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Fowles: Last Night Was Awful

“Every time you go extra innings and you lose—but to go 19 innings…” -Marco Estrada If you designed a regular season game of baseball with the purpose of provoking maximum suffering in the hearts of a team’s fans, what elements would it include? Would it look something like what we, the last place team in…

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Can the Numbers Tell Us What’s Up With Roberto Osuna?

In 2017, Roberto Osuna has struck out batters at a higher rate, walked them at a lower rate, and been less prone to home runs than any season of his short but so-far magnificent career. And yet here he is, in the middle of a mini “closer controversy” — or at least having to be…

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About Last Night… At Least It Ended

Last nights game against the Red Sox turned into a marathon, combining for more than twice the length of a standard game. An excellent start from Estrada, a Hernandez sacrifice fly, and a Morales tater had the Jays up 2-0 ready to close things out in the ninth. Unfortunately, Osuna continued his struggles as of…