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Well dog, you now know where Alex's allegiance lies.

Frank Smith Pancho
Mike Clevinger San Diego Padres

His jersey states Native Americans, his beanie honors the Cubbies; but he is representing the SD Friars in fine fashion.  An endearing contradiction, no doubt.

Frank Smith Pancho

Alex -- I'm The Amnesia Reboot. :-)

Kent Ostby Seadogs
Ian Anderson Atlanta Braves

Thanks for the merger.  Still need his 2020 stats

Frank Smith Pancho

Go mob -- you can do it!

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Howard Lynch LynchMob
Mike Minor Oakland Athletics

There was so much smoke in the air in Safeco, batters went to the plate at their peril.

José IglesiasMarcus SemienRyan MountcastleMike MinorDinelson Lamet

Yesterday's Top Performers


Mike Minor* (OAK): 7.0 IP, 0 ER, 2 H, 2 BB, 8 K, 79 GmSc

Dinelson Lamet* (SDP): 7.0 IP, 1 ER, 3 H, 2 BB, 11 K, 76 GmSc

Kwang Hyun Kim (STL): 7.0 IP, 0 ER, 3 H, 3 BB, 6 K, 74 GmSc

Pablo Lopez (MIA): 7.0 IP, 1 ER, 3 H, 0 BB, 6 K, 73 GmSc

Trevor Bauer (CIN): 6.1 IP, 1 ER, 4 H, 2 BB, 12 K, 71 GmSc

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Jose Iglesias Baltimore Orioles

Could he bat .400?

José IglesiasMarcus SemienRyan MountcastleMike MinorDinelson Lamet

Yesterday's Top Performers


José Iglesias* (BAL): 4-4, 1 HR, 4 RBI, 3 R

Marcus Semien* (OAK): 2-3, 1 HR, 4 RBI, 1 R

Ryan Mountcastle* (BAL): 3-5, 1 HR, 3 RBI, 1 R

Tim Lopes (SEA): 3-3, 1 RBI, 2 R

Miguel Rojas (MIA): 2-3, 1 HR, 1 RBI, 2 R

DJ Stewart (BAL): 2-5, 1 HR, 4 RBI, 1 R

Mark Canha (OAK): 2-4, 1 HR, 3 RBI, 1 R

Jake Lamb (OAK): 2-4, 1 HR, 1 RBI, 2 R

Josh Bell (PIT): 2-3, 1 HR, 1 RBI, 1 R

Robbie Grossman (OAK): 2-4, 1 RBI, 1 R, 2 SB

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Rafael Marchan Philadelphia Phillies

It beats the heck out of another day in training camp.

Yesterday's Debut

C Rafael Marchan (PHI)

Born: February 25, 1999 (Age: 21-202d)

Debut: 1-3

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Mike Moustakas Cincinnati Reds

In his other AB yesterday he went 0-for-6.

Yesterday's Biggest Play

Batter: Mike Moustakas (CIN)

Pitcher: Nik Turley (PIT)

Situation: Bottom 5th, 2 out, 2-0 count, Runners On 1st and 2nd

Score:  PIT 4, CIN 3

Home Run (Line Drive to Deep CF)
3 runs scored on the play, and CIN's win probability increased 50% points, to 86%
CIN went on to win the game, 9-4

View the full game Boxscore at

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Mike Yastrzemski San Francisco Giants

Nice to see young Yaz hanging tough in this cat.

Win Prob. Added (WPA) Leaders

Position Players

Mike Yastrzemski (SFG)2.7
Freddie Freeman (ATL)2.0
Wil Myers (SDP)1.8
Alec Bohm (PHI)1.8
Mookie Betts (LAD)1.8


Liam Hendriks (OAK)2.5
Shane Bieber (CLE)2.5
Lance Lynn (TEX)2.3
Yu Darvish (CHC)2.1
Jeremy Jeffress (CHC)2.1
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Jorge Ona San Diego Padres

Up from the depths after knocking in the tie-breaker last night against the Dodgers by fisting a ball into short left field.

He would appear to have a future as a DH.

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Jurickson Profar San Diego Padres

A great bit of baserunning by Profar? Or boneheaded fielding by Muncy?,game_tab=videos,game_state=final,game=631061

Maybe both.

