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Detroit Tigers Links: Austin Jackson's strikeout rate & Derek Jeter faces setback

Austin Jackson's new strikeout rate, Derek Jeter faces setback with his ankle rehab, and great moments in bullpen flatulence. These stories and more in today's Morning Prowl.


Estimating Austin Jackson’s New True Strikeout Rate
Motor City Bengals, Matt Snyder

Even though Austin Jackson struck out four times last night in the 14-inning marathon of a game, he’s still sporting a better-than-league-average 12% strikeout rate.

Adding up the records from Wednesday’s win
Beck's Blog, Jason Beck

Here’s the rundown of the records (mostly for strikeouts) set, matched or neared.

Ticker: Analyst says Tigers should trade for Padres' Huston Street
Detroit Free Press, Steve Schrader

Is it time to give up on the closer by committee?

On extra-inning games ending at home plate
Baseball Nation, Grant Brisbee

Third-base coach Jeff Datz waved Smoak around third base. He was out at home. By a lot.

Around the AL Central:

Blue Jays 3, White Sox 1: Painful road trip ends accordingly
South Side Sox, Jim Margalus

R.A. Dickey outpitches Chris Sale, Dayan Viciedo hurt as Toronto rallies for split.

Elsewhere in baseball:

Great Moments in Bullpen Flatulence
HardballTalk, Craig Calcaterra

Headline kinda says it all, yes? Thanks to Jason Wojciechowski for pointing this out. And Kudos to whoever noticed it and made the Gif....

Derek Jeter out until after the All-Star break following another ankle setback
Big League Stew, Mike Oz

Derek Jeter won't return to the New York Yankees lineup until after July's All-Star break, general manager Brian Cashman told reporters Thursday.

Next generation: More aces on the way
SweetSpot Blog, David Schoenfield

As you probably know, strikeouts continue to climb higher and higher.