a four game suspension for throwing his helmet, but will appeal the decision. Although Lawrie was quoted as saying he needs to explain his side of the story, Metta World Peace would argue that he could have thrown the helmet in a lot of other directions. The video justifies a 4-game suspension. In terms of the violence involved with this situation this is as bad as Carl Everett's head-butting episode 13 years ago. Lawrie really chucked the helmet. He was absolutely justified in erupting (it was a ball), but as a young player he needs to find a better way to let his aggression out. Lawrie is having a good year although he is not on pace for a 20/20 season as almost everyone thought he would have. Here are some other quick notes:Brett Lawrie was handed
- Hanley Ramirez has appeared in all 36 of the Marlins games so far this season and is on pace for 32 home runs and 27 steals. His batting average is still very ugly, but the BABIP would indicate that can improve.
- The Angels are 22nd in runs scored. The Dodgers are 11th (although the Matt Kemp injury will slow that down in the coming days). Bobby Abreu hit third for the Dodgers last night.
- Manny Ramirez is heading to Triple-A Sacramento on Saturday. I'm very interested given that Andy Dirks sits in my AL-Only outfield.
- Freddie Freeman will only miss one game with the eye issue that he had yesterday as he is back in the lineup tonight.
- David Freese is 0 for his last 16 and hitting only .180 this month. The World Series hero has met the regular season version of himself from 2011 again. Perhaps people were too quick to fall in love with this guy.
- Is A.J. Ellis the starting all-star catcher over Buster Posey, Brian McCann, and the rest of the NL catchers?