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Hold the Phones... Strikeouts DO Matter!

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Just how important are strikeouts to a pitcher's success? Why are high strikeout rates good predictors of a strong ERA, while low strikeout rates are not predictive of a strong hitter?

Game #91: It's Déja Vu All Over Again, A's win 2-1

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Brandon Moss' first go-around in Pittsburgh was not a joyous one, as his career stalled for the second time and by the time he left town he was ready to be sold for parts. Tonight he launched a...

Game Thread #91: A's at Pittsburgh (4)

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2-1 A's, going to the 8th. DON'T PINCH HIT FOR DOOLITTLE!!!!!!!

Game Thread #91: A's at Pittsburgh (3)

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1-0 Pirates after 3 innings, on a Pedro Alvarez HR that, incidentally, landed in my backyard.

Game Thread #91: A's at Pittsburgh (2)

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Nobody expects the Oakland A's! Our 3 chief weapons are pitching, timely hitting, a great manager and a bullpen that --I'll come in again. Welcome to the first thread again! Following about a 105...

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Game Thread #91: A's at Pittsburgh

Yesterday, on the wings of half-angel, half-CFer Coco Crisp, whose horizontal Supermanesque dive saved the day, the A's hung on to nip the Pirates 2-1. Tonight, Oakland turns to Dan Straily who is...

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Yoenis Cespedes Invited to Home Run Derby

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Well played, MLB. Well played.

DLD 7/9/13: Rage Edition

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Links before the A's and Pirates square off for game two of three.

Bartolo Colon: Pitch Profiling

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With Bartolo Colon having been selected for the All-Star Game, and being recognized as the leader of the staff, it’s time to take a look at some of his pitch selections. Also, Brooks Baseball has a...

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