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Fangraphs article on the Pitcher's duel

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Interesting piece, which among other things, says that this was a 1-of-a-kind start (other than the 0:28 BB:K ratio). No mention of the series K totals though

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Did the Braves set a new record?

I couldn't find any confirmation elsewhere, but the chart here: http://www.baseball-almanac.com/recbooks/rb_strike2.shtml has the NL/ML record for most strikeouts in a doubleheader by both teams is...

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Braves Starters in June (and a couple in May)

I'm sure everyone is aware that over the last 5 starts (1 trip through the rotation), no starter has given up more than 1 run, leading to the rotation posting a 0.77 ERA. But this run of success...

Andrelton Simmons - one of the best?

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Intresting piece on Fangraphs about Simmons' defense, along with a couple clips of his very highlight-reel worthy plays.

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Random stats of Kris Medlen

This Season While watching the game last night, I saw the top them talk about the best ERAs by a pitcher in his first 10 starts of the season. #1 was Juan Marchial, who gave up only 6 earned runs...

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Fun Stat of the Day: 21.2

That's Craig Kimbrel's K/9 rate since the beginning of August (29 Ks in 12 1/3 innings). Around the beginning of August, most people were touting Aroldis Chapman as a Cy Young contender, most...

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Fun Stat of the Day: 1.11

That's the Team's WHIP for the season so far, and currently leads the majors. One reason the Braves have been doing so well is they are keeping runners off the bases. The Starting staff is doing a...

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Fun Stat of the Day: 36%

That's the percentage of runs the Braves have been scoring off of homers (40/110). I have not looked up the statistics for the average team, but my guess is this is above average, and unsustainable...

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Stat of the Day: .116

That's Josh Johnson's batting average...allowed. In five starts this year, he has pitched 34 innings, allowing just 13 hits. It seems every time he pitches, he carries a no-hitter deep into the...

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Postseason Chances

The Braves have a decent shot of making the post season, what with SD and SF having 3 games against each other. I know that has been said many times, but I thought I'd run through the scenarios...

The Bullpen

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The Bullpen as everyone knows has been good. But they have been not just efficient, they have also been a rather high-K group. Check out the top relievers (stats through 9/25/10): J. Venters: 1.81 ERA, 9.82 K/9, .193 BAA B. Wagner: 1.38 ERA, 13.01 K/9, .161 BAA T. Saito: 2.52 ERA, 11.57 K/9, .196 BAA C. Kimbrel: 0.53 ERA, 16.94 K/9, .119 BAA M. Dunn: 1.13 ERA, 11.25 K/9, .190 BAA That's filthy. In fact, of our 13 relievers this season, 9 have contrinutred ERAs under 3. The bullpen stats are as follows: ERA (160 ER, 464 IP): 3.10. Subtracting Jo-Jo Reyes yields a 2.95 ERA. K/9 (507 K): 9.83. Batting Average Allowed: Around .220. Wow.

Stat of the Day: Starters and Relievers

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Interesting to note the discrepancy between starter's and reliever's records this season. Now, this is probably due in part to our large amount of comeback and walk-off wins, but I find it interesting. The team is now at 82-61 (.573), but the starters do not have a very good record. Our starters so far have not had great records: Tim Hudson: 15-7 (.682) Derek Lowe: 12-12 (.500) Tommy Hanson: 9-11 (.450) Jair Jurrjens: 7-5 (.583) Kris Medlen: 5-1 (.800) Mike Minor: 3-0 (1.000) Kenshin Kawakami: 1-10 (.091). Now I can't remember any team this good with only two 10-game winners on the team and a guy with a 1-10 record, but the Braves are doing it. Overall, their starters are a mere 52-46 (.531). The relief corps, however are a different story. They are 30-15 (.667), and save many games from disaster. In no-decisions started by Hanson, the Braves are 8-2. By Medlen, 8-0. They're 5-2 in Jurrjens' and 4-1 in Kawakami's no-decisions. I hope the Braves continue to do well, but the starters need to pitch a little better.

