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Doug Fister: About Last Night

The story of the Nationals win will start with Bryce Harper hitting two more home runs, bringing his season total to 29, while going 3-for-4 with four RBI. I’ve been wondering when he’s going to hit a lull. He’s been so ridiculously hot this season, with a wRC+ of 212 overall, that it was inevitable …

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All Star Game Drama? Raise the Stakes.

My disdain for major league baseball’s All Star game format is well documented. I’ve written about it twice (here and here), and I’d write about it even more if I wouldn’t come across as some sort of baseball curmudgeon who hates all things fun. I have that particular area covered when I write about the …

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Let’s Fix the All Star Game!

Thanks to Royals mania and the collective joie de vivre of the Kansas City baseball fans, there are seven Royals projected to start the All Star game. This, apparently, is a bad thing. Somehow Royals’ fans of all ages voting for their favorite players to make the All Star game has turned MLB’s summer showcase …

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Max Scherzer, Bryce Harper Are Sorta Good

One way we argue that a pitcher is performing well is through strikeout totals. If the totals are high enough, or if the pitcher reaches double-digits in K/9, we can typically make a reasonable assumption that the pitcher is doing okay. Carlos Carrasco has struck out 10.58 per nine with an ERA nearing five. FIP …

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