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Quick Hits: Scully, Trumbo, Yankees, Urshela, Cardinals

Sep 26, 2016

Vin Scully’s final game behind the mic at Dodger Stadium was a memorable one, as the Dodgers clinched the NL West with a 4-3 win over the Rockies, fueled by a 10th-inning walkoff homer from Charlie Culberson.  The legendary announcer has already said he won’t be calling any Dodger postseason action, so the final three games of Scully’s 67-year career will come on September 30-October 2, when the Dodgers head to San Francisco for the last three games of the regular season. Some stray items from around baseball… 2016 is quietly on pace to be one of the biggest home run seasons in the game’s history, Yahoo Sports’ Jeff Passan writes in his weekly “Ten Degrees” column.  Hitters are on pace for the second-highest single-season homer total ever, behind only the 2000 season.  With power on the rise and more readily available than in recent seasons, Passan notes that Mark Trumbo’s free agent stock could be hampered.  Teams will look harder at Trumbo’s lack of defense or OBP if homers are no longer seen as quite a rare commodity

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