Opposing Pitchers with Same First Name (and Opposing Catchers Too!)

SportsnetLA’s Alanna Rizzo (and more than a few others) noted a quirk in the batteries in Saturday night’s Dodgers/Padres game. What are the chances? The batteries tonight are Clayton & Austin and Clayton & Austin. — Alanna Rizzo (@alannarizzo) May 7, 2017 Indeed, Clayton Kershaw was facing off against Clayton Richard. Kershaw was being caught … Read more

And all the Runs were Scored 2 by 2

It was late Saturday night. The Padres had just scored two runs in the top of the twelfth to take an 8-6 lead on the Brewers. I was skimming the boxscore when I noticed that all the runs have been scored in two-run half-inning increments. I tweeted to fellow stat geek Doug Kern about this … Read more

What’s “Left” to say about San Diego?

The Padres have many problems.  Entering Monday night, they are an NL-worst 9-20, and sit 9.5 games back of the Dodgers.  Their closer Huston Street is on the DL.  A starting pitcher, Cory Luebke could be headed for Tommy John surgery,  They’ve already played 20 home games against only nine on the road. And they … Read more

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