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    Dodgers’ Success Against Mets In NLDS May Hinge On First Pitches

    PAGES: 1 | 2 In light of their Cy Young candidacies and historic seasons, Clayton Kershaw and Zack Greinke are poised to headline the National League Division Series. But the New York Mets have their own dominant pitchers, whose matchup against the Los Angeles Doders’ offense could turn out to be a fascinating subplot with […] More

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    For Chris Hatcher, Progress Begins With Balance In Pitches Thrown

    It’s been a rocky start to Chris Hatcher’s career with the Los Angeles Dodgers. In just 19.1 innings, he’s suffered four losses alongside a 6.05 ERA, which is 65 percentage points worse than league average after adjusting for park factors. Hatcher has been erratic, issuing seven walks, hitting two batters, and throwing three wild pitches. […] More

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    Why Clayton Kershaw’s “Public Enemy” Is Number One

    By now, most of us are familiar with Clayton Kershaw’s impressive 2015 campaign. He leads the league in fielding independent pitching, with a FIP and an xFIP that outstrip the average hurler by 44 and 47 percentage points, respectively. He strikes out a top-ranking 34 percent of the batters he faces while walking only five […] More

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    Dodgers’ Kenley Jansen’s Struggles Tied To Release Point Issues

    Despite missing the first month-and-a-half of the season, Los Angeles Dodgers closer Kenley Jansen has put together a strong 2015 campaign. His 1.77 xFIP and 11.75 K/BB rank second among relievers with at least 20 innings, and he has 19 saves out of 20 chances. But there are some disconcerting signs, as well. In just […] More