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Every day during baseball season, armadillosports.com analyzes daily baseball action, featuring pitchers’ trends, team trends, over/unders and home plate umpire trends. We also have info on who scores/who gives up runs in the first inning, as well as first five inning trends for each team.

Check back every day during baseball season. We’ll have information on all the games thru the World Series.

Friday’s games
National League
Brewers @ Cubs
Anderson 1-1, 1.15 in his last three starts; under is 7-2 in his last nine. Brewers are 5-8 in his last 13 road starts. Lackey 2-1, 2.33 in his last six starts; under is 6-2 in his last eight starts. Cubs are 8-6 in his home starts.

 

Milwaukee is 10-5 in its last 15 games; five of their last seven games stayed under. Cubs are 10-2 in last 12 home games; six of Cubs’ last eight games stayed under the total.


Marlins @ Phillies
Koehler is 0-3, 5.32 in his last four starts; over is 10-6 in his last 16. Miami is 2-6 in his last eight road starts. Morgan is 1-2, 2.41 in his last three starts; four of his last five went under the total. Phillies are 2-7 in his home starts.

 

Miami won five of last seven games, is 13-10 in road series openers. Marlins’ last five road games went over the total. Phillies lost nine of last 11 home games; they’re 7-16 in home series openers. Under is 7-2-3 in their last 12 home games.


Pirates @ Reds
Vogelsong is 0-2, 9.69 in his last three starts (over 3-0). Pirates split his four road starts. Stephenson is 2-1, 4.87 in four starts this year (over 2-2).

Pirates lost five of last seven road games, are 14-10 in road series openers. Under is 5-1-2 in their last eight games. Cincy won five of last six games, is 8-2 in last ten home series openers; under is 11-4 in their last 15 games.

Nationals @ Braves
Scherzer is 4-0, 2.00 in his last five starts; under is 11-3 in his last 14. Washington won his last six road starts. Gant 0-2, 5.82 in his last four starts (over 3-3).

Nationals won eight of last ten games, is 6-1 in last seven road series openers. Five of last six Washington games stayed under. Atlanta lost seven of last nine games, is 8-15 in home series openers. Over is 13-1 in Atlanta’s last 14 home games.


Padres @ Rockies
Friedrich is 1-4, 4.71 in his last six starts; his last three went over. San Diego is 3-8 in his road starts. Chatwood is 1-3, 6.04 in his last five starts; under is 4-2-2 in his last eight. Colorado is 4-8 in his home starts.

Padres won five of last seven games, are 14-9 in road series openers. Three of their last four games stayed under. Colorado lost four of last five games, is 9-3 in last 12 home series openers. Five of last seven Colorado games went over.


Dodgers @ Diamondbacks
Maeda is 5-2, 3.69 in his last seven starts; over is 7-3 in his last 10. LA is 8-5 in his road starts. Greinke is 0-2, 9.28 in his last two starts; six of his last seven went over. Arizona is 6-6 in his home starts. Dodgers Arizona
Dodgers are 6-10 in last 16 road games; seven of their last nine games stayed under the total. Arizona won its last four games; over is 20-4 in their last 24 home games.

Cardinals @ Giants
Weaver is 1-1, 2.86 in his last four starts; four of his last five starts stayed under. Moore is 3-1, 3.42 in his last four starts (under 6-2). He is 1-2, 4.96 in three home starts for Giants.

St Louis lost six of its last nine games; five of its last six games stayed under. San Francisco lost three of last four games; under is 7-3 in their last ten home games.


American League
Rays @ Orioles
Archer is 1-2, 3.55 in his last four starts; over is 9-3 in his last 12 road starts. Rays are 5-10 in his road starts. Jimenez is 2-0, 2.81 in his last two starts; over is 12-4 in his last sixteen. orioles are 8-3 in his home outings.

 

Tampa Bay won four of its last five games; under is 4-1-1 in their last six. Orioles won four of their last six games; under is 9-1 in their last ten home games.


