BABIP
2014 Reds

BABIP

How many times this year have you witnessed Billy Hamilton’s defensive range save a run or two? Or Zack Cozart’s sparkling play at shortstop? Or Jay Bruce’s rifle of an arm? Or Brandon Phillips’ Gold Glove performance? Plenty. As a result, fewer balls put into play by hitters tend to fall in for hits, doubles … Continue reading

An Arms Race
Sixty Feet from Home

An Arms Race

Yesterday at NBC sports, Joe Posnanski wrote about Rick Porcello’s zero-walk, zero-strikeout shutout. Porcello’s complete game for the Detroit Tigers was the first time since 1989 that a pitcher has managed to shutout a team without recording a strikeout or a walk. Yet, as Posnanski notes, baseball used to see these games every few years. Between … Continue reading