Monthly Archives: August 2011

Roadkilling the competition

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 . … Continue reading

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Brewing up some good home cookin’

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 … Continue reading

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Lee / Gee in Battle of Three-Letter SPs

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 … Continue reading

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Unrepeatable (that’s what you are)

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 … Continue reading

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No plate discipline, but likes being disciplined with the pitch?

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 … Continue reading

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Here’s the throw . . . here’s the play at the plate!

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 … Continue reading

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Nibbled to Death by Solo Homers

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 … Continue reading

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