The Seven Seasons the Yankees were 44-44

July 13, 2016

The Yankees are 44-44 after 88 games, sitting at the .500 mark in fourth place. They have scored 371 runs and allowed 405, a -34 run differential. This is the eighth season that the Yankees have been at the .500 mark after 88 games and they have made the postseason only once. It should be […]

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BEYOND THE BOX SCORE By Bill Arnold

July 11, 2016

There are stat guys who compile numbers each day and there are stat geniuses who who put together fascinating and wonderful information that we all enjoy. Bill Arnold falls in the latter category. Bill’s work is a source and inspiration for great baseball writers everywhere. I’m proud to call him a mentor and even prouder […]

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Craig Kimbrel has allowed more runs in non-save situations than in any season in his career

July 6, 2016

After another non-ace appearance by David Price, Sox all-star closer Craig Kimbrel entered the game in the 9th with the score Texas 3, Boston 2. By the time his time was up, the score was Texas 7, Boston 2, and that’s how it would end. For the first time in his career, Kimbrel allowed four […]

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David Price is not an ace this season

July 6, 2016

This past offseason, the Red Sox hierarchy had one goal in mind: sign an ace. They thought they had one when they inked David Price to a seven-year deal worth $217 million for the 2016-22 seasons, the most lucrative contract ever for a pitcher. However, any objective observer would say that the way Price is […]

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(Hans) Solo HR pitching leaders

June 29, 2016

Nine to Know: Solo HR Report of June 29, 2016 Entering play on Wednesday, there have been 2653 homers hit this season of which 1612 have been solo shots (60.7%) The Reds have allowed 74, followed by the Royals who have given up 71. The Mets have permitted just 36. The Orioles and Nationals have each […]

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Players with multiple 5+ RBI games this season

June 29, 2016

The Red Sox Travis Shaw beat out Pablo Sandoval for the third base slot in spring training and that move looked fortuitous as the Panda went on a season ending disabled list and Shaw through May 27, in 39 games, was hitting .329 with six homers and 29 RBI. Then reality set in. In Shaw’s […]

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On Monday 6/27, Kris Bryant had 16 Total Bases, more than 10 other teams

June 28, 2016

Kris Bryant, on Monday, June 27 2016, became the first player ever to hit three homers and two doubles in a game. Kris Bryant on June 27, 2016 Date Tm Opp Rslt PA AB R H 2B 3B HR TB RBI 2016-06-27 CHC CIN W 11-8 5 5 4 5 2 0 3 16 6 […]

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Nine starters who have allowed 9+ ER in 2016

June 28, 2016

Nine to Know: 2016 starters who have allowed at least 9 ER in a start Player Date Tm Opp Rslt App,Dec IP H R ER BB SO HR Eduardo Rodriguez 2016-06-27 BOS TBR L 7-13 GS-3, L 2.2 11 9 9 1 2 2 Edinson Volquez 2016-06-24 KCR HOU L 4-13 GS-2, L 1.0 8 […]

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15 Red Sox starters who have allowed at least 9 runs since 2000

June 28, 2016

Boston’s Eduardo Rodriguez allowed nine runs on 11 hits in 2.2 IP in his start Monday night to the Tampa Bay Rays who had lost their previous 11 games while scoring 29 runs (including 11 in their last two). The last BoSox pitcher to allow at least nine runs in a start was…wait for it…Eduardo […]

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Nine Fabulous 1st Inning Team Pitching Stats

June 27, 2016

Nine to Know: Best and worst team pitching in the 1st inning (entering play 6/27/16) In 74 games, the Mets have allowed just 23 runs in the 1st inning (the Twins have allowed 56) In 74 games, the Cubs have allowed just 80 total bases in the 1st inning (they are the only team below 100 – the […]

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