How Nick Masset is like Craig Kimbrel

Craig Kimbrel threw over 1,400 curveballs without allowing a home run, before surrendering one to Bryce Harper. Who now owns his spot atop the homerless leaderboards?

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Near no-hitters by inning

On a night that two teams punched their tickets to the postseason, the baseball world was riveted by a one-sided CubsReds game parsecs away from the pennant race. Jake Arrieta shone for the Cubs in Wrigley, frustrating Cincinnati hitters for seven innings until Brandon Phillips finally broke up the no-hit bid in the top of the eighth.

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September international baseball preview

We unveiled our rankings of international baseball squads a couple of weeks ago to coincide with our presentation at Saberseminar. Our first edition, available here, had the United States a few points ahead of the Dominican Republic and Cuba.

But my favorite part of the system is its usefulness for predicting upcoming events. To that end, we built 10,000-iteration Monte Carlo simulations of the big international events coming up in the next month.

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