2015 IP Leaders by Team

There were 28 pitchers who threw 200.0+ innings in 2015 with the White Sox having three and the Braves, Cubs, Astros, Dodgers, and Nationals having two each. The 28 was the lowest total for a full season since the 25 in 1947. There a dozen teams that did not have a pitcher reach 200 innings pitched. […]

The Bard of Wrigley

I know, I know. If you had your choice you’d like to take all three in your rotation and vote all three the Cy Young, baseball’s award for the best pitcher in baseball for the season that was. But Jake Arreita didn’t win the award because  Los Angeles Dodgers teammates Clayton Kershaw and Zack Greinke knocked each other […]

Coffee and Clippings: Rich Hill signs with A’s for one year, $6m

Peter Abraham (@PeteAbe) of the Boston Globe on the A’s signing of Rich Hill for the 2016 season… Without other options, Hill signed with the independent Long Island Ducks and returned to starting for the first time since 2009. Hill struck out 21 in 11 innings for the Ducks and was signed to a minor […]

Postseason innings count! The ten pitchers with 225+ IP in 2015

The 2015 season is officially over but for some pitchers the ache in their arms from throwing a lot of innings remains. In some cases, it’s not the number of innings pitched, number of pitches thrown, or the number of stressful pitches thrown, for many pitchers, young or old, in 2015 they simply threw more […]

Sunday Nine to Notes: November 1, 2015

As the Sports Illustrated cover curse hits the Mets’ Daniel Murphy, here’s the latest from the Files… Nine to Know from the Bill Chuck Files – November 1, 2015 Royals pitching coach Dave Eiland is the only pitcher to allow a homer to the first batter he faced and homer in his first at bat. […]

Coffee and Clippings: Rangers turn to Hamels for ALDS Game 5, who’s in an unfamiliar position

Evan Grant (@Evan_P_Grant) of the Dallas Morning News discusses Game 5 of the ALDS as Cole Hamels takes the mound for Texas… He has clinched playoff spots. He has clinched postseason series. He has won a World Series. And, for crying out loud, he was the World Series MVP. One thing Cole Hamels has never […]

Sunday Nine to Notes: October 11, 2015

Nine to Know: From the Bill Chuck Files of 10/11/15 The Nationals only hit three triples at home all season. Of the 20 batters with 30+ homers, Paul Goldschmidt led with 29 intentional walks, while Josh Donaldson was the only one with one IBB. Matt Harvey pitched four games against the AL East and had […]

Noah Syndergaard’s Most Important Postseason Pitch

Game one the highly anticipated NLDS series between the Mets and Dodgers, as you may have heard, is scheduled for this Friday at 9:30 p.m. ET at Chavez Ravine. Related to that topic, as you also may have heard, have been these words uttered by one young, confident New York baseball thrower a few days ago. “I […]

Max Scherzer’s Sensational No-Hitters

The Magnificent Max Scherzer Nine to Know: 2015 Top Games Scores Scherzer has the only two 100+ Game Scores this season Rk Player Date Tm Opp Rslt IP H R ER BB SO Pit Str GSc BF AB 2B 3B HBP 1 Max Scherzer 2015-10-03 (2) WSN NYM W 2-0 9.0 0 0 0 0 17 […]

Coffee and Clippings: Clayton Kershaw leads Dodgers into postseason with one-hitter

Steve Dilbeck (@stevedilbeck) of the LA Times highlights Clayton Kershaw’s one hitter that clinched the NL West for the dodgers… Led by a masterful Clayton Kershaw one-hitter and three solo home runs off Giants ace Madison Bumgarner, the Dodgers finally clinched the National League West on Tuesday with an 8-0 victory at San Francisco’s AT&T Park. The Dodgers […]