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Tyler Lyons has been one of MLB’s best relievers

Since my tweet declaring that Tyler Lyons wasn't good, the 29-year-old lefty has been one of the league's very best relievers. Beginning on July 7th, Lyons has faced a total of 33 batters, striking out 15 of them (45.45%; for perspective, Trevor Rosenthal has posted a 45.6% strikeout rate during this same

How the fastball powers Lance Lynn

The non-waiver trade deadline has passed, and Lance Lynn is still a member of the St. Louis Cardinals. Since 2012, Lynn has proven to be a valuable pitcher, but as a rental, his trade value was limited. Sure, Yu Darvish -- also a rental -- yielded a potentially underrated return for the

Good Michael Wacha is back?

On Tuesday, in his 99th career start, Michael Wacha threw his first career complete game shutout. Due to a pitch count nearing 100 through eight, some questioned leaving the injury-plagued 26-year-old in to finish out the ballgame. I was not one of them. Complete game shutouts (CGSOs) are a big deal

Carlos Martinez strikes out Carlos Correa with unhittable sinker

St. Louis Cardinals ace Carlos Martinez threw the fastest pitch in the 2017 All-Star Game. That pitch, though it was not quite the 102 MPH I hoped for, led to more than $5,000 in donations to Martinez's charity, the Tsunami Waves Foundation. Oh, and instead of taking a much-deserved break

Analyzing, appreciating, and visualizing pitch sequencing by Carlos Martinez

Photo Credit: @cardinalsgifs At a present rate of 26.8%, St. Louis Cardinals ace and 2017 National League All Star Carlos Martinez is striking out hitters more frequently this season than he has in any season since being promoted to the big leagues back in 2013. While Martinez has always a possessed