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The emergence of the sinker for Carlos Martinez

Six days ago, ESPN's Buster Olney published a piece titled, "Vote: Nastiest pitch in baseball?" Surprisingly, no pitch from Carlos Martinez's repertoire was included in Olney's poll. For those unwilling to click on the link, eight pitches were included, one of each being thrown by Carlos Carrasco (slider), Yu Darvish

The perceived inconsistency of Carlos Martinez

St. Louis Cardinals Carlos Martinez

Photo Credit: @cardinalsgifs Earlier this morning, our new Intrepid colleague Joe Schwarz (@stlcupofjoe) published a fantastic piece about pitch sequencing and Carlos Martinez. You can (and should) read it here. Last Friday, Carlos Martinez faced the Mets. In that start, he gave up seven hits, five runs (all earned), and two dingers

The Cardinals StatCap #3

Cardinals StatCap

photo by @cardinalsgifs Last week, I thought the Cardinals were going to get back on track. Instead, they played four games against the Reds and lost them all, but then three against the Phillies and won them all. I’m still not sure what to make of this team, but the most

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