The Walk Off: Clayton Kershaw ends Dodgers six game losing streak Big League Stew (Chris Cwik) — Welcome to The Walk Off, the nightly MLB recap from Big League Stew. Here we'll look at the top performers of the night, show you a must-see highlight and rundown the scoreboard. First, we start with a game you need to know about.   When the Los Angeles Dodgers needed him most, ace Clayton Kershaw rose to the occasion. This isn't necessarily a new development. Kershaw has shown the ability to...
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ESPN conveniently edits Curt Schilling out of Red Sox documentary Big League Stew (Chris Cwik) — The ongoing feud between ESPN and former employee Curt Schilling may have just been taken to a new level. Schilling was fired by the network in April. Shortly after being let go, Schilling accused the station of bias and said they employ some of the most racist people he's ever met . [ Join a Yahoo Daily Fantasy Baseball contest now ] It's pretty rare for a company as big and...
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10 Degrees: Is a juiced ball causing MLB's large home run spike? Jeff Passan (Jeff Passan) — With 11.8 percent of fly balls leaving the yard in the season’s first month, it marked the highest April rate since the league started tracking the data in 2002.
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Alex Rodriguez shows us a unique and intimate way to dry a bat Big League Stew (Chris Cwik) — New York Yankees designated hitter Alex Rodriguez is among the smartest players in the game. He's incredibly talented, sure, but putting up resurgent numbers at age-39 requires more than exceptional physical skills. He clearly knows how to hit, and when he doles out advice about how to act at the plate, young players would be wise to take notice. [ Join a Yahoo Daily Fantasy Baseball...
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It's been four years since Bryce Harper was this bad at the plate Big League Stew (Chris Cwik) — It's been a pretty fantastic run for Washington Nationals outfielder Bryce Harper. The 23-year-old is coming off an MVP-caliber season in which he established himself as the best hitter in the game, and is on pace to pretty much repeat himself this year. [ Join a Yahoo Daily Fantasy Baseball contest now ] It's pretty rare these days to see Harper look lost at the plate, is what we're...
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Giants 6, Mets 1: Giants Discover, and Exploit, a Weakness Against Syndergaard

NY Times: Bats (SETH BERKMAN) — San Francisco base runners were 3 for 3 in steal attempts against Noah Syndergaard and snapped the Mets’ eight-game winning streak.
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Four reasons why the Astros were terrible in April Big League Stew (Mark Townsend) — This isn't how things were supposed to go for the Houston Astros. After soaring back into relevance with 86 wins and a postseason berth last season, there were supposed to continue building momentum with a roster built around superstars like Carlos Correa, George Springer and Dallas Keuchel. [Elsewhere: A-Rod gives home run bat to young Red Sox fan who lost his father ] Instead, they've...
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Fantasy baseball daily notes for May 2 - MLB matchups

ESPN: MLB Todd Zola breaks down the best fantasy options on the mound and at the plate for Monday, and offers full pitcher and hitter rankings for the slate
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Vin Scully researched beards and his lecture was brilliant Big League Stew (Mark Townsend) — Your browser does not support iframes. No one was expecting Vin Scully to mail in his final season in the Los Angeles Dodgers television booth. That's just not his style. But the fact of the matter is, he's actually stepped up his game this season to provide more information, more entertainment and, let's be honest, more energy, than just about any single broadcaster or broadcast team in...
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Brandon Phillips goes behind-the-back, celebrates by dabbing Big League Stew (Mark Townsend) — As long as smooth is still a word, then Brandon Phillips will be the definition. The Cincinnati Reds second baseman has always carried himself with that special brand of confidence that makes everything he does look intentional, and definitely smooth. It's a gift that Phillips has shared throughout his entire 15-year career, and he put it on display once again on Saturday night against the...
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The Pirates lineup is deeper and more productive than you think Big League Stew (Mark Townsend) — When casual baseball fans think of the Pittsburgh Pirates, the first and sometimes only name that comes to their mind is that of Andrew McCutchen. That's not necessarily a slight on his teammates, either. It's as much about the impact the 29-year-old outfielder has made during his eight-year career and the level of success he's attained. McCutchen truly is a superstar. He embodies that term...
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The Walk Off: Mets top Giants again, push winning streak to eight Big League Stew (Mark Townsend) — Welcome to The Walk Off, the nightly MLB recap from Big League Stew. Here we'll look at the top performers of the night, show you a must-see highlight and rundown the scoreboard. First, we start with a game you need to know about.   Does April have to end?  That might be a question the New York Mets were asking on Saturday. Then again, with they way they're playing right now, it's more...
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Zac Curtis wears the face of shock after call up from A ball Big League Stew (Mark Townsend) — For the most part, when young prospects are called up to the big leagues, it comes after getting some experience in the high minor leagues. For some, that means a little seasoning in Triple-A. For other, more high profile prospects, that can mean a promotion directly from Double-A.  Rarely though will a prospect get called up directly from A Ball. Most teams just aren't confident those...
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Shortcomings in the Yankees Rotation

NY Times: Bats Yankees starter Michael Pineda pitched five innings against Boston on Saturday; it was his third five-inning start. But he is not the only Yankees starter to fall short this season.
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Yankees’ Run Production Still Missing, Along With Explanations

NY Times: Bats (DAVID WALDSTEIN) — The pitching has not been perfect, as Saturday’s 8-0 defeat at the hands of the surging Red Sox would indicate. But the offense has been the real culprit.
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