New York @ Boston
Cessa is 0-1, 5.29 in his last three starts; three of his last four went over. Buchholz is 2-0, 3.68 in his last four starts; six of his last eight stayed under. Boston is 3-7 in his Fenway starts.

 

New York lost four of last five games; under is 9-5 in their last 14 games. Boston won six of last nine games; over is 7-3-1 in their last 11 home games.


Tigers @ Indians
Fulmer is 0-3, 5.32 in his last four starts; seven of his last eight stayed under. Detroit is 11-4 in his road starts. Kluber is 7-1, 2.48 in his last nine starts; under is 6-3-1 in his last ten. Indians won eight of his last nine home starts.

 

Tigers lost six of last nine games; they’re 10-13 in road series openers. Over is 7-3 in their last ten road games. Cleveland won nine of last 11 home games, is 16-8 in home series openers. Over is 5-3 in their last eight home games.


A’s @ Rangers
Graveman is 0-2, 5.40 in his last three starts; six of his last seven stayed under. Oakland is 6-8 in his road starts. Hamels is 0-1, 11.25 in his last three starts; over is 4-0-1 in his last five. Texas is 10-3 in his home starts.

 

A’s won their last four games (over 3-0-1), are 12-11 in road series openers. Texas is 11-2 in last 13 home games; they won last eight home series openers. Last six Texas home games went over the total.


White Sox @ Royals
Sale is 0-2, 2.45 in his last four starts; White Sox scored six runs in the four games. Four of his last five stayed under. Kennedy is 5-0, 2.45 in his last eight starts; over is 3-1-1 in his last five. Royals are 7-4 in his home starts.

 

White Sox won six of last nine games; they’re 3-13 in last 16 road series openers. Over is 9-3 in their last 12 road games. Kansas City lost its last five home games, is 16-7 in home series openers. Over is 8-1-1 in their last ten home games.


Blue Jays @ Angels
Dickey is 1-2, 5.88 in his last five starts; three of his last four stayed under. Toronto is 6-7 in his road starts. Weaver is 3-0, 4.37 in his last four starts; four of his last five stayed under. Angels won five of his last six home starts.

 

Toronto lost nine of last 13 games; under is 4-2-2 in their last eight games. Angels lost eight of last nine games; under is 6-1-2 in their last nine home games.


Astros @ Mariners
McHugh is 3-0, 3.98 in his last four starts; under is 5-3 in his last eight. Houston is 6-3 in his last nine road starts. Hernandez is 5-1, 4.06 in his last six starts; Seattle is 13-1 this year if they give Felix 3+ runs- they’re 6-3 in his home starts. Over is 8-2 in his last ten starts.

 

Astros lost six of last eight road games, are 10-13 in road series openers. Over is 6-2 in their last eight road games. Seattle won its last eight games, is 15-8 in home series openers. Over is 10-3 in last 13 Seattle’s home games.


Interleague
Twins @ Mets
Berrios is 0-5, 11.41 in his last six starts; over is 6-1-1 in his last eight. Twins are 3-2 in his road starts. Colon is 3-0, 3.06 in his last five starts; four of his last six starts went over total. New York is 7-6 in his home starts.

 

Twins are 2-12 in last 14 road games, 8-15 in road series openers. Under is 4-1-1 in their last six games. Mets won eight of last 11 games, are 2-6 in last eigh thome series openers. Under is 6-2 in New York’s last eight home games.


Teams’ record when this pitcher starts:
Mil-Chi– Anderson 11-16; Lackey 14-12
Mia-Phil– Koehler 12-17; Morgan 4-14
Pitt-Cin– Vogelsong 3-7; Stephenson 3-1
Wsh-Atl– Scherzer 20-10; Gant 3-3
SD-Col– Friedrich 8-12; Chatwood 13-11
LA-Az– Maeda 18-11; Greinke 15-9
StL-SF– Weaver 3-3; Moore 4-4/9-12


