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Morning Mound Visit: sabermetrics news - 9/26/19

Jordan Lyles’ success on a hot Milwaukee team; Sonny Gray taking the Yankees’ advice; playoff lead changes

MLB: Milwaukee Brewers at Cincinnati Reds David Kohl-USA TODAY Sports

FanGraphs | Jake Mailhot: The Brewers are the hottest team in baseball, and they’ve allowed just three runs per game in September. Jordan Lyles is a big reason why, as he’s allowed just six runs in four starts. Emphasizing a largely two-pitch mix of fastball and curve has allowed him to he this successful.

Baseball Prospectus | Derek Albin ($): Even though Sonny Gray’s main gripe with his tenure was that the Yankees are too slider-heavy, that’s exactly the advice he followed with the Reds, throwing both his slider and curve more en route to a 2.98 DRA.

ESPN | Sam Miller: Despite the fact there haven’t been that many competitive playoff races down the stretch, it would be unfair to say there hasn’t been drama. There were quite a number of playoff odds swings, including for the Rays, Indians, and Brewers.