Baltimore Orioles infielder Jonathan Villar’s three-run homer against the Los Angeles Dodgers Wednesday night was the 6,106th long ball of the 2019 season, breaking the previous mark with two weeks to spare. With the talk of MLB’s home run spike having a numbing effect, SI Now hosts Robin Lundberg and Amy Campbell assess the significance of the milestone.
Milwaukee Brewers outfielder Christian Yelich and Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder Cody Bellinger have crushed MLB pitching this season and are the two frontrunners for the National League MVP. Yelich suffered a fractured kneecap Tuesday and will miss the remainder of the 2019 season. In the midst of the devastating news, SI Now’s Robin Lundberg and Amy Campbell discuss if the injury tips the scales in favor of Bellinger in the MVP race.
The Boston Red Sox shocked the baseball world Sunday when they fired president of baseball operations Dave Dombrowski just one season after winning the World Series. While he was under contract through 2020, the Red Sox made the move sitting 8 games back of a playoff spot. SI Now hosts Robin Lundberg and Amy Campbell discuss if the Red Sox made the right move.