Sunday, August 05, 2007


I'm finally caught up on stats -- the file will be emailed out by the end of the day. We've completed 18 games out of 64, and Week 1 is completely in the books. Here are the remaining games to be played in the first half of the season:

Twins at A's
Mets at Dodgers (according to the blog, this was played, but I need scoresheets)

Padres at Twins
Dodgers at Tigers

Tigers at Twins
Cards at Mets
Dodgers at Padres

Right now it's looking like a Subway Series for the championship, as both the Mets and Yankees are out in front. If Mark is around, my Cards (with their 1.8 runs scored per game) will do their best on Monday to bring the Mets back to Earth.


At 3:51 PM, August 05, 2007, Blogger Dennis Ugolini said...

Some interesting stats (small sample size alert):

Carlos Delgado has an OPS of 2.000, with 4 HR and 9 RBI in only 17 AB. He's also reached on an error twice.

The Cardinals do not have a home run in six games. Albert Pujols has an OPS of .559 (half of his real-life total) with only one extra-base hit.

A-Rod is tearing it up (1.146 OPS, 3HR, 12 RBI), but also leads the league in hit-into-double-plays (3) and errors (4, more than any other team except the Padres).

True to their Moneyball roots, the A's Nick Swisher and Frank Thomas have drawn 10 walks in 47 plate appearances. Unfortunately all those runners are clogging the basepaths, as the A's lead the league in hit-into-double-plays with 10 in six games (if you don't get the joke here, go read right away).

Pitchers haven't made enough appearances for their stats to mean much yet, but Mariano Rivera is already exerting his dominance, with 3 saves and only one hit allowed in 4-1/3 innings pitched.

At 4:45 PM, August 05, 2007, Blogger Mark said...

I won't be around Monday. Actually, I'll probably only be able to attend Saturday AM gaming events. My new job makes weeknight gaming at DL impossible.

I'll leave the Met's in the hands of the Commissioner. If my opponents can meet up on weekends, I could finish season that way.

At 5:40 PM, August 05, 2007, Blogger Dennis Ugolini said...

No worries for now, I can make a Saturday anytime.

At 7:30 PM, August 05, 2007, Blogger Brian said...

I have A-Rod at 1.046, but that's still amazing. The Yankee bats are doing fairly well.

By my count, Giambi is the early batting champion, though. With 28 Plate Appearances, he's been hit once, walked 5 times, and singled, doubled and homered three times each. Only 7 RBIs, but that gives him a gaudy .409/.536/.955 = 1.491 OPS

Other Yankees with nice OPS
Abreu (1.255 with 11 PA)
Cairo (1.089, 8)
Andy Phillips (1.154, 19)
Jorge Posada (1.095, 19)

I do have a few players "En Frio" (as they say on ESPN). Hideki Matsui has an OPS of .384 (11 PA), Damon is sub .800 (with 38 appearances)

It was a sad day when Rivera gave up his first hit ... as for the Yankees, after 8 games opposing hitters are batting .250 against them. Poor Randy Johnson has pitched 14 innings with a 2.57 ERA, and has a loss and a no decision.

Other nights are fine with me, but I'm waiting for other teams to catch up ...

At 7:36 PM, August 05, 2007, Blogger Brian said...

OK, I missed the note on Delgado, although let's see him keep that up. On second thought ...

At 8:29 PM, August 05, 2007, Blogger Jonathan W. said...

I feel lucky to be leading the league in something. Would have perfered for it to be another catagory.


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