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Sep 10

Jacob DeGrom: About Last Night (September 09)

We can say what we want about the six-man rotation—love it, hate it, find it novel, etc.—but Jacob deGrom (13-7) has already surpassed his career high in innings pitched with that total to approach 200 by season’s end, and he hasn’t exactly looked his best lately. He was beat around mercilessly by the Phillies, and …

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Sep 04

Jordan Zimmermann: About Last Night (September 03)

I haven’t followed the Braves this season. Other than reading about another trade, my Braves viewing came at the beginning of the year when they played either the Mets or the Nationals, so the last would be the beginning of July. After seeing the pinball type numbers the Yankees dropped on them and hearing they’d …

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Aug 26

Stephen Strasburg: About Last Night (August 25)

Last night for the Nationals was like watching a game where we were reminded of how this season was supposed to go for the team. Stephen Strasburg (8-6) was on the hill and tossing 97-mph bullets. The actual, projected lineup was on the field. Anthony Rendon, Ryan Zimmerman, and Wilson Ramos all hit. Zimmerman and …

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Aug 06

Gio Gonzalez: About Last Night (8/5)

Sometimes I wonder if Gio Gonzalez’s curveball is too good. Oh, he threw one to Wellington Castillo in the first that absolutely froze the right-handed hitting catcher. He did the same to Chris Owings in the second. Both were punch outs and both on sweeping hooks that buckled the knees of the righties. You don’t …

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Aug 03

Noah Syndergaard: About Last Night

A perfect sequence as to why Noah Syndergaard is going to be a dangerous pitcher in this league (as if he’s not there already): in the fourth inning, facing Ryan Zimmerman, he starts him off with a breaking ball away, then busts him up and in with a fastball at 97. Zimmerman was bailing. 100-mph …

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