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Morning Mound Visit: Tyler Duffey, Rocco Baldelli receiving suspensions for throwing at Yermín Mercedes

Duffey and Baldelli receive punishment for breaking written rules; How many no-hitters is too many?; Why no one uses baserunning metrics

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Jack Baer | Yahoo! Sports: Tyler Duffey and Rocco Baldelli have received suspensions for Duffey intentionally throwing at Yermín Mercedes. Baldelli agreed to serve a one-game suspension, but Duffey is appealing a three-game suspension.

Ben Lindbergh | The Ringer: How many no-hitters is too many no-hitters? Six in seven weeks seems like an awful lot. The single season record for no-nos looks like it’s going to be shattered which might be just what MLB needs to finally do something about the imbalance between pitchers and hitters.

Patrick Dubuque | Baseball Prospectus $: When it comes to hitting and pitching statistic especially, statistics are as specific as can be. Baserunning stats lag way behind in their intuitiveness and descriptiveness.

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