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By The Numbers: A Closer Look At Pitcher Efficiency Average

A relatively new statistic that has come up through sabermetrical circles is known as Pitcher Efficiency Average (PEA), which helps compare and rank pitchers based on efficiency.

02/05/2013

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Tigers Vs. Giants: Five Things You Didn’t Know From Game 3 Of The World Series

The Giants took a commanding lead in the World Series last night, going up 3-0 after defeating the Tigers by a score of 2-0 for the second straight game. Here are five things you didn’t know about the game.

10/28/2012

Giants Vs. Tigers: Five Things You Didn’t Know From Game 1 Of The World Series

Check out these five facts from Game 1 of the World Series that you may not have known.

10/25/2012

Pablo Sandoval

Sandoval’s Epic Night Leads Giants To Game 1 Rout Of Verlander, Tigers

With three mighty swings, Pablo Sandoval put the San Francisco Giants ahead in this World Series and put himself in a class with Mr. October.

10/24/2012

Giants, Tigers Will Need All Seven Games To Decide World Series

It looks like the World Series will go the distance and seven games for the second straight year.

10/24/2012

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Sticking To His Guns: Girardi Doesn’t Budge, Sits A-Rod And Granderson For Game 4

The Yankees kept their lineup the same as it would have been on Wednesday — with Rodriguez on the bench for the third time in nine postseason games. A-Rod is 3-for-23 with no RBIs in these playoffs.

10/18/2012

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Blame It On The Rain: No Sabathia For Yankees If ALCS Goes To Game 7

If New York manages to storm back from a 3-0 series deficit, it won’t be CC Sabathia on the hill for a deciding Game 7. Blame it on the rain.

10/18/2012

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Kallas: Yankees’ Joe Girardi Is Rearranging Deck Chairs On The Titanic

The Yankees simply have virtually nobody who can hit. Down three games to none after a 2-1 defeat to Detroit, the Yankees are down and out. The fall has been quick and precipitous.

10/17/2012

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Doom And Gloom In ALCS, But Yankees Refuse To Raise White Flag

The Yankees’ backs are against the wall, but it takes four games to win — a fact New York knows all too well.

10/17/2012

Curtis Granderson

Yankees’ Stunning Slump Leads Them Likely To The Point Of No Return

Justin Verlander took a shutout into the ninth inning and the Detroit Tigers held on to beat the New York Yankees 2-1 Tuesday night for a 3-0 lead in the AL championship series.

10/16/2012

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Joe Girardi Benches A-Rod, Swisher For Game 3; Nunez To Get Start At Shortstop

It’s the second time that A-Rod has been benched this postseason. He’s 3-for-26 in the playoffs so far, and is 0-for-18 with 12 strikeouts against right-handers.

10/16/2012

Phil Hughes (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Coming Off Brilliant Start, Hughes Takes Ball Against Tigers In Must-Win Game 3

“I just have to go out there and pitch, that’s all it boils down to,” Hughes said. “(I can’t) really worry about being down 0-2 or that Verlander is on the mound or that we don’t have our captain. Those sorts of things are going to be wasted energy.”

10/16/2012

Justin Verlander (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Yankees’ Worst Nightmare Awaits As Verlander Gets Ball In Game 3

There were times this year when Justin Verlander took the mound while his team was reeling a bit — and the right-hander’s presence was Detroit’s best shot at snapping out of a momentary funk.

10/16/2012

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Keidel: New York Yankees, Rest In Peace

If Derek Jeter’s on-field mortality indeed represents the death of Yankee dominance, then you can still say it was one helluva run. No matter when the end, all empires fall, even Evil ones.

10/15/2012

Raul Ibanez (credit: Al Bello/Getty Images)

Hartnett: Yankees Will Lean On Surging Raul Ibanez In ALCS

Raul Ibanez’s role will increase against the Tigers’ parade of right-handed starters and will be a key figure in the Yankees’ hopes of reaching the World Series.

10/13/2012

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