The 2018 NFL Draft begins tonight with the first round, and it’s a moment every player in attendance will remember. It’s a once-in-a-lifetime moment, and you want it to be as great as possible, which is why players get to choose the music they walk-up to while headed to the podium.
Drake is the big winner here, as he has been in most of the recent drafts. He makes five different players’ songs, and we’ll get hear “God’s Plan” twice. It’s hard to fault Derrius Guice or Roquan Smith for going with “God’s Plan” because 1) it’s a banger and 2) the message of the song is perfect for this moment.
Royals: The swelling in the right foot of RHP Ian Kennedy was down after he took a liner off it in the series opener. Kennedy left after the third inning Tuesday night but could make his next start Sunday.
Kansas City plays the White Sox five times in the next four days, including a day-night doubleheader on Saturday. RHP Jakob Junis will start the series opener Thursday night.
Milwaukee RHP Chase Anderson will take the mound Thursday night against the Cubs in Chicago. After four games there, the Brewers will conclude a nine-game trip with three in Cincinnati.
“Amazon was a tremendous partner for ‘Thursday Night Football’ in 2017 and as we continue our mission of delivering NFL games to fans whether they watch on television or on digital platforms, we are excited to work with them again for the next two seasons,” Brian Rolapp, chief media and business officer for the NFL, said in a statement.
“Having over 100 million Amazon Prime members provides a massive platform to distribute ‘Thursday Night Football’ digitally, not only to our fans in the United States but also around the world.”
CBS Sports notes Amazon will be streaming a total of 11 games in 2018 beginning with the Vikings at Rams in Week 4. It’s not part of the deal for Amazon to stream on Thanksgiving.
Ryon Healy, activated from the disabled list after missing 16 games with a sprained right ankle, singled in the third as Seattle took a 3-0 lead in a seven-pitch span with two outs. Healy scored on Dee Gordon’s triple, and Segura had an RBI double and came home on Cano’s single.
Zunino had an RBI single in the fourth. Cano appeared to hit a two-out homer in the fifth, but his drive was to left was ruled a double after a crew chief video review.
OF Jayson Werth finalized his minor league contract with the Mariners and was 0 for 3 in his debut with Triple-A Tacoma on Wednesday. The 38-year-old has a .267 average in 15 major league seasons, the last seven with Washington.