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Worth noting

• Happy Anniversary: Monday marked the one-year anniversary of the last home run given up by Mark Melancon -- to the Reds' Joey Votto, but in PNC Park.

• The Bucs dropped all three games in Milwaukee over the weekend despite allowing only four, three and four runs; a year ago, they were 23-18 when allowing three or four runs.

• Hurdle was still marveling over catcher Russell Martin's latest "Cirque de Soleil" move: He chased down a pitch that caromed off the corner of the plate in Saturday's game and made a "mitt flip" right on the money to the plate, although it was tardy.

"There are some things that just make you go, 'Huh?' Like that," Hurdle said. "Flipped directly on home plate, just a bit late. Right on the spot. You can't practice that."

Tom Singer is a reporter for and writes an MLBlog Change for a Nickel. He can also be found on Twitter @Tom_Singer.
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