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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Thus far this season, Jake Odorizzi is ‘Mr. No-Decision’

June 23, 2016

Of all the starters this season, no pitcher has had nothing to show for his efforts more frequently than Tampa’s Jake Odorizzi. While the Rays are 9-6 in his starts, Jake is 3-3-9 in his 15 starts. Jake had a career-high 10 ND last season and seven in 2014. 2016 No-Decision leaders Rk Player # […]

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Chris Sale has never won his 12th game this early in the season

June 22, 2016

Tuesday June 21, Chicago ace Chris Sale tied his season high with nine strikeouts as he became the majors’ first 12-game winner. Sale defeated the Red Sox in White Sox’ 71st game of the season Here’s when Sale won his 12th game in prior seasons: August 21, 2015 in team game 120. September 11, 2014 […]

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Relievers with the most one inning 1-2-3 appearances this season

June 22, 2016

Relievers are specialists no matter when they enter a game. Often times all they are asked to do is pitch one inning and then go away until they are called upon to do it again some other day. Nothing makes a manager happier than when that one inning is peaceful, scoreless, and in order. Here […]

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The June Swoon of the Red Sox

June 22, 2016

Through May, the Red Sox had the best record in the American League at 32-20 (.615). Their record was only exceeded in all of baseball by the Cubs who had gone 35-15 (.700). Heading into June, the members of Red Sox Nation were nestled all snug in their beds, while visions of facing Theo in the Series danced […]

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The Tax Stat – IRS by teams – the Yankees are the worst

June 21, 2016

When you talk bullpens in baseball these days, the first team that comes to mind are the Yankees with the Terrific Troika of Dellin Betances, Andrew Miller, and Aroldis Chapman. However, the Yankees pen is comprised of more than that three-headed monster. When you look at the Yankee mediocrity, you should note that no team […]

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Starters with the Most Games allowing at least 5 Runs

June 21, 2016

Allowing five runs in a start is miserable pitching. I don’t really care if all five runs are earned or unearned because unless there were a helluva lot of errors, this was bad pitching. Topping the list of miserable pitching is Ubaldo Jimenez who as a starter has allowed five runs on seven different occasions […]

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David Ortiz is the MLB Leader in Multi-XBH Games

June 17, 2016

After his double and homer last night, it should come as no surprise that David Ortiz has extended his MLB lead for most games with multiple extra-base hits. Ortiz now 17 homers, tied for 8th in the majors, and 29 doubles to lead the majors. He also has a triple. 2016 Leaders in Multi-Extra Base […]

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