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What You Need to Know: July 28, 2015
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Daniel Rathman

07-27

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What You Need to Know: July 27, 2015
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Ian Frazer

07-24

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What You Need to Know: July 24th, 2015
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Daniel Rathman

07-23

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What You Need to Know: July 23, 2015
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Steven Jacobson

07-22

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What You Need to Know: July 22, 2015
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Chris Mosch

07-20

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What You Need to Know: July 20, 2015
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Ian Frazer

07-17

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What You Need to Know: July 17, 2015
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Daniel Rathman

07-13

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What You Need to Know: July 13, 2015
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Ian Frazer

07-10

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What You Need to Know: July 10, 2015
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Daniel Rathman

07-09

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What You Need to Know: June 9, 2015
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Steven Jacobson

07-08

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What You Need to Know: July 8, 2017
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Ian Frazer

07-06

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What You Need to Know: July 6, 2015
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Ian Frazer

07-03

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What You Need to Know: July 3, 2015
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Chris Mosch

07-02

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What You Need to Know: June 2, 2015
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Steven Jacobson

07-01

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What You Need to Know: July 1, 2015
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Daniel Rathman

06-30

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What You Need to Know: June 30, 2015
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Daniel Rathman

06-29

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What You Need to Know: June 29, 2015
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Ian Frazer

06-26

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What You Need to Know: June 26, 2015
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Steven Jacobson

06-25

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What You Need to Know: June 25, 2015
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Steven Jacobson

06-24

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What You Need to Know: June 24, 2015
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Daniel Rathman

06-23

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What You Need to Know: June 23, 2015
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Daniel Rathman

06-22

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What You Need to Know: June 22, 2015
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Ian Frazer

06-19

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What You Need to Know: June 19, 2015
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Daniel Rathman

06-18

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What You Need to Know: June 18, 2015
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Steven Jacobson

06-17

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What You Need to Know: June 17, 2015
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Chris Mosch

06-16

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What You Need to Know: June 16, 2015
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Daniel Rathman

06-15

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What You Need to Know: June 15, 2015
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Ian Frazer

06-12

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What You Need to Know: June 12, 2015
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Daniel Rathman

06-11

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What You Need to Know: June 11, 2015
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Ian Frazer

06-10

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What You Need to Know: June 10, 2015
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Daniel Rathman

06-09

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What You Need to Know: June 9, 2015
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Steven Jacobson

06-08

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What You Need to Know: June 8, 2015
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Steven Jacobson

06-05

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What You Need to Know: June 5, 2015
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Steven Jacobson

06-04

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What You Need to Know: June 4, 2015
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Steven Jacobson

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What You Need to Know: June 3, 2015
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Daniel Rathman

06-02

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What You Need to Know: June 2, 2015
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Chris Mosch

06-01

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What You Need to Know: June 1, 2015
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Steven Jacobson

05-29

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What You Need to Know: Another Day, Another Hard-Throwing Rookie Starter
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Daniel Rathman

05-28

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What You Need to Know: Topsy-Turvy Central
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Ian Frazer

05-27

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What You Need to Know: Bryant vs. Harper
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Chris Mosch

05-26

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What You Need to Know: Your Meats and the Royals' Pitching Go Up in Flames
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Daniel Rathman

05-22

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What You Need to Know: Bummed!
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Daniel Rathman

05-21

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What You Need to Know: Ump Show!
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Daniel Rathman

05-20

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What You Need to Know: As Predicted!
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Daniel Rathman

05-19

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What You Need to Know: Corey Math
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Chris Mosch

05-18

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What You Need to Know: 8 2/3
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Steven Jacobson

05-14

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What You Need to Know: Thwarted!
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Steven Jacobson

05-13

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What You Need to Know: Hello Noah
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Chris Mosch

05-12

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What You Need to Know: Bombered!
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Daniel Rathman

05-11

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What You Need to Know: Bryce Harder!
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Ian Frazer

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July 28, 2015 6:00 am

What You Need to Know: July 28, 2015

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Daniel Rathman

Fireworks for the Rockies headline yesterday's news, while tonight features a key AL West matchup.

