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.
How often has a pitcher issued 10 or more walks and 10 or more strikeouts in the same game? Not often at all.
Blue Jays blue-chip prospect Anthony Gose has been bad in the big leagues, but has he been so bad that we should start to doubt his skills?
A 2012 draftee has struck out in his first 16 at-bats as a professional. What does that say about him? And more importantly, what does it say about baseball?
Two starting pitchers are putting up elite strikeout rates this year, without adding new pitches or heaps of velocity. This is how.