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    B/R Betting on Twitter: "That escalated quickly... "That escalated quickly... https://twitter.com/br_betting/status/1152394614495518722

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    San Francisco Giants on Twitter: "#MadBum "#MadBum https://twitter.com/SFGiants/status/1152069174165852160

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    MLB Stats on Twitter: "Chris Sale just tossed his 38th 12+ K game. He ranks 5th all-time in those such games. "Chris Sale just tossed his 38th 12+ K game. He ranks 5th all-time in those such games. https://twitter.com/MLBStats/status/1151931009669226498

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    Miami Marlins on Twitter: "WEEE DIIIDN'TT GET NOO HIIIIIIIIIIITTTTT. #JuntosMiami "WEEE DIIIDN'TT GET NOO HIIIIIIIIIIITTTTT. #JuntosMiami https://t.co/cqdqo1QABd https://twitter.com/Marlins/status/1151662940908662785

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    TheRecDegen on Twitter: "Strasburg (Was) has not given up a run in the 1st Inn in 10 road starts. Teheran (Atl) has given up a run in the 1st Inn only once in 8 home starts. I'm guessing that 1st Inn Score NO price will be somewhere around -150 to -180 #SDQL #MLB"Strasburg (Was) has not given up a run in the 1st Inn in 10 road starts. Teheran (Atl) has given up a run in the 1st Inn only once in 8 home starts. I'm guessing that 1st Inn Score NO price will be somewhere around -150 to -180 #SDQL #MLB https://twitter.com/TheRecDegen/status/1151792516724772865

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    Astros manager: Angels got 'free shot' on Jake Marisnick hit by pitchLos Angeles Angels pitcher Noe Ramirez says he accidentally hit Jake Marisnick with a pitch, but Houston Astros manager A.J. Hinch isn't buying it. https://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/mlb/astros/2019/07/17/jake-marisnick-aj-hinch-hit-by-pitch-astros-angels/1753338001/

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    Pedro Martinez says Cincinnati Reds' Luis Castillo pitches like he didMLB managers and players have attested to how much the Reds ace reminds them of Pedro Martinez. And the Hall of Famer completely agrees. https://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/mlb/2019/07/12/cincinnati-reds-luis-castillo-pedro-martinez-comparison/1711125001/

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  • @whitesox • 3m

    Fansided: Chicago White Sox: An update on Nick Madrigal

    The Chicago White Sox have been so hyped over their top prospect Luis Robert over the last few weeks. He was called up to Triple-A and began dominating right away. Everyone is so excited for Robert, and because of that, another top prospect that has been lighting it up has been a little more forgotten.

    Nick Madrigal was the White Sox first-round pick in the 2018 MLB Draft. He is a second baseman out of Oregon State. He has quickly risen through the White Sox minor league system as well. He is already in double-A and he has only been a member of the organization for a little over a year now.

    The Chicago White Sox have been so hyped over their top prospect Luis Robert over the last few weeks. He was called up to Triple-A and began dominating right away. Everyone is so excited for Robert, and because of that, another top prospect that has been lighting it up has been a little more forgotten.

    Nick Madrigal was the White Sox first-round pick in the 2018 MLB Draft. He is a second baseman out of Oregon State. He has quickly risen through the White Sox minor league system as well. He is already in double-A and he has only been a member of the organization for a little over a year now.

  • @Cubs • 3m

    Chicago Sun-Times: How Lee Smith quickly won over at least one old-school, workhorse starting pitcher for the Cubs

    If old-school workhorse pitcher Rick Sutcliffe was less than enthusiastic about what a closer could do for him - never mind the heresy of one in Cooperstown - that might have changed the first day he pitched for the Cubs after a midseason trade in 1984.

    A walk, an error and double leading off the bottom of the ninth turned a shutout bid into a 4-1 lead for the Cubs and a save situation.

    "[Manager] Jim Frey came out and said, 'I'm going to go to the bullpen,' " Sutcliffe said. "I told him, 'Who the [expletive] you gonna bring in?

    If old-school workhorse pitcher Rick Sutcliffe was less than enthusiastic about what a closer could do for him - never mind the heresy of one in Cooperstown - that might have changed the first day he pitched for the Cubs after a midseason trade in 1984.

    A walk, an error and double leading off the bottom of the ninth turned a shutout bid into a 4-1 lead for the Cubs and a save situation.

    "[Manager] Jim Frey came out and said, 'I'm going to go to the bullpen,' " Sutcliffe said. "I told him, 'Who the [expletive] you gonna bring in?

