Tyson Ross and Measuring Whiffs

Right now, if you want good news about the San Diego Padres, you look at their pitching staff. San Diego sits 9.5 games out of first place in the NL West but has allowed the third-fewest runs in the National League. Huston Street remains one of the most reliable closers… Read more“Tyson Ross and Measuring Whiffs”

Matt Shoemaker Gives the Angels 5 Good Starters

In the American League there are only two starting rotations in which all five players have an ERA under 4.00. The Oakland A’s have a 2.87 ERA from their starting rotation, and at present the starting five goes Drew Pomeranz (0.95 ERA as a starter, 1.38 overall), Tommy Milone (3.50),… Read more“Matt Shoemaker Gives the Angels 5 Good Starters”

What is Making Arizona So Abysmal?

Let us immediately rule out the offense, which is doing just fine for a National League club. No, the problem is run prevention, not scoring. As our or any standings will show you, the Diamondbacks have given up 64 runs, by far the most in the bigs, 10 more than… Read more“What is Making Arizona So Abysmal?”