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0 What You Need to Know: Fret No More by Daniel Rathman
9 What You Need to Know: Oh, That Fernando Rodney by Daniel Rathman
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Jeremy Hellickson aces his audition, the White Sox get to the Cubs' bullpen, and Dave Dombrowski has made so many trades that they're starting to overlap in a kind of baseball version of the grandfather paradox.
The Monday Takeaway
Trade rumors have swirled around the Marlins in recent days, with most honing in on the club’s search for a starting pitcher, especially in light of worrisome injury news regarding . Among the arms connected to Miami were Wei-Yin Chen and Andrew Cashner , and also Matt Moore … Jeremy Hellickson
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Jake Arrieta and Noah Syndergaard look like themselves again, Chase Headley keeps building his trade value, and Blake Snell is effectively wild at Coors. The maddeningly inconsistent closer had his first meltdown of the year. Meanwhile, the Brewers batted out of order and Lance McCullers dominated for real.
The Monday Takeaway
The Marlins were ahead 6-0 after they batted in the first half of the fourth inning yesterday. had been roughed up for 11 hits and six runs (five earned) without completing the fourth. Miami starter Matt Harvey had driven in a run with a base hit. And Harvey’s own throwing error had compounded the home team’s woes before Tom Koehler finally decided that enough was enough. Terry Collins
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Kris Bryant makes major-league history, Noah Syndergaard scuffles amid rumors of elbow trouble, and much more from a busy Monday. The low-scoring slugfest between 1993's hottest expansion teams, and more from Monday's action.
The Monday Takeaway
The Rockies and Marlins combined to hit eight home runs yesterday. Let’s have a look at—and note something significant about—each of them.
Read the full article... Scherzer threatens another signature start, the Dodgers dip toward .500, and Whit Merrifield is a thing.
The Monday Takeaway
Few pitchers are as unhittable at their best as is. The right-hander’s 20-strikeout game earlier this year can attest to that. And for a while on Monday, it seemed as though Scherzer might duplicate that effort against a Cubs lineup that looked helpless at the plate. Max Scherzer
Scherzer struck out the side in the first, two more in the second, and another trio in the third. With his high-80s breaker darting expertly at lefties’ back feet,
Read the full article... Paxton and Bauer duel, Tyler Chatwood keeps getting outs, and Jose Altuve is everything.
The Monday Takeaway
Before Monday, there had been two instances of starting pitchers recording double-digit strikeouts while dueling each other this season. The first, and Max Scherzer on Noah Syndergaard May 17, we might’ve seen coming. The second, th in Queens and Scott Kazmir on Dan Straily May 26, not so much. On the surface, the third such battle of the year, featuring th in Cincinnati and Trevor Bauer in Seattle last night, would’ve fallen into the latter category. But upon closer review, perhaps it wasn’t as unlikely as it seemed. James Paxton
Paxton, who was recalled from the minors on June 1
st when went on the disabled list, returned to Seattle Felix Hernandez with a new arm slot and newfound giddyup on his fastball: Read the full article... The Mets erstwhile ace gets back on track, the Braves are on a bona fide not-cold streak, and Wood beats Wood.
The Monday Takeaway
It’s been rocky sledding for in recent weeks, especially his last three starts, when opponents hit the right-hander hard and often, to the tune of 27 hits—four of them homers—in 13 1/3 innings. That wouldn’t do on Memorial Day, not with Matt Harvey continuing a breakout season that’s seen him emerge as one of baseball’s elite left-handed starters. And to the great thrill of the fans in attendance at Citi Field, the Matt Harvey they’ve come to know and love returned and proved up to the task. Jose Quintana
Read the full article... The Astros strike out a slew to set one record, Fernandez whiffs a bunch to tie a franchise mark, and Jackie Bradley is back to being a regular guy.
The Thursday Takeaway
With the power-packed but whiff-happy Astros and Orioles squaring off this week, strikeouts were sure to be a-plenty at Minute Maid. Suffice it to say that the Astros’ arms held up their end of the bargain.
After Houston struck out 19 Baltimore batters in the opener and 18 more in the middle match,
took it upon himself to bring his team into record territory. The right-hander was effectively wild Thursday, Lance McCullers Read the full article... It was a disaster for the Twins pitcher, just like down the road it was a disaster for the Blue Jays pitcher, J.A. Happ.
The Monday Takeaway
There were eight major-league games played yesterday, and half of them featured a team scoring double-digit runs. Only one of them chased the opposing starter in the first inning, though, and that same team’s skipper was gone by the fourth. That’s ample reason to begin this recap in Detroit, where there was a whole lot offense accompanied by a whole lot of ugly on Monday night.
took the hill in the last of the first and figured, “Ah, I’ll just groove a fastball for strike one.” Little did he know that Jose Berrios was locked, loaded, and ready to fire: Ian Kinsler Read the full article... The A's ace adjusts but struggles again, the Yankees hit bombs, Corey Kluber bombs, and the best Bad-Braves Fun Fact we heard yesterday.
The Monday Takeaway
When this season began, was Sonny Gray. Seven innings of one-run work on Opening Day paved the way for three more quality efforts, amounting to a 2.73 Sonny Gray four starts into his 2016 campaign. Then, on April 27 ERA th, the Tigers sent Gray to the showers after just two-plus innings. And while the right-hander bounced back to log seven innings six days later, the Mariners tagged him for 11 hits and seven runs during his time on the hill.
Read the full article... Adam Wainwright is a exit-velo monster at the dish, Dallas Keuchel loses a streak, and Lorenzo Cain has a tough night.
The Monday Takeaway
For those who sought to go out on a limb with their World Series picks this spring, the Rangers represented an alluring dark horse. They were so alluring, in fact, that, at least in this neck of the woods, the horse in question wasn’t dark at all. Five BP’ers, including yours truly, pegged Texas to go all the way in 2016, giving ’s club more backing than any other except the Cubs. Jeff Banister
The Rangers had plenty going for them as a tempting pennant pick. They’d have a full season of
. They sported a breakout candidate in Cole Hamels . They’d added a cheap, high-upside bat in Rougned Odor near the end of the offseason. And, beyond all that, the injury-ravaged 2015 outfit had managed to win 88 games and the American League West. But, while I can’t speak for my colleagues, the determining factor behind my preseason vote was the potential for internal reinforcements to greatly bolster the roster midyear. Ian Desmond Read the full article...