TB-Balt– Archer 9-21; Jimenez 11-11
NY-Bos– Cessa 4-1; Buchholz 7-11
Det-Clev– Fulmer 17-6; Kluber 17-12
A’s-Tex– Graveman 14-14; Hamels 21-8
Chi-KC– Sale 16-12 (0-4 last 4); Kennedy 15-14 (6-1)
Tor-LAA– Dickey 11-17; Weaver 13-15 (4-0 Last 4)
Hst-Sea– McHugh 18-11 (5-0 last 5); Hernandez 14-7


Min-NYM– Berrios 2-9; Colon 18-11


%age of time pitcher allows 1+ runs in first inning:
Mil-Chi– Anderson 7-26; Lackey 9-26
Mia-Phil– Koehler 9-29; Morgan 9-18
Pitt-Cin– Vogelsong 4-10; Stephenson 1-4
Wsh-Atl– Scherzer 9-30; Gant 2-4
SD-Col– Friedrich 7-20; Chatwood 7-24
LA-Az– Maeda 5-29; Greinke 8-24
StL-SF– Weaver 2-6; Moore 6-29


TB-Balt– Archer 12-30; Jimenez 11-22
NY-Bos– Cessa 3-5; Buchholz 8-18
Det-Clev– Fulmer 5-23; Kluber 6-29
A’s-Tex– Graveman 5-28; Hamels 6-29
Chi-KC– Sale 9-28; Kennedy 10-29
Tor-LAA– Dickey 7-28; Weaver 10-28
Hst-Sea– McHugh 11-29; Hernandez 3-21


Min-NYM– Berrios 4-11; Colon 9-29


Teams’ records in first five innings:
Team (road-home-total)- thru 9/15

Arizona 24-36-11…..32-37-6…….56-72
Atlanta  27-36-11…..24-34-13……51-70
Cubs      39-25-10……43-21-9…….82-46
Reds       20-42-9……33-36-5…….53-78
Colo       27-34-13…..33-34-4……..60-68
LA          29-32-11……46-21-8…….74-53
Miami    31-32-10…..32-24-16…….63-56
Milw       24-41-9……40-24-10…..64-65
Mets       32-44-10……33-26-11……65-60
Philly      24-32-18…..26-33-14……50-63
Pitt          21-38-13…..42-26-6……63-63
St. Louis  33-32-7……28-33-13…….61-65
SD            23-47-5…..32-34-6……..55-81
SF            33-35-7…….36-21-14……69-56
Wash       36-22-14….30-22-22……66-44

Orioles      30-37-9…….36-28-8…….66-65
Boston      30-30-11……44-21-9…….74-51
White Sox  31-31-9…….39-31-6……..70-62
Cleveland  38-27-10……35-29-6……..73-56
Detroit      30-32-9…….31-36-5……..61-68
Astros        29-33-11…..34-29-8……..63-62
KC              28-37-11……29-28-13……57-65
Angels       30-37-7…….25-34-13…….55-71
Twins        28-35-13…….25-38-13…..53-73
NYY            24-38-8……34-31-13……..58-69
A’s              25-39-8……26-35-14……51-73
Seattle        35-29-11……33-25-12……68-54
Tampa Bay 26-31-13……32-33-12……58-64
Texas          28-39-11…….35-24-9……63-63
Toronto      43-24-5……..40-30-5……83-54

%age of times teams score in first inning (road/home/total)

Arizona 26-69……28-76…….54
Atlanta  24-75……17-71……..41
Cubs      27-76……24-73…….51
Reds      25-72……26-74……..51
Colo       15-73…….27-70……..42
LA          20-71…….28-76……48
Miami    25-72……20-69……45
Milw       15-70……29-75……44
Mets       21-73……26-70…….47
Philly      11-75……19-69…….30
Pitt         17-66…….26-75……43
StL          17-70…….18-73……35
SD           17-75…….26-71……43
SF           14-72……..19-72……33
Wash      31-71………28-73……59