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Infante, continued

Since this was not relevant to my last FanShot, I figured I would post again. Infante seems to do well leading off months. In the first two games of each month (12 games), he has hit in 11,...

Stats of the Day: Infante's Streak

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Although Infante ended his 14-game hitting streak a little while ago, he ended August hitting safely in 26 of 29 games. He also ended July with hits in 3 straight games (all multihit) and has hit in the first two games safely here in September. In his last 34 games, he has: Hit safely in 31 games Had 18 multihit games, including 3 3-hit games and 1 4-hit performance in which he multihomered. Had a 12-game and 14-game hit streak, separated by an 0-4 at Houston. Batted .370 (54-146), and hit 5 of his 7 season homers. Has hit safely in his last 4 games. Only one game separated him from a 27-game hit streak. Go Infante!

Stat of the day

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Braves run support since Chipper left (8/15-8/31): 6.94 R/G. Record, unfortunately only 10-6 in that span.

Infante's Hitting

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Well, Prado was doing well there for awhile, hitting .340 and leading the majors in hits. Now we've got Infante, who's....hitting .340, too. Actually, he leads all national leaguers with at least 200 AB with a .339 BA (up to 8/16) and is only behind Josh Hamilton (.362), Justin Morneau (.345) and Melky, err....Miguel Cabrera (.340) overall in the majors. Right now the minimum plate appearances to qualify for the batting title is 366. Infante has 304. To get to the minimum 502 by the end of the season, Infante will need to get 4.5 PA/G, assuming he plays every game. It's doable, but difficult, even with him at the top of the order. But we have faith in you, Infante.

Hanson's unwinnability

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Last 4 starts, Hanson is 0-1...with an 0.95 ERA (1.58 RA). Despite not giving up more than 3 runs since Jul 16, Hanson is 0-2 in those 6 starts. Since his last win (Jul 3), he is 0-3 in 8 starts (51.1 IP) with a 1.93 ERA/2.81 RA. He's been unlucky, as he has given up 5 unearned runs in those starts. To keep winning, we need to start scoring for him. In other notes, the Braves have not allowed a homer in 65 innings, and have only given up 85 this year, 1st in the majors. Go Braves.

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ERA

Gotta love the pitching this series. Through the sixth inning today (tied 1-1), not counting the Dodgers' pitching yesterday (14.63 ERA, I believe), the teams have combined for 7 runs in 56 innings...

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Hudson: W/L/ND

On a whim, I decided to compare Hudson's performance across his wins, losses, and no-decisions. All the following must be taken with a grain of salt, as the sample size is relatively small. That...

Elim #

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My last shot caused an uproar, but on the basis of statistical analyses, I will again post what it will take to win the division: Phillies' elim #: 61 Mets' elim #: 60 (note: 2-8 over L10, 4-game losing streak) Braves continue at this .589 WPct: Phillies must go 46-21 (.694) Current W%: .516 Mets must go 46-20 (.704) Current W%: .510 My Point stands. Impossible? No. Likely? Yes.

Already a lock?

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Braves have such a nice lead now that the Mets and Phils are going to have to play over their heads. If the Braves play .500 ball the rest of the way, the Mets have to go 40-28 (.594) and the Phils 41-28 (.600) to catch them, both well over their current W%. If the Braves maintain this .590 WPct, the Mets will have to go 47-21 (.688) and the Phillies 48-21 (.693), a terribly hard percentage for any team to maintain.

Baserunning

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Gotta love that baserunning: McCann, Cabrera, Jones, Conrad, and Escobar: 20sb, 3cs Infante, Blanco, Prado, and Heyward: 13sb, 12cs What the heck!?!?!?!?!

Hudson gets the batting title?

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Don't you love that Hudson's BA is higher than McCann, Glaus, Chipper, Heyward, and the rest?

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Braves' record breakdown

Been running the numbers since the Braves' run began at the end of April. They have put up impressive team numbers as a team hitting (5.00 runs/game) and pitching (3.58 runs allowed/game). However,...

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