The pen is mightier than the bat – LDS relievers

In the words of Bonnie Raitt: Let’s give ’em somethin’ to talk about LDS team bullpen performance 2014 LDS – Coming from the bullpen G IP AB H XBH ER BB K SV BS ERA WHIP 1. Kansas City Royals 3 12.0 37 4 2 1 5 12 2 0 0.75 0.750 2. San Francisco […]

Stats report: Cardinals & Tigers clinch the division titles

Lee Sinins is the creator of the Complete Baseball Encyclopedia, the most powerful baseball encyclopedia on the market. All stats in the ATM reports are generated from the Complete Baseball Encyclopedia, unless explictly stated otherwise. FRAA, since 1950, comes from Baseball Prospectus. Lee can be followed on twitter @BaseballEncyclo. 1) Yesterday, the Cardinals clinched 1st […]

Stats report: Mike Trout makes more history

Lee Sinins is the creator of the Complete Baseball Encyclopedia, the most powerful baseball encyclopedia on the market. All stats in the ATM reports are generated from the Complete Baseball Encyclopedia, unless explictly stated otherwise. FRAA, since 1950, comes from Baseball Prospectus. Lee can be followed on twitter @BaseballEncyclo. 1) Yesterday, Angels CF Mike Trout […]

Angels streaking into October

The Angels come into today on an 8-game winning streak as each win brings them one step closer to a playoff birth. The remarkable thing is the distance they are putting between them and their opponents in both the games and the season. In the eight games, the Angels have won by a combined 41 points. […]

Stats report: Melky Cabrera has a historical game

Lee Sinins is the creator of the Complete Baseball Encyclopedia, the most powerful baseball encyclopedia on the market. All stats in the ATM reports are generated from the Complete Baseball Encyclopedia, unless explictly stated otherwise. FRAA, since 1950, comes from Baseball Prospectus. Lee can be followed on twitter @ATMreports. 1) Yesterday, Blue Jays LF Melky […]

Reliever stats that mean more than saves

Think about some of the roles of the reliever: Close and earn the save Bridge and earn the hold Keep the score close Stop the bleeding Rescue the starter Take one for the team But first and foremost, like every other pitcher, the reliever’s primary responsibility is to keep the opponents from scoring. Let’s see […]

Stats report: SO feats for Stephen Strasburg

Lee Sinins is the creator of the Complete Baseball Encyclopedia, the most powerful baseball encyclopedia on the market. All stats in the ATM reports are generated from the Complete Baseball Encyclopedia, unless explictly stated otherwise. FRAA, since 1950, comes from Baseball Prospectus. Lee can be followed on twitter @ATMreports. 1) Yesterday. Nationals P Stephen Strasburg […]

Stats report: David Ortiz sets a HR record

Lee Sinins is the creator of the Complete Baseball Encyclopedia, the most powerful baseball encyclopedia on the market. All stats in the ATM reports are generated from the Complete Baseball Encyclopedia, unless explictly stated otherwise. FRAA, since 1950, comes from Baseball Prospectus. Lee can be followed on twitter @ATMreports. 1) Yesterday, Red Sox DH David […]

The Albert Pujols Report

Garrett Richards, Joe Smith, and Ernesto Frieri allowed only an Abraham Almonte 3rd inning single as the Angels blanked the Seattle Mariners, 2-0. Richards (2-0) allowed the one hit, walked three and struck out six in seven innings. After learning earlier in the day that Josh Hamilton will miss the next six to eight weeks […]

Peter Gammons: Demand on the rise for middle relief

One general manager says a lot of the cash that’s floating around the industry, in his words, “make relief pitchers wealthier—because as teams continue to view closers as fungible and shy away from the Jonathan Papelbon model, it is raising the value of the seventh and eighth inning guys.” Which is why that general manager […]