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Thursday, June 13, 2019

Hunter Pence hits a bizarre, uncontested inside-the-park home run at Fenway

Tuesday night’s game between the Red Sox and Rangers at Fenway Park was basically a clinic in weird baseball. It saw a starter need more than 70 pitches to get through three innings. It saw both managers get ejected. It saw an inside-the-park home run, and a pretty bizarre one at that.

Taps Posted: June 13, 2019 at 05:57 AM | 35 comment(s)
  Beats: boston red sox, texas rangers

Saturday, April 13, 2019

Petriello:Dealt for Sale, Phenom [Moncada] now Emerging

Mike Petriello takes a stat-casty look at Yoan Moncada’s good start:

Given the prospect pedigree, the hot start, the youth and just how good he’s looked this week, it’s time to play our favorite early-April game: Is it real or a small-sample fluke?

...Remember, Moncada led the Majors in called strikeouts last year with 85, but that actually undersells it, because it wasn’t just the largest number in 2018. It was the largest number in the pitch-tracking era, which goes back to 2008. No one had ever even hit 80 called strikeouts before, with the second-highest number being Davis’ 79 in 2016.

...what’s fascinating so far is that Moncada has struck out 13 times in 2019 ... and not one has been a called strike…

A swinging strikeout isn’t better or worse than a called one, obviously. But if you wanted to see more aggressiveness, this is where you look. The record holder for called strikeouts hasn’t done it once yet this year.

puck Posted: April 13, 2019 at 07:02 AM | 5 comment(s)
  Beats: boston red sox, chicago white sox, statcast, yoan moncada

Monday, February 25, 2019

Bradfo: Are They Really In The Best Shapes Of Their Lives?

“I’m a machine,” said a smiling (Sam) Travis.

Then there is everyone else.

Brock Holt: “I’m sure I’ve been in better shape, but I’m going to say, ‘Yes, I’m in the best shape of my life,’ because that’s what we’re supposed to say.”

Matt Barnes: “No. We had a month less to train and I went on my honeymoon.”

Ryan Brasier: “I’ve never been in the best shape of my life.”

villageidiom Posted: February 25, 2019 at 04:29 PM | 0 comment(s)
  Beats: best shape of his life, boston, boston red sox, red sox, spring training

 

 

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