On Sunday night, Machado batted with the gloves on in his first two plate appearances, then removed them in for the final three. I’ve got the screen shots to prove it.
Top 1st – GLOVES ON: Pop Out To Second
Top 2nd – GLOVES ON: Strikeout Swinging
Top 4th – GLOVES OFF: RBI Single
Top 7th: – GLOVES OFF: Walk
Top 9th – GLOVES OFF – Fly Out To Left
So on Sunday, Machado went 0-2 with a strikeout with the gloves on and 1-2 with a walk and a run batted in with the gloves off.
Someone who is a real journalist has to figure this mystery out.