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  1. Bits: Is Scherzer worth ERA, WHIP risk?

    Eric Karabell

    Detroit Tigers right-hander Max Scherzer fanned 15 Pittsburgh Pirates on Sunday, winning his third game in nine starts. Scherzer allowed two runs in seven innings and lowered his ERA to a still-unsightly 5.73. Scherzer, who had given up six runs (fiv...

    Blog | May 21, 2012
  2. Max Scherzer of Detroit Tigers strikes out 15, but ERA and WHIP h...

    Eric Karabell

    Eric Karabell discusses the most fantasy-relevant tidbits from Sunday's games, including Max Scherzer's huge strikeout performance.

    Blog | Conversation | May 21, 2012
  3. Los Angeles Angels are trying to survive injuries, poor performan...

    Buster Olney

    From Jordan Walden's struggles to recent injuries to Scott Downs and LaTroy Hawkins, the Angels' bullpen has taken a beating so far this season, writes Buster Olney. At 6.5 games back in the AL West, the club is hanging on while its 'pen is repaired.

    Blog | Conversation | May 08, 2012
  4. Measuring defensive impact on fast, slow starts - MLB

    Andrew Gibson

    Andrew Gibson of Baseball Info Solutions writes that the quality of opposing defenses has had an impact on the slow and fast starts of several batters.

    Story | Conversation | April 27, 2012
  5. Justin Verlander, Jacoby Ellsbury could make history when they me...

    Buster Olney

    If Jacoby Ellsbury hits leadoff for the Red Sox on Opening Day against Justin Verlander, a little bit of MVP history and trivia will be made, writes Buster Olney.

    Blog | Conversation | March 26, 2012
  6. Red Sox feature top middle of the order

    Jim Bowden

    The most important part of a major league lineup is the middle of the order, the Nos. 3, 4 and 5 hitters. Along with producing the most runs, they are counted on to hit the best pitchers and their best stuff at any time in the count and with runners ...

    Blog | June 29, 2011
  7. Blackburn ignites Minnesota's revival

    Buster Olney

    Nick Blackburn's ERA was 5.14 as he prepared for his start against the Chicago White Sox on May 4, and he was scrambling for solutions. As he and catcher Rene Rivera talked about the White Sox hitters and how they wanted to pitch to them, they s...

    Blog | June 19, 2011
  8. Buster Olney: Nick Blackburn has turned his season around, and so...

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney writes about how Nick Blackburn changed his pitching approach, which has in turn helped the Twins get on a roll.

    Blog | Conversation | June 19, 2011
  9. Is John Danks struggling or just unlucky?

    Eric Karabell

    I really expected Chicago White Sox left-hander John Danks to hurl a gem in Anaheim on Tuesday. Perhaps it was wishful thinking since he's on a few of my teams. Regardless, Danks entered with an 0-5 record but was certainly pitching much better ...

    Blog | May 11, 2011
  10. John Danks doesn't have any wins yet, but is he worth dropping?

    Eric Karabell

    Eric Karabell looks at a number of starting pitchers who are probably better than their records indicate.

    Blog | Conversation | May 11, 2011
  11. Box Score Bits: Buchholz unimpressive

    Eric Karabell

    Washington Nationals star Stephen Strasburg allowed three runs on seven hits in 5 2/3 innings Wednesday, his ERA rising from 2.03 to 2.32. It was Strasburg's third consecutive win. Note his season innings total, minors included, is up to 109 2/3...

    Blog | July 22, 2010
  12. Stephen Strasburg of Washington Nationals wins third straight sta...

    Eric Karabell

    Eric Karabell recaps Wednesday night in the majors, including another win by Stephen Strasburg the return of Clay Buchholz.

    Blog | Conversation | July 22, 2010
  13. MLB Confidential: Who are the best umpires?

    In light of Armando Galarraga's perfect game that wasn't, ESPN The Magazine polled 100 MLB players about the league's umpires, to see what MLBers really think about the boys in blue. Question No. 1: Who are the best umpires?

    Story | Conversation | June 11, 2010
  14. Box Score Bits: Suzuki enjoys Fenway

    Eric Karabell

    • Detroit Tigers right-hander Rick Porcello couldn't sustain the magic Armando Galarraga delivered a day earlier. Porcello was given a 5-1 lead Thursday, but allowed six runs (three earned) on seven hits in 5 1/3 innings. His ERA sits a...

    Blog | June 04, 2010
  15. Detroit Tigers' Rick Porcello struggles yet again, while Kurt Suz...

    Eric Karabell

    Eric Karabell discusses the events from Thursday's baseball games, including another disappointing outing from Rick Porcello and a big game from Kurt Suzuki.

    Blog | Conversation | June 04, 2010
  16. Peep Show

    David Mosse

    ESPN Insider has the latest news and notes from around MLB.

    Story | Conversation | July 04, 2003