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 moreOpposing Pitchers with Same First Name (and Opposing Catchers Too!)
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 moreAnd all the Runs were Scored 2 by 2
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 moreWhat’s “Left” to say about San Diego?