6/23/17 – Hitting a 90 mile-an-hour fastball is duck soup compared to what Milwaukee Brewers’ third baseman Travis Shaw is going through right now. He’s been spending his mornings and nights at Children’s Hospital with his wife Lindy and their new daughter Ryann — who was born with a congenital heart defect earlier this month. She’s had multiple open heart surgeries, and she’s now making slow but steady progress. The family got into a hospital routine until Shaw boarded an airplane for Atlanta late Thursday afternoon — and he’ll have an even heavier heart when his Brewers play the Braves this weekend. Manager Craig Counsell says Shaw has been a “rock” for his team, ever since he was traded from Boston in the offseason — and the ballpark has been an easy place for him to be, doing his job well as evidenced by his three hits and three runs batted in during a 4-2 home win on Thursday against Pittsburgh.
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