3 Up, 3 Down: Pillar makes incredible catch, Mets outlast Giants, and A’s come back

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Kevin Pillar makes another Superman-style catch

Since 2015, Pillar has 34 Defensive Runs Saved in center field. Pretty impressive, right? Well, that’s only good for second among all center fielders, as Kevin Kiermaier has 74 in that span. Now, that’s not meant to degrade what Pillar has done. It’s just meant to demonstrate how easy it is to forget just how good Pillar is in the field due to Kiermaier’s excellence, which is a shame. Continue reading “3 Up, 3 Down: Pillar makes incredible catch, Mets outlast Giants, and A’s come back”

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3 Up, 3 Down: Mariners, Orioles, and Dodgers all stage late comebacks

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Mariners outslug Phillies

The Phillies jumped on Mariners starter Ariel Miranda in the first inning, posting four runs on a double and a couple of home runs. The Mariners got back into in the third and fourth inning, however, when Robinson Cano and Ben Gamel homered to give Seattle a 5-4 lead. But Philadelphia answered right back with five runs of their own in the bottom half of the inning. Continue reading “3 Up, 3 Down: Mariners, Orioles, and Dodgers all stage late comebacks”

3 Up, 3 Down: Stroman deals, Phillies go back-to-back-to-back, Murphy keeps tormenting Mets

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Marcus Stroman shuts down Angels

After an MVP performance for the World Baseball Classic champion Team USA, Stroman began the season with a couple of dominant outings. In his third start, however, he got crushed. Boston tagged him for six runs on 11 hits in just 4 2/3 innings. But he bounced back in a big way on Sunday, pulling off a performance that was eerily similar to his second start of the year. Continue reading “3 Up, 3 Down: Stroman deals, Phillies go back-to-back-to-back, Murphy keeps tormenting Mets”

3 Up, 3 Down: Sale strikes out 13, Thames goes deep again, Rangers and Royals duel for 13 innings

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Chris Sale punches out lucky number

Sale started his fourth game in a Red Sox uniform on Thursday, and he continued his tremendous start to the season. He allowed four hits while striking out 13 Blue Jays and walking one across eight shutout innings. But his counterpart, Marco Estrada, was also fantastic; he struck out seven and gave up three hits over six shutout innings. Continue reading “3 Up, 3 Down: Sale strikes out 13, Thames goes deep again, Rangers and Royals duel for 13 innings”

3 Up, 3 Down: Harper walks off, Dyson struggles again, Rockies continue hot start

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Bryce Harper slugs two homers

Last year, Harper failed to follow up his MVP 2015 with a similar performance. He was good; he just wasn’t great, and he certainly wasn’t as good as the he was the year before. But two weeks into the 2017 season, he appears to be back on track. Continue reading “3 Up, 3 Down: Harper walks off, Dyson struggles again, Rockies continue hot start”

3 Up, 3 Down: Archer, Sanchez duel, Phillies score 12 in the first, Simmons makes Baez-like tag

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Chris Archer and Aaron Sanchez battle

As his 4.02 ERA would seem to indicate, Archer was not very good at all last year. However, the strikeouts were still there and so was that slider. Sanchez, on the other hand, had a breakout season in 2016, leading the AL in ERA at 3.00. And if Saturday is indicative of anything, it’s that Archer is set for a bounceback season while Sanchez is set for an even better one than last year. Continue reading “3 Up, 3 Down: Archer, Sanchez duel, Phillies score 12 in the first, Simmons makes Baez-like tag”

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