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Stephen Strasburg and First-Pitch Strikes

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I’ve mentioned this before, ironically enough because the great Thomas Boswell discussed something along these lines, and here comes Boswell again discussing the importance of first-pitch strikes, this times in terms of Stephen Strasburg’s early-season “struggles.”


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April 25, 2013 at 12:15

What/Who to Watch This Weekend…

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…if you’re interested in watching teams you don’t usually watch.

I just got done watching the A’s-Angels series and I’ll have notes about that rout after a while. But if you want to tune into some, let’s say, quirky, series,

The Braves and Nationals have both looked talented and deep. They meet this weekend. One look here, another here, and a third over here. Blogger, STATS Inc.’s Alan Ferguson in theĀ Washington Post, andĀ Atlanta Journal-Constitution columnist.

While, the Orioles and the Yankees play in the Bronx in a reprise of their 2012 AL Divisional Series matchup, the AL series I’m watching (aside from my obligatory, and often painful, diet of Mariners and Twins viewing) will be the Blue Jays and the Royals.

Yeah, yeah, that’s kind of out there, but I think it has the potential to be an explosive offensive experience. While it’s not the ’85 ALCS all over game–man, Dave Stieb was brilliant–these teams both, on paper at least, can score a lot of runs. The Jays’ starters have had a tough time of it so far this year, and the Royals just pounded the Phillies up one side and down the other. Jay’s Journal offers a preview of the series.

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April 12, 2013 at 15:47