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Trevor Story adds three more home runs to his Pokédex, Jose Fernandez remains unbeatable in Miami, and Aaron Nola throws something resembling a strikeout.
The Weekend Takeaway
At this point, we should probably give his own record book. Trevor Story
Read the full article... Stephen Strasburg's perfect season gets befouled. Meanwhile, a baseball traveled 484 feet and Francisco Liriano righted himself.
The Thursday Takeaway
We’re not supposed to talk about pitcher wins anymore. There’s no real need to count the ways that the statistic is misleading and poorly constructed; Brian Kenny can take care of that for you. If you read this site, you should know why it’s not the greatest barometer of pitching success in a world filled with poor pitching barometers. In a world of blind men, the one-eyed man is king. The pitcher win is a blind man without a nose or nerve endings in his fingers. Read the full article... All Seattle does is hit walk-off dingers. Plus: Felix returns, Hanley takes a swing at four bombs in a game, and the Cubs are good again.
The Wednesday Takeaway
Walk-off victories are clearly the most exciting victories there are in baseball, but there are within the category clearly the most exciting walkoffs in baseball. There have been some especially intriguing contenders of late: hit a Little League home run to send the Pirates to victory last night, and the Padres won a game via walk-off balk this past Saturday. However, nothing beats a walk-off home run for symphonic release, and one team that’s been taking particular joy in ending games via walk-off dongers has been the Josh Harrison . Seattle Mariners
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Jake Arrieta and Noah Syndergaard look like themselves again, Chase Headley keeps building his trade value, and Blake Snell is effectively wild at Coors. Two young studs get into a pitchers duel, while bullpens cost a couple of older studs.
The Monday Takeaway
’s night didn’t get off to a particularly auspicious start—an Jose Fernandez double, later driven in for a run to put the Marlins in a 1-0 first inning hole. Odubel Herrera Read the full article... Stephen Strasburg coasts to a record win, Ryon Healy gets his first big-league knock, and Santiago Casilla balks his way out of extra innings.
The Weekend Takeaway
For some, a return from the All-Star break is an opportunity to right the season, to rise in the standings, to prove that whatever setback or injury derailed the first half is eclipsed by the success of the second. For , it’s just an extension of the dominance he’s already exhibited this year. Stephen Strasburg Read the full article... The Giants flail their way to a win, Carlos Martinez matches a career record, and Yoan Moncada puts on a show at the Futures Game.
The Weekend Takeaway
Once in a while, the baseball gods conspire to do a little mischief-making. A fair number of these anecdotes end up in this column, brief asides that bring some life and color to otherwise fairly routine games.
Read the full article... Colon/Giolito is a dud, but the game is wildy satisfying nonetheless. Meanwhile, Glasnow debuts, Trout steals home, and the Cubs keep slouching toward San Diego.
The Thursday Takeaway
Every now and then, there is poetry in baseball. Often it involves . Wilmer Flores
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A good day for picturesque bombs, the Dodgers wasted 14 innings of trying, and the Cubs keep being human. The struggling Cubs fail to build any momentum, the Angels win without Trout, and the Indians keep destroying the Tigers.
The Tuesday Takeaway
Last week, the Reds operated as a palate cleanser of sorts for the Cubs. Chicago entered the three-game series against Cincinnati having lost six of their previous seven, and they exited it with a sweep that made it look as if that streak of ugliness was over.
Read the full article... The maddeningly inconsistent closer had his first meltdown of the year. Meanwhile, the Brewers batted out of order and Lance McCullers dominated for real.
The Monday Takeaway
The Marlins were ahead 6-0 after they batted in the first half of the fourth inning yesterday. had been roughed up for 11 hits and six runs (five earned) without completing the fourth. Miami starter Matt Harvey had driven in a run with a base hit. And Harvey’s own throwing error had compounded the home team’s woes before Tom Koehler finally decided that enough was enough. Terry Collins
Read the full article... The Angels win a football game, Bryan Holaday throws a knuckleball, and the Indians fall just short of history.
The Weekend Takeaway
Which sport epitomizes the red-blooded American best: football or baseball? Do we see more of ourselves in Tom Brady’s perfect touchdown spiral or the graceful swing of a home run? Mike Trout
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