I suppose this was supposed to be a clever headline. It isn’t.
Anyway, the MLB.com Notes for today focus on Ricky Stone, who seems to be getting a lot of use lately due to his ability to. . . warm up quickly.
“You call down to the bullpen to get him ready,” manager Dave Miley said, “and [bullpen coach Tom] Hume calls back, it seems, 45 seconds to a minute later and says he’s ready.”
Somebody tell Aurlia to quit griping about playing time. If he just keeps his glove on his hand and his helmet on his head, Miley will take notice and get him out there. Romano’s uncanny baserunning “efficiency” (based on the “run to contact” theory) has also been appreciated by Miley.