Peter Gammons: 2017 Predictions (Part II)

Back in time when the Red Sox held spring training in Winter Haven, Florida, on the banks of Lake Lulu in the land of Goat Milk Fudge and the Fossil Museum, a great Boston television sportsman named Bob Lobel would annually drive a player to Lakeland to Madame Christine’s House of Palmistry to try to […]

Dissecting Michael Wacha’s September Struggles

Mike Matheny’s starting rotation defied the lofty odds inherent with losing Adam Wainwright to the disabled list earlier this season, effectively utilizing the “next man up” mentality to collect baseball’s lowest rotational ERA since the beginning of May (2.99) — en route to MLB’s best record — sans the presence of a perennial Cy Young talent. Yet, as anyone […]

On the road…the best and the worst pitchers away from home

Here are the road warrior pitchers (and not-so-much) with a minimum of 14 starts on the road. There are many postseason implications in this data. take a look. Best W-L pct. (.600+) Rk Player G W-L% W L ERA WHIP 1 Jake Arrieta 17 .923 12 1 1.68 0.898 2 David Price 16 .846 11 […]

The key for the Cardinals is to hold opponents to under 600 runs

In spite of being beaten up recently by the Cubs, Pirates, and Nationals, the Cardinals pitching staff is the best in baseball. NL teams by ERA Tm #P W L W-L% ERA WHIP STL 23 87 51 .630 2.81 1.239 PIT 21 82 55 .599 3.18 1.244 NYM 25 77 61 .558 3.37 1.180 LAD […]

Around the majors report: Game recaps

Lee Sinins is the creator of the Complete Baseball Encyclopedia, the most powerful baseball encyclopedia on the market. 1) METS 7, NATIONALS 2 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E – – – – – – – – – – — – Mets 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 […]

Around the majors report: Game recaps

Lee Sinins is the creator of the Complete Baseball Encyclopedia, the most powerful baseball encyclopedia on the market. 1) ANGELS 3, ROCKIES 2 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E – – – – – – – – – – — – Angels 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 […]

Around the majors report: News report

Lee Sinins is the creator of the Complete Baseball Encyclopedia, the most powerful baseball encyclopedia on the market. 1) The Pirates placed 3B Josh Harrison on the 15 day DL. Harrison has torn ligaments in his left thumb and is expected to miss about 6 weeks. YEAR AGE TRAA RCAA FRAA OBA SLG OPS OWP […]

Around the majors report: Game recaps

Lee Sinins is the creator of the Complete Baseball Encyclopedia, the most powerful baseball encyclopedia on the market. 1) YANKEES 7, RAYS 5 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 R H E – – – – – – – – – — — — – — – Rays 2 […]

Around the majors report: Game recaps

Lee Sinins is the creator of the Complete Baseball Encyclopedia, the most powerful baseball encyclopedia on the market. 1) MARLINS 3, DODGERS 2 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E – – – – – – – – – – — – Dodgers 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 […]

The best and the worst 4th inning pitchers

Even if you are pitching a perfect game, the 4th inning is when you get to face a batter for the second time and when you are imperfect, the 4th inning is often the turning point inning as the starter tries to head towards a Quality or Ultra Quality Start. So it is not mere […]