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Ryan Zimmerman Reaches 1000 Career RBI Milestone

WASHINGTON, DC – JULY 05: Ryan Zimmerman #11 of the Washington Nationals bats against the Kansas City Royals at Nationals Park on July 5, 2019 in Washington, DC. (Photo by G Fiume/Getty Images) Zimmerman Drives in 1000th RBI Washington Nationals first baseman Ryan Zimmerman has just become the 288th player in MLB history to drive in 1000 runs. On July 5th, Zimmerman notched his 1000th RBI when he drove a ball down the left-field line scoring Adam Eaton in the seventh inning against the Kansas City Royals. Zimmerman had been stuck on 999 RBI due to a lengthy stint on the...

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Future’s All-Star Game Well Represented by Los Angeles Dodgers

ANAHEIM, CA – MARCH 24: Gavin Lux #81 of the Los Angeles Dodgers pitches in the game against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim at Angel Stadium of Anaheim on March 24, 2019 in Anaheim, California. (Photo by Jayne Kamin-Oncea/Getty Images) The Futures All-Star Game is an exciting time for Minor League Baseball. It showcases some of the great young prospects that organizations are developing. The Los Angeles Dodgers have two participants in this year’s game occurring on July 7th at Progressive Field. This game has showcased many players that have gone on to have successful MLB careers. In...

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National League All-Star Starters

MILWAUKEE, WISCONSIN – JUNE 30: Christian Yelich #22 of the Milwaukee Brewers hits a double in the third inning against the Pittsburgh Pirates for his 1,000th career hit at Miller Park on June 30, 2019 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Yelich received the most votes of all National Leaguers. (Photo by Quinn Harris/Getty Images) The Major League All-Star Game is quickly approaching at Progressive Field, the home of the Cleveland Indians. This game represents the halfway point of the Major League season. There have been some major standouts in the first half. Some have received lots of attention, where others have...

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National League All-Star Starters

MILWAUKEE, WISCONSIN – JUNE 30: Christian Yelich #22 of the Milwaukee Brewers hits a double in the third inning against the Pittsburgh Pirates for his 1,000th career hit at Miller Park on June 30, 2019 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Yelich received the most votes of all National Leaguers. (Photo by Quinn Harris/Getty Images) The Major League All-Star Game is quickly approaching at Progressive Field, the home of the Cleveland Indians. This game represents the halfway point of the Major League season. There have been some major standouts in the first half. Some have received lots of attention, where others have had impressive numbers under the radar. With July 9th coming up quickly, let’s take some time to get to know the National League All-Star starters. The NL All-Star roster is loaded. pic.twitter.com/z6WNi7uF6x — MLB (@MLB) June 30, 2019 2019 National League All-Star Starters Catcher: Willson Contreras, Chicago Cubs Willson Contreras has put together quite the first half in the National League Central for the Chicago Cubs. Contreras is slashing .285/.380/.556 with 17 HR and 48 RBI. More importantly, he is receiving, blocking, and throwing out runners well. Contreras has thrown out 31% of would-be base stealers this year. Willson Contreras owned 44.6% of the fan voting to grab him his second appearance in the All-Star Game. Contreras showcases a powerful swing, a strong throw down to second base, and a guy...

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National League All-Star Reserves and Pitchers

DENVER, COLORADO – JUNE 28: Starting pitcher Hyun-Jin Ryu #99 of the Los Angeles Dodgers throws in the fifth inning against the Colorado Rockies at Coors Field on June 28, 2019 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images) MLB has announced the reserves for the upcoming All-Star Game taking place in Cleveland. The National League looks to have another strong squad with the following players joining the elected starters. National League All-Star Reserves Yasmani Grandal – C (Milwaukee Brewers) Yasmani Grandal has showcased himself as an offensive minded switch-hitting catcher. He is slashing .265/.376/.531 with 18 home runs...

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Versatility Proving to Be Greatest Strength for Los Angeles Dodgers

LOS ANGELES, CA – APRIL 28: Chris Taylor #3, A.J. Pollock #11 and Alex Verdugo #27 of the Los Angeles Dodgers celebrate in at the end of the game against the Pittsburgh Pirates at Dodger Stadium on April 28, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. Dodgers won 7-6. (Photo by John McCoy/Getty Images) Los Angeles Dodgers Dilemma The Los Angeles Dodgers won their 50th game of the season Wednesday night. They have dominated opposing teams with great pitching, timely hitting, and the ability to grind out baseball games. Yet their greatest asset could be the versatility of their players. Some...

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Clayton Kershaw Pitches Gem to Earn Seventh Win of Season for Los Angeles Dodgers

LOS ANGELES, CA – JUNE 18: Clayton Kershaw #22 of the Los Angeles Dodgers poitches to the San Francisco Giants in the first inning at Dodger Stadium on June 18, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by John McCoy/Getty Images) Clayton Kershaw Pitches Gem Clayton Kershaw pitched a gem to earn his seventh win of season. It took him 100 pitches to mow down 21 opposing hitters from the San Francisco Giants in the Los Angeles Dodgers‘ 9-0 win on Tuesday night. The southpaw scattered three hits, two walks, and struck out six in his seven scoreless innings of work....

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