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Walker Buehler Los Angeles Dodgers

How can there be no comments for a pitcher who has earned 27/23 before the end of July (and before today's stat feed)?

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Yesterday's Top Performers

Pitchers:

Sean Manaea* (OAK): 7.0 IP, 1 ER, 3 H, 3 BB, 13 K, 77 GmSc

Walker Buehler* (LAD): 7.1 IP, 1 ER, 5 H, 1 BB, 9 K, 72 GmSc

Jordan Montgomery (NYY): 5.2 IP, 0 ER, 3 H, 1 BB, 6 K, 68 GmSc

Blake Snell (SDP): 6.0 IP, 1 ER, 3 H, 3 BB, 8 K, 67 GmSc

Andrew Heaney (LAA): 7.0 IP, 2 ER, 4 H, 2 BB, 7 K, 66 GmSc

View All of Yesterday's Pitchers at Baseball-Reference.com

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Victor Reyes Detroit Tigers
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Yesterday's Top Performers

Batters:

Yandy Díaz* (TBR): 4-5, 1 HR, 1 RBI, 2 R

Dylan Carlson* (STL): 3-4, 1 HR, 1 RBI, 2 R

Victor Reyes* (DET): 1-1, 1 HR, 2 RBI, 2 R, 1 SB

Andy Ibáñez (TEX): 3-4, 1 RBI, 2 R

Dansby Swanson (ATL): 1-4, 1 HR, 4 RBI, 1 R

Jack Mayfield (LAA): 1-3, 1 HR, 3 RBI, 1 R

Tom Murphy (SEA): 1-2, 1 HR, 1 RBI, 1 R

Ozzie Albies (ATL): 3-5, 2 R

Eric Haase (DET): 1-4, 1 HR, 3 RBI, 1 R

Didi Gregorius (PHI): 2-4, 1 R

View All of Yesterday's Batters at Baseball-Reference.com

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Cal Quantrill Cleveland Indians
Turns in quality start
July 22, 2021
Quantrill allowed a run on four hits and three walks while striking out two in six innings in a no-decision versus Tampa Bay on Thursday.
ANALYSIS
This matched Quantrill's longest appearance of the season, and it was also one of his most effective. Unfortunately for the right-hander, James Karinchak's recent struggles continued and denied the starter a win. Through 72.2 innings this year, Quantrill has a 3.84 ERA, 1.35 WHIP and 50:25 K:BB.
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Dylan Carlson St. Louis Cardinals

G/L/F before the stat feed: 38/25/37. Surprising he was only slugging .394.

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Powers offense in win
July 22, 2021
Carlson went 3-for-4 with a solo home run, two doubles and an additional run scored in Thursday's 3-2 win over the Cubs.
ANALYSIS
The outfielder opened the scoring with a leadoff home run in the bottom of the first inning. Carlson was also on base for Nolan Arenado's third-inning blast. The three-hit effort lifted Carlson's batting average to .259, and he's added nine homers, 38 RBI and 49 runs scored through 402 plate appearances this year. He's remained a fixture at or near the top of the order, often serving as the leadoff hitter versus right-handed pitchers.
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Tanner Houck Boston Red Sox
Start shortened by rain
July 22, 2021
Houck allowed an unearned run on two hits and two walks while striking out eight across 4.2 innings Thursday against the Yankees. He did not factor into the decision.
ANALYSIS
Houck mowed through the Yankees' lineup with little problem, racking up 19 called strikes and 10 swinging strikes across 87 total pitches. His outing was interrupted by a rain delay, though it's not clear how much deeper into the game he would have been allowed to work given his substantial pitch count. The outing was also Houck's longest of the season, and he could ultimately take the place of either Garrett Richards or Martin Perez in the rotation before season's end.
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Orlando Arcia Atlanta Braves
Slugs solo shot
July 22, 2021
Arcia went 1-for-4 with a solo home run Thursday against the Phillies.
ANALYSIS
Arcia led off the fourth inning with a home run, his second of the season. He entered the game on a moderate cold stretch, failing to collect any hits in each of his last three starts. Through 12 contests since being recalled by Atlanta on July 4, Arcia is hitting .232 with two home runs, eight RBI and five runs scored.
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Yandy Diaz Tampa Bay Rays

