Cardinals’ 9-run inning highlights offense-heavy day in MLB

If you enjoy home runs and offense, Sunday was a great day to follow Major League Baseball.

Teams throughout the league put up some crooked numbers on the scoreboard, as the day epitomized the offensive explosion in the game this year.
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To tell you the truth, the past couple of years what I was doing really wasn’t working too well so I had to change some stuff last year, Peacock told Omnisport. I did it at the All-Star Break in Triple-A. I changed my arm angle and learned a new pitch from one of my buddies and just practiced it down there and brought it to the season.

Peacock primarily was a fastball-changeup-curveball pitcher in 2013-14 for the Astros, but now throws his slider more than 35 percent of the time and has a batting average against of .201, much of that due to the slider.

Elite Kids Keenan Allen Jersey I used to have a slider that was really hard and it was getting hit pretty well down there in Triple-A so I was going, ‘I need like a sweeper slider,’ Peacock said. So (Jankowski) had a good one on the team and he showed me how he threw it and how he holds it and I just ran with it.

The end result has been Peacock’s best season to date both out of the bullpen and in the starting rotation. He will get the start Thursday when the Astros, who lead the AL Central by 13 games, take on the White Sox.

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