B-R Play Index

Before you all lambast me for running down the esteemed new hitting coach before he can work his magic with all of the Redbird hitters, please note that this post is intended mostly tongue-in-cheek, as I know Mark McGwire has had success working with the likes of Skip Schumaker, most certainly not a power hitter. [...]

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Fun with Cardinal streaks

by on August 28, 2009 · 2 comments

Spurred on again by Baseball-Reference’s Stat of the Day blog who ran the first streak number below (6+ IP) this morning, I’ve been fiddling around with the B-R Play Index and came up with a bunch of my own that feature some Cardinals. Longest streak in 2009 for a starting pitcher going six or more [...]

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I learned a new baseball term (or maybe just a local one) on Thursday night, when Derrick Goold Twittered back at yours truly explaining that Adam Wainwright’s getting out of another bases loaded situation on Tuesday night in Milwaukee was known as a ‘Houdini’.  (Get it?  Escape?  Good.) Well, of course, the Play Index at [...]

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[Ed. note - I've revised the post to re-order all of the charts, ranked by the column that is the "pertinent information".  I'm not sure why I didn't do that in the first place, but it was late when I originally posted, so forgive me.  Hopefully this makes the information even clearer.  Thanks for reading.] [...]

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One of my favorite things to do lately is check in on the Stat of the Day over at Baseball Reference.  I’m trying to learn how to properly use their Play Index tool, and the stat of the day page helps to show the power of the PI. This past Friday, the topic was Chris [...]

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