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A very tough day for Milwaukee even though the Brewers rallied from a 4-0 deficit to beat Arizona 7- 4. Top rated pitcher Brandon Woodruff suffered a foot injury that may keep him on the sideline indefinitely. Woodruff has a 16-4 record in total 2019 starting assignments and is designated in the ODI method as a -4 pitcher. The ODI rates hurlers from -4 to +4 (depending on site of game). If not for limiting pitching deductions to -4 or -5, the Dodgers’ Hyu-Jin Ryu would be a -9 - the top index to date in baseball. The Yankees and Dodgers possess the best winning percentages. New York wins 65.3 percent of its games, the Dodgers 65.7 percent. Los Anageles has a 16-game lead over Arizona in the National West. The Yankees have a nine game cushion versus fading Tampa Bay. Cleveland should get a lot of credit for its performance so far, the Indians trail American League Central leader Minnesota by three games. Keep in mind that the Tribe is without the No. 1 and No. 2 starters. Corey Kluber, his pitching arm hit by a line drive May 1, is slowly increasing his daily pitch total. However, there is no indication when he will return. Carlos Carrasco doubts that he will pitch again this season after being diagnosed with a form of leukemia a month ago. Atlanta likes what it saw in Kevin Gausman, activated from the DL because of a plantar issue. He pitched a strong eight winnings in a 7-1 triumph over Washington yesterday. The Braves have a six game lead advantage against Washington in the NL East with Philadelphia seven back. I have no idea what to expect today from Tampa Bay relief pitcher Jalen Beeks. He is making his first start ever and has fairly impressive credentials. He is 5-0 in relief this season and 10-1 in a career that began in Boston before joining the Rays. Matt Harvey’s last chance to pitch again is if the Yankees need an emergency starter. Three years ago he was a New York Mets’ All-Star, this season poor stats and released by the Angels. Dead at 83 is Ernie Broglio, the Cubs worst trade move as they sent Hall of Famer Lou Brock to the Cardinals in return in 1964
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