When last we met, I described the oddity of the Milwaukee Brewers having more wins at home than the Astros had all year. Turns out its happened in 65 different seasons from 1904-2010. So, the obvious follow-up question is . . . has a team ever won more road games than another team’s win total … Read moreRoadkilling the competition
The red-hot Milwaukee Brewers ran their home record to a gaudy 50-16 this afternoon with a 3-2 decision over the Chicago Cubs. Meanwhile, another of their division opponents, the Houston Astros, managed to secure their 44th total victory on the season with a 4-3, 11-inning win over the Giants. So, it made we wonder how … Read moreBrewing up some good home cookin’
When I saw that tonight’s pitching matchup at Citizen’s Bank Park featured the Phils Cliff Lee and the Mets Dillon Gee, the first thing that piqued my interest was the rhyming last names. But then, being a math geek, I noticed the paucity of letters in their combined last names. I wondered if any starting … Read moreLee / Gee in Battle of Three-Letter SPs
You know those “brainy” questions regarding the English language, like “what are the only words you can type with your left hand” (tesseradecades, aftercataracts, sweaterdresses), or “what are the words with all the vowels“? Well, I’m here to provide you baseball brains with the list of players with no repeated letters in their first and … Read moreUnrepeatable (that’s what you are)
In this week’s “The Baseball Show with Rany and Joe” podcast, it was mentioned that the Brewers’ Nyjer Morgan has more HBPs (9) than walks (7, in 266 at-bats, as of 8/18). Its a bit of a statistical aberration for Morgan, as through the 2010 season, he had amassed 23 HBPs versus 99 walks. Regardless, … Read moreNo plate discipline, but likes being disciplined with the pitch?
Today’s Orioles/A’s game ended on a play at the plate (no one was injured in the making of this play). Immediately after Kurt Suzuki tagged out pinch-runner Blake Davis, the Twitterverse exploded with “wow, what a way to end the game!” blasts. Baseball Prospectus’ Kevin Goldstein opined: @Kevin_Goldstein Awesome ending in Oakland. Last out at … Read moreHere’s the throw . . . here’s the play at the plate!
CC Sabathia served up five solo homers tonight in what turned out to be a 5-1 loss to the Tampa Bay Rays. Plenty of pitchers have given up five homers in a start. A few of those starts featured five solo homers as part of a larger run tally. But Sabathia became just the seventh … Read moreNibbled to Death by Solo Homers
Two consecutive tweets just now, by David Lennon, Mets beat writer for Newsday: @DPLennon David Lennon Gee broke Nady’s left hand with that hit by pitch. @DPLennon David Lennon No sooner do the D-Backs announce Nady’s broken hand, and Kennedy nails Duda on hip with next pitch. ——————————————- If this becomes THE story of the … Read moreAerosmith line 1, call for Aerosmith …