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Morning Mound Visit: sabermetrics news - 10/5/19

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Folty and the Braves tie up the series; Stras and Scherz tie it up for the Nats; the revolving door Yankees

MLB: NLDS-Washington Nationals at Los Angeles Dodgers Robert Hanashiro-USA TODAY Sports

FanGraphs | Justin Klugh: Mike Foltynewicz was magic for the Braves in game two, as they evened the series after he tossed eight innings of shutout ball, shades of Tom Glavine in the 2001 NLDS. It’s also a far cry from his spring training elbow scare via a bone spur that seemed to be no issue at all as he helped even the series.

Baseball Prospectus | Matthew Trueblood ($): The Nationals did the same thing in tying up their series with the Dodgers, but this time with piggy-backed starters: Stephen Strasburg pitched six innings and outdueled Clayton Kershaw, and then Max Scherzer closed it out relieved him in classic, 2019 postseason fashion.

The Ringer | Ben Lindbergh: The Twins and Yankees faced off and the Bombers took game one, and it’s no surprise given their revolving door lineup. Their playoff roster looks very little like their regular season one, and yet the regular season team was better than we expected their full roster to look. That probably means they’re better than we expect, which is crazy for a team that had injury after injury.