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Peter Gammons: Yankees' high heat starters, Mike Fiers, Will Harris, and the AL Rookie of the Year

For all our focus on the reconstructed Blue Jays, when Toronto gets to Yankee ... Read More
The Toronto Blue Jays led by Edwin Encarnacion were hot all August Credit: Peter Llewellyn-USA TODAY Sports

Edwin Encarnacion and the Blue Jays were an offensive force in August

Edwin Encarnacion led his Toronto Blue Jays to an amazing month of August. The Blue Jays in August went 21-6 (.778) scoring an MLB most 170 runs and allowing and MLB fewest 83 runs. Encarnacion was named AL Player of the month for August Encarnacion led the majors: Hitting  - … [Read More...]

New York Mets starting pitcher Matt Harvey is due for a rest   Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports

Only one team has four pitchers with 155+ IP

With a plethora of solid starters, you may be noticing that the Mets are skipping the turns of some of their great starters. Here's why: Player IP WHIP Age G GS CG W L W-L% H R ER BB SO ERA HR BA Pit Str Matt … [Read More...]

San Francisco Giants relief pitcher Javier Lopez has made 63 appearances this season and 57 have been scoreless  Credit: Jeff Curry-USA TODAY Sports

Relievers with the most scoreless appearances

You don't ask much from a reliever, all you want is to enter the game, and not allow any of the batters you face to score. It doesn't matter whether you face one batter or pitch three innings - just don't let batters score during your stay on the mound. Some relievers are better at it than … [Read More...]

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Coffee and Clippings: Carpenter reaches 20 homers, scores a new ride

Derrick Goold (@dgoold) of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch discusses Matt Carpenter's brand new golf cart courtesy of Adam Wainwright... “If you hit 20 home runs,” Wainwright said. “I’ll buy you a golf cart.” Get out the checkbook. And make it purple. TCU purple. With a leadoff home run Sunday, … [Read More...]

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Peter Gammons: Sea of possibilities for Dombrowski in Boston

It isn’t what some think it is with Dave Dombrowski. Remember, when he traded for Max Scherzer, he was 25 and had a 9-15 record in two big league seasons. It wasn’t as if he gave away one of the five greatest lefthanded pitchers in history, Randy Johnson, for 3 ½ months of Mark Langston, in 1989. … [Read More...]

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Coffee and Clippings: Max Scherzer thanks catchers with some classy gifts

James Wagner (@JamesWagnerWP) of the Washington Post spotlights Max Scherzer giving his catchers classy gifts as thanks for the no-hitter and one-hitter help It’s unclear how much Scherzer spent on the watches, but they retail anywhere from $2,000 to $80,000. (There are even a couple in the … [Read More...]