The visit took place around this time three years ago. The picture looked different back then, blissful and overflowing with optimism. Failure wasn't even really part of the discussion because the narrative was too narrowly focused to consider worst-case scenarios.
Gerrit Cole, Corey Kluber and Clayton Kershaw are among the many big league pitchers benefiting from a puzzling baseball paradox _ in an era when pitchers are throwing harder than ever, they're maximizing success by using fewer fastballs.
Brandon Nimmo homered twice during a huge night at the plate, including an inside-the-park shot to begin the game, and the New York Mets finally gave Jacob deGrom some run support in a 12-2 victory over the Colorado Rockies.