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TBLA Tuesday morning links: August 6, 2019

Good morning, everyone!

St Louis Cardinals v Los Angeles Dodgers Photo by Harry How/Getty Images

Dodgers news ...

Tony Gonsolin had a Dodger Stadium debut to remember. You can read the TBLA game recap here.

The Dodgers are planning to have Julio Urías join the starting rotation in 2020, after spending a majority of time in the bullpen this season.

Michael Clair from MLB’s Cut4 wrote about the Dodgers needing to win the World Series this year, because this team might just be the best it can get.

FanGraphs takes a look into Tyler White’s performance against four-seam fastballs this season, and it’s not necessarily good news.

“Weakness” might be understating it. His wOBA against four-seamers has fallen into the 21st percentile; his xwOBA has fallen to the 12th percentile. In less than a single calendar year, White has gone from being one of the league’s better fastball hitters to one of its worst. And, as you might expect, struggling against the fastball does not usually yield overall success.

Around the league ...

Major League Baseball announced their postseason schedule. If you’re a Dodgers fan, you might want to write those details in your calendar.

Cubs closer Craig Kimbrel is on the 10-day injured list with knee inflammation. It’s not likely he will be gone for more than the 10 day minimum.

OriolesJonathan Villar hit for the cycle on Monday night. It’s the first time since 2009 an Orioles player has accomplished this feat.

Marlins No. 5 prospect Isan Díaz hit his first career home run while his parents were being interviewed. Watch the video to start your day off on a happy note.