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”

In San Diego, The Jazz Clubs Play “The Jedd Gyorko Blues”

And it goes a little something like this… *wah-wahhhh-wah-wah (aka blues harmonica)* They pitch me low wah-wah, wah-wah Low and away wah-wah, wah-wah I can’t hit that wah-wah, wah-wah What can I say? wah-wah, wah-wah I prefer not to overtax my lyrical abilities. Those four lines took me 68 hours… Read more“In San Diego, The Jazz Clubs Play “The Jedd Gyorko Blues””

Player of the Week (5/5 – 5/11): Seth Smith, San Diego LF

Week Stats: 7 G, 33 PA, 14 H, 5 2B, 3 3B, 1 HR, 4 R, 7 RBI, 5 BB, 6 K, .500/.576/1.000 Since Seth Smith’s Platoon Smash on the first day of San Diego’s season, it’s been the same story: Seth Smith comes up against righties, Seth Smith smash…. Read more“Player of the Week (5/5 – 5/11): Seth Smith, San Diego LF”

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”

Time to Talk Standings

We’re basically ten percent into the season, and the standings at this point look plenty interesting. There is a standings page here at Midnight Baseball, besides standings you’ll find projections that modify themselves after I input the results of each game. Since that page sometimes takes a few seconds to… Read more“Time to Talk Standings”

Seth Smith Platoon Smash

What happens when a player up in the count against an opposite-handed pitcher gets an 87-mph mistake that starts on the outside and breaks in toward the middle of the plate. Smith’s home run captured the attention of about 70 percent of the people behind home plate, but no one… Read more“Seth Smith Platoon Smash”

2014 NL West Preview

The Los Angeles Dodgers are the best team in the National League and the other four teams in the division are no slouches themselves. The cellar of this division is miles above the cellars of the Central and East. The Rockies are just a couple of arms away from having… Read more“2014 NL West Preview”