But the Padres are good, really good. Almost as good as the Dodgers.

Such a shame that there's not more at stake for winning the division.

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Tyler Stephenson Cincinnati Reds

Raised his batting average to .455, his slugging average to an even 1.000 with a pinch hit home run, the score tied in the bottom of the seventh in the first of two last night in Cinci. Watched the second game with a smile (I'm guessing) behind his mask.

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Trevor Bauer Cincinnati Reds

Just missed his third seven-inning shutout of the season, blanking the Pirates, striking out multitudes, until Colin Moran tied the game with a homer leading off in the seventh on a good pitch. When the Pirates guessed fastball, Bauer froze them with his knuckle curve. When they looked for that, he zipped his fastball by them.

The Rating (which doesn't even count whiffs) says it all.

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Jake Lamb Oakland Athletics

Signed with the A's, homered and doubled before the ink was dry.

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Sean Newcomb Atlanta Braves

Back to the alternate site he goes. Can't be a fun season for him. Without minor league games, it's hard to show you have fixed things.

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Josh Lindblom Milwaukee Brewers

Great duel between pitchers who between them won 37 games in South Korea last year. Lindblom went five scoreless, allowing three hits and no walks. Kim went seven, giving up three hits and three walks. Both fanned six. Brewers won the game, so Lindblom went back to his hotel to shower (if he wasn't already there) feeling happier.

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The action this morning in the Covid Dreams:

Bad Koronavirus: res PMaton Cle, pur MAndriese LAA 4 (Losing Bid: None)

Bad Koronavirus: res DanNorris Det, pur MKickham Bos 0

Bad Koronavirus: res LNewsome Sea, pur JrgLopez Bal 0

Random Hackers: res JKarinchak Cle, pur DGarcia NYY 29 (Bags $23, Nabobs $18, Bad K $16 and the Tooners $1). 

Random Hackers: res TDemeritte Det, pur DCameron Det 2 (Losing Bid: None)

Moose Factory: res CSchmidt NYY, pur JStiever CWS 0

Moose Factory: res MFord NYY, pur NLowe TB 7 (Losing Bid: None)

Moose Factory: res RBrasier Bos, pur KAkin Bal 0

Jerry's Kids: res MStassi LAA, pur JWalsh LAA 15 (Losing Bid: Moose $2)

Fine Tooners: res SBarlow KC, pur JHolder NYY 1

Nova: res JPanik Tor, pur YolmSanchez CWS 1

Peppermartins: res RMcBroom KC, pur PErvin Sea 2 (Losing Bid: None)

Peppermartins: dis SHaggerty Sea, pur VMachin Oak 1

BBLM: dis EAndrus Tex, pur CArroyo Bos 1

Veecks: dis JChoi TB, pur MFreeman Cle 0

Nattering Nabobs: res JCurtiss TB, pur AScrubb Hou 2 (Losing Bid: None)

Nattering Nabobs: res JNaylor Cle, pur JHeim Oak 2 (Losing Bid: None)

Moose Factory: res TLin Bos, pur NOrf Oak 0

Moose Factory: res KHigashioka NYY, pur SHuff Tex 0

Fine Tooners: res RChirinos NYM, pur SLeon Cle 0

Nova: res NMargevicius Sea, pur ALoup TB 0

Nova: res THatch Tor, pur RDetwiler CWS 0

Peppermartins: dis JSoler KC, pur TWard LAA 0

Veecks: res TMcFarland Oak, pur CThielbar Min 0

Moose Factory: mov NLowe TB CI

Nova: mov YolmSanchez CWS MI

Peppermartins: mov PErvin Sea UT

Veecks: mov MFreeman Cle CI

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Nate Orf Oakland Athletics

Called up by the A's yesterday. Can he swipe a base at the ripe old age of 30? That's what I'm hoping.

Signed by the Brewers in 2013 as a nondrafted free agent. Became a free agent last fall and signed with the A's. Boosted by two seasons at Colorado Springs, has okay slash stats in 2705 AB in the minors: .288/.389/.406. Successful on 11 of his 14 attempted thefts last year in the PCL.

He replaces Tzu-Wei Lin on my active roster, so anything I get will be appreciated.

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