Paxton Packs a Big July Punch

Seattle Mariners starting pitcher James Paxton throws against the Oakland Athletics during the sixth inning of a baseball game, Friday, July 7, 2017, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

 

Few pitchers have been more red-hot lately than Seattle Mariners lefty James Paxton. His season numbers on their own are stellar, as he’s posted a 2.84 ERA (2.43 FIP), 10.4 strikeouts per nine innings, 2.8 walks per nine and a 1.11 WHIP. In a year where home runs have been flying out of parks at an absurd rate, no pitcher with at least 100 innings this year has allowed fewer long balls per nine innings than Paxton’s rate of 0.44.

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The Next Altuve? Meet Jose Ramirez, Baseball’s Newest Mighty Mite

With a pair of American League batting titles the past three seasons and a .353 average this year putting him in line for a third, Jose Altuve needs no introduction. The 5-foot-6 second baseman is the face of the Junior Circuit’s runaway best team, the Houston Astros. In his prime at 27 years old, Altuve has already made five All-Star teams and finished third in AL MVP voting last season, thanks to a career-high – and expectation-shattering – 24 home runs.

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New Features Added to our NFL Official API

ENHANCEMENTS ADDED FOR OUR NFL OFFICIAL API

Get ready for the upcoming NFL season with our new and enhanced NFL Official API. Sportradar is the exclusive distributor of official NFL data that is collected on-venue using the NFL’s Game Statistics and Information System (GSIS). Our partnership with the NFL ensures that you will receive the most accurate NFL data at the fastest speeds.

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The Dodgers, the Astros, and the Significance of .600 Baseball

The MLB All-Star Break is a time to pause and wonder about the numbers, but one team from each league has announced its legitimacy in clear and ringing fashion: the National League West’s Los Angeles Dodgers (61-29 won-loss record, .678 winning percentage) and the American League West’s Houston Astros (60-29, .674). No other team in Major League Baseball is playing at a .600 clip – the general benchmark of excellence.

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Springer the Stinger

It’s hard to imagine many hitters having a better month of June than Houston Astros outfielder George Springer. Not only is the Astros leadoff man hitting a ridiculous .300/.374/.594 for the season, but he was also named to his first-ever All-Star team as well — as part of a trio of Houston starters for the AL squad with Carlos Correa and Jose Altuve.

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New NHL API Features for 2017-18 Season

ENHANCED API FEATURES AND GREATER DATA DEPTH

Coming off the heels of the Pittsburgh Penguins Stanley Cup championship, we are pleased to announce enhancements to our NHL API for the upcoming 2017-2018 NHL season. Our NHL API provides access to the most comprehensive set of NHL game statistics available on the market. The API features real-time play-by-play and game statistics via our exclusive partnership with the NHL and their proprietary Hockey Information Tracking System (HITS).

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AP News & Analysis API

Give Your Fans the Content They Crave

Sportradar is pleased to announce the addition of news and analysis from Associated Press (AP) to our Editorial Content API. AP is well-renowned for their unparalleled news coverage, delivery speed, and editorial quality. Enhance your product’s storytelling by leveraging unrivaled access, from the training grounds to the sidelines, for major US sports.

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Aaron Judge: The Verdict Is In

Everything is bigger in New York – but no-one is bigger than Aaron Judge, the New York Yankees’ 6-foot-7, 282-pound slugging outfielder that has taken Major League Baseball by storm. The 25-year-old rookie leads the American League in … well, just about everything, and the “Baby Bombers” are in first place in the American League East. The car-length California native has been nothing short of baseball’s most valuable player this season – as his MLB-best 4.1 WAR attests.

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