Fuzzy Math

No I’m not referring to the kind of number crunching that should lead to an auditing of the Federal Reserve. Nor am I talking about over-cooked NYPD crime data or circulation numbers for the NY Times… It’s time for some fast, fun baseball numbers!

  • Barry Zito’s victory last night over The Pirates pushed him to a lifetime record of 105 wins and 6 losses, when his team scores 4+ runs.
  • Blue Jay’s SS, Alex Gonzalez has 10 hits in 31 PA. 4 of those 10 hits are HR. With a career high of 23 HR in 2004, his last full season, he has a little pop for a replacement level MI. He’s also walked once so far this season. His OBP in 2004? .270. He’s currently the 16th ranked player overall in my league. Have fun with that.
  • Toronto reliever, Casey Janssen picked up Wins in each of the 3 games he appeared in on opening week.
  • Giants set-up man, Jeremy Affeldt picked 2 Wins and a Save in his first three games pitched.
  • The Padres put up 17 runs in last nights victory over Los Bravos, the most they’ve ever scored in cavernous Petco Park.
  • Cubs pitcher and recent Uptown Ham Fighters acquisition, Sean Marshall has struck out 9 batters in his first 5 innings of work. His FIP currently stands at -.66.
  • I almost feel embarrassed for pitchers ahead of time when they face Albert Pujols. He has 5 HR in his first 7 games. Can this be the year he cracks the 50 HR mark?
  • The Yankees kick off their opener today at The House That Taxpayer Subsidies Built. The 161st Street Bombers are 11 – 1 over their last 12 home openers.

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