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2 What You Need to Know: Baltimore Bombs by Demetrius Bell
0 What You Need to Know: Giolito vs. Harvey vs. Rain by Emma Baccellieri
4 What You Need to Know: A Five-Hit Night Unlike Any Other by Daniel Rathman
1 What You Need to Know: Sometimes You Win, Sometimes You Hit Seven Homers and Lose by Ashley Varela
0 What You Need to Know: Why Do Bad Things Happen To Good Teams? by Nicolas Stellini
0 What You Need to Know: Yankees/Rockies 2: The Beltran Rises by Demetrius Bell
0 What You Need to Know: How Could They Be So Bartless? by Emma Baccellieri
0 What You Need to Know: Eight Solo Shots! by Daniel Rathman
1 What You Need to Know: Big Time Timmy Jim Is Back, Big Time by Ashley Varela
0 What You Need to Know: The Improbable Frequently Fails To Happen by Emma Baccellieri
1 What You Need to Know: 4,257* by Demetrius Bell
2 What You Need to Know: Don't Ever Get Used to Coors Field by Nicolas Stellini
0 What You Need to Know: Near-Max Effort by Daniel Rathman
0 What You Need to Know: Nothing Left to Do But Win by Ashley Varela
2 What You Need to Know: What Is A Catch, And What Does It Matter? by Emma Baccellieri
1 What You Need to Know: Bad Braves Snap Pitiful Streak by Demetrius Bell
1 What You Need to Know: Tough Guys Tough by Nicolas Stellini
2 What You Need to Know: James Paxton's 101s by Daniel Rathman
0 What You Need to Know: It Won't Always Be Like This by Ashley Varela
1 What You Need to Know: Don't Know What the Hurry Is by Nicolas Stellini
0 What You Need to Know: Baseball Easy by Demetrius Bell
1 What You Need to Know: The Catcher Who Threw 96 In A Blowout by Emma Baccellieri
5 What You Need to Know: So This Is Matt Harvey! by Daniel Rathman
4 What You Need to Know: Yu is Back; Baseball Better by Ashley Varela
6 What You Need to Know: Would You Believe It, A New Strikeout Record by Daniel Rathman
1 What You Need to Know: Jake Arrieta, Imperfect by Demetrius Bell
1 What You Need to Know: Chris Sale, Imperfect by Emma Baccellieri
0 What You Need to Know: About That Kershaw Walk... by Nicolas Stellini
2 What You Need to Know: Matt Cain's Campaign To Get His 2018 Option Picked Up Wins the Weekend by Ashley Varela
3 What You Need to Know: So This Is Matt Harvey? by Nicolas Stellini
0 What You Need to Know: You Could Wake Up Tomorrow to the Phillies in First Place by Demetrius Bell
2 What You Need to Know: We Can Beat Rizzo, For Just One Day by Emma Baccellieri
5 What You Need to Know: Jose Berrios: Not An Instant Ace by Daniel Rathman
1 What You Need to Know: Papi Endings by Ashley Varela
0 What You Need to Know: 77 Strikeouts, 4 Walks by Emma Baccellieri
6 What You Need to Know: Max Scherzer Is Our Greatest Active Historic-Start Pitcher by Demetrius Bell
2 What You Need to Know: I Have Seen The Royals, And That Team Last Night Was Not The Royals by Nicolas Stellini
5 What You Need to Know: Sonny Gray's Short-Lived Mound Shuffle by Daniel Rathman
6 What You Need to Know: The One With All the Home Runs by Ashley Varela
1 What You Need to Know: Yankees Find a New Way to Lose by Emma Baccellieri
6 What You Need to Know: Cubs Ace Test, Now Face Test by Demetrius Bell
0 What You Need to Know: Not Tonight, Sweet Papelbon, Not Tonight by Nicolas Stellini
0 What You Need to Know: Nomar Mazara Makes Five Of Us Look Smart by Daniel Rathman
5 What You Need to Know: Zimmermann Dealin' by Ashley Varela
2 What You Need to Know: Meet the Phillies by Nicolas Stellini
1 What You Need to Know: The Braves Might Not Have a Floor by Demetrius Bell
5 What You Need to Know: David Price is a True Red Sox by Emma Baccellieri
2 What You Need to Know: Chris Archer Says Goodbye To All That by Daniel Rathman
4 What You Need to Know: FernandoMaedaia? by Ashley Varela
1 What You Need to Know: Arrieta's Masterpiece, Kershaw's Accident by Nicolas Stellini
Record-breaking Orioles power, Yankees comeback craziness, and Jose Altuve doing his usual thing.
