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DLD 9/25/13

Wednesday links before daytime baseball.

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Matthew Pouliot is not a fan of the tiebreaker system currently used by Major League Baseball.

Seattle prospect Danny Hultzen has encountered a shoulder problem and will visit Dr. James Andrews.

There has been no talk of a contract extension for Mike Trout.  Trout is not in the lineup today.  Also getting a day off is Howie Kendrick.

The Reds are not sure if Billy Hamilton will find a spot on their playoff roster.

John Jaso is unlikely to return in time for the playoffs.  If he does, he would fill a DH role.

This season has featured more extra-inning games than any other season in history.

When the A's took two of three at Texas back in May, A.J. Pierzynski swung at 14 consecutive pitches.

Here's an interesting painting of Todd Helton because why not?  It reminds me of this masterpiece, which appeared in Homestuck, a popular webcomic.

Grant Brisbee thinks Max Scherzer could lose the Cy Young race if his ERA rises above 3.00.  Brisbee is under the impression that Bartolo Colon could end up winning the award.

Bob Melvin says the team has yet to determine a Game 1 starter, and a few other playoff roster spots are still up in the air.

The NL Central race could end in an absolute mess.

Jane Lee has multiple interesting tidbits of playoff-related news.

On this day a year ago, George Kottaras hit a go-ahead homer in the top of the 10th and the A's won a 3-2 thriller in Arlington.

Today's starting lineup has Eric Sogard batting second.  Josh Donaldson has the day off.