Of Skubal's 13 swings and misses, he got seven with his fastball, four with his splitter, one with his slider and one with his curveball. He struck out Garlick swinging on a slider in the fifth inning, but he never fully got a feel for that pitch.San Diego Padres
Monday, May 10, has a short six-game main slate featuring a Coors Field Extravaganza. Pitching is relatively slim tonight, so there should be some interesting decisions in tournaments. Let’s get into the top MLB DFS picks for hitters and stacks for Yahoo, DraftKings and FanDuel.Baltimore Orioles
Instead, Miley had the Indians lunging at an assortment of breaking balls and off-speed pitches. He threw 45 cutters, 36 changeups, and even added eight curveballs. The Indians continuously pounded his offerings into the ground, leaving the infielders behind Miley nothing but routine chances. Six of his last nine outs were groundballs with an average exit velocity of 80 mph. The Indians only hit one ball hard off him, a line out to short by Franmil Reyes in the fifth.
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Friend grew up in an era of Ozzie Smith’s backflips, Bo Jackson’s almost cartoonish feats, Rickey Henderson’s royalty, Barry Bonds’ swagger, Dunston’s flair and, of course, Ken Griffey Jr.’s backwards cap and sweet, sweet swing.
With his fifth start of the season, Alzolay has made more starts this year than any pitcher signed and developed by farm system has in a season for the Cubs since Theo Epstein and Jed Hoyer took over baseball operations before the 2012 season.Boston Red Sox
If baseball is about lessons, Whitlock is learning one that comes for every pitcher, whether his last name is Koufax or Clemens or Kershaw or Whitlock: this bleep ain't easy.
On April 29, the Red Sox beat the Mets, 1-0. The game featured six hits and 30 strikeouts. It was the fourth time in major league history that a game included six hits or fewer and at least 30 strikeouts -- once in 2015, once in 2018 and now twice in April. This is not healthy for the game.Oakland Athletics