Weekend Preview, April 25 – 27

Seven series this weekend. Let’s get to it. 7. Oakland Athletics (14-8, 4-0 vs. Houston) at Houston Astros (7-16) Fri – Jesse Chavez (1-0, 1.38 ERA) vs. Brad Peacock (0-2, 6.14) Sat – Dan Straily (1-1, 5.40 ERA, 2.08 HR/9) vs. Dallas Keuchel (2-1, 3.38) Sun – Tommy Milone (0-1,… Read more“Weekend Preview, April 25 – 27”

Why Focus on These Two Divisions?: A Refined Statement of Purpose

This post will double as an updated About page. I don’t think there are any other websites that cover a particular division in a professional sports league. Of course here not one but two divisions are covered, ten teams out of thirty total in Major League Baseball, but that makes… Read more“Why Focus on These Two Divisions?: A Refined Statement of Purpose”

Dustin Ackley is But a Shade

Many of us who are on the internet at this hour (4:52 AM for me) go around sometimes feeling like shabby versions of ourselves, or, worse, like shabby versions of other people. It’s not an idea you can easily put out of your head when you are trying to sleep,… Read more“Dustin Ackley is But a Shade”

Midnight Player of the Week (April 14 – 20): Kevin Kouzamanoff, Texas 3B

Week Stats: 7 Games, 29 PA, 10 H, 4 2B, 2 HR, 6 R, 8 RBI, 3 K, .345/.345/.690 Today the Rangers travel to the Bay for a series with the division-leading Athletics, and they enter that series within striking distance of Oakland’s position: a sweep would rewrite the standings… Read more“Midnight Player of the Week (April 14 – 20): Kevin Kouzamanoff, Texas 3B”

Pujols Hits No. 497 and Complementary Highlights

(When I talked about home run 496, I pledged to cover the way to 500, and I’ll probably note when he passes some famous old-timers as well.) Friday against the Detroit Tigers Albert Pujols barreled a ball over the left field fence and now only three home runs stand between… Read more“Pujols Hits No. 497 and Complementary Highlights”

Weekend Preview April 18 – 20

Six of our 10 teams in the AL and NL West play each other this weekend, so there are seven series to rank based on their level of intrigue. As the season progresses and stats stop looking like gibberish, and as experience teaches me, I will add more and more… Read more“Weekend Preview April 18 – 20”

Distinguishing Between the Giants and the Dodgers (Update 4/18)

San Francisco and Los Angeles have played six times so far, San Francisco winning four. Today they finished a three-game set in San Francisco whose games had a combined margin of three runs. The run differentials are nearly identical, as is everything about the offenses so far; the Giants have… Read more“Distinguishing Between the Giants and the Dodgers (Update 4/18)”

Poll: Could Craig Gentry Have Caught This Ball?

(This will become a thing. Maybe I’ll call it Centerfielding, because I thought of that when I was making up the tags for this. If you have a better name I’m all ears. The crowd judges the talents and actions of centerfielders, allowing for a different kind of comparison than… Read more“Poll: Could Craig Gentry Have Caught This Ball?”