Rotowire:

Monster performance in win
July 22, 2021
Diaz (neck) went 4-for-5 with a solo home run, a triple and an additional run scored in Thursday's 5-4 extra-inning win over Cleveland.
ANALYSIS
Diaz was held out of the lineup for two days with neck spasms, but he made his presence felt in his return. The 29-year-old played a key role in Tampa Bay's comeback, getting them within a run with his ninth-inning solo shot. The infielder is now slashing .261/.378/.366 with six homers, 33 RBI and 39 runs scored through 339 plate appearances. His triple was his first since the 2019 season.
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Brooks Kriske New York Yankees
Kenley Jansen Los Angeles Dodgers

The relay shows that Vosler was safe -- game not over.

The overhead camera shows that Ruf's bat went too far -- game should have been over.

July 23, 2021

Los Angeles Dodgers – Yikes. After another blown save Thursday, Kenley Jansen has now allowed seven earned runs since Wednesday (!) and eight overall this week after giving up just five all season. Thursday’s loss wasn’t all his fault, though. The Giants’ Jason Vosler was originally ruled out at second for the game’s final out but that was overturned on replay. Then, Darin Ruf appeared to go around on a checked swing on a 3-2 pitch with the bases loaded, but the third-base umpire ruled that Ruf held the swing and sent him to first, enraging manager Dave Roberts, who after the game said, “I don’t think all the blame should be on Kenley.” While he’s kind of right, we’re talking three straight blown saves for Jansen since the break. So, will there be a new closer in LA? Not quite yet, as Roberts steadfastly supported Jansen after the game. Still, we’ll keep a close eye on the situation. Stay tuned. 

Hierarchy remains: Jansen | Treinen | Kelly.

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Time to get ready for the trade sprint. The "word on the street" is that there will be a lot of deals but close to the deadline especially for a couple of teams on the fence over being buyers or sellers.

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Nelson Cruz Minnesota Twins

Moving over to the Rays. They are never afraid to make trades, whether to go for it or to add future talent.

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Randy Arozarena Tampa Bay Rays

Goldy got hot too after my comment.  The boys of summer read the site!

John Hobbs Real-Joker

He must have read this, Howard, before he launched a pair yesterday.

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Luis Gil New York Yankees

Luis Gil, Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre (Yankees) — With the trade deadline just days away, the Yankees' top pitching prospect picked an excellent time to turn in his best outing of the year. Gil spun the first six innings of the RailRiders' no-hitter before handing the ball to Reggie McClain and Stephen Ridings for the final three frames. The outing moved his season line at Triple-A to 36 whiffs in 29 innings.

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Brennen Davis Chicago Cubs

Brennen Davis, Double-A Tennessee (Cubs) — Three two-homer games from Top 100 games not enough for you? You're in luck, because the reigning Futures Game MVP hit liftoff twice in Tennessee's game against Rocket City. The Cubs' top prospect has done an excellent job since he was drafted of turning his raw talents into skills, and he's been especially hot in July. This month, the 21-year-old is hitting .345/.438/.818 with six home runs, and that doesn't even count the two he hit in Denver.

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Cristian Pache Atlanta Braves

Cristian Pache, Triple-A Gwinnett (Braves) — Rutschman and Martinez's feats not enough for you? How about two home runs from Pache, who has struggled this season in Triple-A after reaching the playoffs with Atlanta in 2020. The blasts were Pache's fourth and fifth of the season and bring his slugging percentage this year to .411. His slugging percentage in 26 games in 2019 at Triple-A? You guessed it: .411.

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Adley Rutschman Baltimore Orioles

Adley Rutschman, Double-A Bowie (Orioles) — Martinez wasn't the only high-end prospect to drop a pair of bombs on Wednesday. Rutschman, the game's top catching prospect, did the same in Bowie. As if to up the ante, Rutschman hit one homer from each side of the plate. According to Bowie broadcaster Paul Fritschner, Rutschman's rockets went a combined 819 feet.

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Orelvis Martinez Toronto Blue Jays
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Craig Kimbrel Chicago Cubs

“Show up every day,” he said, “and pitch for the team you’re pitching for.”

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