"It's like that little kid who's sitting there waiting to get in and is like, 'Coach, can I get in?'" Akilah said. "He channelled it into something totally different. To make him feel like, 'When I get out there, I'm going to take advantage of every opportunity I get.'"
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"When Bryce Harper is at his best and when he's swinging the bat well, he's a very, very difficult out," Kapler said. "He's laying off pitches that he can't put in the seats like he did with one today. Then you just kinda have to throw him strikes and you've got to throw him strikes quickly, and sometimes you're going to get punished for that, but when he's swinging the bat that good there's no other way to do it because he'll work a deep count and the results will be similar. Kansas City Royals
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The win saved the Phillies from being swept by the Giants and their manager, Gabe Kapler. Kapler managed the Phillies for two seasons and was fired in October 2019. He was still able to lead his club to a series win with a pair of victories in his first trip back to Philadelphia.
Jurickson Profar led off with a routine groundball to Dodgers shortstop Corey Seager, who fielded it cleanly but made a wide throw to first base, pulling Edwin Rios off the bag for an error.
By his standards, Max Scherzer didn’t have a great 2020 season (3.74 ERA, 3.1 BB/9). But he’s back to his typical ace form so far this season, with a 1.80 ERA, a typical K/9 (11.9) and a better BB/9 (1.4) through four starts.Colorado Rockies
This is what Verdugo tries to do at the plate. You can learn so much by listening to him teach a fan.Houston Astros
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