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Sonny Gray Cincinnati Reds

For a while it seemed Paxton was going the way of Sonny Gray, pitching in the Bronx.

Alex Patton Alex

Play Index Spotlight: James Paxton

For the season, James Paxton is carrying a 3.96 ERA, but that's inflated by a rough June and July. Since August 1st, Paxton is in the MLB top 10 of ERA (min. 40 IP), including 2 consecutive scoreless outings such as his 6.2 IP appearance last night.

NameTmIPERA
Jack FlahertySTL54.00.50
Sonny GrayCIN42.20.84
Justin VerlanderHOU48.11.86
Gerrit ColeHOU40.21.99
Dakota HudsonSTL40.02.03
Mike ClevingerCLE50.02.16
Aaron CivaleCLE40.22.21
Jacob deGromNYM47.02.49
James PaxtonNYY49.02.57
Shane BieberCLE55.12.60

See the full list at Baseball-Reference.com's Daily Game Log Finder

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Jacob deGrom New York Mets

Top five Game Scores yesterday:

Pitchers:

Jacob deGrom* (NYM): 7.0 IP, 1 ER, 3 H, 11 K, 1 BB, 77 GmSc

Mike Foltynewicz* (ATL): 7.0 IP, 1 ER, 3 H, 7 K, 0 BB, 74 GmSc

Zack Greinke (HOU): 6.0 IP, 0 ER, 2 H, 5 K, 0 BB, 73 GmSc

Shane Bieber (CLE): 7.0 IP, 1 ER, 5 H, 8 K, 0 BB, 71 GmSc

James Paxton (NYY): 6.2 IP, 0 ER, 4 H, 7 K, 3 BB, 70 GmSc

View All of Yesterday's Pitchers at Baseball-Reference.com

* - pictured above

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Robinson Chirinos Houston Astros

Yesterday's 2-HR club and one more:

Robinson Chirinos* (HOU): 3-4, 2 HR, 6 RBI, 2 R

Pete Alonso (NYM): 2-4, 2 HR, 2 RBI, 2 R

Yordan Alvarez (HOU): 2-5, 2 HR, 2 RBI, 2 R

Jose Altuve (HOU): 3-3, 1 HR, 2 RBI, 2 R

View All of Yesterday's Batters at Baseball-Reference.com

'Stros have outscored their opponents 36-1 in the last two games.
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Wilson Ramos New York Mets

Ramos is 5th in the Mets lineup with an OPS+ of 114 ... and after the slow start since Mid-May he's hit .331/.390/.497.  So obviously, Callaway would like to start him over, say, Thomas Nido and his .549 OPS.

This does not make Thor happy.

Phil Ponebshek Texpope
Pete Alonso New York Mets

And Pete responds with #46 and #47 last night.

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James Paxton New York Yankees

Nine starts ago, Paxton was 5-6. Now he's 13-6 after blanking the Red Sox into the 7th. The season series ends with the Yankees winning 14 of 19.

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Josh Donaldson Atlanta Braves

Touched them all for the 37th time tonight. Hope you ignored all those pans in the Guide.

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Seth Lugo New York Mets

Six-out save against the Diamondbacks. No hits, no walks, four strikeouts. 21 pitches, 18 for strikes. He must have really been mad after giving up five earned runs in a third of an inning on August 14. He hasn't been scored on since.

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Randy Keisler Los Angeles Dodgers

Of course I/we remember Randy!

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Gavin Lux Los Angeles Dodgers
Michael Lorenzen Cincinnati Reds

Still unlikely to get the two-way designation from MLB. I don't think he's hitting enough in his games in the OF.

Kent Ostby Seadogs
Sep 9

You remember Randy Keisler.

From the AP:

CINCINNATI -- A few days after his Ruthian two-way feat, relief pitcher Michael Lorenzen was again the right man in the batter's box for the Cincinnati Reds.

Lorenzen lined a game-ending, pinch-hit double in the ninth inning to help the Reds snap the Arizona Diamondbacks' five-game winning streak with a 4-3 victory Sunday.

Lorenzen is the first Cincinnati pitcher with a walk-off hit since Randy Keisler in the 14th inning against Washington on May 24, 2005.

Alex Patton Alex
Sep 9
Gerrit Cole Houston Astros

Top five Games Scores yesterday. The hit against Cole was a 338-foot homer to the opposite field by Shed Long!

See Shed's page if you're wondering why that's so exciting.

Pitchers:

Gerrit Cole* (HOU): 8.0 IP, 1 ER, 1 H, 15 K, 0 BB, 91 GmSc

Sandy Alcantara* (MIA): 9.0 IP, 0 ER, 4 H, 8 K, 2 BB, 85 GmSc

Jack Flaherty (STL): 8.0 IP, 0 ER, 5 H, 10 K, 1 BB, 81 GmSc

Sean Manaea (OAK): 7.0 IP, 1 ER, 2 H, 10 K, 2 BB, 77 GmSc

Max Scherzer (WSN): 6.0 IP, 1 ER, 2 H, 9 K, 2 BB, 71 GmSc

View All of Yesterday's Pitchers at Baseball-Reference.com

* - pictured above

Alex Patton Alex
Sep 9
Sandy Alcantara Miami Marlins

Missed his second Maddox by three pitches.

When he's good, he's very, very good.

Alex Patton Alex
Sep 9

Key sentence:

The quick dismissal of Dombrowski in the wake of such success enhanced speculation that something beyond the state of the team fueled ownership’s quick trigger finger.

https://nypost.com/2019/09/09/red-sox-fire-team-president-dave-dombrowski-after-another-loss-to-yankees/

Alex Patton Alex
Sep 9

No money. Zero dollar bids are not a bad thing.

Peter Kreutzer Rotoman
Sep 9

Not much action this week ...

Choes Balin: rel AWood Cin, prr RDugger Mia 1
Lynch Mob: rel DPhelps ChC, prr MagSierra Mia 4

Howard Lynch LynchMob
Sep 9
Michael Pineda Minnesota Twins

Just before the major league trade deadline, I traded Pineda to the Nabobs for Roenis Elias and J.P. Crawford. Two days ago, Walter was quite pleased with the deal. Today he's calling it the trade from hell.

Alex Patton Alex
Sep 8
Eugenio Suarez Cincinnati Reds

#43 and 44 today.

The HR leader race down the stretch is awesome!

Phil Ponebshek Texpope
Sep 8

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