Monthly Archives: July 2015

Two and three run games

Here’s something I discovered today: when this year’s Yankees have scored two or three runs, their won-lost record is 9-15, which is actually quite good. When the Blue Jays have scored two or three runs, their won-lost record is 3-24. … Continue reading

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The halfway point (Blue Jays pitchers)

R.A. Dickey: Is currently leading the American League in losses with 10, but some of that is bad luck: in all but one of his starts in which he finished with a game score lower than 50, he was handed … Continue reading

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The halfway point: Blue Jays hitters

Jose Bautista: Late-model Joey Bats doesn’t hit for the average that he used to, but he’s improved his plate discipline still further, and is still hitting for power. As I write this, he is leading the American League in walks … Continue reading

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Not reaching first

I recently downloaded the latest version of the Lahman database, which is a giant collection of tables full of major league statistics from 1871 to 2014. If you’re like me and (a) like baseball and (b) are a nerd (or … Continue reading

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June 2015 weather

I haven’t done any weather nerding in a while, so I updated my handy mySQL weather database and crunched a few numbers: The mean temperature for June just past in Toronto was exactly 17.95 degrees. This ranks it 47th out … Continue reading

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