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Matt Moore pitches forever and all he gets to show for it is a huff of exasperation, and more from Thursday's action.
The Thursday Takeaway
Two things stood between and a no-hitter. Matt Moore
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The Orioles win a wild one, Mike Trout and Albert Pujols do the things, and more from Wednesday's action. The rookie makes his debut and bails out Jon Niese, plus more from Tuesday's action.
The Tuesday Takeaway
It’s now been three weeks since was traded back to the Mets, and while his return has been lacking on several fronts (namely that of good pitching), it’s at least been interesting. First there were the seven runs allowed in six innings of relief, curious in the ugly way that struggle can often be. Then there was the fact that such a bullpen performance resulted in a promotion to the rotation, even as he was said to be grappling with a sore knee. And Tuesday, there was more frustration to add to the trend. Jon Niese
Read the full article... The Dodgers hit a bunch of homers off a guy named Bailey, and more from Monday's action.
The Monday Takeaway
If never has to see Homer Bailey again, the Reds right-hander would be just fine with that. Gonzalez entered Monday’s series-closing matinee 10-for-23 lifetime with five homers and two doubles against Bailey. Among opponents with at least 20 head-to-head plate appearances, Gonzalez’s 1.632 Adrian Gonzalez was tops by more than 250 points. And that was before this: OPS
Read the full article... Ryan Flaherty masquerades as a major league pitcher, Felix Hernandez stages a comeback, and more from the weekend.
The Weekend Takeaway
The first time stood on the pitcher’s mound, he played for the Deering High School Rams in Portland, Maine. The second time, he played for the Ryan Flaherty in Saturday’s 12-2 loss to the Astros. Baltimore Orioles
Read the full article... The Mets lose a big one, Kris Bryant refuses to stop at third, the Red Sox bullpen is worse than the Tigers', and more from Thursday's action.
The Thursday Takeaway
The showdown in San Francisco on Thursday was one of utmost importance for the Mets. Sitting at .500 with their playoff hopes dangling by a loose thread on Mister Met’s cap, the Amazins would send Jacob deGrom to the mound. He was tasked with trying to keep pace with . Bumgarner entered the game with the second-best Madison Bumgarner in baseball, deGrom the fifth. By all accounts, it should have been one of the year’s best pitching duels. ERA
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Strasburg gets thumped, Swansby gets ovated, and more from Wednesday's action. The good, the bad and the Utley from Tuesday's action.
The Tuesday Takeaway
Most games have one definitive narrative that emerges after a period of time. Sometimes it’s a brilliant pitching duel, or yeoman’s work by a bullpen that’s forced into action early. Sometimes it’s a multi-home run game from one player.
Read the full article... The Yankees get a superb performance from a rookie starter, and more from Monday's games.
The Monday Takeaway
Yankees right-hander entered play Monday with splits wide enough to make Simone Biles jealous. Chad Green
He’d been dominant with the platoon advantage at hand, holding like-handed foes to a .236/.271/.382 slash line with 17 strikeouts in 59 at-bats, but vulnerable without it, suffering a .327/.407/.731 fate at the hands of enemy lefties. As a result, he’d thrived in relief duty, limiting the opposition to a .194/.257/.194 output, and scuffled as a starter to the tune of a .316/.373/.697 allowance that included eight homers in just 18 innings of work.
Read the full article... Alex Rodriguez bids adieu to New York City, Mookie Betts gives Ted Williams a run for his money, and more.
The Weekend Takeaway
If there was one reason to stay home last Friday night, it was to watch polish off the last game of his 12-year career with the Yankees. Alex Rodriguez
Read the full article... Things have gotten ugly in Boston, things have been ugly all season in Minnesota, and Alex Rodriguez is ready to say goodbye in New York.
The Thursday Takeaway
This week has been a particularly ugly section of a generally ugly stretch for the Red Sox's bullpen. Thursday did nothing to change that.
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In the waning days of his massive contract, Howard has a big hit against Kenley Jansen. That and more from Wednesday's action.