The Smallest Sample Size

Game recaps with a sabermetric bent.

Tyson Ross: Now without walks!

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The San Diego righty has sustained his 2013 breakout, but as of late he's taken things to the next level, behind dramatically better command.

Post-Home Run Derby Slumps and All-Fields Hitters

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On the whole, recent Home Run Derby participants have seen their production decline in the second half. Have some types of hitters been more susceptible to the post-Derby slump than others?

Unluckiest pitching staffs so far in 2014

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Some pitching staffs, like the Athletics and Dodgers, had balls batted against them deemed unplayable by Inside Edge under 6% of the time. Other teams, like the Red Sox and Royals, have had over...

The Smallest Sample Size 8/25/13: Wells Run Dry

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Early this morning, Casper Wells took the mound for his second relief appearance of the year. Casper Wells is not a pitcher. Throughout Arizona and Philadelphia's 18 inning affair, there was plenty...

The Smallest Sample Size 8/21: Enter Xander

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From a career milestone for a top second baseman to a debut from one of the game's best prospects, yesterday's games had a bit of everything. We cover it all in the morning's smallest sample size!

The Smallest Sample Size 8/20/13: Blowout Bonanza

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Three games were decided by seven or more runs last night. While two teams of offensive juggernauts lit up their respective opponents, one surprising team erupted for five homers.

The Smallest Sample Size 8/19: Errors Everywhere!

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There were more than a handful errors throughout Sunday's games and one blazing hot team had their win streak snapped because of a pair of inconvenient errors on routine groundballs in the ninth...

TSSS 08/15/13: Pinch-hitting success!

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Don't expect the St. Louis Cardinals to give up any time soon, the Kansas City Royals are fading, and players pinch-hitting with success.

The Smallest Sample Size 8/14: Multi-homer madness

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Paul Goldschmidt carried Arizona to a win last night with an incredibly clutch pair of homers but there were a couple other batters who also had multi-homer games. Recap last night's games through...

The Smallest Sample Size 8/13: Darvish dominates

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Yu Darvish keeps topping himself. This time striking out 15 Astros while flirting with a no-hitter up until the eighth inning. Meanwhile, Mat Latos, Hiroki Kuroda, Cole Hamels and more were also...

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The Smallest Sample Size 8/12/13: Giant meltdown

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Many teams fell apart in epic fashion last night while Felix Hernandez and Clayton Kershaw added excellent outings to their case for the American and National League Cy Young awards.

The Smallest Sample Size 8/11: Hidden Ball Trick!

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Bring you recaps of all the action from last night.

TSSS 08/08: Bruce Chen dominates you!

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There are plenty of interesting happenings across baseball. Big Time Timmy Jim could be back to his old self. The Pittsburgh Pirates are baseball's best, and Bruce Chen proves that ain't nobody got...

TSSS 8/7/13: AL MVP Explosion

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Chris Davis blasted another home run, two games finished in dramatic fashion in extra innings, and two other games were decided in the ninth inning.

The Smallest Sample Size 8/7/13: Lucrative Lagares

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Juan Lagares had himself a game last night and the Mets were able to ride his coattails and secure a win. We really need to talk about the Braves and Tigers. Can anyone stop them? Also, another...

The Smallest Sample Size 8/6/13: Upton re-rmerges

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It doesn't look like anyone can stop the Braves right now as Justin Upton has reawakened. Chris Perez melted down during a very important interdivisional matchup last night. And one team shocked...

The Smallest Sample Size 8/5/13

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A.J. Burnett's complete game last night was just another cherry on top of an incredible year for the veteran. Pittsburgh is holding onto first in the NL Central but the St. Louis offense is...

TSSS 08/03/13: Low scores across the board

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In last night's games, Jake Peavy made his Boston debut, Manny Machado hit a couple of milestones, and David Price gets back to being David Price. We cover all of that and more as we recap the...

The Smallest Sample Size 8/2/2013: 1% is enough

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We were able to enjoy a true pitching duel between Matt Cain and Cole Hamels, the St. Louis Cardinals got their revenge, and a team with a one percent chance to win their game in the bottom of the...

The Smallest Sample Size 8/1/13: Exciting action!

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We were treated to some truly amazing games yesterday and I get to recap them all for you in today's "The Smallest Sample Size."

The Smallest Sample Size 07/31/13: DH Dominance

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Two doubleheaders within the same division showcased two match-ups of teams on opposite sides of the spectrum. Take a look at yesterday's baseball through a leverage and win probability scope!

The Smallest Sample Size 07/30/13: Walk-Off Mania

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David Price stifled the Red Sox for the second time in five days and Jason Giambi is still playing baseball and smashing dingers somehow. Four of the nine games on Monday were decided by a walk-off...

The Smallest Sample Size 07/29/13: Puig-Out

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Alfonso Soriano and Derek Jeter led the Yankees to a come-from-behind win. Nick Franklin put Seattle on his back. And everyone's favorite rookie capitalized an incredible comeback for the Dodgers....

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