The Dodgers aren’t giving up on Cody Bellinger just yet.
Manager Dave Roberts told media Sunday he’s not yet ready to send the struggling slugger down to Triple-A even though Bellinger entered Sunday’s action slashing just 226/.300/.415 with eight home runs and 25 RBIs.
We’re not there yet, Roberts said. Obviously we’d have to really think through it. We haven’t got to that point yet. But you can see it’s been tough sledding for him for first two months of the season.
He renegotiated his current six-year, $54 million deal prior to last season, reaping incentives that pushed his compensation over $10 million in 2017. Those bonuses aren’t included for this upcoming season, in which he’ll make $8 million in base salary.
Asked Tuesday if he was in the process of getting his contract redone, Gronk smiled before saying, I don’t know. I’m trying to.
Would he like to see that happen before the start of the season?
Who wouldn’t? he said simply.
We just have a great team. It’s hard to find any holes on this team. I don’t think there are any, shortstop Carlos Correa said, via ESPN.
The Astros were down 4-3 in the eighth inning when Correa blasted a solo home run to tie the game. Singles by Evan Gattis and Marwin González added two more runs to end the eighth, and a Correa sacrifice fly in the ninth inning sealed the win for the Astros.
I take confidence in our lineup versus anybody, Gattis said.
As a quarterback and someone who’s striving to be great, it’s crazy to see guys like Dustin Johnson able to do what he does. It’s just so cool to watch greatness in action.
The Jets, of course, are hoping for greatness from the player they chose out of USC with the third-overall pick in the draft.
Darnold — who said, I’m really bad at golf, but am trying to get better — has designs on being great as an NFL quarterback.
He spoke of a funny moment he witnessed Saturday from which he hopes to take away a lesson.