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Morning Mound Visit: sabermetrics news - 10/8/19

Adam Wainwright’s resurgence in the postseason; Brett Gardner’s crucial Game Three at-bat; the Twins’ playoff woes

MLB: ALDS-New York Yankees at Minnesota Twins David Berding-USA TODAY Sports

FanGraphs | Jake Mailhot: Adam Wainwright continues to add to his postseason prowess, tossing seven and two-thirds scoreless innings against the Braves on Sunday. This was part of his larger resurgence that featured quite a few more curves, especially down in the zone. Now he has a 2.79 ERA in just under 100 innings, putting him among the more prolific postseason pitchers in modern baseball.

Baseball Prospectus | Matthew Trueblood ($): The Yankees wrapped up their sweep of the Twins last night, and a big turning point was Brett Gardner’s RBI single in the third. The Twins just blew a bases loaded opportunity and Gardner, with a runner on third, beat the shift and shot a ball down the third base line to increase the deficit to two, one the Twins would never eclipse.

The Ringer | Michael Baumann: And the Twins’ curse continues, dropping 16 straight playoff games, 13 against the Yankees. This year they were uncharacteristically built to beat a team like the Yankees with similarly minded power, but it wasn’t enough in a series that was devoid of Bombas. They’re not doomed, but it probably feels like on the morning after.