Tag Archives: Statistics

Expected no-hitters

When Matt Cain threw a Perfect Game for the San Francisco Giants on Thursday, he became the fifth pitcher in the last four years to do so (no, Galarraga’s game doesn’t count). Perfect Games are also No-Hitters, and there have been a startling 22 no-hitters in the past six seasons (here I am including Halladay’s [...]

NFL records – 2011 first two weeks

The following records have been set in the first two weeks of the 2011 NFL season: Most total yards passing in a game by both teams – Brady and Henne, week 1 (906) Most yards passing by a rookie – Newton tied it week 1 (422) and then broke it week 2 (432) Most yards [...]

Expected ERA

Imagine two hypothetical pitchers. Their ERAs are very close together and both pretty average: 3.40 and 3.41. They’ve both pitched just over 200 innings in 30 starts with just a couple weeks of the season remaining. But one pitcher has had some pretty advantageous matchups: he’s played the Padres four times, the Reds and Rockies [...]

Why We Watch, and NERD

While looking for a little preview on tonight’s Red Sox – Angels game (which I’ll be heading to), I happened upon these blog posts about Why We Watch baseball and a neat statistic to help find the great matchups. I read them in reverse, but here they are in chronological order: Why We Watch Introducing [...]

My Fantasy Baseball Team

I just finished my Fantasy Baseball league draft. Every time it was my turn to pick, I picked the highest remaining guy from my scientific list. (Except I didn’t pick anyone for my bench until I had a full roster.) Here’s my resulting team: Name Position WOA Joe Mauer C 14.69 Pablo Sandoval 1B,3B 3.47 [...]