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Kyle Finnegan Washington Nationals

An immaculate inning tonight. 

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Hunter Green Cincinnati Reds

Hunter Greene threw 37 pitches over 100mph. Most ever by a starter in a MLB or MiLB game since the statcast era began in 2015.

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Jeffrey Springs Tampa Bay Rays

Just over the transom from the Monkey:

May 5, 2021

Tampa Bay Rays – The Rays have placed Diego Castillo on the IL, retroactive to yesterday. Peter Fairbanks was activated in a corresponding move, and joins several other candidates (Jeffrey Springs, Ryan Thompson, etc.) for saves in Castillo’s absence.

Updated hierarchy: *Springs | Thompson | Fairbanks.
* = closer-by-committee

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John Means Baltimore Orioles

Meaner today. 26 first-pitch strikes to 27 batters.

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Jesse Winker Cincinnati Reds

Los Rojos win the the 10th as Wink battles Hendriks to a full count, then lines a center cut fastball into center. An admirable and gutsy challenge if the bases are loaded but first base was open.

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Austin Meadows Tampa Bay Rays

Shouldn't he be hitting lower in the lineup? The cleanup hitter, Joey Wendle, has the same OBP.

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Yesterday's Top Performers


Austin Meadows* (TBR): 2-5, 2 HR, 5 RBI, 2 R

Robbie Grossman* (DET): 3-3, 3 RBI, 2 SB

Brandon Belt* (SFG): 3-4, 1 HR, 5 RBI, 2 R

Giancarlo Stanton (NYY): 4-5, 1 HR, 3 RBI, 1 R

Andrew McCutchen (PHI): 2-4, 2 HR, 2 RBI, 2 R

Hunter Renfroe (BOS): 3-4, 1 HR, 2 RBI, 2 R

Brandon Crawford (SFG): 2-2, 1 HR, 2 RBI, 2 R

Buster Posey (SFG): 3-4, 1 HR, 1 RBI, 3 R

Adolis García (TEX): 3-5, 1 HR, 3 RBI, 1 R

Wilmer Flores (SFG): 2-3, 1 HR, 2 RBI, 2 R

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Cole Irvin Oakland Athletics

The Phillies don't recognize this pitcher.

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Yesterday's Top Performers


Cole Irvin* (OAK): 8.0 IP, 1 ER, 3 H, 1 BB, 9 K, 80 GmSc

Dylan Cease* (CHW): 6.0 IP, 0 ER, 1 H, 3 BB, 11 K, 78 GmSc

Kyle Gibson (TEX): 8.0 IP, 3 ER, 3 H, 2 BB, 8 K, 70 GmSc

Huascar Ynoa (ATL): 7.0 IP, 0 ER, 4 H, 2 BB, 4 K, 69 GmSc

Mitch Keller (PIT): 5.2 IP, 0 ER, 2 H, 2 BB, 5 K, 68 GmSc

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Jonathan India Cincinnati Reds

I'm no manager ... but I'd think that given India's mediocrity at the plate so far ... Cincy would do itself a big favor by just bringing up a defensive specialist like Alfredo Rodriguez ... accepting that he'll probably put up a .600 OPS ... but getting Suarez back to 3B where he's no longer a defensive liability and can focus on hitting again.

I'm sure that the Reds pitching staff would endorse that idea.

Phil Ponebshek Texpope
Huascar Ynoa Atlanta Braves

Pitchers that have thrown a pitch 100+ MPH and hit a 420+ foot home run, Statcast Era

-Shohei Ohtani

-Noah Syndergaard

-Huascar Ynoa

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Hunter Dozier Kansas City Royals

And a day later, after 2-3 with two doubles, Hunter is up to .181. On fire. Yes, I own him.

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Andrew Benintendi Kansas City Royals

Bizarre call indeed. Angel Hernandez is known for such umpiring. After the game, he was honest about it. He said he couldn't see what happened, but it was his call so he had to do something. He called it wrong. Everyone else knew the fly ball was not caught, except for Benintendi who relied on Angel's call to head back toward second base where he was tagged out. Then, in review, he was called safe. Indians did it right, Royals did the best they could, Angel guessed wrong. "Frustrating," said Francona.

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Huascar Ynoa Atlanta Braves

Grand slam to help himself last night.

Huascar Ynoa has more homers and RBIs this season than Francisco Lindor.

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Andrew Benintendi Kansas City Royals

What a bizarre call by Angel Hernandez.

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Brandon Belt San Francisco Giants

Turns out there was a "fair chance" the Rox would score *6* in the bottom of the 7th in the 2nd game ... FTW! :-)

Howard Lynch LynchMob
German Marquez Colorado Rockies

Anyone rolling the dice here?  if you paid PK/MF prices, maybe you are ... but his 4.13 ERA is now 6.21 (after an 8-spot in 2/3 IP) ...

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Brandon Belt San Francisco Giants

What's your definition of "fair chance"?  It's only a 7-inning game ... at Coors, I get it ...

Howard Lynch LynchMob

A homer, five RBI in the first inning in Colorado. Giants up 10-0 now, but there's a fair chance this isn't over.

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Jacob deGrom New York Mets
Chili Davis New York Mets

Easier to fire Chili than Lindor. 

That should calm the talk radio masses for, oh, 24 hours or so.

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Dean Kremer Baltimore Orioles

Claimed him just in time for yesterday's start. May not own him by the time he starts again on Sunday.

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