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TBLA Thursday morning links: Aug. 22, 2019

Good morning, all!

Toronto Blue Jays v Los Angeles Dodgers Photo by Harry How/Getty Images

Dodgers news ...

The Dodgers pulled off their 11th walk-off victory of the year, courtesy of a Max Muncy home run. You can read the TBLA game recap here.

Check out the Dodgers photoblog from Wednesday night!

Clayton Kershaw became the winningest left-handed pitcher in Dodgers history, passing Sandy Koufax. We’re witnessing a legend.

In case you missed it a couple days ago, Cody Bellinger pulled a Steve Lyons ... kinda.

Around the league ...

FiveThirtyEight built a roster full of strictly average players ... and I am sad to announce Russell Martin made the cut. Overall, it’s a pretty great read!

The single most average player in all of baseball according to that metric, however, is Dodgers catcher Russell Martin, who is on pace for 0.85 WAR, or just 0.00097 wins above average given his position and share of L.A.’s plate appearances

Probably the biggest and outlandish baseball news from Wednesday was this. You can click if you’re curious, but I bet you can guess what it was.

The Tigers pulled off one of the biggest upsets of the year, defeating the Astros who were at -560 to win.

Facing Justin Verlander and the Houston Astros, the Tigers entered the game as +435 underdogs ($100 bet wins $435) at Caesars Sportsbook. When Detroit pulled out the 2-1 victory, it became the largest MLB upset in the last 15 years, according to ESPN.