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The Nationals are headed to the World Series, but who will join them? - Season 5, Ep. 31

10/16/2019
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Host Mike Petriello and national editor Matt Meyers break down how the Nationals dominated the Cardinals, why you should know Tanner Rainey, what's going on with Giancarlo Stanton in the ALCS and introduce your newest name to know: Cole Uvila.

Duration:00:26:53

What you need to know about the 2019 Division Series - Season 5, Ep. 30

10/8/2019
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Mike Petriello and national editor Matt Meyers look at what has changed in October, preview the Dodgers/Nationals and Braves/Cardinals Game 5 matchups, dissect the Rays/Astros series and break down the dominant Yankees' win.

Duration:00:47:17

9 things that change in October, what the Brewers did, Tim Anderson's bizarre year, and the playoffs loom - Season 5, Ep. 29

9/27/2019
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Mike Petriello and national editor Matt Meyers look at what changes about October baseball, how the Brewers have made this run, what makes Tim Anderson and the White Sox so interesting and look ahead to the playoffs.

Duration:00:50:05

How Eugenio Suárez & Jorge Soler are mashing, who James Karinchak is and the original king of spin is back - Season 5, Ep 28

9/17/2019
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Host Mike Petriello and national editor Matt Meyers look at how Eugenio Suárez & Jorge Soler are setting home run records, check in on Matt Olson, introduce James Karinchak, see how the Nationals improved their outfield defense and welcome back Garrett Richards, the original king of spin.

Duration:00:40:51

The Astros are historically good again, Palka's long season, and the scale of St. Louis' defensive improvement - Season 5, Ep 27

9/10/2019
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Host Mike Petriello and national editor Matt Meyers look at how the Astros lineup is once again historically good, how Daniel Palka managed just 1 hit in 61 PA, the data behind Noah Syndergaard and his catchers, see why James Paxton is pitching so well, dig into Kris Bryant's struggles, and ask just how big the St. Louis defensive improvement really is.

Duration:00:50:30

Why Nicholas Castellanos is mashing, why Hanser Alberto matters, and Yu Darvish throws 10 (!) pitches - Season 5, Ep 26

9/4/2019
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Host Mike Petriello and national editor Matt Meyers look at the data behind Nicholas Castellanos' hot streak, show that Yu Darvish has 10 different pitches, discuss why Hanser Alberto's chase for the batting average title is fascinating, talk about Jon Berti for some reason, celebrate Billy Hamilton's new role, and use Omar Narváez's new MLB record to dig into how hard it is to be a catcher.

Duration:00:35:53

The Aristides Aquino experience, Aaron Judge's issue, how Carson Kelly is a star now, and the historic Dodger team -- Season 5, Ep 25

8/13/2019
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Host Mike Petriello and national editor Matt Meyers look at Aristides Aquino's stunning breakout, what's plaguing Aaron Judge, how the Yankees are using depth to their advantage, how Carson Kelly is becoming a star, whether Hunter Renfroe's defensive metrics are for real, and put the historic 2019 Dodgers into context.

Duration:00:44:50

The Astros are fixing Aaron Sanchez, the Mets are fixing their defense, and Happy Birthday, Mike Trout -- Season 5, Ep 24

8/6/2019
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Host Mike Petriello and national editor Matt Meyers look at how Aaron Sanchez's Houston debut went, how the Mets have fixed their pitching and improved their defense, note how Yu Darvish is pitching like an ace again, note the incredible age-related feats of Juan Soto and Nelson Cruz, and wish Mike Trout a happy birthday.

Duration:00:44:11

Trading Felipe Vázquez and Edwin Díaz, Marcus Stroman and the sweet spot and setting up the trade deadline -- Season 5, Ep 23-- Season 5, Ep 23

7/30/2019
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Host Mike Petriello and national editor Matt Meyers preview the 2019 Trade Deadline, specifically digging into the data behind why Felipe Vázquez is valuable, why Edwin Díaz has a high ERA, why Marcus Stroman and Luis Arráez value 'the sweet spot,' and discuss what big trades might occur before July 31.

Duration:00:38:26

The Michigan Gambit, Luis Arráez, Alex Dickerson, and 20 predictions for 20 trades -- Season 5, Ep 22

7/23/2019
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Host Mike Petriello and national editor Matt Meyers look at the fascinating maneuver Michigan pulled in the College World Series, why Luis Arráez is succeeding, how Stephen Strasburg is having the career year no one is noticing, how Alex Dickerson and the Giants are staying in the race, and offer 20 predictions for 20 trades ahead of the July 31 deadline.

