FROM THE BILL CHUCK FILES of AUGUST 12

NINE TO KNOW: FROM THE BILL CHUCK FILES

  1. 714  – As we track the Dodgers to 100+ wins, I think of the 1927 Yankees who finished 110-44. That was the year that the Babe hit 60 home runs on his way to 714 homers. The 1927 Yankees winning pct. was .714.
  2. The Cubs placed reliever Koji Uehara on the 10-day disabled list because of a right neck strain. Since July 1, Koji has appeared in 15 games and in 12.0 IP has a 5.25 ERA allowing 4 HR.
  3. In three starts since his return from the DL, Dallas Keuchel is 0-2 and has a 10.50 ERA and a .390 BAA in 12.0 IP.
  4. AL Cy Young Race Update: Since June 1, Chris Sale is 8-2 with a 2.38 ERA, 0.85 WHIP, and 119 K in 83.1 IP. Since June 1, Corey Kluber is 7-1 with a 1.70 ERA, 0.73 WHIP, and 142 K in 95.1 IP.
  5. Wednesday: Bartolo Colon pitched seven innings of shutout ball against the Brewers. Bartolo first faced the Brewers in April 1997, when they were in the AL Central.
  6. It’s been 32 years since Steve Balboni set the Royals HR record with 36; it’s been 22 years since Gary Gaetti fell one short; now we wait to see if Mike Moustakas (32 HR) can become the first to hit 40 homers.
  7. When allowing three or more HR in a game this season, the Giants are 0-13 and the Rays are 0-11.
  8. Adrian Beltre is the biggest complainer according to ump Joe West, who was suspended 3 games for his comments. Beltre was ejected this season (his 20th) for moving the on-deck circle and then just once in 2002, 2010, and 2015 for complaining about balls and strikes
  9. The Mariners are the only team this season that has not hit a HR to lead off their game.