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July 27, 2015 6:00 am

What You Need to Know: July 27, 2015

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Ian Frazer

There was a no-hitter this weekend, and a trade, and other baseball things.

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July 24, 2015 6:00 am

What You Need to Know: July 24th, 2015

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Daniel Rathman

A few pitchers make strong trade-deadline auditions, Kershaw flirts with perfection, and much more.

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July 23, 2015 4:04 pm

What You Need to Know: July 23, 2015

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Steven Jacobson

Mets muster up some runs, but miss out on a chance to climb closer to first place.

The Wednesday Takeaway
The Mets have had an up-and-down July after a terrible June. They had put together some good games entering Wednesday's series finale against the NL East-leading Nationals, winning six of their previous 10 games. Their playoff odds had risen from 25 percent in the beginning of July to 39 percent after Tuesday's win against the Nationals.


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July 22, 2015 9:53 am

What You Need to Know: July 22, 2015

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Chris Mosch

Aaron Nola, Aaron Nola, everybody's coming to get me

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July 20, 2015 1:52 pm

What You Need to Know: July 20, 2015

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Ian Frazer

Games happened!

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July 17, 2015 6:00 am

What You Need to Know: July 17, 2015

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Daniel Rathman

A hot weekend preview for a hot weekend. Hot.

With no games to recap, let's look ahead …

What to Watch This Weekend

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July 13, 2015 6:00 am

What You Need to Know: July 13, 2015

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Ian Frazer

Hope you filled up on this weekend's baseball, because there won't be any for a while; tonight will be dark and full of dingers.

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July 10, 2015 8:30 am

What You Need to Know: July 10, 2015

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Daniel Rathman

So much pitching!

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July 9, 2015 10:32 am

What You Need to Know: June 9, 2015

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Steven Jacobson

Ubaldo Jimenez struggles, Cameron Maybin flies big, and more of yesterday's action, plus what to watch tonight

The Wednesday Takeaway
Ubaldo Jimenez has had a lot of good games this season. The righty, who has a 3.17 DRA, has pitched five games in which he hasn't given up any earned runs. Last night was one of those games, although you wouldn't have expected that it would be so had you watched him last night. Jimenez put 10 runners on the bases in five innings, scattering seven hits and three walks, yet somehow avoided allowing any Twins to cross the plate. It took him 110 pitches to get through those five innings, though, so it was an early night for the bullpen.

That would be quite unfortunate for the Orioles, who, despite entering Wednesday just two games over .500, are still a game and a half behind the Yankees in the American League East. Baltimore inserted Bud Norris, who pitched terribly enough in the rotation to earn himself a demotion to the bullpen at the beginning of the month. Things didn't go much better for Norris in his second appearance as a reliever, either, as he allowed a two-run home run to Brian Dozier and a solo blast to Joe Mauer. By DRA, the Orioles' bullpen is the sixth best in baseball, although Norris didn't help that out at all last night.


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Cole Hamels continues dealing, Carlos Rodon takes aim at a record, and Tim Corbin may have figured out the pro game after all.

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July 6, 2015 6:00 am

What You Need to Know: July 6, 2015

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Ian Frazer

The Cardinals' offense is struggling, but keep an eye out for a record-setting Chris Sale.

The Weekend Takeaways
I went to my aunt and uncle's house for dinner on Saturday. My uncle is a huge Cardinals fan, and it's probably because of him that I'm a baseball fan myself and currently writing these words for your eyeballs. While we sat on the back deck, sippin' on some beverages, he complained to me about the Cardinals. What?! The nerve, to be dissatisfied with a team six games up in its division, with the best record in baseball by five wins. But then I thought about the specifics of the Cardinals' situation, and his frustration made more sense.

This team could be entering the post-offense phase of its season. Those alarm bells sounded in early June, when Matts Adams and Holliday went down with quad injuries. But the Cardinals' June wasn't much worse than May, from an offensive standpoint, as hot months from Yadier Molina and Jason Heyward buoyed the team.


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