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Charlie Blackmon Colorado Rockies

Rotowire:

Tallies 11th homer
June 19, 2022
Blackmon went 2-for-4 with a two-run home run and two runs scored Saturday against the Padres.
ANALYSIS
Blackmon took Nick Martinez yard in the fifth inning to record his 11th home run of the season. He's enjoyed a strong homestand, hitting .455 with a pair of long balls, six RBI and five runs scored across his last five games. Blackmon has also maintained a .802 OPS across 264 plate appearances on the campaign.
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James Norwood Boston Red Sox
Moves up to big leagues
June 19, 2022
The Red Sox recalled Norwood from Triple-A Worcester on Sunday.
ANALYSIS
Boston cleared a spot for Norwood on the active roster by optioning starting pitcher Kutter Crawford to Triple-A. Norwood's first appearance out of the bullpen will mark his Boston debut after the right-handed reliever was acquired from the Phillies on Saturday.
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Kutter Crawford Boston Red Sox
Sent to minors
June 19, 2022
The Red Sox optioned Crawford to Triple-A Worcester on Sunday.
ANALYSIS
Crawford's removal from the 26-man active roster means that Josh Winckowski will stick around as the Red Sox's No. 5 starter until Nathan Eovaldi (back) is ready to return from the 15-day injured list. The Red Sox added newly acquired reliever James Norwood to the roster as a replacement for Crawford, who was tagged for four earned runs on six hits and zero walks across four innings while getting handed the loss Saturday against the Cardinals.
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Kyle Wright Atlanta Braves

How hard is it to win three in a row?

In a full slate of Sunday games, no starting pitcher is 3-0 in Last 3 Starts. Only two pitchers (Gilbert on the Mariners, Anderson on the Braves) are 2-0.

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Lorenzo Cain Milwaukee Brewers

Props to Brewers for not releasing him earlier.

Designated for assignment
June 18, 2022
Cain was designated for assignment by the Brewers on Saturday.
ANALYSIS
Cain was in the final season of his five-year deal with Milwaukee and has indicated that 2022 could be his final year before retiring. The 36-year-old reached 10 years of major-league service time Saturday but said that he came to a mutual decision with the team to be designated for assignment after slashing .179/.231/.234 with a home run, 17 runs, nine RBI and two stolen bases to begin the season. If Cain isn't claimed on waivers, he said that he'll contemplate the decision of whether to seek an opportunity to continue playing or whether to retire.
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Kyle Wright Atlanta Braves

And if you lose the 4th start bet and pitcher Wins 4th in a row.....triple your bet against his next start. 

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Willson Contreras Chicago Cubs

The brothers Contreras go 5-for-9 squaring off against each other in Wrigley. Wilson gets one more hit and drives in a run but that's not what gives him the bragging rights.

He steals a base.

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Francisco Mejia Tampa Bay Rays

Three singles and a double against the Orioles yesterday, as the Rays show they can hit, at least against the Orioles. Mejia was on a 1-for-17 skid going into this game.

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Jon Berti Miami Marlins

Bangs out two hits against the Mets, swipes two bases to move three ahead of Edman for the NL lead. Before the stat feed, has earned $12 and $10. G/L/F 50/19/31. BABIP .359.

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Mookie Betts Los Angeles Dodgers

Actually Rotowire, IT IS CLEAR when he suffered the injury: on Wednesday in an outfield collision with Bellinger.  But late yesterday a second exam changed the diagnosis from rib contusion to cracked ribs.  So now he hits the IL.

Bob Elam Bob-in-TX
Kyle Wright Atlanta Braves

Great batting strategy! I'll have t keep doing this. Maybe I've discovered the Golden Goose.

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Eric Haase Detroit Tigers

And then they proceed to score 14 runs with Haase going 3-for-5 with a homer and three RBI. Greene goes 2-for-3 with a pair of walks and a pair of runs. Torkelson even managed a couple of hits. Robbie Grossman hits his first home run of the season. Javier Baez hits his 4'th homer. An offensive juggernaut has been born! 

Tim McLeod tlmcleod

Well, his 557 OPS *is* better than those of the 5-9 hitters....

Wait. I guess Torkelson is technically at 560.  The walks and such.

Mike Landau ML-

How desperate are the Tigers? We're looking at today's cleanup hitter.

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Kyle Wright Atlanta Braves

Manoah has only lost three games in his first 32 starts. Pretty amazing. I wouldn't bet the farm on #4 today, but with the way the Yankees are swinging the sticks, he'll have his hands full. At least he doesn't have to worry about Stanton, who is enjoying a day of R&R. 

Tim McLeod tlmcleod

How's this for a betting strategy? Whenever a pitcher has won his last three starts, bet against him?

The Braves have to be heavy favorites in Wrigley today. The opposing pitcher, Justin Steele, is winless in his last three starts and is 1-5 on the season, but in his last three starts he has a 2.37 ERA. Isn't he kind of owed a win here? Isn't Wright due for a loss?

Following this logic, you would bet against Alek Manoah in Toronto. He's also 3-0 in his last three starts.

Encouraging you do that is the opponent: the Yankees.

So I'll put my imaginary money on Steele and Taillon today, but in the second game I'm not betting on the underdog. Definitely not.

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Riley Greene Detroit Tigers

Called up today. Hopefully he gets out of the gate a bit better than Spencer Torkelson. Either way, he should be up to stay and hopefully injects some life into a Detroit offense that just yesterday made Jon Gray look like a Cy Young candidate. 

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Matt Olson Atlanta Braves

Rotoworld:

06.18: Matt Olson has been dropped to the sixth spot in the Braves' lineup for Saturday's game against the Cubs. (Olson
has been bumped down with Marcell Ozuna and William Contreras shifting
up in Atlanta's order to face Cubs' lefty Justin Steele on Saturday
afternoon.)

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Alfonso Rivas III Chicago Cubs

Rotoworld:

06.18: Cubs recalled 1B/OF Alfonso Rivas from Triple-A Iowa. (Rivas has been summoned to replace an injured Frank Schwindel (back) on the
Cubs' active roster.)

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Jonah Heim Texas Rangers

06.17: Jonah Heim homered, doubled and drove in three runs on Friday night, leading the Rangers to a 7-0 victory over the Tigers. (Heim
smacked a two-run double off of Tigers southpaw Tarik Skubal in the
opening inning to extend the Rangers early lead to 3-0. He then crushed a
solo homer off of him in the fifth to make it a 5-0 ballgame. Heim
finished the day 2-for-4 and is now hitting .250/.306/.462 with eight
long balls and 25 RBI on the season.)

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