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Joe Musgrove San Diego Padres

In 3 starts after winning his previous 3 he's 1-1 4.05 ERA. 

van wilhoite LVW

Heading into yesterday's game, he was 3-0 in his last three starts with a 0.86 ERA. He had a 1-0 lead over the Phillies after four, gave up a run in the fifth, five more in the sixth and -- just like that -- end of winning streak.

I looked for pitchers to bet against tonight who have won their last three starts but there aren't any.  

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Lenyn Sosa Chicago White Sox

Yesterday's Debut

2B Lenyn Sosa (CHW)

Born: January 25, 2000 (Age: 22-149d)

Debut: 0-1

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Aaron Hicks New York Yankees

Aaron Judge (left), mobbed by teammates after his game-winning single, and Aaron Hicks (game-tying three-run homer) were the two heroes in the Yankees' 7-6 comeback win over the Astros.

Aaron Judge (left), mobbed by teammates after his game-winning single, and Aaron Hicks (game-tying three-run homer) were the two heroes in the Yankees’ 7-6 comeback win over the Astros.
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Devin Smeltzer Minnesota Twins
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Dansby SwansonCody BellingerBrendan RodgersFrankie MontasDevin Smeltzer
Dansby SwansonCody BellingerBrendan RodgersFrankie MontasDevin Smeltzer

Jun 23, 2022 Top Performers

Pitchers:

Frankie Montas (OAK): 8.0 IP, 0 ER, 2 H, 2 BB, 8 K, 84 GmSc

Devin Smeltzer (MIN): 6.0 IP, 0 ER, 3 H, 0 BB, 3 K, 69 GmSc

Zach Plesac (CLE): 6.0 IP, 1 ER, 3 H, 2 BB, 6 K, 66 GmSc

Robbie Ray (SEA): 6.0 IP, 1 ER, 4 H, 2 BB, 6 K, 64 GmSc

Kyle Freeland (COL): 7.0 IP, 2 ER, 7 H, 0 BB, 5 K, 60 GmSc

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Cody Bellinger Los Angeles Dodgers
Friday, June 24View in browser
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Dansby SwansonCody BellingerBrendan RodgersFrankie MontasDevin Smeltzer
Dansby SwansonCody BellingerBrendan RodgersFrankie MontasDevin Smeltzer

Jun 23, 2022 Top Performers

Batters:

Dansby Swanson (ATL): 3-4, 2 HR, 3 RBI, 3 R

Cody Bellinger (LAD): 3-4, 1 HR, 3 RBI, 3 R, 1 SB

Brendan Rodgers (COL): 4-5, 1 RBI, 1 R

Max Muncy (LAD): 3-4, 1 HR, 1 RBI, 2 R

Adley Rutschman (BAL): 2-4, 1 HR, 3 RBI, 1 R

Tommy Pham (CIN): 2-5, 1 HR, 3 RBI, 2 R

Giancarlo Stanton (NYY): 1-3, 1 HR, 3 RBI, 2 R

Alex Bregman (HOU): 2-4, 1 HR, 3 RBI, 2 R

Jose Altuve (HOU): 3-4, 2 R

Yordan Álvarez (HOU): 2-5, 1 HR, 3 RBI, 1 R

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Tyrone Taylor Milwaukee Brewers

His three-run bomb in the fourth is the difference as the Brewers pull into a tie with the Cardinals.

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Jorge Lopez Baltimore Orioles

Fanned Tim Anderson and Andrew Vaughn on seven pitches to get the save in 4-0 win.

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Ty France Seattle Mariners

Ty France (2B) SEA - Jun. 23
https://www.rotowire.com/baseball/player.php?id=15038

France (arm) underwent an X-ray following Thursday's game against the Athletics that came back negative, Ryan Divish of The Seattle Times reports.

ROTOWIRE RECOMMENDS: Manager Scott Servais said Thursday that the team is "cautiously optimistic" about France's status following his early departure Thursday, but he'll undergo an MRI on Friday to help determine the severity of his injury.

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Manny Machado San Diego Padres

Manny Machado (3B) SD - Jun. 23
https://www.rotowire.com/baseball/player.php?id=11437

Machado (ankle) did leg exercises and played catch on the field prior to Thursday's game against the Phillies, AJ Cassavell of MLB.com reports.

ROTOWIRE RECOMMENDS: Cassavell further reported that Machado didn't appear to be favoring his sprained left ankle. Manager Bob Melvin offered that Machado could appear as a pinch hitter "in a few days." While the team remains optimistic that Machado will avoid a stint on the injured list, it sounds as if his return to the lineup is not imminent.

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Dean Kremer Baltimore Orioles

Some excellent results after a late start in 2022 both in MILB and MLB....

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Oscar Gonzalez Cleveland Guardians

Oscar is having a good series in Minneapolis. Here's some insight from the Athletic (subscription, well worth it):

Hitting coach Chris Valaika, to The Athletic recently, on rookie right fielder Oscar Gonzalez: “His at-bats have gotten better the deeper in the game, especially off back-end bullpen guys. You see him grind out those at-bats, take his hits the other way. I’ve been really pleased with where he’s at.”

Lo and behold, Gonzalez delivered twice in the late innings Wednesday to spur the Guardians to a wild 11-10 win. He launched a go-ahead two-run homer to left in the seventh inning off Twins reliever Jharel Cotton, who entered the game with a 1.76 ERA. In the ninth, Gonzalez knotted the score at 10 with a two-run single off Griffin Jax, who must be tired of the Guardians after three consecutive rough outings against them this season.