  • @RedSox • 4m

    Fansided: Former Red Sox player Lee Smith will be inducted into the Hall of Fame

    Lee Smith: former Red Sox player, a new inductee into the Hall of Fame. Smith was born on December 4 of 1957, made his MLB debut on September 1980, and pitched his last game at the age of 39 in July of 1997. Smith was a 7x All-Star and a 3x Rolaids Reliever of the Year (given to the top relief pitchers of the regular season in both leagues).

    2019: the Summer of the Closer. Two relief pitchers and one starting pitcher all inducted into the Hall of Fame in one year.

    Lee Smith: former Red Sox player, a new inductee into the Hall of Fame. Smith was born on December 4 of 1957, made his MLB debut on September 1980, and pitched his last game at the age of 39 in July of 1997. Smith was a 7x All-Star and a 3x Rolaids Reliever of the Year (given to the top relief pitchers of the regular season in both leagues).

    2019: the Summer of the Closer. Two relief pitchers and one starting pitcher all inducted into the Hall of Fame in one year.

  • @Orioles • 7m

    Camden Chat: Saturday's Bird Droppings: Where it's Pedro Severino's birthday

    OK, I will admit that I had a lot of fun watching the Orioles beat the Red Sox 11-2 last night. They hit a few massive home runs, Richie Martin put on a one-man show, John Means looked like an all-star again, the bullpen was impressive and, best of all, the Red Sox were terrible.

    Another win today would make it three in-a-row and guarantee a series win over Boston. That would be pretty cool, and it would have the BoSox fans in a tizzy, as many of them were on Twitter last night.

    OK, I will admit that I had a lot of fun watching the Orioles beat the Red Sox 11-2 last night. They hit a few massive home runs, Richie Martin put on a one-man show, John Means looked like an all-star again, the bullpen was impressive and, best of all, the Red Sox were terrible.

    Another win today would make it three in-a-row and guarantee a series win over Boston. That would be pretty cool, and it would have the BoSox fans in a tizzy, as many of them were on Twitter last night.

  • @Braves • 9m

    Talking Chop: Soroka set to do battle with Anibal Sanchez in pivotal game three

    The Braves finally turned the momentum last night in a thrilling walk-off victory. After blowing a 3-1 lead in the top of the ninth Atlanta puffed their collective chests and loaded the bases for Josh Donaldson who smacked a single to center to win it with SunTrust Park crumbling around him.

    Tonight the Braves will look to keep that momentum rolling when they send Mike Soroka to the mound. The rookie has been one of the best pitchers in all of baseball this year and is actually working himself into the conversation for a Cy Young candidacy.

    The Braves finally turned the momentum last night in a thrilling walk-off victory. After blowing a 3-1 lead in the top of the ninth Atlanta puffed their collective chests and loaded the bases for Josh Donaldson who smacked a single to center to win it with SunTrust Park crumbling around him.

    Tonight the Braves will look to keep that momentum rolling when they send Mike Soroka to the mound. The rookie has been one of the best pitchers in all of baseball this year and is actually working himself into the conversation for a Cy Young candidacy.

  • @Dbacks • 14m

    AZ Snake Pit: Snake Bytes 7/19: Mooooooom! The Bullpen's broken again!

    When Diamondbacks right-handed pitcher Merrill Kelly sat down after tossing seven innings, he felt good about his performance and the fact that the game was tied. However, a late surge by the Brewers quickly washed that away, as Milwaukee went on to win 5-1 at Chase Field on Thursday.

    For seven innings, the game was a pitcher's duel between the Brewers' Zach Davies, making his 100th career start, and Arizona's Merrill Kelly, signed after four years in the Korean Baseball Organization. They kept the respective offenses in check, resulting in a 1-1 game entering the eighth.

    When Diamondbacks right-handed pitcher Merrill Kelly sat down after tossing seven innings, he felt good about his performance and the fact that the game was tied. However, a late surge by the Brewers quickly washed that away, as Milwaukee went on to win 5-1 at Chase Field on Thursday.

    For seven innings, the game was a pitcher's duel between the Brewers' Zach Davies, making his 100th career start, and Arizona's Merrill Kelly, signed after four years in the Korean Baseball Organization. They kept the respective offenses in check, resulting in a 1-1 game entering the eighth.

  • @MLB • 19m

    Bleacher Report: Marcus Stroman Trade Rumors: Red Sox Scouting Blue Jays Pitcher Friday

    Marcus Stroman's days in Canada might be numbered.

