According to the Washington Post’s Mark Maske, the new rule states players will be penalized 15 yards if they lower their helmets to initiate contact. Officials will reportedly be able to eject players if they deem the foul severe enough.
The initial interpretation of the rule states officials will not review the fouls, but that is subject to change.
Brian McCarthy of the NFL’s public relations department relayed the exact wording of the rule following Tuesday’s vote:
This is a pretty significant change, Atlanta Falcons president and competition committee chairman Rich McKay said, according to Pro Football Talk’s Michael David Smith. We felt it was time for a change of this magnitude.
In all, Ohtani threw 92 pitches, 63 of them strikes.
Piscotty’s RBI single in the ninth chased Blake Parker. Kenyan Middleton entered to close it out for his first save.
The Angels are off to their first 3-1 start since a 100-win season in 2008.
Gossett’s day was done after four innings and 66 pitches. He allowed four runs and walked two.
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On Friday, center fielder Aaron Hicks went on the 10-day disabled list after developing a Grade 1 intercostal muscle strain in the area around his rib cage. He expects to return as soon as his DL stint ends. McKinney was called up Friday to take Hicks’ place on the roster.
In addition to Hicks, the Yankees are without outfielders Jacoby Ellsbury and Clint Frazier, who got hurt early in spring training. Frazier suffered a concussion when he fell backward into a wall making a play. More than a month later, he still hasn’t been cleared.