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Jerry Crasnick ESPN Senior Writer 

Jackie Bradley Jr. crushes a Jon Gray pitch to dead center field, but Charlie Blackmon catches it at the fence about 400 feet from home plate. It takes luck to keep a hitting streak alive, and Bradley's hasn't been good tonight. Two long flyouts in his first three at-bats.

Mark Saxon ESPN Staff Writer 

The Cardinals hottest hitter, Matt Adams, had to leave Thursday night's game in Washington with what the team described as mid-back stiffness. He will be re-evaluated on Friday. Adams is batting .383 with a .700 slugging percentage since April 28 and essentially seized the everyday job at first base in a competition with Brandon Moss.

Jerry Crasnick ESPN Senior Writer 

Jackie Bradley Jr. grounds out on a soft comebacker to Jon Gray in his second at bat. Bradley has seen a total of four pitches in his first two plate appearances tonight. He got a curveball and a changeup in his second AB.

Jim Bowden ESPN Senior Writer 

Julio Urias, 19, will make his major league debut with the Dodgers on Friday in New York VS Mets. He did not allow a run in his last 26 inning in the hitter friendly PCL....the Dodgers AAA affiliate. He was promoted to LA with an overall 1.10 ERA. He has a mid-nineties fastball., a Wipe out knee buckling curve ball and fading deceptive change up. He has the ability to change eye levels, add and subtract velo on all his pitches and keep the ball out of the middle of the plate. He has the poise and composure of a 10-year veteran and was considered the best left-handed pitching prospect in minor league baseball. The only question left is how the teenager will handle the pressure of making his major league debut in New York City against the defending NL Champs New York Mets in a close to sold out CitiField and millions of people watching on TV. Most scouting reports say he can handle the pressure......We'll soon find out.

Jerry Crasnick ESPN Senior Writer 

Jackie Bradley Jr. flies out to right field warning track in his first at bat against Rockies Jon Gray. Put a good swing on it, but got under it just a tad.

David Schoenfield ESPN Senior Writer 

Can't wait to see Julio Urias make his major league debut on Friday, at age 19. Against the Mets. At Citi Field. That's all. The only other teenager to start a game in the past 25 seasons has been Felix Hernandez. Urias is widely considered the second-best pitching prospect in the game and had a 1.10 ERA at Triple-A, although he never threw 90 pitches there.

Jim Bowden ESPN Senior Writer 

Top trade targets of contending teams http://es.pn/1UfBAOD

Jim Bowden ESPN Senior Writer 

I'm not sure if the reduction in Odor's suspension from 8 to 7 games is due to the illegal slide by Bautista or respect for his right hook

Andrew Marchand ESPN Senior Writer 

The Yankees wasted CC Sabathia's strong performance. Sabathia pitched seven innings and only gave up two unearned runs in the 3-1 loss to the Blue Jays. Toronto took two of three in the Bronx.

Jim Bowden ESPN Senior Writer 

Major League Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred should be praised and complimented for his strong hand in the significant 82-game suspension of Braves Hector Olivera for his violation of the joint Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault and Child Abuse Policy. However, what should not get lost in the suspension is the agreement and support of the Players Association and their leader Tony Clark. A good sign regarding the relationship between the two parties as they continue negotiations on a new collective bargaining agreement as well as both sides recognizing the seriousness of this type of behavior.

Jennie Finch ready to make history

USA Softball legend Jennie Finch will be the first woman to manage a men's team when she serves as guest manager for the Bridgeport Bluefish, an independent baseball team that plays in the Atlantic League, this weekend. History-maker

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Alex Rodriguez was in his 3rd season in the MLB when 19-year-old Dodgers pitcher Julio Urias was born.

Eddie Matz ESPN Senior Writer 

Bryce Harper got yesterday off because he was stone cold. Daniel Murphy gets today off because he's red hot. "He's been on base an awful lot," said Nationals manager Dusty Baker of Murphy, whose.394 average is the best in baseball. "We have to watch it to keep his legs strong because he's always in a squat."

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Outside the freak that is Clayton Kershaw, Dellin Betances may be my favorite pitcher to watch. Big guy with an electric arm.

Andrew Marchand ESPN Senior Writer 

The struggling Yankees reliever Chasen Shreve has a left AC joint sprain. He will be out seven-to-10 days and then be re-evaluated. He is on the DL.

Andrew Marchand ESPN Senior Writer 

The Yankees CC Sabathia pitched tremendously against the Toronto Blue Jays. Sabathia went seven innings, allowing two unearned runs on two hits. He struck out seven and walked one. His ERA is down to 2.83. He left down, 2-1, in the eighth.