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Bullpenning in Tampa Bay, a Youth Movement in Washington, and Big Heat in the NL Central

The Ringer staff discusses the Rays’ pitching tactics and more

Tampa Bay Rays v Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim Photo by Jayne Kamin-Oncea/Getty Images

Michael Baumann is joined by Zach Kram, who details the Tampa Bay Rays’ innovative and controversial new pitching tactics (01:45). Then Claire McNear drops by to talk about Rich Hill’s blisters and the league’s latest teenage sensation, Nationals outfielder Juan Soto (20:15). Finally Ben Lindbergh makes a quick appearance—though not as quick as the fastballs of relievers Jordan Hicks and Josh Hader, who have made headlines this week for different reasons (33:00).

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