Sunday Nine to Notes: October 11, 2015

Colorado Rockies shortstop Jose Reyes (7) during the seventh inning against the Colorado Rockies at Coors Field. The Rockies won 2-1. Credit: Chris Humphreys-USA TODAY Sports

Colorado Rockies shortstop Jose Reyes hit pop-ups in 12.8% of the balls he put in play,
the highest rate in the majors.
Credit: Chris Humphreys-USA TODAY Sports

Nine to Know: From the Bill Chuck Files of 10/11/15

  1. The Nationals only hit three triples at home all season.
  2. Of the 20 batters with 30+ homers, Paul Goldschmidt led with 29 intentional walks, while Josh Donaldson was the only one with one IBB.
  3. Matt Harvey pitched four games against the AL East and had a 0.67 ERA.*
  4. When he was with the Tigers, in 11 starts against the AL Central, David Price had 1.63 ERA; when Price was with the Jays, in seven starts against the AL East he recorded a 2.14 ERA.
  5. MVP stat: When the score was tied, Josh Donaldson hit 22 homers the most in baseball.
  6. The White Sox Chris Sale struggled in his division with a 4.61 ERA with a 1.367 WHIP.
  7. The Red Sox led the majors seeing 24,709 pitches; the Cubs were next seeing 24,645.
  8. In 11 PA against Clayton Kershaw this season, Brandon Belt went 0-10 with one HBP and eight whiffs.
  9. Going deep in the heart of…. Texas and Houston led the majors hitting 54 homers leading off an inning.
*As seen in Nick Cafardo‘s Sunday Baseball Notes, Boston Globe 10/11/2015