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Chapman Claims Second Straight Reliever Of Month Award For Yankees

(Aroldis Chapman fires one in earlier this season – Photo by Jason Schott)

Yankees closer Aroldis Chapman has been voted the American League Reliever of the Month for August, and Felipe Vázquez of the Pittsburgh Pirates has been named the National League Reliever of the Month honors.

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Boone Says Yankees Have Been Able To “Go out and get ‘er done” Despite Injuries

(Yankees Manager Aaron Boone – Photo by Jason Schott)

Friday was a typical day for the Yankees in this injury-riddled season, as their excitement at getting one big player back, was tempered by seeing another player go on the injured list.

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BrooklynFans Of Books: “Scouting and Scoring” On Evolution Of Stats In Baseball

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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Yankees Sweep Boston To Continue Domination At Stadium

(Aaron Judge (center) and Cameron Maybin (right) celebrate – @Yankees)

The Yankees completed their sweep of the Boston Red Sox with a 7-4 win on Sunday night at Yankee Stadium.

This came after Boston took three out of four at Fenway a weekend ago and actually showed signs of getting into the American League East race by cutting the Yankees’ lead down to eight games.

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