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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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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