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2 What You Need to Know: August 8, 2014 by Sam Miller, Daniel Rathman, Andrew Koo and Morris Greenberg
0 The Week in Quotes: July 28-August 3, 2014 by Nick Bacarella, Morris Greenberg, Chris Mosch and Nick Wheatley-Schaller
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9 What You Need to Know: Cueto Fries the Friars by Morris Greenberg and Chris Mosch
1 What You Need to Know: Odorizzi Blows Away the M's by Nick Bacarella, Morris Greenberg and Chris Mosch
6 What You Need to Know: Weekend Wrap-Up, 5/12 by Morris Greenberg and Chris Mosch
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11 What You Need to Know: Weekend Wrap-Up, 4/21 by Nick Bacarella, Morris Greenberg and Chris Mosch
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0 The Week in Quotes: March 31 - April 6 by Nick Bacarella, Morris Greenberg, Chris Mosch and Nick Wheatley-Schaller
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August 8, 2014 6:00 am
Thursday's recaps and the weekend preview from, well, basically the entire staff
The Thursday Takeaway
Not much separates the Tigers, A’s, and Angels this year, so every little advantage might help in October. With an 83 percent chance of winning its division entering play Thursday, one edge the Tigers will likely have is a relatively stress-free march from here to October. While the A’s (60 percent division odds) and the Angels (39 percent) will be beating each other into a pulp, the Tigers should be able to use the final two months to, for instance, rest , as they did Thursday for just the second time all season. And they can start to think seriously about such October questions as: Would we really move Miguel Cabrera to the bullpen to make room for Justin Verlander ? Rick Porcello
Verlander pitched Wednesday and had one of his finest starts of the year, going seven innings while allowing two runs, striking out five, and walking one. Porcello, facing the same club in the same inhospitable pitching environment, bettered him Thursday, going seven innings while allowing one run, striking out five, and walking nobody. The effort lowered his season
to 3.09 and improved his team-best ERA+. ERA
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May 16, 2014 6:00 am
The Reds' ace tosses another shutout, the Mets use a brand-new starter for the second straight day, plus other recaps and previews for the weekend.
The Thursday Takeaway
The Padres and Reds played two on Thursday, with the first matchup pitting and Johnny Cueto against each other in a matchup between baseball's Ian Kennedy leader and its ERA leader. FRA
Nick Bacarella mentioned in yesterday's WYNTK that Cueto entered Thursday as the first pitcher since to start a season with eight starts of at least seven innings pitched while allowing two or fewer runs. That streak continued after Cueto tossed his second shutout of the season on Thursday, and he is now the Fernando Valenzuela first starting pitcher since 1914 to start a season with nine such starts. The remainder of this post cannot be viewed at this subscription level. Please click here to subscribe.
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May 15, 2014 9:23 am
The young Ray's fine outing, a shutout by Masahiro Tanaka, David Ortiz's yardwork, plus more from Wednesday and previews for Thursday.
The Wednesday Takeaway
Entering last Friday’s start against the Indians, owned a 6.83 Jake Odorizzi and 1.80 ERA , and had made it out of the fifth inning in just three of his six starts. The Tampa Bay right-hander held the Indians scoreless during that outing and racked up 11 punchouts, but lasted just five innings and promptly watched his bullpen squander the lead. On Wednesday, Odorizzi carried a no-hitter into the sixth inning and reminded Rays fans that he was more than just a throw-in that the club got in the James Shields-Wil Myers trade. WHIP
Odorizzi’s fastball worked particularly well against the Mariners, as the pitch generated 13 swinging strikes, nearly doubling his previous career high of seven (which came in his last start against Cleveland). After the game he
told reporters, “It felt good coming out. The hitters tell you what your stuff is like. They didn't put any hard contact on it, so we kept going to it. Kept bringing it up higher and higher in the zone to see if they kept swinging at it, and a lot of them did.” The remainder of this post cannot be viewed at this subscription level. Please click here to subscribe.