Daily Archives: August 8, 2014
A little more than a month ago, the Tigers and the Braves looked like solid picks to go to the World Series. Now both teams are struggling to find their footing.
It is a potential August and September Spiral episode of The Sully Baseball Daily Podcast.
By Chuck Booth (Lead Baseball Analyst/Website Owner): Follow @chuckbooth3024
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Baseball is a game full of stats and numbers. Sabermetrics aside, one thing that I fully believe takes to win baseball games is superior pitching, and still having some plate discipline.
Of course it you can compensate for a lack of patience at the plate, with some big Home Runs, than you still may make out just fine.
While doing some research on the Oakland A’s, I looked at AL offensive and defensive Walk to Strikeout totals on both sides of the field.
I believe this is a relevant look at how good a team is faring.
Right away, the Rays and Orioles stick out in this blog, because the Rays were number 1 for this category, and the O’s are 14th, yet have the 3rd best record in the AL, and lead the AL East by 5 games currently.
MLB Scheduling Week 20 – 2014
Day + Date Away and Home, Times Start In EST
Monday, Aug.11/2014 (11 Games)
1. Rockies @ Padres 10:10
2. Tigers @ Pirates 7:05 (Interleague)
3. Dodgers @ Braves 7:10
4. Twins @ Astros 8:10
5. Yankees @ Orioles 7:05
6. Athletics @ Royals 8:10
7. Cardinals @ Marlins 7:10
8. Rays @ Rangers 8:05
9. Mets @ Phillies 1:05
- Brewers @ Cubs 8:05
Blue Jays @ Mariners 10:10
In all of my posts I look to take some statistics, present them in a logical manner and share my own conclusion from these statistics. This has been a tried and true formula that has been highly effective. However, today’s topic has left me without a conclusion and you’ll hopefully soon see why. So instead we’ll go a bit more behind the scenes as I take you through my research process for this post.
To start I knew I wanted to write about Stephen Strasburg. He’s been a hot topic among Nats fans since the Opening Day and no one can quite get a read on him. By many measures he’s been one of the best pitchers in baseball, but by the most important measure, runs allowed, he’s been merely average. How is it that someone with such great stuff and peripherals is producing such pedestrian results? This is what…
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Jon Lester threw a complete game 3 hit shutout, striking out 8 Twins batters along the way for the 3-0 victory in Oakland.
Edinson Volquez pitched no hit ball into the 5th and finished with 7 shutout 1 hit innings, earning the 7-2 decision for the Pirates over the Marlins.
Dustin Ackley reached base 3 times, homered and drove in 4 runs as the Mariners thrashed the White Sox, 13-3.
Javier Baez continued to dazzle in his big league introduction. He went 3-4 with a pair of homers and 4 RBI in the Cubs 6-2 win in Colorado.
They owned baseball on Aug 07, 2014.
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