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The Final Boss has been basically unhittable.

Jeff Curry-USA TODAY Sports

We're leaving together,
But still it's farewell.
And maybe we'll come back
To earth, who can tell?
I guess there is no one to blame
We're leaving ground (leaving ground)
Will things ever be the same again?
It's the final countdown.
The final countdown
Oh!

Watching the Cardinals these past few weeks I have been rather impressed by newly acquired reliever Seung Hwan Oh. Without actually researching it, I felt he was garnering quite a few swings and misses. His acclaimed slider has proven to be quite a weapon. It appears my feelings have been proved correct BY SCIENCE! Per August Fagerstrom (great name, by the way) of Fangraphs:

Oh has a slider, and he's thrown it 31 times this year. He's thrown 31 sliders, and it's been swung at 15 times. Contact has been made just three times. Put another way, for emphasis: 12 of the 15 swings against Oh's slider have resulted in whiffs this season. Hitters have come up empty 80% of the time.

That is pretty good. So is the chart featured in the article.

Of course, it has only been twenty-five batters. A lot of things can still happen. But it has been an exceptional twenty-five innings, no matter how you slice it.

Seung Hwan Oh Has Been Completely Unhittable | FanGraphs Baseball

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