The Dodgers had an off-day on Monday.
Around the league...
The MLB mourned the loss of Angels pitcher, Tyler Skaggs, who passed away at the age of 27.
Angels statement on the passing of Tyler Skaggs. pic.twitter.com/6XA2Vu1uWV— Los Angeles Angels (@Angels) July 1, 2019
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MLB players took to social media to share their condolences.
Words cannot express the deep sadness we feel right now. Our thoughts and prayers are with Carli and their families. Remembering him as a great teammate, friend, and person who will forever remain in our hearts... we love you, 45. pic.twitter.com/zCO8Ne01Gy— Mike Trout (@MikeTrout) July 2, 2019
RIP Tyler Skaggs. Heartbreaking man. Makes me sick to my stomach. Prayers for his entire family and friends!— Marcus Stroman (@MStrooo6) July 1, 2019
We came up together. We won together. We laughed and celebrated together. Today, we all lose and mourn together. Your memory, your love for life, everything that made you, you, will live forever in the hearts and minds of those who knew you. Rest In Peace brother. We love you. pic.twitter.com/n30eXspS4N— Trevor Bauer (@BauerOutage) July 1, 2019
Sad to hear that another one of our brothers has left us. RIP Tyler Skaggs. Gone too soon. pic.twitter.com/Zrb68VPdqf— Nelson Cruz (@ncboomstick23) July 1, 2019
Josh Bell had a huge night, as he hit three homers and drove in seven runs.
Christian Yelich wasn't the only NL MVP candidate to have a big night. Josh Bell is the first @Pirates player with at least 3 HR and 7 RBI in a game since Willie Stargell in 1968.— ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) July 2, 2019
Bell now has 4 multi-HR games this season after having none in his first three MLB seasons. pic.twitter.com/NyBBGUdRXM
Christian Yelich became the first player in the bigs to reach 30 homers