    According to MLB.com's Jon Morosi Friday evening, the Boston Red Sox sent top advisor Frank Wren to Detroit to scout the Toronto Blue Jays pitcher's start against the Tigers.

    "Detroit's Shane Greene is another possibility for Boston," Morosi added. "The Red Sox also had a top scout watching [Madison] Bumgarner-[Noah] Syndergaard last night."

    The Red Sox are far from the first team to be linked to Stroman as Morosi reported earlier Friday that the Philadelphia Phillies "have shown interest" and the New York Yankees would have "a significant scouting presence" in Detroit for Stroman as well.

    Marcus Stroman's days in Canada might be numbered.

    According to MLB.com's Jon Morosi Friday evening, the Boston Red Sox sent top advisor Frank Wren to Detroit to scout the Toronto Blue Jays pitcher's start against the Tigers.

    "Detroit's Shane Greene is another possibility for Boston," Morosi added. "The Red Sox also had a top scout watching [Madison] Bumgarner-[Noah] Syndergaard last night."

    The Red Sox are far from the first team to be linked to Stroman as Morosi reported earlier Friday that the Philadelphia Phillies "have shown interest" and the New York Yankees would have "a significant scouting presence" in Detroit for Stroman as well.

  • @Nationals • 54m

    Federal Baseball: Max Scherzer pulling hair out waiting for return to Washington Nationals' rotation

    Max Scherzer was pulling his hair out waiting for the cortisone shot he received four days back to do its work and provide some relief from the back issue he's been dealing with in the last few weeks that landed him on the Injured List.

    "When you get a cortisone injection," the 34-year-old Nationals' ace explained before the second of four for Washington in Atlanta's SunTrust Park.

    "Usually after Day 3 that's usually when you feel your best, in my experience all my life, and so yesterday I was kind of pulling my hair out because it was Day 3 and it wasn't better.

    Max Scherzer was pulling his hair out waiting for the cortisone shot he received four days back to do its work and provide some relief from the back issue he's been dealing with in the last few weeks that landed him on the Injured List.

    "When you get a cortisone injection," the 34-year-old Nationals' ace explained before the second of four for Washington in Atlanta's SunTrust Park.

    "Usually after Day 3 that's usually when you feel your best, in my experience all my life, and so yesterday I was kind of pulling my hair out because it was Day 3 and it wasn't better.

  • @BlueJays • 56m

    Fansided: Blue Jays: Does Ross Atkins receive fair value at the trade deadline?

    Based on comments on sports talk radio and Twitter, two mediums noted for thorough analysis, the J.A. Happ and Josh Donaldson trades in 2018 are cited as examples of the trade ineptness of Atkins. "Do you have confidence that Atkins will obtain good value in exchange for Marcus Stroman and Ken Giles?" is a question often heard. In my opinion, the criticism of the Happ and Donaldson deals is misplaced: the issue with those trades is more timing than the value received when executed.

    Rebuilding decisions

    The Blue Jays have been a team in transition since the 2015 and 2016 playoff runs.

    Based on comments on sports talk radio and Twitter, two mediums noted for thorough analysis, the J.A. Happ and Josh Donaldson trades in 2018 are cited as examples of the trade ineptness of Atkins. "Do you have confidence that Atkins will obtain good value in exchange for Marcus Stroman and Ken Giles?" is a question often heard. In my opinion, the criticism of the Happ and Donaldson deals is misplaced: the issue with those trades is more timing than the value received when executed.

    Rebuilding decisions

    The Blue Jays have been a team in transition since the 2015 and 2016 playoff runs.

  • @Rangers • 1h

    Fansided: Texas Rangers: Former player, Harold Baines, set to enter Hall of Fame this weekend

    Harold Baines' time with the Texas Rangers was short-lived at best. The long-term big league outfielder was acquired by Texas back in the 1989 season while he was in the midst of an All-Star campaign. Baines played all of 153 games for the Rangers between the 1989 and 1990 seasons, hitting .288 with a .791 OPS in that stretch, before being dealt to the Oakland A's midway through the 1990 season.

    Baines Hall of Fame bid was steeped in a bit of controversy if you'll remember. In a year that will see Mariano Rivera become the first unanimous selection inducted into the Hall, Baines' path wasn't quite as straightforward.

    Harold Baines' time with the Texas Rangers was short-lived at best. The long-term big league outfielder was acquired by Texas back in the 1989 season while he was in the midst of an All-Star campaign. Baines played all of 153 games for the Rangers between the 1989 and 1990 seasons, hitting .288 with a .791 OPS in that stretch, before being dealt to the Oakland A's midway through the 1990 season.

