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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

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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

06-03

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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

05-08

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What You Need to Know: Smoked!
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Daniel Rathman

05-07

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What You Need to Know: Thrice Harper!
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Chris Mosch

05-06

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What You Need to Know: No Way
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Daniel Rathman

05-05

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What You Need to Know: Undefeated
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Chris Mosch

05-04

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What You Need to Know: Jake!
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Ian Frazer

05-01

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What You Need to Know: Sold!
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Chris Mosch

04-30

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What You Need to Know: Silence!
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Daniel Rathman

04-29

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What You Need to Know: HIS NAME IS... !
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Daniel Rathman

04-28

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What You Need to Know: Gee!
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Chris Mosch

04-27

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What You Need to Know: Nuts To Strasburg!
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Ian Frazer

04-24

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What You Need to Know: Shenanigans!
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Daniel Rathman

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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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July 3, 2015 6:00 am

What You Need to Know: July 3, 2015

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Chris Mosch

A bunch of pitchers return from injuries. Other baseball games were also played, and even more will be played this weekend. Baseball! Baseball never ends.

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July 2, 2015 10:48 am

What You Need to Know: June 2, 2015

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Steven Jacobson

Carlos Carrasco's near-no-hitter headlines yesterday's action, and tonight features the return of a bevy of pitchers from injury.

The Wednesday Takeaway
It just wasn't meant to be.


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July 1, 2015 12:26 pm

What You Need to Know: July 1, 2015

2

Daniel Rathman

Chris Sale keeps doing Sale things, the Pirates and Tigers go deep into the night, more from yesterday, and what to watch tonight.

The Tuesday Takeaway
Another start, another double-digit strikeout collection for Chris Sale.

The White Sox lefty continued his march into the punch-out history books by fanning 12 Cardinals in eight fantastic innings last night. Sale allowed only one run—a Randal Grichuk solo shot—while limiting the Redbirds to just five other hits and one walk.


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June 30, 2015 11:33 am

What You Need to Know: June 30, 2015

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Daniel Rathman

Bad oysters, bad bullpens, bad baserunning, and more good stuff from yesterday, plus what to watch tonight.

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June 29, 2015 6:00 am

What You Need to Know: June 29, 2015

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Ian Frazer

Steven Matz meets the Mets and more from the weekend, plus what to watch tonight

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June 26, 2015 11:17 am

What You Need to Know: June 26, 2015

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Steven Jacobson

The Pirates and Reds play free ball, Dallas Keuchel dominates, and the rest of the action, plus what to watch tonight.

The Thursday Takeaway
The Pirates may have had a 6 1/2-game edge in the standings and a 56-percentage-point advantage in playoff odds over the Reds, but Cincinnati has dominated their matchups this season, as Pittsburgh stands only 2–6 in the series. After a four-hour, 41-minute marathon, that would prove to be true once again.

It would be the Reds who struck first in the game, as Todd Frazier singled in Brandon Phillips before Phillips himself tripled in the second inning to bring Billy Hamilton home for a 2–0 lead against A.J. Burnett. However, Burnett himself collected his fourth hit and third RBI of the season after a Jordy Mercer RBI double to take a 3–2 lead, which would later boost to 4–2 in the sixth inning after Francisco Cervelli singled home Skip Schumaker.


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June 25, 2015 6:00 am

What You Need to Know: June 25, 2015

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Steven Jacobson

The Yankees keep scoring and Marco Estrada keeps pitching, plus an exciting Angels-Astros tilt and what to watch tonight.

The Wednesday Takeaway
The Yankees have played quite a few high-scoring games recently. Since last Saturday, one team in each of their games has scored at least ten runs, and that trend continued on Wednesday. After their pitchers allowed 34 runs, 44 hits, nine home runs, and 12 walks in the previous 27 innings, the Yankees busted out ten runs of their own to salvage the series finale against the Phillies.

The Yankees hadn't had too many scoring problems of their own, as they jumped all over Kevin Correia and Sean O'Sullivan on Monday and Tuesday, respectively, driving both out of the game before they completed five innings. However, lackluster starts by Michael Pineda and CC Sabathia—preceded by Masahiro Tanaka's worst major-league start on Sunday—proved too much for the Yankees to overcome.


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June 24, 2015 8:24 am

What You Need to Know: June 24, 2015

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Daniel Rathman

If you care in the slightest about being a productive, well-informed member of [baseball] society, you will read this so that you know what you need to.

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June 23, 2015 10:56 am

What You Need to Know: June 23, 2015

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Daniel Rathman

A hero is born in Philadelphia, Albert Pujols and Mike Scioscia lead the Angels to victory over their division rivals, and the rest of yesterday's action, plus what to watch tonight.

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June 22, 2015 6:00 am

What You Need to Know: June 22, 2015

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Ian Frazer

Max Scherzer pitched a solid game, the Braves played baseball and made a trade, and the rest of the weekend's action, plus what to watch from a short slate tonight.

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June 19, 2015 9:41 am

What You Need to Know: June 19, 2015

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Daniel Rathman

The Dodgers walk off, the Phillies snap a streak, and the rest of yesterday's action, plus what to watch this weekend.

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