Zach Wilt from Baltimore Sports Report joined the Scott Garceau Show with Jeremy Conn to talk about the suspensions handed down to Manny Machado and Yordano Ventura, the Orioles first few picks so far in the MLB Draft and the dominance of Brad Brach this season.
Manny Machado was suspended four games and fined $2,500 and Yordano Ventura was suspended nine games and fined an undisclosed amount for their roles in the brawl in Baltimore Tuesday night. Wilt gave his thoughts on the punishment handed down. “Nine games seems like a big number, but it’s not huge. It’s about what I expected, but I certainly don’t think they’re being real strict with Ventura at nine games,” said Wilt.READ MORE: UMD Doctoral Candidate, Anat Kimchi, Stabbed To Death In Downtown Chicago
The Orioles selected three college pitchers with their first three selections in the MLB Draft: RHP Cody Sedlock from University of Illinois, LHP Keegan Akin out of Western Michigan and RHP Matthias Dietz from John A. Logan CC. Wilt talked about the Orioles early selections. “Not just any arms, were talking college arms. They want guys that are going to make an impact sooner rather than starting them through the process of low A and gradually working them up over years and years,” said Wilt.READ MORE: Milestones In Maryland's Covid-19 Fight: No Deaths Reported In 2 Days, Less Than 50 New Cases
Brad Brach has become one of the most reliable guys Buck Showalter can go to late in games. Brach is 5-0 with just a 0.84 ERA to go along with a 0.897 WHIP. Wilt talked about Brach’s dominance. “He’s been really solid. I think he’s All-Star caliber. I don’t know if he’ll get it just because I don’t think outside of Baltimore a ton of guys know who Brad Brach is yet. I think they’re starting to,” said Wilt.MORE NEWS: Violence In Baltimore City Continues To Outpace 2020 Numbers, Governor Hogan Reacts
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