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Carlos Rodon is the Hottest Pitcher in MLB Over His Past 5 Starts

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Former NC State All-American pitcher Carlos Rodon has been the hottest pitcher in Major League Baseball over his past 5 starts.

His 1.56 ERA over his past 5 starts is tops in all of baseball. In all 5 of those starts, he has pitched 6+ innings, and has not recorded a loss (his record over the stretch is 2-0).

White Sox pitching coach Don Cooper attributes a lot of his success to first-pitch strikes, and the development of a slider. He is throwing first-pitch strikes 59.2% of the time, which is 4.4% higher than his career average. He currently has the 17th best slider in baseball, and uses it 24.5% of the time. Also, his pitches aren’t getting crushed as hard this year, with his hard hit rate sitting at a career low of 27%.  (Info via 670)

In Cooper’s opinion, Rodon has the stuff to be the best lefty in baseball.

“The stuff he’s got, he can be one of the best lefties (in the game),” Cooper said. (Link)

With a little less than 2 months left in the regular season, Rodon is easily compiling the best season of his 4-year career. His ERA (2.94), WHIP (1.09), opponent batting average (.191), and hits per 9 innings (6.16) are all at career lows.

Here is a quick clip from his 8K no-hit bid from late July.

 

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Bradley Chubb Breaks Broncos Rookie Sack Record

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Former NC State Consensus All-American Bradley Chubb picked up 2 sacks in Denver’s 20-14 loss to the 49ers today, bringing his season total to 12, breaking Von Miller’s Broncos rookie record (11.5 – 2011).

Sack #11

Sack #12

Here’s a survey of company he joined today, and the 6 players he is still has to pass to claim the NFL Rookie Sack record.

Not bad company to be keeping.

If you’re wondering if the record matters to Chubb, he does.

It’s on his bathroom mirror.

Watch out Mr. Kearse. Chubb is coming for you.

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Nyheim Hines & Mike Glennon Wearing Cleats for Charity

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NFL players typically are fined for taking artistic liberties with their cleats, but over the next three weeks the league will allow players to wear special cleats to bring awareness to a charity of their choice.

It’s officially called the “My Cause My Cleats” Campaign.

Former NC State quarterback Mike Glennon and Wolfpack running back Nyheim Hines will be rocking some charitable swag the next three weeks.

Glennon will be supporting Project ALS and former N.C. State baseball star Chris Combs with the cleats below.

Hines will be raising awareness for the Muscular Dystrophy Association with the cleats below. His mother has muscular dystrophy, and his grandmother passed away from it.

To check out more on this story, read Joe Giglio’s article. 

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Jaylen Samuels Sparking a Fantasy Football Controversy

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Former NC State Swiss Army Knife Jaylen Samuels scored his 2nd NFL touchdown on Sunday in the Steelers loss to the Chargers, and with James Conner being ruled out of this Sunday’s game versus the Raiders, Jay Sam is set to start his first career NFL game.

Samuels is being snatched up right and left by Yahoo Fantasy Football Managers across the world, not only because of the guaranteed increased workload, but because Yahoo lists him as both a running back and a tight end.

People have been trying to figure out what position Jaylen Samuels plays for years. Nothing has changed.

Kudos to all the people who were smart enough to stash him away, and get to start a running back at the tight end this week.

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BJ Hill Sacks Bears 3 Times, Breaks Giants Record

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Former NC State Defensive Tackle BJ Hill had a record breaking 3-sack performance on Sunday in the Giants 30-27 victory over the Bears.

Hill now has 5 sacks on the year, tying the Giants rookie record for sacks in a season with 4 games left.

BJ Hill – 5 – 2018
Cornelius Griffin – 5 – 2000
Andy Headen – 5 – 1983

(Hall of Famer Lawrence Taylor had 9.5 sacks in 1981, but sacks didn’t become an official statistical category until 1982. Sorry LT.)

Hill currently leads the team in sacks, and a rookie has NEVER led the Giants in sacks.

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