Gonzalez ultimately grounded into a double play in the 10th inning Tuesday night, but he fouled off six consecutive pitches from Twins closer Jhoan Duran that ranged from 85 to 100 mph before succumbing on the ninth offering of the duel. On May 29, Gonzalez forced Tigers closer Gregory Soto to throw nine pitches, all ranging from 97 to 101 mph, in a ninth-inning encounter. That was his 12th career plate appearance.

It’s difficult to gauge where Gonzalez’s career is headed. He built a reputation in the minors for hitting for power, racking up strikeouts and rarely drawing walks. In the majors, he’s slugged two home runs in 24 games, both in his last 13 plate appearances. Instead, he’s excelled at smacking sharp grounders and line drives through the infield — not what you’d expect for a 6-foot-4, 240-pound kid who led the farm system in homers in 2021.

“He does have bat-to-ball skills, but there was some swing-and-miss, some chase (in the minors),” Valaika said. “Since he’s been up here, I think he’s handled his at-bats exceptionally well. He’s controlled the strike zone. You’ll see some aggressiveness early, but the way he can lock in (during) his at-bats and finish his at-bats has been really impressive.”

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Jhoan Duran Minnesota Twins

June 23, 2022

Minnesota Twins — The local paper wrote up Emilio Pagan as the Twins’ pseudo-closer on Tuesday, but  since then, the 31-year-old has blown the lead in back-to-back games. The article quotes Rocco Baldelli as saying that he won’t commit to one particular closer, but we think Jhoan Duran is now more likely to get the next save chance. Behind Duran and Pagan, Griffin Jax has emerged as a solid option for Minnesota.

Updated hierarchy: *Duran | Pagan | Jax.
* = closer-by-committee

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Nick Vespi Baltimore Orioles

We should get his stats later today.

Baltimore Orioles — Rookie Nick Vespi — just one of several relievers quietly having an excellent season for Baltimore this year — pitched a clean sixth inning with a three-run lead and wound up with an unexpected save when the game was rained out.

Hierarchy remains: Lopez | Bautista | Tate.

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Nick Martinez San Diego Padres

Closer Monkey:

San Diego Padres — With a big lead, the Padres turned to Nick Martinez, who reinvented himself during a stint in Japan. Martinez got 11 outs for his first major-league save.

Hierarchy remains: Rogers | Garcia | Crismatt.

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Carlos Rodon San Francisco Giants

Smile, Carlos. We have your picture this time.


Thursday, June 23
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Austin HaysGio UrshelaAmed RosarioShohei OhtaniCarlos Rodon
Austin HaysGio UrshelaAmed RosarioShohei OhtaniCarlos Rodon

Jun 22, 2022 Top Performers

Pitchers:

Shohei Ohtani (LAA): 8.0 IP, 0 ER, 2 H, 1 BB, 13 K, 90 GmSc

Carlos Rodon (SFG): 7.0 IP, 1 ER, 3 H, 1 BB, 10 K, 76 GmSc

Charlie Morton (ATL): 7.0 IP, 2 ER, 3 H, 0 BB, 11 K, 74 GmSc

Pablo Lopez (MIA): 7.0 IP, 0 ER, 4 H, 3 BB, 6 K, 70 GmSc

George Kirby (SEA): 6.0 IP, 0 ER, 5 H, 1 BB, 6 K, 67 GmSc

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Giovanny Urshela Minnesota Twins

Thursday, June 23
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Austin HaysGio UrshelaAmed RosarioShohei OhtaniCarlos Rodon

Jun 22, 2022 Top Performers

Batters:

Austin Hays (BAL): 4-4, 1 HR, 3 RBI, 3 R, cycle

Gio Urshela (MIN): 3-4, 1 HR, 3 RBI, 3 R

Amed Rosario (CLE): 4-5, 1 HR, 2 RBI, 2 R

Yordan Álvarez (HOU): 2-4, 2 HR, 2 RBI, 2 R

Alfonso Rivas (CHC): 2-4, 1 HR, 5 RBI, 2 R

Carlos Correa (MIN): 2-5, 2 HR, 2 RBI, 2 R

Aaron Judge (NYY): 2-5, 2 HR, 2 RBI, 2 R

Jurickson Profar (SDP): 4-4, 2 RBI, 2 R

Patrick Wisdom (CHC): 2-4, 1 HR, 4 RBI, 2 R

Jazz Chisholm Jr. (MIA): 2-3, 1 HR, 3 RBI, 2 R

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Aaron Judge New York Yankees

Stathead Spotlight

Aaron Judge has 27 home runs through the Yankees first 69 games of the season. Only Babe Ruth has had more home runs at this point in a season for the Yankees.

PlayerHRSeason
Babe Ruth311930
Babe Ruth311928
Babe Ruth281921
Aaron Judge272022
Mickey Mantle271956
Roger Maris271961
Álex Rodríguez272007

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Aaron Judge joined Babe Ruth as the only Yankees to have six multi-homer games in the first 70 games of a season.

Aaron Judge joined Babe Ruth as the only Yankees to have six multi-homer games in the first 70 games of a season.
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Austin Hays Baltimore Orioles

Game was called after six.

Austin Hays Hits for Cycle

Yesterday Austin Hays hit the 11th cycle in St. Louis Browns / Baltimore Orioles franchise history, and just the sixth since the team moved to Baltimore.

PlayerDateTeamOpp
Austin Hays2022‑06‑22BALWSN
Jonathan Villar2019‑08‑05BALNYY
Félix Pié2009‑08‑14BALLAA
Aubrey Huff2007‑06‑29BALLAA
Cal Ripken Jr.1984‑05‑06BALTEX
Brooks Robinson1960‑07‑15BALCHW

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Bryce Harper Philadelphia Phillies
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