Matching Starting Pitching Lines in Twins/Angels Game

As noted by Jayson Stark and others, yesterday’s Twins/Angels game saw a nearly identical set of starting pitcher lines:   Min-Angels starters Thurs: Mejia 6+ IP 5 H 1 R 1 ER 2 BB 1 HR 84 pitches 51 strikes Meyer 6+ IP 5 H 1 R 1 ER 2 BB 1 HR 84 pitches … Read more

Teammates with the Same Repeating Initials

Friend of the VORG David Branson sent me the following message recently: David Branson @obxleatherman @dianagram Greg Gagne and Gary Gaetti were teammates on a WS winning team. Other teams with players sharing the same repeating initials? Well, using the Lahman Baseball Database as my source for names, I found at least 382 instances of … Read more

15Ks + 1 Grand Slam = History

During Friday night’s Twin’s/A’s matchup, Minnesota pitcher Francisco Liriano struck out 15 batters.  Liriano’s career high in Ks had been 12, and the Twins staff had been last in the Majors in strikeouts in 2012 to that point (by over 50 Ks).  So this was a big deal. But it was also a quirky deal, … Read more

Two Runs Too Short to Box with AL

The Twins are certainly struggling.  How bad?  They are being outscored by 2.10 runs per game so far in 2012.  Only two other teams in the past 50 years have ended a season with a -2.00 or worse per game run differential (the 1962 Mets and the 2003 Tigers).  If the Twins continue to score … Read more

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