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TBLA Friday morning links: August 2, 2019

Some fresh links to start your morning

MLB: San Diego Padres at Los Angeles Dodgers Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports

Dodgers news ...

The Dodgers broke their losing streak to the Padres, thanks to Will Smith. You can read the game recap here.

Luckily, Joc Pederson will no longer be playing first base! You can read more about that here.

Howard Cole writes 20 reasons why to be optimistic as a Dodgers fan heading into the final stretch.

Around the league ...

Zack Greinke was traded to the Astros at the trade deadline, and Jeff Passan delved deep into the details.

Eight players were suspended as a result of the Reds-Pirates brawl, including old friend Yasiel Puig.

This may not come as a surprise to most of you, but MLB batters are on pace to destroy the home run record by 600 dingers.