#184: Ohtani and Acuna Injuries, Mikolas, Buehler, Rodriguez, and More

Agenda summary: Shohei Ohtani news. Miles Mikolas. Ronald Acuna injury. Walker Buehler. Dereck Rodriguez. Recent birthdays.

Full Agenda:

Shohei Ohtani News:

  • Ohtani 2018 Bowman Chrome Superfractor AU is pulled the same day he’s sent to the DL.
  • Ohtani injury is bad for the Angels but even worse for the baseball world.[1]Angels’ Shohei Ohtani placed on DL with sprained UCL and is to be re-evaluated in 3 weeks. www.espn.com
  • Less than 24 hours after the release of 2018 Finest, the Ohtani Superfractor AU is pulled and listed on eBay for $60k.

Miles Mikolas

Ronald Acuna: Recent injury and card sale projections
Nature of injury: Left leg caught after running past first base and hyperextended his knee then fell and hurt his back.[2]Braves rookie Ronald Acuna Jr. leaves with knee, lower back pain. www.espn.com

Walker Buehler: First year pitcher for the Dodgers. Performance against Padres resulted in 8 strikeouts and no walks. He has a productive arsenal with variations of four pitches.[3]The next Kershaw? Buehler dominates Padres. www.mlb.com

  • His style is being compared to that of Tim Lincecum
  • 2018 Bowman Chrome Superfractor AU sold (5/17) for $4k.[4]Item #282967194010 www.watchcount.com

Dereck Rodriguez: (26), pitcher and son of Ivan Rodriguez (HOFer) gets called up by the San Francisco Giants.[5]Pudge Rodriguez’s son Dereck Rodriguez being called up. www.lonestarball.com

  • Originally an outfielder but converted to pitcher in 2013.
  • Earned 1st Win in 1st Career Start

Birthdays:

  • 5/24 – Bartolo Colon (45)
  • 5/26 – Travis Lee (43)
  • 5/27 – Frank Thomas, Jeff Bagwell (50)
  • 5/28 – Craig Kimbrel (30)

References

1 Angels’ Shohei Ohtani placed on DL with sprained UCL and is to be re-evaluated in 3 weeks. www.espn.com
2 Braves rookie Ronald Acuna Jr. leaves with knee, lower back pain. www.espn.com
3 The next Kershaw? Buehler dominates Padres. www.mlb.com
4 Item #282967194010 www.watchcount.com
5 Pudge Rodriguez’s son Dereck Rodriguez being called up. www.lonestarball.com

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