Duration:00:49:26

4 veteran bats bouncing back, the good numbers on Bryce Harper's defense, and why Max Scherzer is still the best -- Season 5, Ep 21

7/16/2019
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Host Mike Petriello and national editor Matt Meyers look at 4 veteran bats coming back from slow starts, check back in on Bryce Harper's improved defense, why Max Scherzer is better than ever, and highlight 5 relievers you don't know enough about.

Duration:00:39:57

8 second half stories to watch -- Season 5, Ep 20

7/11/2019
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Host Mike Petriello and national editor Matt Meyers look at 8 second half stories to watch, including Mike Trout's pursuit of a doubles record, whether Christian Yelich can be the first 30/50 players, what makes Colin Poche and Tim Locastro so interesting, and whether Fernando Tatis Jr. can keep up his hot start.

Duration:00:39:36

The data behind Cain's struggles, the Cards RP you need to know about, and the Pirates trade that's paying dividends -- Season 5, Ep 19

6/25/2019
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Host Mike Petriello and national editor Matt Meyers look at why Lorenzo Cain is struggling, note how well Lance Lynn and Shin-Soo Choo are doing for Texas, point out how fantastic Giovanny Gallegos has been for the Cardinals and look into the one Pittsburgh trade that's paying off big.

Duration:00:33:16

Why Howie Kendrick is interesting, should Shohei Ohtani ever pitch again, and the newest Statcast metric -- Season 5, Ep 18

6/18/2019
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Host Mike Petriello and national editor Matt Meyers look into the effect of Matt Carpenter's bunt double, how Howie Kendrick has remade himself, the bizarre season of Jay Bruce, ask if Shohei Ohtani should ever pitch again, see why Jackie Bradley Jr. and Luis Perdomo are rebounding, and introduce the latest Statcast metric, "Jump."

Duration:00:39:56

Why you need to know Myles Straw, 3 pitchers breaking out, 8 breakable records and David Dahl's bizarre stat line -- Season 5, Ep 17

6/4/2019
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Host Mike Petriello and national editor Matt Meyers look into what makes Houston rookie Myles Straw so interesting, three pitchers who are changing their reputations, what's going on with Clint Frazier's defense, 8 breakable team records, and David Dahl's incredible stat line.

Duration:00:35:02

Gallo's MVP case, the great thing Twins catchers and Reds pitchers are doing, and the struggles of Votto and Ramirez -- Season 5, Ep 16

5/29/2019
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Host Mike Petriello and national editor Matt Meyers explain why Joe Gallo has a strong MVP case, how the Twins catchers have out-hit Mike Trout, why Joey Votto and Jose Ramirez are struggling, share the interesting thing Ian Desmond is up to, and explain why Sonny Gray and the Reds pitching have been so good.

Duration:00:43:27

Bellinger's speed, Soroka's great start, and the Red Sox are back -- Season 5, Ep 15

5/22/2019
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Host Mike Petriello and national editor Matt Meyers share what the data says about Cody Bellinger hitting .400, look at Braves rookie Mike Soroka's incredible start, explain how the Red Sox bounced back, dive into whether the opener has mattered after a full year, and debut new pitch movement leaderboards at Baseball Savant.

Duration:00:36:23

How Could Chris Davis Make The All-Star Team? - Season 5, Ep 14

5/15/2019
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Host Mike Petriello and national editor Matt Meyers look into the data behind the batting surges of Dansby Swanson, Hunter Pence, George Springer and Chris Davis, as well as pitchers Lucas Giolito and Hyun-Jin Ryu and investigate why the Mariners defense might not be struggling as bad as it looks.

Duration:00:32:07

Chris Paddack is baseball's newest ace - Season 5, Ep. 13

5/7/2019
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Host Mike Petriello and national editor Matt Meyers dig into the data behind Chris Paddack's incredible start, the newest odd thing the Rays are doing, how Luke Voit and Gary Sanchez are mashing, what makes this Matt Carpenter slow start different, why Martin Perez and Ryan Pressly are so successful, and what's concerning about Vlad Guerrero Jr. so far.

Duration:00:32:07

Which Aces Should You Worry About? - Season 5, Ep. 12

5/1/2019
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Host Mike Petriello and national editor Matt Meyers explore whether you should be worried by 10 aces off to slow starts, focus on the data behind the Twins lineup crushing and the improved Blue Jays defense, see what's fueling Hunter Dozier's hot start, and check in on interesting outfield data for Ramon Laureano and Bryce Harper.

Duration:00:30:42