NINE TO KNOW from The Bill Chuck Files 04-16-17

NINE TO KNOW from The Bill Chuck Files 04-16-17

  1. George Springer, Khris Davis, and Yoenis Cespedes have each hit six homers this season; the Red Sox have hit five as a team.
  2. The Yankees have the lowest batting average against lefties so far this season hitting .148, the MLB average is .230.
  3. The Mets are still hitting just .162 leading off an inning, the worst in baseball.
  4. Red Sox, White Sox, and Tigers are the only teams without a home run from their clean-up batter yet this season.
  5. Jose Altuve hit 24 home runs last season, but this season he has none in 55 PA , the most of any MLB batter. He also only has two RBI after 96 last season.
  6. Mookie Betts has 36 PA this season without a strikeout. On the other hand, he has only one RBI.
  7. The Tigers and Rockies are already 4-0 in one-run games. On the other hand, the Giants are 0-4.
  8. The Dodgers (59 scored – 34 allowed) and the Twins (52 scored – 27 allowed) each have a +25 run differential, the largest in the majors.
  9. Keep your eyes on Astros reliever Chris Devenski who in his first 9.0 IP has 17 strikeouts.