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Fun with Numbers (Fun Numbers)

Posted: 8/18/2014 11:13 PM

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The Orioles were 26-27 heading into the May 31 schedule. If there is such a thing as flipping a switch, a turning point, game, a whatever the hell you want to call it, whatever happened May 31 turned this team around. They were 4.5 back of the Jays, in third (2 back of NY for 2nd).

So, here's what's happened since then:

Record: 45-25


Batting:
Runs: 310
Runs/Game: 4.4
Home Runs: 104

Pitching:
Runs: 236
Team ERA: 3.15
Home Runs: 62

So... 20 games over .500, +74 run differential, +42 home run differential

Throw the 2 seamer for strikes dammit.
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Posted: 8/18/2014 11:41 PM

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Keep those kind of numbers up and October will be very very fun. biggrin
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Posted: 8/19/2014 7:51 AM

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71-52, 39 to go my fellow MOB squad fans. What record you think they end with?
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Posted: 8/19/2014 8:07 AM

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anyone notice this odd stat? O's have hit only 8 triples so far this season....far and away the fewest in MLB. I think the Twins have the second fewest with 15. O's lead their nearest competitor in HR's by 16 so far. O's with 157 and Jays and Rocks with 141. Thats not a gigantic lead...but most the rest of MLB isn't remotely close.
Also interesting to note that as we get close to September, not one team in MLB is playing .600 ball. I think that is most unusual.
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Posted: 8/19/2014 9:42 AM

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sczepp wrote: 71-52, 39 to go my fellow MOB squad fans. What record you think they end with?

92 wins.
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Posted: 8/19/2014 10:01 AM

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insagt1 wrote: anyone notice this odd stat? O's have hit only 8 triples so far this season....far and away the fewest in MLB. I think the Twins have the second fewest with 15. O's lead their nearest competitor in HR's by 16 so far. O's with 157 and Jays and Rocks with 141. Thats not a gigantic lead...but most the rest of MLB isn't remotely close.
Also interesting to note that as we get close to September, not one team in MLB is playing .600 ball. I think that is most unusual.
The O's are also fourth from the bottom in OBP, tied for second from the bottom in walks, and dead last by a good margin in stolen bases. Its just the way this team is. Swing from the heels.

I think the saying Go big or stay home fits this team perfectly!
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Posted: 8/19/2014 10:03 AM

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pitching and defense
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Posted: 8/21/2014 9:46 AM

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All 5 of the O's starters (not going to count Jiminez) have ERA's between 3.55-3.80...pretty consistent. there is an outside chance they could have all 5 win at least 10 games this season....Gausman needs 3 more and Gonzo needs 4 more. Each has probably 7 more starts.
If Joseph hits 2 more HR's and Hardy 3 more, the O's will have 9 players with 10 or more. While thats pretty amazing, I have a fuzzy memory of a year when they had 6 or 7 maybe, players with 20 or more....anyone want to help me out there?
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Posted: 8/21/2014 11:31 AM

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1996 lineup

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Posted: 8/21/2014 1:56 PM

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7 guys with over 20 that year....that was Brady's 50 HR season and Raffi hit 39. We thought this year was home run happy for the O's...that year was over the top!
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Posted: 8/21/2014 2:17 PM

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Later in the season Murray and Pete Incanvilia(sp) came in trades so  all 9 guys had 20+ on the season on our playoff lineup.
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Posted: 8/22/2014 10:40 AM

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Yesterday the Yankees beat Houston 3-0 in a game that took 2 hrs and 7 minutes; the shortest game the Yanks have played since 1996!! conversely, Boston and the Angels played a 2-0 game that lasted 3 hrs and 10 minutes! In the Yanks game, both pitchers pitched complete games. In the Boston game their were 8 pitchers used. Clearly, all the pitching changes contributes to the molassas-like pace of many games.

It would be so nice to return to the 2 1/2 hour baseball game again. Back when pitchers threw complete games; and hitters weren't allowed to step out and rearrange their entire wardrobe after every pitch--games moved along smartly.

I love the game of baseball, but I don't enjoy 3 hour 2-0 games with absolutely no flow.
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Posted: 8/22/2014 1:02 PM

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Goold ole Bob Gibson changed the game.
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Posted: 8/22/2014 5:18 PM

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how so?
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Posted: 8/25/2014 11:59 AM

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Mark Reynolds holds the single season record for k's with 223 in 2009 with Arizona. Interesting that in that season he hit .260 (very respectable) along with 44 HR's and 102 RBI (very respectable) His OBP was .349. So despite all the k's he had a great season.

the next season he plummeted to .198 with 211 k's. He hit 32 HR's and drove in 85 with an OBP of .320. k's down slightly, HR's and RBI down moderately, OBP down moderately, but BA way down.

Compare this to Davis. Last year he had astounding numbers across the board, to go with 199 k's. this year he has 155 k's; .189 BA, only 14 doubles; 21 HR's; 60 RBI; an almost league low .289 OBP. Every category is significantly worse. Since July 2nd, he has struck out at least once in every game he has started (40 games).

Mike Trout, considered to be perhaps the best player in the game is currently hitting .288 with 34 doubles, 29 HR's and 91 RBI. His OBP is a lofty .373. He is second in the league in k's with 144.

Davis is having a similar falloff year this year, that Reynolds experienced in 2010...except that his falloff has been much greater.

It happens.
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Posted: 8/25/2014 12:15 PM

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insagt1 wrote: Mark Reynolds holds the single season record for k's with 223 in 2009 with Arizona. Interesting that in that season he hit .260 (very respectable) along with 44 HR's and 102 RBI (very respectable) His OBP was .349. So despite all the k's he had a great season.

the next season he plummeted to .198 with 211 k's. He hit 32 HR's and drove in 85 with an OBP of .320. k's down slightly, HR's and RBI down moderately, OBP down moderately, but BA way down.

Compare this to Davis. Last year he had astounding numbers across the board, to go with 199 k's. this year he has 155 k's; .189 BA, only 14 doubles; 21 HR's; 60 RBI; an almost league low .289 OBP. Every category is significantly worse. Since July 2nd, he has struck out at least once in every game he has started (40 games).

Mike Trout, considered to be perhaps the best player in the game is currently hitting .288 with 34 doubles, 29 HR's and 91 RBI. His OBP is a lofty .373. He is second in the league in k's with 144.

Davis is having a similar falloff year this year, that Reynolds experienced in 2010...except that his falloff has been much greater.

It happens.
I don't think Davis' career is over by any stretch of the imagination.

But his 2014 is probably not going to improve dramatically from where it is. This happens to hitters. a bad year stays a bad year.
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Posted: 8/25/2014 12:16 PM

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I was looking at the Tigers stats and noticed Cabrera only has 17 HR's down from 44. His avg is 308 down from 348. His OBP is 375 down from 444. Now those are nice #'s but just curious to know whats with the drop off.
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Posted: 8/27/2014 2:02 AM

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sczepp wrote: I was looking at the Tigers stats and noticed Cabrera only has 17 HR's down from 44. His avg is 308 down from 348. His OBP is 375 down from 444. Now those are nice #'s but just curious to know whats with the drop off.
He's only 31, but he's been in the lineup almost everyday since he was 20. Could be he's wearing down. I think guys who start earlier tend to decline earlier. Cal's best seasons were all at age 30 or younger. Andruw Jones is a good example, too. He was a stud at age 20 but dropped off hard at around age 30.
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