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07-28

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What You Need to Know: Milwaukee Mauled
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Demetrius Bell

07-27

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What You Need to Know: First Time For Everything
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Ben Diamond

07-26

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What You Need to Know: Hug Watch
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Martin Alonso

07-25

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What You Need to Know: Relentless Royals
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Stacey Gotsulias

07-24

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What You Need to Know: Taking Care of Business
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Ashley Varela

07-21

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What You Need to Know: You Are Who You Are
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Demetrius Bell

07-20

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What You Need to Know: Easy as 1-2-3
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Ashley Varela

07-18

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What You Need to Know: Burials, Bombs, and More Bombs
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Stacey Gotsulias

07-17

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What You Need to Know: Marathons, Robberies, and Debuts
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Ben Diamond

07-12

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What You Need to Know: 10 Innings of All-Star Fun
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Ben Diamond

07-10

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What You Need to Know: Two-Hit Wonder
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Ashley Varela

07-07

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What You Need to Know: "Rain" Delays
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Demetrius Bell

07-06

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What You Need to Know: Wild Thoughts
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Ben Diamond

07-05

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What You Need to Know: Happy Birthday, America!
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Stacey Gotsulias

07-03

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What You Need to Know: A Home Run for the Ages
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Ashley Varela

06-30

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What You Need to Know: Hard Way to Win an Easy Division
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Demetrius Bell

06-29

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What You Need to Know: Little Pitcher, Big Slider
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Ben Diamond

06-27

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What You Need to Know: Lucky 13
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Stacey Gotsulias

06-26

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What You Need to Know: Something to Balk About
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Ashley Varela

06-23

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What You Need to Know: The 10-Run Rule
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Demetrius Bell

06-22

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What You Need to Know: Mad Max: Infield Chopper
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Ben Diamond

06-21

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What You Need to Know: A Round Of Seagerbombs
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Colin Anderle

06-20

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What You Need to Know: Code Blue
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Stacey Gotsulias

06-19

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What You Need to Know: Every Man Wants to Be a Macho Man
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Ashley Varela

06-16

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What You Need to Know: All Sales Are Final
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Demetrius Bell

06-15

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What You Need to Know: Harvey Day
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Ben Diamond

06-14

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What You Need to Know: Two Drubbings, 12 Innings, and a Meltdown Avoided
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Martin Alonso

06-13

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What You Need to Know: deLightful, deGrom, deLovely
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Stacey Gotsulias

06-12

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What You Need to Know: You Complete Me
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Ashley Varela

06-09

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What You Need to Know: Flirting and Steamrolling
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Demetrius Bell

06-08

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What You Need to Know: Old and Improved
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Ben Diamond

06-06

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What You Need to Know: The Formula
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Matthew Trueblood

06-05

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What You Need to Know: (Everything I Do) I Do It for You
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Ashley Varela

06-02

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What You Need to Know: Reactivate Klubot
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Demetrius Bell

06-01

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What You Need to Know: Changing It Up
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Ben Diamond

05-31

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What You Need to Know: Disappointing Duel
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Emma Baccellieri

05-30

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What You Need to Know: The Grudge
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Stacey Gotsulias

05-29

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What You Need to Know: Blown Away
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Ashley Varela

05-26

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What You Need to Know: Incomplete Nova
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Demetrius Bell

05-25

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What You Need to Know: Bouncing Sevy
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Ben Diamond

05-24

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What You Need to Know: Shutouts and Almost Shutouts
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Emma Baccellieri

05-23

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What You Need to Know: First to Thirty
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Stacey Gotsulias

05-22

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What You Need to Know: The Name is Bonds, Mike Bonds
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Ashley Varela

05-19

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What You Need to Know: Berrios, Baby
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Demetrius Bell

05-18

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What You Need to Know: Jose's Mound
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Ben Diamond

05-17

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What You Need to Know: Finally we can party at Napoli's
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Emma Baccellieri

05-16

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What You Need to Know: When Good Matchups Go Wrong
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Stacey Gotsulias

05-15

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What You Need to Know: Feels Like the First Time
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Ashley Varela

05-12

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What You Need to Know: Battle of the Bullpens
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Demetrius Bell

05-11

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What You Need to Know: Marquez on the Moon
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Ben Diamond

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Chris Sale gets zero run support, Keon Broxton does his Aaron Judge impression, Bryce Harper leaves in a hurry, and Jose Berrios shines.

