Dugout Digest – light at the end of the tunnel

BASEBALL IS BACK! YES! *kicks through door*


Here's what you might have missed yesterday…

-The Diamondbacks have a luchador mascot.
-Our buyers or sellers series continued on with the New York Yankees.
-Ian looked at the top five stories of the second half.
-Amanda reminisced about Mariano's magic moment at Citi Field.

Today, we're going to bring you a piece about prospects that could help their clubs in the second half and the conclusion of our buyers or sellers series with the Kansas City Royals.

Today's Games: Ricky Nolasco and the Dodgers take on Stephen Strasburg and the Nationals in DC. David Price starts for the Rays in Toronto. Francisco Liriano and Mike Leake will duel in Cincinnati. Andy Pettitte starts for the Yankees in Boston. Wei-Yin Chen and the Orioles take on Derek Holland and the Rangers. Jacob Turner gets the nod for the Marlins in Milwaukee against Kyle Lohse. Anibal Sanchez gets the nod for the Tigers in Kansas City against Ervin Santana. Jeff Samardzija starts for the Cubs in Denver against Jorge de la Rosa. Bud Norris and the Astros host the Mariners. Jered Weaver and the Angels welcome AJ Griffin and the A's to Anaheim.

National TV: Yankees-Red Sox (7 PM, MLB Network), Rays-Blue Jays (7 PM, MLB Network)

MLB.tv Free Game: Pirates-Reds (7 PM)

Pitching Matchup of the Day: Ricky Nolasco vs Stephen Strasburg (Dodgers vs Nationals, 7 PM)

Enjoy your day of baseball, everyone.

About Joe Lucia

I hate your favorite team. I also sort of hate most of my favorite teams.