There’s a reason pitchers around MLB have elected to walk Washington Nationals slugger Juan Soto on a daily basis. If you don’t you will pay. The Cincinnati Reds learned the hard way that theory is true.
Sean Nolin has been suspended five games for “intentionally hitting” Braves first baseman Freddie Freeman with a pitch. Additionally, MLB suspended Dave Martinez for one game as a result of Nolin’s actions.
Many were puzzled not to see Washington Nationals manager Dave Martinez in the dugout for Thursday’s makeup game against the Philadelphia Phillies. He had good reason, as the skipper had a minor foot procedure earlier in the morning.