Dodgers news ...
The Dodgers have now homered 24 times in their last six games, tying the MLB record for the most in a six-game span. pic.twitter.com/nmj1oAcUPx— Los Angeles Dodgers (@Dodgers) August 18, 2019
Julio Urías was suspended for 20 games for violating MLB’s domestic violence policy. He will only serve 15 games since he already served five games on administrative leave earlier this season.
Dave Roberts confirmed Dustin May will not start on Sunday, but rather come out of the bullpen. ESPN has more on the story.
Around the league ...
The Brewers-Nationals game last night was EPIC. The Brewers lasted the Nats 15-14 in a 14-inning battle. Every time the Brewers scored to take the lead, the Nats game right back to force the game late into the night.
The Brewers entered the 9th trailing 11-8.— MLB (@MLB) August 18, 2019
4 batters and 3 homers later, they take the lead. pic.twitter.com/q2ehbuCG0w
The Twins had concerns about the season starting with unreasonably cold weather (as we mentioned a few days ago), so their schedule very nicely has them visit the West Coast for their first week of play.
Good news — minor league baseball players can now seek wage increases. This comes five years after some players sued teams for earning less than $7,500 a year in 2014.