The Thursday Takeaway

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Things get even worse for Matt Harvey, Logan Morrison powers up, the Dodgers break Andrew Miller, and Aaron Hicks robs a grand slam.

The Wednesday Takeaway

As our good friend Stefan from SNL would say, New York’s hottest club is Citi Field. This place has everything: leadoff home runs, monster dingers, devastated Mets fans, injuries, even more devastated Mets fans, milestones, great catches, inspirational comebacks, and ... even cautiously optimistic Mets fans? Grab your popcorn, take a seat, and enjoy the wild rollercoaster of yesterday’s game of the day.

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Jon Lester wins his 150th, the Twins put a 20-spot on the Mariners, and Andrew Miller is human.

The Tuesday Takeaway

Jon Lester picked up his 150th career win last night, tying him with Dizzy Dean, Jered Weaver, and Rube Benton on the all-time list. Among the 213 pitchers with 150 or more career victories, Lester ranks 20th in winning percentage at .630. The only pitchers with a higher winning percentage to begin their careers after 1980 are Pedro Martinez, Roy Halladay, Roger Clemens, Randy Johnson, Mike Mussina, and Dwight Gooden.

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Jacob deGrom had the right mix, the Braves and Nationals played a wild one, Aaron Judge crushed again, and Dustin Pedroia walked it off.

The Monday Takeaway

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Carlos Martinez hurls his first shutout, Aaron Judge hits the longest and fastest home runs of 2017, Max Scherzer strikes out his 2,000th batter, and Ichiro Suzuki emulates Giancarlo Stanton.

The Weekend Takeaway

Even at its best, baseball invites doubt. We question whether the Clayton Kershaws and Mike Trouts will ride their career-high numbers to Hall of Fame ballots, whether hitters can best 121.1 mph. home runs and 167.8 career WARP, whether perfect games will remain intact for their requisite nine innings. Part of the beauty of baseball is found in its unpredictability and variety, making the payoff that much sweeter when it finally comes around.

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Houston gets back on track, Kevin Kiermaier slides into an injury, Gary Sanchez homers twice, and Chris Iannetta has a monster game.

The Thursday Takeaway

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CC Sabathia adjusts, Trey Mancini hits a pair, Kershaw faces Strasburg, Farmer faces Meyer, and MIKE ZUNINO.

The Wednesday Takeaway

The heartbeat of baseball is the perpetual battle between a batter and a pitcher, two players with one goal in mind: to best the other. While this duel is started anew following each pitch, it also exists on the macro level as a seasonal grind, a constantly shifting war as both sides try to figure out how to gain the upper hand. With that in mind, it’s fair to say that one of the most important parts of baseball is to adjust, to figure out how your opponent is gaining ground, and counteract that with a move of your own. Without making these vital adjustments, a player simply won’t survive in the major leagues. Vulnerabilities will inevitably be discovered and if they aren’t covered up, the opposition wins.

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Houston goes to 11, Mike Montgomery provides plenty of relief, the Cardinals TOOTBLAN again, and Ryan Healy won't stop.

The Monday Takeaway

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Edinson Volquez tosses a no-hitter, Albert Pujols enters the 600-home run club, Clayton Kershaw strikes out his 2,000th batter, and Jon Lester makes his first pickoff in two years.

The Weekend Takeaway

Pitching a no-hitter wasn’t the first thing on Edinson Volquez’s mind when he prepared for his start on Saturday.

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Corey Kluber returns in style, the A's make a mess, more Mets-like things happen to the Mets, and the Twins turn three.

The Thursday Takeaway

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Sean Manaea slows things down, Chad Pinder goes deep twice, Houston wrecks Minnesota, and Max Schezer and Carlos Martinez dominate.

The Wednesday Takeaway

Don’t be fooled by the 3.91 ERASean Manaea has been money for the Athletics this season. After beginning the season with two rough outings, the young southpaw has a 2.92 ERA over seven starts, striking out 40 batters in 37 innings. The 25-year-old has lived up to the hype following an impressive rookie season, and Wednesday’s performance against the reigning American League champs only reinforced this.

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Former teammates Chris Sale and Jose Quintana both struggle in their matchup, Deven Merrero has a shockingly big night, Trevor Bauer strikes out 14, and the Angels don't even need Mike Trout.

The Tuesday Takeaway

Before last night, Red Sox rookie Deven Marrero had two major-league home runs to his name. By the end of yesterday’s second inning, he had another, and by the end of the third, he had yet another—doubling the total for his young career in just two at-bats.

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