Orioles     17-78…….19-69…….36
Boston     20-69……33-75……..53
White Sox 23-70…..26-78…….49
Cleveland 15-75……26-70……..41
Detroit      15-71……25-74………40
Astros      26-71…….24-70……..50
KC            24-76…… 19-72………43
Angels      28-74…….25-72……..53
Twins        20-73……29-76…….49
NYY            9-71…….28-76……..37
A’s             19-71…….16-74……..35
Seattle       20-77…….25-70…….45
Tampa Bay 23-69…..27-74…….50
Texas          23-78……20-69……43
Toronto      25-71……30-78…….55

Interleague scoreboard– Interleague play is a daily thing now; games in AL parks have a DH, games in NL parks do not. Here is a quick rundown at how the interleague games went last year and are doing this year:

 

2016

NL @ AL
AL @ NL
Total
o/u @ AL
o/u @ NL
o/u Total

66-76F -$1784

81-70
F-$1068

157-136F-$2852
77-57-3
73-68-5
150-125-8

2015

NL @ AL
AL @ NL
Total
o/u @ AL
o/u @ NL
o/u Total
62-86
F +$2329
76-70
F -$509
161-130A
F +$1820
68-69-11
72-69-5
140-138-16

2014

NL @ AL
AL @ NL
Total
o/u @ AL
o/u @ NL
o/u Total
59-89
F +$1974
72-73
F -$1660
161-132A
F +$314
64-81
73-66
137-147

2013

NL @ AL
AL @ NL
Total
o/u @ AL
o/u @ NL
o/u Total
62-89
F +$997
64-85
F -$439
146-139A
F +$558
72-75
64-82
136-157

AL Wild Card gameHouston @ Bronx
Hst 3-0, even U7
NL Wild Card game
Chicago @ Pittsburgh
Chi 4-0, -$125, U5.5
NLDS
New York @ Los Angeles
NY 3-1, -$196, U5.5
LA 5-2, -$170, O6
NY 13-4, -$164, O7
LA 3-1, -$146, U6.5
NY 3-2, +$129, U6
Mets win series, 3-2
NLDS
Chicago @ St Louis
StL 4-0, -$107, U6
Chi 6-3, +$126, O6.5
Chi 8-6, -$202, O7
Chi 6-4, -$115, O8.5
Cubs win series, 3-1
ALDS
Texas @ Toronto
Tex 5-3, +$250, N8
Tex 6-4 (14), +$154, O7.5
Tor 5-1, +$126, U10
Tor 8-4, -$149, O10
Tor 6-3, -$170, O8
Blue Jays win series 3-2
ALDS
Houston @ Kansas City
Hst 5-2, +$122, U7.5
KC 5-4, -$178, O7.5
Hst 4-2, -$175, U7.5
KC 9-6, +$116, O7.5
KC 7-2, -$126, O7.5
Royals win series, 3-2
Blue Jays vs Royals
KC 5-0, +$107, U8
KC 6-3, +$136, O7
Tor 11-8, -$151, O8
KC 14-2, +$142, O9
Tor 7-1, -$136, U9
KC 4-3, +$135, U9
Royals win series, 4-2
Cubs vs Mets
NY 4-2, -$125, N6
NY 4-1, +$131, U5.5
NY 5-2, -$107, U7.5
NY 8-3, even, O9
Mets win series 4-0
World Series
NY Mets vs Kansas City
KC 5-4 (14), -$109, O7
KC 7-1, +108, O7
NY 9-3, -$137, O6.5
KC 5-3, +$120, O7
KC 7-2 (12), +$146, O7
Royals win series 4-1

5-inning records, 2015

Team
A
H
Total
Tm
A
H
Total
Ariz
37-32-13
31-37-11
68-69
Balt
26-48-13
37-29-13
63-77
Atl
28-37-16
30-31-18
58-68
Bos
28-35-17
38-31-13
66-66
Cubs
42-23-16
38-25-8
80-48
Chi
28-40-13
27-37-19
55-77
Cin
25-41-14
29-39-13
54-80
Clev
37-32-12
27-38-14
64-70
Colo
28-43-9
34-37-9
62-80
Det
32-40-6
34-32-15
66-71
LA
35-37-9
41-29-10
76-65
Hou
26-42-14
45-25-12
70-66
Mia
30-38-12
36-30-15
66-68
KC
32-34-14
36-29-13
68-63
Mil
23-43-15
32-40-8
55-83
LAA
24-43-15
38-31-16
62-74
Mets
30-33-18
41-27-13
71-60
Min
31-36-13
42-27-14
73-63
Phil
16-48-17
25-44-11
41-92
NYY
32-30-19

