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TBLA Monday morning links: May 20, 2019

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Some fresh links to start your morning

Los Angeles Dodgers v Cincinnati Reds Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images

Dodgers news...

The Dodgers defeated the Reds on Sunday to claim the series. You can read the TBLA game recap here.

There has been indications that closer Kenley Jansen and the catchers haven’t been on the same page. Los Angeles Times’ Jorge Castillo has more on the situation.

Honeycutt said that in Tuesday’s game Jansen wanted to throw Eric Hosmer up and in with two strikes before going to the slider. The strategy worked; Hosmer took the cutter for a ball before whiffing on a slider under his hands. Honeycutt said the next night’s difficulty stemmed from Martin’s lack of experience with Jansen, who struck out the final two batters with runners on first and second. —Jorge Castillo, Los Angeles Times

Off the field news, Clayton Kershaw is supporting the Taylor Hooton Foundation, which encourages youth to stray away from the use of performance-enhancing substances.

Around the league...

Vladimir Guerrero Jr. hit four home runs in his last six games. It’s safe to say he’s starting to heat up.

Indians starting pitcher Shane Bieber struck out 15 batters on Sunday afternoon. You can read the game recap from SB Nation’s Let’s Go Tribe blog here.

Reds right fielder Yasiel Puig is day-to-day with a shoulder injury after making a leaping catch on Sunday.

Robinson Cano has gotten himself into a bit of a situation after not hustling on ground balls for two straight days, but Mets manager, Mikey Callaway defended him.

Home runs. Home runs. Home runs.