Numbers, both telling and curious
If you sit down and surf the stats, you'll always find interesting stuff:
1. After opposing hitters have reached a count of no balls and two strikes against Stephen Strasburg, they are 0-for-20 with 16 strikeouts. That's not much worse than what happens after they fall behind in the count of 0-1: Opponents are 4-for-36 with 22 strikeouts after the first pitch goes for strike one.
2. Miguel Cabrera went through alcohol treatment in the offseason, and we'll never know if there's a direct correlation between that fact and one dramatic change in a particular statistic. Look at Cabrera's OPS in day games in the past three seasons:
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