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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18 Starters averaging less than two walks per nine innings

June 27, 2016

18 pitchers, who have made at least 13 starts, none of whom have issued more than 23 walks on the season Rk Player BB GS BB9 ▴ ERA WHIP Tm IP H 1 Clayton Kershaw 9 16 0.67 1.79 0.727 LAD 121.0 79 2 Josh Tomlin 8 14 0.81 3.32 1.063 CLE 89.1 87 3 Noah […]

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Are these the strikeouts per 9 IP leaders or a July shopping list?

June 27, 2016

Take a look at the relievers on this Nine to Know and then try to figure which of them will be on their current team come August. Nine to Know: 2016 Strikeouts per 9 IP leaders (min. 20 IP) Rk Player SO9 IP Tm G BB SO ERA BF 1 Andrew Miller 16.53 32.2 NYY […]

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Jose Altuve & Tony Wolters missed the cycle by a triple – that makes 124 for the season

June 26, 2016

The Astros’ great second baseman Jose Altuve went 4-5 yesterday against the Royals. He had a single, double and homer and missed the missed the cycle when he tripped heading to second base on his way to a triple. Altuve’s trip, not triple Different looks, different announcers, read Jose’s lips. Your browser does not support […]

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Pitchers who throw 6+ innings and don’t walk anyone

June 24, 2016

Let’s hear it for Wei-Yin Chen, Kendall Graveman, and Matt Harvey. Yesterday, they each threw 6.0+ innings and walked no one. To their credit, in addition, none allowed more than two runs. This is Clayton Kershaw‘s category this season. 2016 Pitchers with the most 6.0+ games and zero walks Rk Player # W L W-L% ERA IP […]

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Steve Pearce is one of the best two-out hitters this season

June 24, 2016

I like batters who hit well with two outs. They stretch out an inning and in some cases that effective two-out plate appearance is what may push a pitcher out of the games. Amongst all batters with at least 50 two out PAs, the Rays’ Steve Pearce has the best average. Overall, Pearce is hitting […]

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James Shields, the worst 1st inning pitcher in baseball, held Boston scoreless today

June 23, 2016

Entering play today, the White Sox’ James Shields was the worst 1st inning pitcher in baseball. Shields 1st inning ERA is now down to 10.80 and it’s still the worse. Nine to Know: 2016 Highest 1st inning ERA – minimum 12 starts Rk Player ERA IP H R ER BB SO 2B 3B HR BB […]

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Nelson Cruz & Jonathan Lucroy are the least dangerous with a runner on third and less than 2 outs (watch out for Brandon Crawford & Matt Kemp)

June 23, 2016

When you are on the mound with a runner on third and less than two outs you have one goal: strike out whomever comes up to the plate. Any ball put into play raises the the risk of a runner scoring. Which why Seattle’s Nelson Cruz is the batter you want at the plate. Yes, […]

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