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Monday, November 07, 2016

MLB Awards Season, Pt 2: The Logic Escapes Me

The argument, made by several chroniclers of the game, is that there was no standout performance by a starting pitcher in the AL this year, opening the door for a standout reliever to claim the prize. The voters are literally saying “since we can’t pick between the two best pitchers in the league, we’ll give it to a third pitcher who wasn’t as good.”

In what universe does it make sense to penalize a pitcher for being the best, but only the best by a little bit? Michael Phelps gets the gold whether he wins by .10 seconds or .01 seconds. ​​


Saturday, October 29, 2016

Cleveland Indians’ Corey Kluber says he’s OK on short rest for Game 4 of World Series | cleveland.com

It’s the same, only different.

“The last time was first time on short rest, so I didn’t know what to expect about how I was going to feel,” said Kluber. “Now that I do know I felt fine, it’s just a matter of using those three days to recover.”

Kluber is 3-1 with a 0.74 in the postseason. He struck out 29 and allowed two runs in 24 1/3 innings. In Game 1 of the World Series, he struck out nine in six scoreless innings in a 6-0 win over the Cubs.

“It’s basically doing the same stuff in one less day,” said Kluber, 18-9 during the regular season. “Your side sessions are a little shorter and things like that, but I’m still able to get in the things I need to do.”

Jim Furtado Posted: October 29, 2016 at 07:13 AM | 0 comment(s)
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Thursday, October 27, 2016

Sullivan - Corey Kluber’s Outing Reflected the Times

I don’t think anyone would’ve hit Corey Kluber on Tuesday. Good pitchers look their best when they constantly execute, and Kluber seemed to make fewer mistakes than normal. He was on top of his game, in other words, so the Cubs shouldn’t get too down on themselves. But in another year, perhaps the inside edge wouldn’t have been so forgiving. Those have always been rule-book strikes. Only more recently have they become more common actual strikes. Corey Kluber just pitched a game of the times. And so he was able to have the time of his life.

Baldrick Posted: October 27, 2016 at 06:33 AM | 0 comment(s)
  Beats: chicago cubs, cleveland indians, corey kluber, world series

 

 

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