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Hansel Robles Los Angeles Angels

I'm surprised Hansel wasn't given a longer rope.

I picked him up last year on free waivers and he almost won it for me. 

From the Monkey:

August 5, 2020

Los Angeles Angels — In a not-so-surprising move, Joe Maddon announced that Hansel Robles is out as closer and that the Angels will employ a closer-by-committee. We got a first look at that committee on Tuesday, as Hoby Milner, Felix Pena and Ty Buttrey combined to close out a 5-3 victory. Pena, who started the eighth inning against the 2-3-4 hitters, had looked the best of a mediocre bunch so far this season, though he did allow his first run of 2020 on Tuesday and only recorded two outs before Buttrey finished the frame and stayed on for a 1-2-3 ninth to pick up the save. We’ll keep Buttrey at the top of what could be quite a volatile committee.

Updated hierarchy: *Buttrey | Pena | Milner.
* = closer-by-committee

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Willie Mays San Francisco Giants

Say Hey called up in honor of the occasion.

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Albert Pujols Los Angeles Angels

Say Hey was inducted into HOF today 1979.

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Elieser Hernandez Miami Marlins

The matchups today in Baltimore:

Marlins: RH Elieser Hernandez
makes his season debut in the opener of a 7-inning doubleheader. Mattingly did not announce his starter for the nighcap.

Orioles: Alex Cobb (1-0, 2.89 ERA) gets his third start of the season, followed by Asher Wojciechowski (0-1, 7.20).

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Monte Harrison Miami Marlins

Not an auspicious major league debut: 0-for-3, all whiffs.

But he was out on the field, joining in the air high-fives after the game.

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Pablo Lopez Miami Marlins

"Give him credit. He threw a really nice game," Orioles manager Brandon
Hyde said of Lopez. "We just didn't swing the bats well."

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Albert Pujols Los Angeles Angels

With his next homer he catches Willie.

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Tim Lopes Seattle Mariners

Careful what you ask for in a recount.

When OnRoto's Bidmeister ran the bids on Monday -- upwards of 200, counting all the backups (we did not have a reserve draft this year) -- Tim went to the Bad K for $14.

But Bad K, along with three other teams, forgot that the sum total of all the bids, counting backups, can't exceed the total FAAB remaining (which in this case was $100) and in the recount Tim went to me for $8.

Tim went hitless yesterday. He's batting .105 in his last seven games.

The whole team went hitless yesterday. It had four hits on Monday. Its batting average on the year is .180.

Tim was supposed to fix that.

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MacKenzie Gore San Diego Padres

Thx ... and yet ... it's Pitino that gets the call :-)

To which a friend texted me this fun fact ... when he debuts, Luis Patino will be the 5th major leaguer born in the year 1999 ... the others: Vlad Jr, Tatis Jr, Adrian Morejon, and Andres Munoz ... that's right: 4 of the 5 are #PADRES!

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Stephen Piscotty Oakland Athletics

"It looked like a sacrifice fly and it kept goin'."

Right over the center field fence with the sacks full in the bottom of the ninth.

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Pablo Lopez Miami Marlins

After more than a week off the Fish make 20 rosters moves and win!

Against the Orioles, but still.

Pablo allows two baserunners over five and Hoyt, Bleier, Boxberger and Kintzler take it home.

Time of game: 2:38.

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Alex Colome Chicago White Sox

Not that long ago, the White Sox were 1-4. Now they're 7-4.

Colome made it interesting by whiffing on a soft grounder.

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Kyle Ryan Chicago Cubs

Cubs barely hang on for their ninth win as Kyle Ryan gets his first career save. Last out is a scorcher to third that would have tied the game.

Cubs began the inning with a three-run lead and Kimbrel on the mound.

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Brent Suter Milwaukee Brewers

Suter with a quick 1-2-3 8th inning, emphasis on quick.

Fun to watch.

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Jo Adell Los Angeles Angels

Nubber to third which he easily beats out for a hit in his first AB.

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Nick Anderson Tampa Bay Rays

Rays snap a five-game losing streak, three of them to the Orioles (no lie), as Nick gets his first save.

Red Sox go down again.

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Brad Hand Cleveland Indians

Hand nails it down for Bieber and now the teams move to another part of Ohio to complete the four-game series.

Why? What's gained by moving the location, even if it's a short move?

Changing hotels, getting on a bus, packing up the equipment -- a move is a move is a move.

The cardboard fans don't care. The fans in their barcaloungers don't care.

Covid cares. Covid likes it. 

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Caleb Thielbar Minnesota Twins

A guy I work with knows his dad well. Keeps giving me updates about Theilbar's attempts to get back to the majors. He texted me yesterday to tell me the good news.  He didn't text today.  He's from the Minneapolis area, so the Twins are the easy landing spot for him.  Their sons know each other too.  Seems I posted about the relationship back in 2013.  Didn't realize it was so long ago.

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Trevor May Minnesota Twins

Third Twins pitcher to get a save. Team is on a roll.

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Shohei Ohtani Los Angeles Angels

Darn.

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