Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Will the Real Matt Cain Please Stand Up

Matt Cain's career 93-91 record does not impress anyone. Since he earned a full time job in the San Francisco Giants rotation, only 19 pitchers in all of baseball have won more games, however, just Bronson Arroyo and Paul Maholm have lost more games.  We all know wins and losses are a team effort, but it can skew the view of a players career pretty drastically.


Since 2006, Cain has made as many starts (262) as CC Sabathia and Felix Hernandez.  Sabathia has 138 wins, Hernandez has 109 and Cain has 91.  Is CC 47 wins better than Cain?  No.

Albert Pujols Joins 500 Home Run Club

Since 2001, Albert Pujols rookie season, no one in baseball has hit more home runs.  Alex Rodriguez (465), Adam Dunn (444), David Ortiz (415) and Alfonso Soriano (407) are the only others to have hit 400.  Pujols has homered against every team in the MLB, except his former club, the St. Louis Cardinals.  We know Albert has been the best in baseball for a long time now, but to have hit the most home runs, and have the 3rd highest batting average since the 2001 season really tells you how dominant he has been.  His .321 career average  (7394 ABs) sits behind just Bonds (.325 in 2391 ABs) and Joe Mauer (.322 in 4456 ABs.). 


No pitcher has allowed more Pujols home runs than Ryan Dempster (8).  Wade Miller is 2nd with 6.  7 other pitchers, including Randy Johnson, have allowed 5 home runs to Pujols.  In total, he has homered off of 318 different Major League pitchers.  His first home run came on April 6, 2001, off Armando Reynoso, in the top of the 4th.  Albert has 10 career walk off home runs.

For a complete breakdown of all 500 home runs, make sure you check out this Baseball Reference page

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

ScoreBig: Save on Tickets

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See you at Citi Field this summer!


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