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  1. A quick note about awesome Wade Davis

    David Schoenfield

    I better write something about Wade Davis since the Royals' setup guy is having a terrific season -- 8-2, 0.77 ERA, five runs allowed with 87 strikeouts and just 28 hits in 58.1 innings entering Thursday. He hasn't allowed a run in his past 25 appear...

    Blog | August 28, 2014
  2. The Mariners' historic run prevention

    David Schoenfield

    On Aug. 7, Jeff Sullivan wrote on FanGraphs: (S)ince the last day of May, the Mariners have played 59 games, or 36% of a full season. Over those 59 games, the Mariners as a team have allowed 159 runs, with a 2.50 ERA. Because I feel like you aren't ...

    Blog | August 11, 2014
  3. Wednesday morning random thoughts

    David Schoenfield

    It was a fun night of baseball and I haven't done this in awhile, so some quick thoughts on the night's action ... The Nationals and Brewers played a 16-inning game, tying the Cubs-Pirates game from April 2 for longest of the season. Washington...

    Blog | June 25, 2014
  4. A night in three awesome heat maps

    David Schoenfield

    1. Tony Cingrani Michael Wacha was the more-hyped sophomore in Wednesday's matchup, but Cingrani had a stellar rookie season in his own right, going 7-4 with a 2.92 ERA in 104.2 innings with 120 strikeouts. While Wacha is a more conventional pitch...

    Blog | April 03, 2014
  5. Marlins' Eovaldi could be breakout pitcher

    David Schoenfield

    Some quick thoughts on Tuesday's games and news ... Here's something you probably didn't know: Marlins right-hander Nathan Eovaldi had the highest fastball velocity last season of any pitcher who threw 100 innings. His 96.2 mph average fastball...

    Blog | April 02, 2014
  6. Will we see 2011 Justin Verlander again?

    David Schoenfield

    Two years ago, Justin Verlander was the best pitcher on the planet. It was one of those pantheon seasons -- you know, when you mention the pitcher and the year and you immediately know the season and maybe you even remember the numbers: 24-5, 2.40 ER...

    Blog | December 23, 2013
  7. Helton falls just under Hall of Famer bar

    David Schoenfield

    Todd Helton had a pretty nice major league career for a backup quarterback. The one-time Tennessee QB announced he'll retire at the end of the season, after a 17-year career that has seen him hit .317 with 367 home runs, 2,505 hits and 1,397 RBIs. ...

    Blog | September 15, 2013
  8. Cabrera and great seasons by 3Bs

    David Schoenfield

    Best seasons by third basemen since 1980, at least according to Baseball-Reference's Wins Above Replacement formula: 1. Adrian Beltre, 2004 Dodgers: 9.6 2. Alex Rodriguez, 2007 Yankees: 9.4 3. Rodriguez, 2005 Yankees: 9.4 4. George Brett, 1980 ...

    Blog | August 27, 2013
  9. Red Sox whine, but Price shines

    David Schoenfield

    1. OK, the call was wrong. Daniel Nava was safe, sliding under Jose Molina's tag. Jerry Meals missed the call. Rays 2, Red Sox 1. 2. It probably wasn't one of the 100 worst calls of the season -- certainly not in the league of Angel Hernandez not ...

    Blog | July 29, 2013
  10. Jose Fernandez's historical performance

    David Schoenfield

    1. Jose Fernandez, the 20-year-old Marlins rookie, was brilliant in pitching eight scoreless innings on Miami's 4-0 win over the Padres, matching his season-best with 10 strikeouts and allowing just two hits. 2. Seventy-five of his 100 pitches wer...

    Blog | July 02, 2013
  11. Strasburg's fastball doesn't rack up K's

    David Schoenfield

    Stephen Strasburg starts tonight for the Washington Nationals, and he's having a good season despite the 3-6 record: He has a 2.50 ERA, .208 batting average allowed and .591 OPS allowed. He's 15th in the majors in lowest batting average allowed and 1...

    Blog | June 21, 2013
  12. Chat follow: Glory days for young starters

    David Schoenfield

    From Tuesday's chat: Jacob (Poland): Was there ever a season in which four pitchers under 28 had 15 wins and sub-2.50 ERA? Excellent question, Jacob. My response in the chat was, "I would guess yes, certainly back in the '60s and early '70s" an...

    Blog | May 21, 2013
  13. Over/under: Justin Verlander's ERA

    David Schoenfield

    Justin Verlander in 2011: 24-5, 2.40 ERA, 250 K's, 8.3 WAR Verlander in 2012: 17-8, 2.64 ERA, 239 K's, 7.6 WAR Since 1980, only six starters have had at least three seasons with 7+ WAR (Baseball-Reference): Roger Clemens (9), Randy Johnson (7), G...

    Blog | January 30, 2013
  14. A night in baseball: What we learned

    David Schoenfield

    One year ago -- 368 days to be exact -- Freddie Freeman batted in the bottom of the 13th inning with one out and grounded a 3-2 pitch from the Phillies' David Herndon to first base. John Mayberry Jr. started a 3-6-3 double play and the Braves' season...

    Blog | September 25, 2012
  15. Don't look now, but here come the Rays

    David Schoenfield

    Here are just a few things that have gone wrong for the Tampa Bay Rays this season: 1. Preseason MVP candidate Evan Longoria missed 86 games with a slow-healing hamstring pull. 2. Carlos Pena and Luke Scott, signed in the offseason to provide p...

    Blog | August 10, 2012
  16. Another Mike Trout is awesome note

    David Schoenfield

    After going 2-for-5 with his 17th home run in the Angels' 15-8 win against the Rangers, Mike Trout is now slugging .600. Here's the list of center fielders who have slugged .600 in a season (working backwards from most recent): Jim Edmonds Ric...

    Blog | July 31, 2012