Homegrown: How the Red Sox Built a Champion from the Ground Up
By Alex Speier
William Morrow; hardcover, $27.99; e-Book, $14.99
The 2018 Boston Red Sox are one of the greatest teams in baseball history, as they won 108 games in the regular season, the most in their franchise’s history before they went on to win their fourth World Championship in 15 seasons.
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(Masahiro Tanaka pitching to Yasiel Puig early in Friday night’s game – Photo by Jason Schott)
In recent years, whenever the Yankees have faced a crisis with their pitching, Masahiro Tanaka has a performance that proves he is the ace of their starting rotation.
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Scouting and Scoring: How We Know What We Know about Baseball
By Christopher J. Phillips
Princeton University Press; hardcover, 320 pages; 27.95
Baseball has always been known as a numbers game, and that is no truer than now in what can certainly be called the analytics era.
It is the one sport where people can sit and keep score (as seen above), which is an art unto itself because there are many different ways to score hits and outs, so you can really make it your own. By comparison, scoring a basketball game is just circling numbers for points and fouls, can be quite tedious, and doesn’t nearly tell the story of the game like a baseball scorecard.
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(Gleyber Torres returning to the dugout after his second home run – Photo by Jason Schott)
Gleyber Torres dominated the Baltimore Orioles all season, and the second game of Monday’s doubleheader was no exception as he hit two home runs in the Yankees’ 11-8 win.
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(Gleyber Torres at-bat in the eighth inning of Game 1 – Photo by Jason Schott)
The Yankees opened their doubleheader on Monday with an 8-5 win over the Baltimore Orioles in Game 1, led by four home runs and a strong outing from starter James Paxton.
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25 years ago today was one of the most heartbreaking days in baseball history, as the players went on strike, never to return. The World Series was cancelled, something that was unthinkable considering it had never happened before The strike even dragged into 1995, shortening that season to 144 games.
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(Jacob deGrom pitching for the Mets on Sunday – Photo by Jason Schott)
The Washington Nationals salvaged the final game of the series, as they held off the Mets, 7-4, at Citi Field on Sunday.
Continue reading Nats Salvage Finale, Deny Mets Perfect Homestand
The Yankees will play a separate-admission doubleheader on Monday against the Baltimore Orioles with Game 1 beginning at 1:05 p.m. and Game 2 beginning at 7:05 p.m.
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(Noah Syndergaard on the hill for the Mets – Photo by Jason Schott)
For the second straight night, the Mets came from behind late to beat the Washington Nationals, 4-3, on Saturday night in front of a sellout crowd of 43,875 at Citi Field.
Continue reading Mets Stun Nats Again, With Guillorme One Of The Heroes
The Mets scored four runs in the bottom of the ninth inning to stun the Washington Nationals and win, 7-6, on Friday night at Citi Field.
Trailing by three runs heading into the inning, Todd Frazier hit a three-run homer to tie it and then Michael Conforto hit a deep shot to right field for the game-winning hit.
Continue reading Mets Stage Late Comeback, Walk-Off Against Washington