We have a 15-game slate in the majors on Tuesday, beginning at 3:37 p.m. ET. There are a lot good matchups happening across the league that will not only have betting but also fantasy implications. Over the course of the day, we will be keeping up to date with the latest injury and lineup news before first pitch between the Los Angeles Angels and Oakland Athletics.
On Monday night, we saw a lot of runs scored in the majors. The Washington Nationals, who lost to the San Diego Padres 24-8 last week, defeated the Miami Marlins 18-1. They had three innings where they scored 4 runs or more. Meanwhile, the Boston Red Sox jumped out to a 11-0 lead after the second inning to the Toronto Blue Jays and cruised to a 13-4 win. Rookie Jarren Duran hit his first major league home run and Hunter Renfoe smacked a grand slam off of Ross Stripling.
We also saw the Detroit Tigers rough up Texas Rangers starter Kyle Gibson, winning 14-0 at Comerica Park. Finally, the New York Mets defeat the Cincinnati Reds 15-11 in extra innings, thanks to seven home runs hit by the Mets.
MLB lineup and injury news — Tuesday, July 20th
Austin Gomber to start on Wednesday against Mariners
Rockies manager Mike Redmond said Tuesday that southpaw Austin Gomber will start on Wednesday against the Mariners, per Patrick Saunders of The Denver Post. Gomber made a rehab start in the minors last week as he worked his way back from forearm tightness. The 27-year-old will not be on a pitch count.
Alec Bohm cleared to return from COVID-19 IL
Phillies manager Joe Girardi told reporters on Tuesday that third baseman Alec Bohm has been cleared to return from the COVID-19 injured list, per Matt Breen. The second-year third baseman is with the team in New York, but still has to get back into baseball shape before returning to the field. Bohm tested positive for coronavirus in the Phillies’ last series against the Boston Red Sox before the All-Star break.
Phillies place starter Zach Eflin on 10-day IL
The Philadelphia Phillies announced Tuesday that starting pitcher Zach Eflin was placed on the 10-day injured list, retroactive to July 17 with right patella tendinitis. Eflin has struggled this season with a 4-7 record and 4.17 ERA through 18 starts this season. The team also said that ace Aaron Nola was reinstated from the COVID-related IL and will pitch tonight against the New York Yankees.
Aquino starting in RF for Castellanos on Tuesday night
#Reds lineup for Game 2 against the Mets pic.twitter.com/Oj06VB8Z95— C. Trent Rosecrans (@ctrent) July 20, 2021
The Cincinnati Reds will have Aristides Aquino starting in right field and hitting fourth against Mets starting pitcher Robert Stock. All-Star outfielder Nick Castellanos made a pinch hit appearance on Monday night, but is not ready yet to return after being hit by a pitch last week. This season, Aquino is hitting .216 with 5 HRs, 8 RBI, and averaging 4.7 FPPG in DFS.
Lauer pushed back to Wednesday, Anderson to start against Royals
Milwaukee Brewers manager Craig Counsell told reporters Tuesday afternoon that starting pitcher Eric Lauer has a fingernail issue and will instead start on Wednesday. The Brewers will now turn the ball over to Brett Anderson for this afternoon’s game against KC. The 33-year-old is 2-5 with an ERA of 4.33 through 13 starts this season.
Duffy, Singer heading to 10-day IL
The Kansas City Royals announced on Tuesday that starting pitchers Danny Duffy and Brady Singer were placed on the 10-day injured list. Duffy is dealing with a left flexor strain and is going back to the 10-day injured list for the second time this season. The 32-year-old is 3-2 with an ERA of 2.51 through 13 games (12 starts). As for Singer, he has right shoulder fatigue, which is not surprising as he’s thrown a career-high 87.2 IP this season.
We have made the following roster moves. #Royals pic.twitter.com/AWGXwd01TE— Kansas City Royals (@Royals) July 20, 2021
Johan Oviedo to start on Tuesday against Cubs
According to Derrick S. Goold of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, the Cardinals will start rookie pitcher Johan Oviedo against the Cubs tonight. Oviedo was sent down to the minors for the All-Star break, but is back with the big-league club. This season, the 23-year-old rook has a 0-5 record and 5.09 ERA in 53.0 IP.