Bautista has been able to beat the defensive shifts employed against him by opposing teams recently without changing his approach at the plate, Shi Davidi of Sportsnet reports. "If I get behind in the count and the game situation warrants it, maybe I just let the ball travel," Bautista said. "It's not that I'm trying to hit that hole (created by the shift), that's not what I'm getting paid to do and that's not my approach at the plate."
Though Griffin (knee) did not participate in the Redskins' OTAs on Thursday, he was able to do some throwing, the Washington Post reports. The report adds that Griffin was also able to do some running near the beginning of Thursday's practice.
James had a monster performance in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Finals, finishing with 30 points (12-of-24 FG, 2-of-6 3Pt, 4-of-7 FT), 10 rebounds, 10 assists and three blocks in an overtime win against the Pacers.
Jean Segura has been a top-5 offensive player this season after not even being a top-15 shortstop at the draft table. How do we evaluate his start? Derek VanRiper fills in for Chris Liss this week, and we talk about needle-breakers in this episode.