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TBLA Sunday morning links: August 11, 2019

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Have a wonderful Sunday, TBLA.

MLB: Arizona Diamondbacks at Los Angeles Dodgers Robert Hanashiro-USA TODAY Sports

Dodgers news ...

Dodgers will hope to begin a new winning streak with last night’s win. You can read the TBLA game recap here.

Cary Osborne writes about Maeda’s performance in Dodger Insider here.

Roberts said Maeda worked with pitching coach Rick Honeycutt, after his previous start on Aug. 4 against San Diego, to get his release point more over the top.

“As the season goes on, my pitching mechanics did go a little off,” Maeda said through an interpreter. “I was able to readjust that and immediately with the new arm slot I was able to execute a little better on my offspeed and fastball today.”

Ken Gurnick from MLB.com writes about manager Dave Roberts faith in Kenley Jansen.

“It’s tough when you’ve been a one-pitch pitcher your entire career and you’re still trying to evolve and have comfort and sequencing and keeping hitters honest,” said Roberts. “He’s done it, he can handle it and he’ll be just fine.”

Here’s an interview of Clayton Kershaw that Alanna Rizzo did prior to Saturday’s game.

So far it has been a good week for Dodger starting pitchers and today there will be a sixth different one taking the mound in their sixth game played this week.

Around the league ...

The Astros set a franchise record in their game against the Orioles on Saturday.

A pair of rookies accomplished something today that had never been done.

How bad is the Orioles pitching at home (or how good are opponents hitting it) this season.

Mets keep rolling along, winning streak reaches 8 games.

Finally, which is maybe what Mike Trout thought to himself when he hit his first career home run at Fenway Park on Saturday. He had played 21 games and had 101 plate appearances entering Saturday’s game without a home run at Boston.