Detroit Tigers

Oakland

BASEBALL During our recent trip to the San Francisco Bay Area we also went to Oakland to see the Tigers play. We had 4 tickets, but my oldest daughter could not make it so I used Twitter and 3 connections to give away the last ticket to Chris the A’s fan. Chris was good company […]

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Results of Series for the Tigers

BASEBALL I noticed a few days ago that the Tigers were under performing their expected wins based on the runs they had scored and the runs they had allowed.  The difference is even greater when you consider how many runs a typical team with the Tigers offensive numbers would have scored.  There are many possible […]

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Run Differential By Game

BASEBALL Based on the Tigers’ runs scored and runs allowed they would typically have 4 more wins than they have right now.  Their run differential by game can explain this.  The numbers on the horizontal tell how many more runs the Tigers scored than their opponent.  Negatives indicate losses.  The height of the bar indicates […]

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Fister and HBP

BASEBALL I’m playing around with the subscriber data site on Baseball Reference.  I had trouble with my initial search on in the park home runs.  So instead I decided to look at hit by pitch numbers since Fister has so many in under 1/3 of a season. Currently Fister has the 45th highest number of […]

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Target Field

BASEBALL On field the Twins might simply be the overpaid remnants of good teams from a half decade ago with a AAAA supporting cast.  But, the Twins know how to build and run a ballpark. I visited the Twins-Tigers game for Opening Day.  Since it was a last minute decision I flew in and out […]

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