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  1. The Myth of the First-Pitch Strike

    Joe Lemire

    People often say that strike one is the best pitch in a pitcher's arsenal. Increasingly, box scores tally first-pitch strikes, and broadcasters tout their efficacy. The concept has seeped so far into our collective consciousness that it even has...

    Blog | June 02, 2014
  2. About Last Night: Clippers KO OKC

    Spike Friedman

    In case you were busy waiting for some good news in the world of football, seriously, any good news, here's what you missed in sports on Wednesday: In a chippy Western Conference matchup that saw Matt Barnes and Serge Ibaka get ejected, Blake Gr...

    Blog | November 14, 2013
  3. About Last Night: Red Sox Keep Rolling

    Spike Friedman

    In case you were busy faking injuries to run down the clock at your office, here's what you missed in sports on Tuesday: The Boston Red Sox are in the ALCS after holding off the Tampa Bay Rays, who set a postseason record with nine pitchers in t...

    Blog | October 09, 2013
  4. About Last Night: Feel the Roar

    Spike Friedman

    In case you were busy getting taken aback by the presence of hockey news in your Twitter feed, here's what you missed in sports on Wednesday: Max Scherzer got his 21st win and the Detroit Tigers clinched the AL Central with a 1-0 win over the Mi...

    Blog | September 26, 2013
  5. About Last Night: You Stay Classy, San Diego

    Spike Friedman

    In case you were busy revamping your intimidation-based game plan, here's what you missed in sports on Monday: The Houston Texans stormed back from 21 points down to beat the San Diego Chargers, 31-28. "I'm in Cleveland now," yelled former San D...

    Blog | September 10, 2013
  6. About Last Night: Red Sox Strike Back

    Spike Friedman

    In case you were busy squeezing in one last fantasy draft so that you could ironically take Mark Sanchez in the second round, here's what you missed in sports on Tuesday: Jon Lester outdueled Max Scherzer, as the Red Sox beat the Tigers 2-1, den...

    Blog | September 04, 2013
  7. More Than a Trophy: What the AL Cy Young Race Means for Advanced ...

    Shane Ryan

    In 2010, Felix Hernandez won the American League Cy Young award with a 13-12 record. It was the right choice for a number of reasons. He had the league's best ERA, the highest pitcher WAR, the most innings pitched, and the lowest WHIP, and he lasted ...

    Blog | August 23, 2013
  8. About Last Night: The Cheating Chronicles

    Spike Friedman

    In case you were busy giving birth to an heir to a throne (hey, Kate, what's up?) here's what you missed in sports on Monday: If your favorite sports news is depressing drug suspension news, well, you're in luck, because Denver Broncos' defensi...

    Blog | July 23, 2013
  9. Pitchers' Duel Diary: The All-Star Game

    Shane Ryan

    Welcome to the new series for pitching junkies, in which we anticipate one excellent matchup per week and diarize it to learn something about the practitioners of the Mound Arts. In the process, we also discover meaningful things about ourselves and ...

    Blog | July 17, 2013
  10. About Last Night: Going, Going, Gone

    Spike Friedman

    In case you were busy getting up close and personal with nature, really getting in there, getting deep, all the way into nature, here's what you missed in sports on Monday: Oakland slugger Yoenis Cespedes blasted his way to the Home Run Derby ch...

    Blog | July 16, 2013
  11. Pitchers' Duel Diary: Scherzer vs. Kazmir

    Shane Ryan

    Welcome to the new series for pitching junkies, in which we anticipate one excellent matchup per week and diarize it to learn something about the practitioners of the Mound Arts. In the process, we also discover meaningful things about ourselves and ...

    Blog | July 09, 2013
  12. About Last Night: Boston Stronger

    Spike Friedman

    In case you were busy learning hard lessons about hubris and foosball but mostly hubris, here's what you missed in sports on Monday: Tuukka Rask had a shutout and Daniel Paille had his second goal in as many games as the Boston Bruins seized a 2...

    Blog | June 18, 2013
  13. Fantasy Fiesta: Pitching Stock Tips

    Jonah Keri

    When Voros McCracken wrote his seminal piece on pitching and defense 11 years ago, he helped change the way people — fans, writers, even general managers — think about run prevention in baseball. Where once we used to throw most of the bl...

    Blog | June 07, 2012
  14. About Last Weekend: Divisional Throwdowns

    Shane Ryan

    In case you were out living a life of leisure, here's what you missed in sports over the weekend. Max Scherzer pitched six scoreless innings and Miguel Cabrera blasted a two-run homer as the Tigers evened their best-of-five series with the Yankee...

    Blog | October 03, 2011