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TBLA Monday morning links: June 17, 2019

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Good Monday morning!

Chicago Cubs v Los Angeles Dodgers Photo by Victor Decolongon/Getty Images

Dodgers news ...

The Dodgers defeated the Cubs on Sunday Night Baseball, hanging on to win by just a thread. You can read the TBLA game recap here.

The Los Angeles Times writes about how Alex Verdugo made small adjustments to overcome his 22-game slump.

“When I get a little too pull-happy or my shoulder starts flying out, my swing starts breaking down,” the left-handed-hitting Verdugo said. “I get frustrated because you’re like, ‘What happened?’ And you look at video and you realize, ‘I got way too big instead of just trying to hit a line drive.’ ”

Verdugo tried to stick to his normal approach and to not beat himself up. Even the best hitters struggle, he kept reminding himself.

In case you haven’t heard, Hyun-Jin Ryu is really good.

Also, check out Jose Quintana’s reaction to Cody Bellinger’s home run on Father’s Day.

Around the league ...

Check out the MLB Father’s Day gear from yesterday.

Mets pitcher Noah Syndergaard takes a trip to the injured list with a strained right hamstring.

The Padres and Rockies had a 92-run series this weekend!