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Highlights from yesterday’s MLB The Show Players Tournament

This is our Joey Gallo tribute edition. He’s an MVP in this game on and off the sticks.

Joey Gallo of the Texas Rangers sits in the dugout during the game against the Seattle Mariners at Globe Life Park in Arlington on August 30, 2019 in Arlington, Texas. Photo by Richard Rodriguez/Getty Images

Sometimes one player is just able to transcend a season. And for this edition of the MLB The Show Players League, that player is the 11-1 Joey Gallo.

Here’s Gallo complaining about the shift in baseball, while getting an opposite field hit with a left batter. And doing so while talking to his virtual teammates as if they were his actual teammates.

Here’s Gallo going back-to-back bombs, saying he wouldn’t trade his teammates for even Mike Trout — and then subsequently backing off that statement — while mashing on poor Carlos Santana of the Indians.

And here’s Gallo with a fantastic rant about his picture that’s being used in the game. Take note, Sony: get this guy a better fit next season.

The Rangers real-life masher finally dropped a game last night, falling to the Dodgers and Gavin Lux 5-4. A one-run loss isn’t too bad considering the tear he’s been on so far.

But for the game of the night, it was Lux and the Rays Blake Snell. Lux as closer Kenley Jansen had a one-run lead with two out in the ninth, but Austin Meadows stood in at Chavez Ravine and did some yard work.

The game went five innings instead of the normally schedule three, and Snellzilla got it done via the comeback. The banter between him and Lux after the game was fun as well. One of the best games season between two playoff contenders here.

For all the action from the tournament, click here to see the links for each player’s channel on Twitch.tv. Tonight’s games start at 9 p.m. ET. And if you’re here for the smack talk, the Reds Amir Garrett will be in action.