Jacob DeGrom Ks Eight To Open Game, Tying Modern-Era Record

It hasn't been a great season for the Mets, who will miss the playoffs for the eighth consecutive season, but one of the bright spots has been pitcher/ Rookie of the Year candidate Jacob deGrom. His campaign got a serious boost tonight, when deGrom struck out the first eight batters he faced before giving up a single… » 9/15/14 9:32pm Monday 9:32pm

Chris Sale Does Not Have Bones In His Body, Defies Physics

Chicago White Sox ace Chris Sale is, on a per-inning basis, currently pitching more or less the way Sandy Koufax did in his prime. (His park- and league-adjusted ERA-plus of 195 is actually a little better than Koufax's best-ever mark, though yes of course Koufax pitched a hell of a lot more innings, you don't need to… » 9/15/14 2:37pm Monday 2:37pm

Giants Manager Bruce Bochy And His Son Made MLB History

The San Francisco Giants had one bright spot as the Dodgers drubbed them 17-0 last night. Manager Bruce Bochy and pitcher Brett Bochy became a fun piece of trivia after a pitching change in the sixth inning. Brett's major-league debut marked the first time in MLB history that a manager called for his son in relief. » 9/14/14 12:00pm Sunday 12:00pm

Is Javier Baez's Rocket-Powered Swing Built To Last?

Without knowing it, Chicago Cubs rookie slugger Javier Baez pays homage to Isaac Newton's Third Law of Motion with each swing. He takes big giant cuts and hits big giant homers. The problem is, the equal and opposite reactions to the mechanics that generate all that power render the other parts of his swing wildly… » 9/12/14 2:33pm Friday 2:33pm

When Do Most No-Hitters Get Broken Up?

No-hitters have hit dead ball era rates, and every other week it seems like some random pitcher is staring down a chance at a no-hitter late in a game. So Zachary Levine of Baseball Prospectus did the grunt work of tracking down just how likely a no-hitter is to be broken up on any given out, and how likely you are to… » 9/12/14 2:16pm Friday 2:16pm

Confused Giants Fans Scramble For Invisible Foul Ball

The main thing that an adult needs to remember when attending a baseball game is this: it is of the utmost importance to play it cool if and when a foul ball happens to land nearby. Do not fight with another fan while trying to pull the ball out of a trash can, do not snatch the ball from a child, and do not… » 9/11/14 11:19am Thursday 11:19am