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Monday, April 19, 2010
The Closer: Why They Won

By ESPN Stats & Info

Why Cardinals starter Adam Wainwright won:

  • Once again, Wainwright had his curveball working, especially with two strikes. Mets hitters were just 2-15 against Wainwright’s curve, but 0-9 with five strikeouts when the at-bat got to two strikes. For the season, opposing hitters are 3-31 against Wainwright’s curveball, including 1-22 with two strikes. Wainwright has thrown his curveball 29.8% of the time this season, but that number almost doubles to 58.3% when looking at two-strike situations.

  • Why Dodgers starter Clayton Kershaw should have won:

    Why Marlins starter Nate Robertson won:

    Why Rays starter Matt Garza won:

    Why Angels starter Ervin Santana won: