Justin Verlander among World Series pitchers who think ball feels different – ESPN

Justin Verlander among World Series pitchers who think ball feels different – ESPN

HOUSTON — Justin Verlander threw 17 sliders in Game 2 of the World Series last Wednesday night at Dodger Stadium. Only one of those pitches produced a swing-and-miss, leading the Houston Astros ace to suspect something might be amiss. Verlander isn’t alone. A new controversy gripped baseball Sunday when Sports Illustrated published a report in […]

Brad Peacock's outing is old-school baseball – Los Angeles Times

Brad Peacock's outing is old-school baseball – Los Angeles Times

Former Santa Monica High and UCLA standout Tim Leary pitched 13 years in the big leagues and had his best season for the 1988 World Series-champion Dodgers, going 17-11 with a 2.91 ERA in 35 games. The right-hander threw three scoreless innings in Game 1 of the 1988 series against Oakland and 32/3 one-run innings […]