    Baines Hall of Fame bid was steeped in a bit of controversy if you'll remember. In a year that will see Mariano Rivera become the first unanimous selection inducted into the Hall, Baines' path wasn't quite as straightforward.

  • TBO Rays: Rays vs. White Sox Friday lineups

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    The Rays return to Tropicana Field for the first time since the All-Star break to take on the Chicago White Sox. Rookie left-handed pitcher Brendan McKay takes the mound for Tampa Bay.

    Here's how the Rays line up on Friday:

    RF Austin Meadows

    LF Tommy Pham

    DH Ji-Man Choi

    1B Nate Lowe

    3B Yandy Diaz

    CF Kevin Kiermaier

    C Travis d'Arnaud

    SS Joey Wendle

    2B Mike Brosseau

    LH Brendan McKay

    And here's how the White Sox line up for the series opener:

    RF Leury Garcia

    3B Yoan Moncada

    1B Jose Abreu

    DH James McCann

    C Welington Castillo

    SS Jose Rondon

    LF Jon Jay

    2B Yolmer Sanchez

    CF Adam Engel

    RH Reynaldo Lopez

    The Rays return to Tropicana Field for the first time since the All-Star break to take on the Chicago White Sox. Rookie left-handed pitcher Brendan McKay takes the mound for Tampa Bay.

    Here's how the Rays line up on Friday:

    RF Austin Meadows

    LF Tommy Pham

    DH Ji-Man Choi

    1B Nate Lowe

    3B Yandy Diaz

    CF Kevin Kiermaier

    C Travis d'Arnaud

    SS Joey Wendle

    2B Mike Brosseau

    LH Brendan McKay

    And here's how the White Sox line up for the series opener:

    RF Leury Garcia

    3B Yoan Moncada

    1B Jose Abreu

    DH James McCann

    C Welington Castillo

    SS Jose Rondon

    LF Jon Jay

    2B Yolmer Sanchez

    CF Adam Engel

    RH Reynaldo Lopez

  • @Cardinals • 1h

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch: DeJong homers, drives home four RBIs and Cardinals rock Reds with 10-run inning

    The Cincinnati Reds skated to a 7-0 lead by the middle of the fourth inning and forced Wainwright from his start before he could get an 11th out. Rather than steadily, consistently chewing away at the lead as the long-ago Cardinals did for Wainwright against the Nats, these Cardinals binged. They scored 10 runs in the sixth inning at Great American Ball Park and with a 12-11 victory forged their biggest single-game comeback since May 12, 2002. The Cardinals trailed that night, 8-0, before rallying to win against Cincinnati, at the same ballpark.

    Shortstop Paul DeJong had a two-run double in the decisive inning and a two-run homer to expand the Cardinals' lead later.

    The Cincinnati Reds skated to a 7-0 lead by the middle of the fourth inning and forced Wainwright from his start before he could get an 11th out. Rather than steadily, consistently chewing away at the lead as the long-ago Cardinals did for Wainwright against the Nats, these Cardinals binged. They scored 10 runs in the sixth inning at Great American Ball Park and with a 12-11 victory forged their biggest single-game comeback since May 12, 2002. The Cardinals trailed that night, 8-0, before rallying to win against Cincinnati, at the same ballpark.

    Shortstop Paul DeJong had a two-run double in the decisive inning and a two-run homer to expand the Cardinals' lead later.

  • @Mariners • 1h

    Fansided: Seattle Mariners Trade a Day: Mike Leake to San Francisco

    But a common thought after the game amongst Mariners fans was that Leake had drastically increased his trade value. But the simple truth is that Leake's value is basically set in stone. But what could raise his value is a new contender entering his market.

    That new team may be an old team, the San Francisco Giants. Thought to be sellers a week ago, the Giants have won 7 straight games and are just 2 games back of a playoff spot. The Giants figured to be on of the busier teams this month, but are now reportedly backing off on talks to trade Madison Bumgarner and Will Smith.

    But a common thought after the game amongst Mariners fans was that Leake had drastically increased his trade value. But the simple truth is that Leake's value is basically set in stone. But what could raise his value is a new contender entering his market.

    That new team may be an old team, the San Francisco Giants. Thought to be sellers a week ago, the Giants have won 7 straight games and are just 2 games back of a playoff spot. The Giants figured to be on of the busier teams this month, but are now reportedly backing off on talks to trade Madison Bumgarner and Will Smith.