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TBLA Thursday morning links: Sept. 12, 2019

Good morning, all!

Los Angeles Dodgers v Baltimore Orioles Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images

Dodgers news ...

The Dodgers lost their “hangover game” on Wednesday. You can read the TBLA game recap here.

What do I mean by “hangover,” you ask? Our very own Dave Young wrote a great piece about how the Dodgers fare in the game after they clinch the division.

Sports Illustrated took a look at how the Dodgers look going into the postseason.

If nothing else, the Dodgers will go into October with one of the best lineups they’ve ever fielded, plus Kershaw and Buehler acting as a powerful 1–2 punch. Will that be enough to end the 31-year championship drought? It’s an enviable position from which to start. Then again, should Los Angeles shoulder through a relatively weak NL field and claim its third straight pennant, awaiting it in the Fall Classic will likely be either an Astros team that has one of the best offenses in league history (plus Justin Verlander and Gerrit Cole), or a Yankees team that’s hit more home runs than any club that’s ever existed.

Around the league ...

Home run No. 6,106 of the year was hit last night, marking a new MLB record. ESPN takes a look at this new record.

Christian Yelich is out for the season, so what’s next for the Brewers?

Yesterday was a day of remembrance in the United States. To honor the lives lost during the 9/11 attacks, Pete Alonso ordered and bought custom made cleats for all the players on the Mets. Unfortunately, the team wasn’t able to wear commemorative hats on the occasion, so Alonso made this happen.