The Wednesday Takeaway
If you’re a fan of the
and baseballs being hit really far and over outfield fences, then the month of June has been lovely. The Orioles only hit one home run Wednesday during their 12-6 victory over the Padres, but it was one to remember for Baltimore Orioles as they put the capper on what’s been a prolific month of power. Mark Trumbo Read the full article... Rain cut short Lucas Giolito's much-hyped debut, but he fit plenty of impressive pitches in before the delay.
The Tuesday Takeaway
A little rain wasn’t enough to ruin
’s parade. Enough to delay it and cut it short, maybe, but what we got was worth the hype. Lucas Giolito Read the full article...
Kris Bryant makes major-league history, Noah Syndergaard scuffles amid rumors of elbow trouble, and much more from a busy Monday. The White Sox hit seven home runs, Kevin Gausman and Carlos Carrasco toss four-hitters, and Jose Altuve goes for the cycle.
The Weekend Takeaway
There are no givens in baseball. A 10-run lead can evaporate under the misdirection of a tired bullpen, a no-hitter can be lost on a misplayed fly ball, and a ninth-inning tie can be broken on a walk-off balk. Still, there are certain markers which, once they are passed, provide a feeling of security.
Read the full article... The Cubs are suddenly losing, the Mariners are seriously losing, and Zack Greinke moves up a special leaderboard.
The Thursday Takeaway
Arnold Schwarzenegger would have you believe that “ If It bleeds, we can kill it.” Perhaps this is true, perhaps it isn’t. All we know at this moment is that the Cubs have lost four games in a row for the first time since last year’s NLCS.
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Beltran continues his reboot, the Astros are bona fide hot, and Andrelton Simmons makes a play. The Mets face the World Series champs again, but their starter gets knocked out by a line drive in the first. Meanwhile, Belt whiffs against a position player pitching, and an inside-the-parker that technically wasn't.
The Tuesday Takeaway
The very first plate appearance of Tuesday night’s World Series rematch didn’t bode well for the Mets. led off with a comebacker to the mound that struck Whit Merrifield ’s thumb, and after just four pitches, New York’s starter was out for the night. Bartolo Colon
Read the full article... 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... Tim Lincecum impresses in Angels debut, the Marlins pitch their way out of a shutout, and Jake Arrieta finds new and unsurprising ways to keep winning.
The Weekend Takeaway
When made his season debut on Saturday, the Angels had one question: Would he look like the Cy Young Award winner of 2009 or the 6.02 DRA-holder of 2014? Tim Lincecum
Read the full article... Colby Lewis' near-magical day, and more from Thursday's action.
The Thursday Takeaway
’ day didn’t start out as anything particularly special—a 20-pitch first inning of exactly the sort of unremarkable-but-decently effective stuff you expect from Colby Lewis. It didn’t take long, however, for him to look not simply decently effective but uncommonly so. There was an impressive swinging strikeout courtesy of his slider in the second, then there were three straight flyouts in the third, and from there, he was really dealing. The next few frames zipped by, as Lewis breezed through with eight or fewer pitches per inning through the seventh, including a series of six straight groundouts. True to his typical style, the performance wasn’t flashy—just three strikeouts through seven, with his standard mix of high-80s fastballs and a slider not too far behind—but it was perfect. Colby Lewis
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Ichiro argues for being the new Hit King, Clayton Kershaw and Noah Syndergaard dominate again, and Johnny Cueto in San Francisco has been a good deal. A wild game at altitude, an exclamation point by Taillon, and a near-injury to Maeda.
The Tuesday Takeaway
Coors Field is a beautiful ballpark. The field itself is always well tended, as is the little forest beyond the center field wall. The building is constructed with an eye toward grandeur and comfort.
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