How Corey Kluber Started Kicking So Much Ass

Cleveland Indians starter Corey Kluber shredded the Seattle Mariners last night, shutting them out over nine innings and striking out eight, and taking just 85 pitches to do it. It wasn't an aberration, either: Kluber has been spectacular all year, which is hard to believe considering that he was a fourth-round pick… » 7/31/14 12:02pm 7/31/14 12:02pm

Cubs Catcher Is Winning Pitcher, Scores Winning Run In 16-Inning Game

I do not envy the hardy fans who watched all 6:27 of the game between the 43-63 Rockies and the 44-61 Cubs, including 12 straight scoreless innings. But those who did stick it out saw something rare: Chicago catcher John Baker pitched a scoreless top of the 16th, and became the winning pitcher when he scored the… » 7/30/14 1:28pm 7/30/14 1:28pm

Pedro Martinez Says Pitching Is All About Properly Sexing The Baseball

Our pals at Fangraphs got Pedro Martinez to sit down with them and wax on about his thoughts on pitching, and the results are fantastic. You should read the entire interview—Martinez is one of the smartest pitchers to ever play and he says a lot of wise and illuminating things—but we felt compelled to make you aware… » 5/23/14 12:47pm 5/23/14 12:47pm

MLB Speeds Up Games By Sending Strongly Worded Letters To Slow Pitchers

Over at Baseball Prospectus, Adam Sobsey got hold of a letter from MLB disciplinarian Joe Garagiola Jr. to Colorado Rockies pitcher Mike Ekstrom. (Click to enlarge.) In two consecutive appearances against the Phillies, Ekstrom took more than his allotted 2:25 to warm up—going over by nearly a full minute each time.… » 8/09/12 11:20am 8/09/12 11:20am

Michael "Cy" Cuddyer Was The Twins' Best Pitcher Last Night

I think it's safe and hyperbole-free to say there's nothing we enjoy more in professional sports than when a position player has to come on to pitch. There's always a mix of emotions - the game's already a blowout, so most players just want to get it over with and go home. But for the spot reliever, who probably… » 7/26/11 10:50am 7/26/11 10:50am

Watch Tim Lincecum Pitch In Super Slo-Mo

We went ahead and did our best to de-corporatize Tim Lincecum's Red Bull spot for your enjoyment (basically, we took out the sound). Red Bull used the same effect you see in those wonderful NBA Phantom spots — courtesy of something called the Phantom Flex High Speed digital camera system — to record Lincecum's… » 4/13/11 2:15pm 4/13/11 2:15pm