Home is where the dog is

Jon+Hamm Walking+Dog“Home is where the dog  is,” says “Mad Man” and “Million Dollar Arm” star Jon Hamm and why should I doubt the devout St. Louis Cardinals fan.

In fact, he inspired me to look at who are this season’s hometown heroes to date.

Nine to Know: The Rockies and the other teams hitting well at home

Nobody should be surprised that the Rockies lead the majors hitting at home, but it may surprise you that they are hitting .355 and it may also surprise you that the Marlins are next on the list.

If you really want to be impressed, check out the Rox home slugging pct. and check out the amazing numbers produced by Troy Tulowitzki at home.

2014: Top hitting teams at home
G PA AB H XBH HR BB K AVG OBP SLUG
1. Colorado Rockies 18 715 640 227 86 33 51 100 .355 .401 .600
2. Miami Marlins 21 803 704 213 74 21 70 152 .303 .368 .476
3. Detroit Tigers 16 601 536 160 46 15 49 82 .299 .357 .448
4. Tampa Bay Rays 15 609 521 145 49 14 66 100 .278 .363 .428
5. St. Louis Cardinals 12 480 418 112 41 9 46 84 .268 .346 .419
6. Toronto Blue Jays 12 446 406 107 46 20 34 97 .264 .327 .480
7. Texas Rangers 16 601 528 139 41 9 55 106 .263 .341 .381
8. Chicago White Sox 16 635 563 148 52 18 62 146 .263 .338 .426
9. New York Yankees 17 634 579 152 51 22 42 116 .263 .316 .427

Nine to Know: The Mets and the other teams hitting poorly at home

It really doesn’t matter what you do with the fences at Citi Field, Mets batters simply can’t find grass at home. Perhaps what is the most surprising on this list is how poorly the Brewers are hitting at home. I mean the Brew Crew is in first place and they are indeed 10-7 at home, but it’s not their bats that are driving their success.

2014: Worst hitting teams at home
G PA AB H XBH HR BB K AVG OBP SLUG
1. New York Mets 16 591 515 99 32 11 55 147 .192 .277 .301
2. Seattle Mariners 11 387 354 72 25 11 24 114 .203 .269 .336
3. Milwaukee Brewers 17 592 531 116 32 14 46 124 .218 .283 .333
4. Houston Astros 19 704 634 143 52 20 55 179 .226 .297 .379
5. San Diego Padres 18 627 578 131 47 13 38 140 .227 .275 .363
6. Chicago Cubs 18 670 591 138 44 15 66 158 .234 .311 .362
7. Baltimore Orioles 13 474 441 103 26 8 21 97 .234 .280 .333
8. Minnesota Twins 17 665 570 135 45 13 83 145 .237 .332 .365
9. Oakland Athletics 14 536 463 111 37 14 66 85 .240 .334 .389

The Braves have been pitching brilliantly in Atlanta

2014: Best home team pitching
G H XBH HR BB K AVG OBP SLUG WHIP ERA
1. Atlanta Braves 17 130 34 11 45 169 .226 .284 .326 1.122 2.31
2. Washington Nationals 19 163 43 8 55 176 .247 .309 .340 1.253 2.33
3. San Diego Padres 18 136 38 10 50 145 .221 .281 .315 1.114 2.48
4. San Francisco Giants 15 113 43 9 34 114 .220 .274 .351 1.050 2.51
5. Milwaukee Brewers 17 118 36 19 29 146 .210 .250 .342 0.942 2.60
6. Miami Marlins 21 162 56 15 52 166 .229 .283 .361 1.120 2.73
7. Oakland Athletics 14 111 34 8 46 104 .230 .304 .336 1.217 2.79
8. Cleveland Indians 18 146 49 11 52 171 .237 .302 .357 1.215 2.93
9. Cincinnati Reds 15 106 43 18 44 123 .211 .276 .369 1.103 3.11

But the Astros pitchers have been awful in Houston and the D-backs and Jays pitchers have nothing to brag about either.

2014: Worst home team pitching
G H XBH HR BB K AVG OBP SLUG WHIP ERA
1. Houston Astros 19 186 63 18 70 135 .270 .345 .423 1.463 5.45
2. Arizona Diamondbacks 18 179 62 20 59 147 .276 .337 .435 1.460 5.36
3. Toronto Blue Jays 12 116 50 14 47 110 .278 .359 .471 1.509 5.17
4. Kansas City Royals 15 145 48 12 50 112 .271 .339 .409 1.444 4.73
5. Los Angeles Angels 17 159 49 19 65 160 .257 .331 .402 1.366 4.66
6. Texas Rangers 16 149 43 12 48 118 .260 .321 .387 1.331 4.44
7. New York Yankees 17 172 53 19 38 168 .275 .320 .426 1.329 4.27
8. Minnesota Twins 17 159 50 13 60 101 .261 .326 .387 1.386 4.27
9. Boston Red Sox 20 194 76 12 75 167 .266 .333 .409 1.446 4.02