RED SOX HAVE 34-OF-59 REMAINING GAMES @FENWAY

Most teams in a pennant race would love to have close to 60% of their remaining games at home, but if you look at the AL East standings, the Red Sox are not the only ones in the Al East who have a lot of home games remaining and it’s not like the Sox are absolutely killing it at home.

AL East Detailed Standings
Rk Tm W L W-L% GB Strk Home
1 NYY 54 46 .540 0.5 W 4 29-17
2 BOS 56 47 .544 W 1 29-18
3 BAL 48 53 .475 7.0 L 2 30-21
4 Avg 51 50 .509 28-20
5 TBR 53 50 .515 3.0 L 1 29-23
6 TOR 48 54 .471 7.5 W 4 26-24
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A big part of the problem are the bats at Fenway

Compare 2016 batting numbers to 2017

Look at the OPS
Year G HR PA AB R H 2B 3B RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS
2016 81 102 3140 2819 477 845 209 14 455 36 8 276 520 .300 .365 .492 .858
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The OPS is down 120 points this season
Year G HR PA AB R H 2B 3B RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS
2017 47 37 1802 1598 211 430 82 4 193 29 9 171 330 .269 .343 .395 .738
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Fortunately, the Sox pitching is much better this year

Compare 2016 pitching numbers to 2017

2016 Results with a much higher OPS and lower SO9
SO W L W-L% ERA SV IP H R ER HR BB ROE WHIP SO9 SO/W BA OBP SLG OPS GDP BAbip
676 47 34 .580 4.30 21 734.0 734 380 351 96 242 25 1.330 8.3 2.79 .260 .326 .423 .749 65 .309
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2017 Results show that defense may not be as strong with almost as many errors and a higher BAbip
SO W L W-L% ERA SV IP H R ER HR BB ROE WHIP SO9 SO/W BA OBP SLG OPS GDP BAbip
469 29 18 .617 3.32 14 444.0 419 184 164 45 124 20 1.223 9.5 3.78 .247 .299 .384 .683 36 .313
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Here are the home numbers to track

Home runs

American League Team Splits: Home Table
Rk Team R
1 NYY 273
2 CLE 270
3 TEX 269
4 SEA 268
5 DET 254
6 MIN 251
7 TBR 249
8 BAL 247
9 HOU 244
10 OAK 241
11 KCR 230
12 BOS 211
13 LAA 210
14 TOR 199
15 CHW 198
TOT 3614
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Home runs against

Boston has the fewest in the AL and it better stay that way

American League Team Splits: Home Table
Rk Team R
1 BOS 184
2 CLE 198
3 NYY 202
4 HOU 205
5 LAA 211
6 TBR 216
7 CHW 217
8 KCR 230
9 TEX 233
10 DET 239
11 SEA 244
12 TOR 246
13 OAK 252
14 BAL 255
15 MIN 317
TOT 3449
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Generated 7/28/2017.