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Nationals vs. Astros an Embarrassment of Pitching Riches

Jose Altuve is shorter than my 11-year-old daughter, yet he is without question one of the best hitters of his generation and he again showed why on Saturday night when he turned on a hanging slider from Aroldis Chapman and sent a frozen rope tearing through the night sky, clearing the wall just above the…

Christian Yelich Chasing History and the NL Wild Card

Yes, the Pittsburgh Pirates have the second-worst record in the NL and their starter, Trevor Williams, is the very essence of average. But that’s no reason to ignore Wednesday’s game between the Pirates and the Milwaukee Brewers, as the Brewers’ Christian Yelich is looking to cement his legacy before his 28th birthday. Yelich has a…

Sports on Sling This Weekend

It’s the dog days of summer when the sports calendar gets a little thin, as the NBA and NFL are still on hiatus, but there’s plenty of great baseball, as well as our favorite super-rando basketball tournament to fill your weekend, a few friendlies and the UEFA u-19 championship. Major League Baseball Yankees vs Red…