Monthly Archives: May 2011

The Worst Start of the Season

On April 2 against Texas, Boston’s John Lackey gave up nine earned runs on ten hits and two walks in just 3 2/3 innings. Before hitting the disabled list, Lackey would throw just six more starts, the last of which … Continue reading

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The Most Underrated Player in Baseball

No, this isn’t a post about Shin-Soo Choo. At least I don’t think it is. It’s probably not a post about Ryan Zimmerman or Kurt Suzuki or Kila Ka’aihue either. Scores of bloggers have weighed in on the subject of … Continue reading

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Jose Bautista’s First Quarter

I was tempted to start this post “the Blue Jays’ Jose Bautista…” I’m still not sure who this blog’s audience is, but I would like to think that, whoever you are, you know who Jose Bautista is by now. If … Continue reading

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Season Scores May 23

Many thanks to Ryan Marston, who made Season Score reporting much easier by setting up a Google spreadsheet calculating Season Scores from’s average game scores. Here’s an update on the most effective pitchers through seven weeks of baseball: National … Continue reading

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Quarter Season All-Stars

As of today, teams have played 38 to 41 games, which means the 2011 baseball season is about one quarter over. Let’s look at the players who have had the most success over the last six weeks. I’ll build a … Continue reading

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Weaver Watch Update

Since I started the Weaver Watch on April 26, when Jered Weaver was 6-0 with a 0.99 ERA and a Season Score 56 points ahead of any other AL pitcher, Weaver’s season seems to have reversed it course entirely. In … Continue reading

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What to Expect in the AL Central

The 2011 baseball season is almost one quarter finished, and the AL Central standings still look upside down. The Twins have won six of the past nine division titles, ran away with last year’s crown, and brought back essentially the … Continue reading

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Pitching is Unpredictable

In the past week: -Francisco Liriano pitched 2011’s first no-hitter. Liriano came into that game with a Season Score of -46, second worst among AL starters, ahead of only DL resident Phil Hughes. -Josh Johnson came into his start against … Continue reading

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Five April Surprises

We’re now more than a month into the baseball season, and while the Yankees and Phillies have assumed their usual positions at the top of the standings, there have been more than a few surprises elsewhere around the league. Here … Continue reading

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