MLB podcast with Jessica Kwong: Remembering Tom Seaver Amazing Met;Yanks-Rays bad blood boils over

Former New York Mets and Hall of Famer Tom Seaver seen here delivering for the Mets during the early part of his career passed away at age 75 on Wednesday and is part of Jessica’s podcast (AP file photo)

Jessica on the MLB pocast Thu Sep 3:

#1 Tom Seaver one of the greatest New York Mets ever passed away on Wednesday of Dementia and Covid-19 at age 75. Seaver was part of that great Amazing Mets and Miracle Mets 1969 World Championship team. Known as Tom Terrific also pitched for the Chicago White Sox, Cincinnati Reds and Boston Red Sox. Seaver had a career record of 311-205 of ERA 2.86.

#2 Jessica the Yankees and Rays have had a bubbling rivalry over the last few years. There has been some still competition in the battle for first in the American League East between the two clubs.

#3 It reached a fever pitch when both benches emptied on Tuesday night toward the end of the game with the Yanks up 5-3. Yankees pitcher Aroldis Chapman threw behind the head of the Rays Mike Brosseau. Plate umpire Roberto Ortiz came out from behind the plate and warned both managers and Chapman. That drew Rays manager Kevin Cash out of the dugout to argue the warnings drawing an ejection.

#4 Cash said that the Yankees have poor coaching and teaching and referred to his pitching staff saying that he has a whole stable of guys who throw at least 98 MPH.

#5 Brosseau on going back to the dugout was jawing with Chapman. Chapman took a few steps off the mound. A couple players intercepted Brosseau who was heating up and both benches emptied but no punches were thrown.

#6 Lastly you don’t see it too often but the San Francisco Giants Alex Dickerson hit three home runs in a lopsided game on Tuesday night in Colorado as the Giants defeated the Colorado Rockies 23-5.

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MLB podcast with Jessica Kwong: Fourth woman to be baseball’s play by play announcer; Ohtani will DH only no more pitching for the year; plus more

(photo from Baltimore Orioles announcer Melanie Newman became Major League Baseball’s fourth woman play by play announcer when she broadcasted Tuesday’s game at Camden Yards in Baltimore

On the MLB podcast with Jessica:

#1 Another breakthrough for women in Major League Baseball as Melanie Newman became baseball’s fourth woman to be a play by play announcer for the Baltimore Orioles calling Tuesday night’s game Newman is the fourth active woman announcer in MLB.

#2 In 2019 Los Angeles Angels pitcher/designated hitter Shohei Ohtani went through Tommy John surgery fast forward to this year Ohtani was looking forward to a full healthy season of pitching but now is suffering from a strained arm and Angels manager Joe Maddon says that Ohtani will not pitch for the rest of the season.

#3 The Miami Marlins after a nine day lay off from having over 15 players and two coaches positive with Coronavirus will resume play. The Marlins after this latest scare say they will take every precaution not have a have a repeat outbreak.

#4 The St Louis Cardinals had been cleared for travel they will fly from Milwaukee after the team has tested negative. They are expected to be back for this weekend. The team was in quarantine after the Minnesota Twins who were there has positive tests.

#5 Without not too much fanfare the New York Mets general manager Brodie Van Wagenen announced that Yoenis Cespedes was no longer with the team after Cespedes disappeared from his hotel room after he didn’t report for pregame meetings at the hotel and the bus to Sunrise Field in Cobb County to play the Braves. It was confirmed by Cespedes’ by Van Wagenen that Cespedes has left the team for Covid-19 related reason and this was the final year of his contract.

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MLB podcast with Jessica Kwong: Yankees are picked to win division; Dusty says Astros pitching staff won’t be ready week one; plus more

New York Yankee slugger Aaron Judge gives thanks to the almighty after connecting against the New York Mets on Sunday July 19th. Judge hit two home runs in Tuesday’s exhibition game. (AP photo)

On the MLB podcast with Jessica:

#1 Jessica you had a chance to take a look at the New York Yankees ace Gerrit Cole and most predict that the Yankees could win the division in this abbreviated 60 game season. What was impressive about his delivery from you’ve seen of him throwing against the Mets last week.

#2 The Yankees Aaron Judge in pre season action hit two big flies he is expected to provide some power for the Yankees and some run production.

#3 Masahiro Tanaka the Yankees pitcher who took one on the head from a comebacker  is still recovering from the concussion he sustained on July 4th.

#4 Houston Astro manager Dusty Baker said that a number of his pitchers will not be available during the first part of the season, Joe Smith won’t be available and his status is undefined, Brad Peacock and Roberto Osuna will not be ready on time, reliever Austin Pruitt is reported recovery from an injury. The bullpen has to solidify as there are concerns with the Astro pitching staff.

#5 Oakland A’s manager Bob Melvin said that A’s starter Sean Manaea should be ready to go in Anaheim on Saturday night. On Monday Melvin said that Manaea struggled in the first couple of innings against the Giants but settled down getting hitters to swing and miss.

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