5TH INNING SCORING or TAKING THE FIFTH – THE MIKE FLYNN EDITION

Former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn will invoke his Fifth Amendment protection against self-incrimination on Monday as he notifies the Senate Intelligence committee that he will not comply with a subpoena seeking documents. – AP 9:30 am May 22, 2017

The 5th inning is a critical turning point in games as it often serves as an indicator as to how long the starting pitcher will remain on the mound. With that in mind, I thought we would look at the Runs Scored and Runs allowed in that critical 5th inning and those teams that have taken the 5th with a positive run differential.

5th inning Runs Scored

Pirates only 7 runs scored in 44 5th innings
Rk Team G R
1 DET 42 40
2 WSN 43 39
3 TEX 45 35
4 MIL 44 33
5 NYM 42 32
6 BAL 42 30
7 ARI 45 29
8 OAK 44 28
9 BOS 43 28
10 NYY 41 28
11 COL 45 27
12 MIN 40 25
13 TBR 46 24
14 SEA 45 24
15 LAA 46 23
16 LAD 45 23
17 ATL 41 23
18 HOU 44 22
19 TOR 45 22
20 KCR 43 22
21 MIA 43 20
22 SFG 45 20
23 CHC 42 20
24 STL 41 19
25 SDP 46 19
26 CLE 42 16
27 CIN 43 16
28 CHW 42 16
29 PHI 41 9
30 PIT 44 7
TOT 1300 719
Provided by Baseball-Reference.com: View Original Table
Generated 5/22/2017.

5th inning Runs Allowed

Cubs allowed 10 runs in 42 5th innings
Rk Team G R
1 CHC 42 10
2 MIN 40 17
3 KCR 43 18
4 LAD 45 18
5 WSN 43 19
6 TBR 46 20
7 DET 42 20
8 STL 41 20
9 TOR 45 21
10 MIA 43 21
11 MIL 44 23
12 TEX 45 23
13 SFG 45 23
14 LAA 46 24
15 PIT 44 24
16 COL 45 24
17 CLE 42 24
18 CIN 43 25
19 BAL 42 25
20 NYY 41 25
21 SEA 45 25
22 OAK 44 25
23 ATL 41 29
24 HOU 44 29
25 SDP 46 29
26 CHW 42 30
27 ARI 45 31
28 PHI 41 32
29 BOS 43 32
30 NYM 42 33
TOT 1300 719
Provided by Baseball-Reference.com: View Original Table
Generated 5/22/2017.

Taking the 5th – Plus Runs Differentials

  • Detroit +20
  • Washington +20
  • Texas +12
  • Cubs +10
  • Milwaukee +10
  • Minnesota +8
  • Baltimore +5
  • Dodgers +5
  • Kansas City +4
  • Tampa Bay +4
  • Oakland +3
  • Yankees +3
  • Colorado +3
  • Toronto +1