34-33-14

66-63
Pitt
36-31-14
39-31-10
75-62
A’s

28-41-10

39-34-10
67-75
StL
33-30-15
46-18-17
79-48
Sea
33-32-16
35-35-11
68-67
SD
27-47-6
33-31-17
60-78
TB
36-28-18
38-32-15
74-60
SF
34-35-13
41-28-11
75-63
Tex
39-32-10
38-30-12
77-62
Wsh
36-35-9
44-23-14
80-58
Tor
33-35-14
54-15-12
87-50
10/3
x
x
x
x
x
x
x

2015 Scoring (times/games) in first inning, home/away

Team
A
H
Total
Team
A
H
Total
Ariz
24-81
26-80
50
Balt
23-84
28-77
51
Atl
18-81
24-79
42
Bos
13-80
25-80
38
Cubs
24-80
27-81
51
Chi
19-81
18-80
36
Cin
24-80
32-80
56
Clev
24-81
20-80
44
Colo
29-80
28-81
57
Det
29-80
26-80
55
LA
24-81
26-80
50
Hou
23-80

24-81

47
Mia
24-80
23-81
47
KC
28-80
25-80
53
Mil
28-81
30-80
58
LAA
21-80
26-81
47
Mets
22-81
20-80
42
Minn
29-81
25-80
53
Phil
17-81
19-80
35
NYY
28-80
30-81
58
Pitt
19-81
27-80
46
A’s
21-80
19-81
40
StL
17-79
27-81
44
Sea
25-80
21-80
46
SD
21-80
25-81
46
TB
21-78
21-83
42
SF
21-81
22-80
42
Texas
22-81
37-80
59
Wsh
23-80
26-81
49
Tor
24-80
31-81
55
10/3
x
x
x
x
x
x
x

5-inning records, 2014

Team
A
H
Total
Team
A
H
Total
Ariz
24-43-16
28-34-15
52-77
Balt
33-32-15
40-32-12
73-64
Atl
34-29-16
35-31-15
69-60
Bos
26-41-14
29-42-9
55-83
Cubs
29-42-9
36-32-13
65-74
Chi
29-39-13
29-34-17
58-73
Cin
30-43-9
36-29-15
66-72
Clev
25-39-16
37-27-16
62-66
Colo
17-47-16
43-30-7
60-77
Det
37-35-9
42-25-13
79-60
LA
48-31-2
30-32-17
78-63
Hou
32-36-12
38-31-13
70-67
Mia
23-37-20
35-30-16
58-67
KC
43-29-8
30-33-17
73-62
Mil
32-35-15
41-27-12
73-62
LAA
44-27-9
38-27-17
82-54
Mets
34-37-9
39-32-9
73-68
Min
24-39-18
33-41-8
57-80
Phil
31-40-10
33-33-15
64-73
Bx
40-31-9

44-22-15

84-53
Pitt
34-31-16
42-23-14
76-54
A’s
27-37-16
45-27-9
72-64
StL
32-34-14
42-25-14
74-59
Sea
35-29-17
38-35-9
73-64
SD
23-43-14
37-34-9
60-77
TB
35-34-11
28-42-11
63-76
SF
31-37-12
38-34-8
69-71
Texas
28-35-18
24-39-16
52-74
Wsh
36-37-8
42-27-11
78-64
Tor
30-41-10
42-29-10
72-70
9/27
x
x
x
x
x
x
x

