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Everything was teed up for the Dodgers. They were coming off a rest day (during which they gained a loss column game on the Giants thanks to the Marlins, who are now neck and neck with the D-Backs for the title of Dodger Besties), they were coming home, and they had Clayton Kershaw on the mound. 390 more words
A hitter’s career numbers vs. a particular pitcher has long held a prominent place in baseball analysis.
But fantasy baseball — especially the surging daily game — has raised skepticism over the utility of such numbers. 654 more words
Mets pitching prospect Steven Matz, making his major league debut against the Reds on Sunday, allowed a solo home run to Brandon Phillips to lead off the ballgame. 245 more words
By BEN WALKER AP Baseball Writer
NEW YORK (AP) _ Noah Syndergaard pitched eight sharp innings and the light-hitting New York Mets got exactly the help they needed when Johnny Cueto suddenly lost the strike zone, edging the Cincinnati Reds 2-1 Friday night. 478 more words
Mets right-hander Jacob deGrom played the role of stopper this afternoon against the Brewers, tossing eight scoreless innings as part of a 2-0 victory. The win snapped a seven-game losing streak for New York. 193 more words