dodgers couldn’t have asked for a better start to 2019 as they embark on a quest to make it back to their third World Series in a row and win it for the first time since 1988.