2014 Scoring (times/games) in first inning, home/away

Team
A
H
Total
Team
A
H
Total
Ariz
21-81
25-80
46
Balt
19-80
26-81
45
Atl
15-80
18-81
33
Bos
19-81
18-80
37
Cubs
17-80
17-81
34
Chi
19-81
24-80
43
Cin
20-81
31-80
51
Clev
17-81
29-80
46
Colo
14-80
30-81
44
Det
28-81
20-80
48
LA
26-81
21-80
47
Hou
15-80
33-81
48
Mia
21-80
27-81
48
KC
20-80
16-81
36
Mil
20-81
32-80
52
LAA
27-80
27-81
54
Mets
28-81
20-80
48
Minn
21-80
24-81
45
Phil
22-81
24-80
46
Bronx
21-80

21-81

42
Pitt
19-80
25-81
44
A’s
18-80
20-81
38
StL
17-80
28-81
44
Sea
12-81
23-80
35
SD
14-80
22-81
36
TB
19-80
24-81
43
SF
26-81
23-80
49
Texas
22-81
22-80
44
Wsh
22-81
28-80
50
Tor
30-81
27-80
57
9/27
x
x
x
x
x
x
x

Scoring (times/games) in first inning, home/away
How to read: Arizona scored in first inning in 23 of 81 road games, 23 of 79 home games, 46 first innings overall.

Team
A
H
Total
Team
A
H
Total
Ariz
23-81
23-80
46
Balt
23-81
24-80
47
Atl
19-80
29-80
49
Bos
26-80
24-81
50
Cubs
18-80
26-80
44
ChiSox
24-81
22-80
46
Cin
32-80
20-80
52
Clev
21-80
27-81
48
Colo
23-80
34-81
57
Det
21-80
28-81
49
LA
19-80
24-80
43
Hou
19-81
13-80
32
Miami
16-81
24-80
40
KC
14-80
30-81
44
Mil
22-80
25-81
47
LAA
25-80
24-81
49
Mets
22-81
13-80
35
Minn
20-81
17-80
37
Phil
16-80
25-81
41
Bronx
23-80

20-81

43
Pitt
16-80
27-80
43
A’s
24-80
23-81
47
StL
27-80
25-80
52
Sea
28-81
21-80
49
SD
26-80
26-81
52
TB
25-80
24-81
49
SF
23-81
21-80
44
Texas
18-81
23-80
41
Wash
25-80
21-81
46
Tor
24-81
28-80
52
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My plan to re-align the major leagues
Very little of the following is likely to ever happen, but I think this is a good plan to make the major leagues better.

1) Realignment…..here are the way I would align the divisions:

East
Red Sox
Mets
Bronx
Phillies
Blue Jays
Great Lakes
Reds
Indians
Tigers
Twins
Pirates
Southeast
Braves
Orioles
Marlins
Rays
Nationals
Midwest
Cubs
White Sox
Royals
Brewers
Cardinals
Mountain
Diamondbacks
Rockies
Astros
Mariners
Rangers
West
Angels
Dodgers
A’s
Padres
Giants

2) The schedule………
72 games– Play four division rivals 18 times each……
60 games– Six games against other 10 teams in conference
30 games– Six games against five teams in division in the other conference, which alternates every year.

3) Get rid of the designated hitter.

4) Players are only people who wear uniforms.

5) Coaches do not come on the field during games; no stalling on the mound; you want to change pitches, just sub him like it was a basketball game. Call time, bring the new guy in.

6) No activity is washed out; if game gets rained out in second inning, you pick it up from the point of interruption. Anything that happens counts.

7) Home field in World Series is decided by who wins season series between Eastern and Western Conference.

8) All-Star Game alternates between East-West, USA-World formats; they are exhibitions, they don’t determine home field in World Series, maybe the worst idea in the history of ideas. .

9) Would it be too much to ask for all the warm weather/dome teams to play at home the first week each season? It won’t be something that eliminates rainouts, but it should help.

10) This is very important and probably the least likely thing to happen: $70M salary floor, $125 or $150M salary cap. Imagine how great the sport would be with financially competitive balance, like in NFL or NBA or the NHL.

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