Ben Lindbergh and Jeff Sullivan banter about Masahiro Tanaka‘s double hamstring strain, Joey Gallo‘s bunt against the shift, and Nationals reliever Justin Miller‘s amazing stats this season. Then they discuss the short- and long-term effects of Shohei Ohtani’s elbow injury, critique several baseball-fixing proposals by Nick Elam, inventor of basketball’s “Elam Ending,” and wrap up with an update about the endangered Nick Markakis fun fact.
Audio intro: First Aid Kit (with Jack White), "It Hurts Me Too"
Audio outro: The Zombies, "Don’t Go Away"
Link to Masahiro Tanaka scoring on a sac fly
Link to Joey Gallo’s bunt against the shift
Link to Ben’s article about moving the mound back
Link to Jeff Passan article about Nick Elam’s ideas
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