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TBLA Friday morning links: Apr. 12, 2019

MLB: Los Angeles Dodgers at St. Louis Cardinals Scott Kane-USA TODAY Sports

Here’s to the start of hopefully a great weekend!

Dodgers news

Although it was a rough series from the Dodgers, there are a few things to smile about. Including this, as Enrique Hernandez hit a home run on Thursday using his dad’s bat. His dad being over course, Chase Utley.

Hear what manager Dave Roberts had to say following Walker Buehler’s rough outing.

Around the league...

Ozzie Albies, the 22-year-old second baseman for the Atlanta Braves, may have signed the worst contract in MLB history on Thursday. He signed an extension for seven years, worth ONLY $35 million.

We may already have a favorite for N.L. Rookie of the Year. Pete Alonso of the New York Mets hit his sixth homer of 2019, which leads all rookies. However, this one was particularly special, as it came off the bat at 118.3 mph!! That’s the hardest hit homer since 2015 by anyone not named Giancarlo Stanton or Aaron Judge.

Here’s a little fun. Take a look at 6 hidden things in MLB logos you probably never knew about!

A little more fun. Take a look at MLB players who only had one at-bat their entire career.... but they made it count, going 1-for-1 to give them a 1.000 career batting average. Truly a one hit wonder!

In case you haven’t been following, the Seattle Mariners are good this year. Like, the best team in all of baseball. They also broke a major league record today, hitting a home run in their 15th consecutive game. It’s the longest streak ever to begin a season. Who broke the record, you might ask? If you guessed Dee Gordon, you’re right!

Not sure how long this will last, but hey, congrats Padres fans! Make sure to take screenshots while you can.

Chris Davis still doesn’t have a hit. He’s officially 0 for his last 53.

Speaking of hits, unfortunately Whit Merrifield’s 31-game hitting streak came to an end after going 0-for-6.