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Sunday, October 04, 2015

Yelich, Gordon Have Special Days as Marlins Sweep Phillies - The New York Times

Dee Gordon got his 200th hit of the season in the opener, and Christian Yelich tied a club record with hits in eight straight at-bats as the Miami Marlins won the nightcap 5-2 to complete a doubleheader sweep of the Philadelphia Phillies Saturday.

Yelich was 5 for 5 in the first game, a 7-6 victory, then hit safely in his first three at-bats in the second. In the first game, Gordon became the first Marlins player since Hanley Ramirez in 2007 to record 200 hits with a sixth-inning single.

Jim Furtado Posted: October 04, 2015 at 07:41 AM | 1 comment(s)
  Beats: christian yelich, dee gordon, marlins

Sunday, July 12, 2015

Marlins Lose Gordon to Thumb Injury in 14-3 Win Over Reds - The New York Times

Gordon was hurt leading off the seventh inning when he slid headfirst into first base for an infield single, the first of a record nine consecutive hits as Miami won 14-3.

Gordon will miss the All-Star Game but might be sidelined only a week or two. X-rays were negative, and there was no apparent ligament damage, the Marlins said.

Jim Furtado Posted: July 12, 2015 at 07:43 AM | 2 comment(s)
  Beats: dee gordon, marlins

Wednesday, July 01, 2015

Video: Statcast: Gordon’s speedy homer |

Dee Gordon is fast.

Jim Furtado Posted: July 01, 2015 at 08:35 AM | 9 comment(s)
  Beats: dee gordon, marlins

Friday, May 15, 2015

FiveThirtyEight:  Chase Utley Is The Unluckiest Man In Baseball

Meet Chase Utley, the unluckiest man in baseball. The Phillies second baseman is cursed with a .115 batting average on balls in play (BABIP), meaning that about a tenth of the balls he puts on the field get him safely to base. An average BABIP mark is about .300, and while there is some variation between players, it’s usually on the order of a few dozen points, not 200.

Some have argued that Utley ought to be benched. Given his age (36) and the wear and tear second basemen face, Utley could be in a steep decline. Statcast’s batted ball statistics say otherwise. Utley’s batted ball velocity is a little below average, not elite — but below average would be an incredible improvement from Utley’s .389 OPS. (Since I started writing this article, his BABIP has already increased by 12 points and his OPS by 14.)

Dennis Eclairskey, closer Posted: May 15, 2015 at 10:47 PM | 35 comment(s)
  Beats: chase utley, dee gordon, phillies

Here’s to Dee Gordon, Inefficient Old-School Beauty «

What are the break-even points in the current run-scoring environment? I recall reading a good article on the topic fairly recently but a quick Google search turned up empty.

Well, Dee Gordon runs the bases like a teenager drives: aggressively, quickly, and with no regard for his or anyone else’s safety. He’s attempted 19 stolen bases in 32 games this season, which is awesome, even if his 12-for-19 success rate is well below the accepted break-even point.

Jim Furtado Posted: May 15, 2015 at 11:39 AM | 48 comment(s)
  Beats: dee gordon, marlins

Monday, May 11, 2015



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