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Morning Mound Visit: Nick Madrigal placed on 60-day IL

Madrigal down; How bad is spin for hitters?; Garrett Whitlock unlocked his potential

Toronto Blue Jays v Chicago White Sox Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images

Year of the Hamster | South Side Sox: The White Sox have placed Nick Madrigal on the 60-day IL with a hamstring tear. Season-ending surgery is on the table. Brian Goodwin was recalled from Triple-A Charlotte to take his place on the roster.

Devan Fink | FanGraphs: By now, we have a pretty good idea of how much fastball spin helps a pitcher, but how much does it hurt a batter?

Ben Carsley | Baseball Prospectus $: The Boston Red Sox are exceeding expectations and Garrett Whitlock is a big reason why. Whitlock has been one of the best relievers in baseball after the Red Sox took him from the Yankees in the Rule 5 draft.

Quick Hits

Mookie Betts started a double play with a pirouette in right field.

Down 5-3 in the ninth, the Twins got two 2-run homers from Josh Donaldson and Nelson Cruz to walk it off against the Yankees.

Zack Wheeler went eight scoreless innings while striking out 12. The Phillies eventually won in the 10th.