Haase delivered the offensive punch, blasting solo home runs in the second and ninth innings. His only previous homer came during a September callup with Cleveland two years ago.Chicago White Sox
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Boston Red Sox reliever Matt Barnes, whom Ohtani homered off of Sunday, couldn't help but marvel at Ohtani after the game. “I personally think he’s the most physically gifted baseball player that we’ve ever seen,” Barnes said. “I don’t know that you’re ever gonna see somebody who can throw 101 and hit the ball 600 feet. So, I mean, he’s a special player. He’s incredibly talented. And hopefully he stays healthy and has a long career.”Oakland Athletics
"Hopefully he can keep it going and keep being that guy in the lineup and keep us going and keep coming up with huge hits. I'll definitely be cheering him on."
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But even if the player doesn’t make the MLB roster, his minor league pay will go from roughly $2,000 a month to a minimum of $46,000 a year. That player will go from making so little that he will need to earn enough in the offseason (or get help from friends and family) to support his baseball career to making solid money.
Then, when you take a look at his secondary breaking stuff – a hard slider and 12-6 curve – many are in the strike zone as well. Taillon mentioned that he has been working on his breaking pitches recently, but Tuesday night, he said he had to chalk his curveball early. And since he rarely uses a changeup, that basically makes him a two-pitch hurler on the bump.
“I know he’s young, but he’s going to have to be mature about that and not press the issue.’’Colorado Rockies
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