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Hansel Robles Los Angeles Angels

The first of the unexpected Saves sources to reach 10 of them this year. 

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Victor Robles Washington Nationals

Now Robles is at bat and Eck is saying, "The game is played at a faster pace and fun."

The stress on fun is pure Eck; that's the way he talks.

But tell me he's not reading from his cue cards.

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Christian Walker Arizona Diamondbacks

Top of the second in DC... Walker just put the fifth ball of the game into the cheap seats.

Eck is talking about the bad location of the pitches. The "constant effort to hit the ball in the air." Marte, who's batting now, "made himself that kind of hitter... extension, higher finish, more loft... I call this the post-modern hitter."

All true. Occasionally, Eck mutters something about the baseball.

He can't help himself. The word has come down: do NOT talk about it.

But there's still a little bit of the rebellious spirit in Eck and he mutters.

What's the over/under on the number of homers that will be hit today? Nine? Ten?

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Matt Adams Washington Nationals

Old-timers like Adams and Adam Jones don't flip their bats, keep their heads down as they touch them all and then... start to boogey in the dugout with the kids.

At least Adams did just now. I'm not sure about Adam Jones.

But what must they be thinking as they round the bases? They know it's a joke. So do the pitchers, on whom there seems to be a gag order.

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Jose Suarez Los Angeles Angels

Looked great through 5 innings.  Then, got some runners on, and gave up what looked like an opposite field line drive to Yandy Diaz.  It went over the fence for a three run HR.  He stayed and got a couple outs, so the outing doesn't look great, but it really was.

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Lucas Giolito Chicago White Sox

I watched him for a coupe of innings of innings last night. He has a much shorter, more compact delivery than last year. That's the difference. Almost a quick pitch.

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Casey Mize Detroit Tigers

From Rotoworld:

06.14: Anthony Fenech of the Detroit Free Press reports that the Tigers expressed optimism on Casey Mize (shoulder) after reviewing his MRI on Friday. (Mize
was pulled from his start at Double-A Erie on Thursday due to right
shoulder soreness, which caused major panic amongst the Tigers' faithful
as the right-hander is the top pitching prospect in all of baseball and
the key cog in their organization's rebuild. It sounds, at least
initially, like he's only dealing with minor shoulder inflammation.
He'll be placed on the injured list at Double-A and there's no clear
indication on how much time he may miss, but this is very encouraging
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Keston Hiura Milwaukee Brewers

I did some digging last weekend and here's what I found. "Triple-A baseball has switched to the MLB baseball this season and we're
seeing a power explosion. Here are some statistics to back that up. In
the PCL in 2018, 19 players hit 20 or more homers. 16 players drove in
70 or more runs. In 2019, 36 players are on pace for 20 or more homers.
32 players are on pace to drive in 70 or more runs. There are currently
only six qualifying SP in the PCL with an ERA under four. It sort of
makes that 1.74 ERA that Zac Gallen owns even more impressive. In the
International League in 2018, 5 players hit 20 or more homers. 7 players
drove in 70 or more runs. In 2019, 24 players are on pace for 20 or
more homers. 17 are on pace to drive in 70 or more runs. Yes, it's
definitely time to look at the Triple-A production in a very different

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Mitch Garver Minnesota Twins

The Twins hitters just couldn't keep pace with the Orioles hitters. Garver cranked one out last night (for the only runs of the game in Minnesota) but the Orioles served up six -- six -- homers to the Red Sox in Camden Yards.

They entered the day tied for the leads in home runs hit and home runs allowed with 132.

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Kyle Gibson Minnesota Twins

In a night of double-digit scores moire often than not, a great pitchers's battle between Gibson and Keller which Gibson won. Keller pitched scoreless ball through seven innings, Gibson did same through eight. His catcher cranked a homer in the bottom of the 8th to give him the W. In his last seven starts, Gibson has won five with a 2.95 ERA and 1.05 WHIP.

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Rogelio Armenteros Houston Astros

Houston Astros – With the Astros ‘pen stretched thin, they called up Rogelio Armenteros, who pitched three scoreless innings to earn his first career save. Armenteros joins the Diamondbacks’ Jon Duplantier and Taylor Clarke as pitchers who recorded a save in their major league debut this season. Armenteros will likely be sent back down soon, but he couldn’t have asked for a better debut. 

Hierarchy remains: Osuna | Pressly | Rondon.

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Hector Neris Philadelphia Phillies

His first blown save is more than a little painful: bloop hit by Brian McCann with two outs in the bottom of the ninth, the Phillies up by one, runners on second and third.

Just like that the Phillies are 2 1/2 behind.

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Trea Turner Washington Nationals

Joins the 10-SB club.

Much, much more exclusive than the other club.

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Dario Agrazal Pittsburgh Pirates

Dario Agrazal (P) PIT - Jun. 14

Agrazal will be called up from Triple-A Indianapolis to start Saturday against the Marlins, Jason Mackey of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.

ROTOWIRE RECOMMENDS: The 24-year-old will be making his MLB debut. He passed through waivers unclaimed in the offseason but has a strong 3.27 ERA through 12 starts this season across the two highest levels of the minors, pairing a decent 20.2 percent strikeout rate with an excellent 3.5 percent walk rate.

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Keston Hiura Milwaukee Brewers

This year every team in both Triple-A leagues is a hitter's park because they are using the MLB baseball. In Double-A, using the old minor league baseball, homers are actually down -- or they were in the first month (not sure if they still are).

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Brian McCann Atlanta Braves

McCann gets 1,000th RBI with walk-off single ... what a story this guy is ... he's been easy and fun to root for for 15 seasons ... well done, sir!

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Fernando Tatis Jr. San Diego Padres
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Hunter Renfroe San Diego Padres

They mounted the largest ninth-inning comeback in franchise history, then tacked on five more runs in the 12th to win a 5-hour, 4-minute marathon. 

... at Coors, anything seems possible :-)

11 runs after the 8th inning seems like a lot.

3 HRs from Hunter ... a good day!

Howard Lynch LynchMob
Keston Hiura Milwaukee Brewers

While San Antonio was Pades' AA club, my understanding is that it was NOT a hitter's park ... 

Howard Lynch LynchMob
Franchy Cordero San Diego Padres

06.13... Franchy Cordero (elbow) left a rehab game Wednesday at Triple-A El Paso due to an apparent leg injury.
Spin: Cordero was trying to beat out a grounder and wound up on the turf after crossing first base. The exact nature and severity of the injury is unknown. He was able to walk off the field under his own power but had a noticeable limp. Cordero has been on the injured list since April 7 because of a right elbow sprain, and this leg issue figures to set him back at least another week.

Bob Elam Bob-in-TX

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