Ben discusses the origins and implications of baseball’s skyrocketing strikeout rate with a panel of experts including Harry Pavlidis, Rob Neyer, Brian Bannister, and Alan Nathan.
The fantasy crew runs down the starters it expects to beat their PECOTA projections in punchouts.
The AL’s two surviving teams give us a glimpse at the future.
The Tigers win Game One the way they’ve won so many games this season.
Ten relievers who’ve racked up the strikeouts in the majors for the first time this season.
Ben and Sam talk about whether Kawasaki being sent to the minors tells us anything about chemistry, then discuss how much the Tigers’ defense hurts them.
Strikeouts have the momentum of a runaway freight train. Why are they so popular?
What can Hisashi Iwakuma’s early season work teach us about using the most effective stats available?
Was Arizona’s off-season search for “gritty” players really just a commitment to making more contact?
Pour one out for Brad Radke and his spiritual descendants.
Ben and Sam discuss whether the A’s all-rookie rotation bodes well for their future, then talk about whether the average strikeout rate has risen too high.
The strikeout rate is still rising, and strikeout records are dropping like flies.
Who are the most effective pitchers who can’t strike out batters?
Strikeouts are up this season, and this quartet of untouchable closers is driving the trend.
Watching Yu Darvish is wonderful. Hitting against him is hell.