Wednesday’s Den: Mid-week baseball trends…….

I’m going to start posting daily baseball knowledge on the MLB page next Friday (April 12), but in the meantime, here are some trends to get you thru this week:

— Miami Marlins are 0-6; over is 5-1 in those games, their bullpen is 0-3. Marlins led two of the games 4-0/5-0 after the first inning.

— Cincinnati Reds are 3-2; all five games went over the total. Reds haven’t scored a run in the first inning yet.

— Detroit Tigers are 4-0; their bullpen got three of the four wins.

— New York Mets have been outscored 19-8 in their 0-4 start.

— Pittsburgh Pirates scored 39 runs in their 5-0 start, all road games.

— Bronx is off to a 5-1 start; their bullpen got four of the five wins.

Famous birthdays for April 3rd:
Eric Braeden, 83
Gary Pettis, 66
Alec Baldwin, 66
Tim Conroy, 64
Eddie Murphy, 63
Pervis Ellison, 57
Rodney Hampton, 55
Jared Allen, 42
Kam Chancellor, 36

— Astros are off to a 1-6 start; game-winning run in four of the six losses came from the 7th inning on. Under is 5-1 in their last six games.

— Rockies are 1-5; they scored a total of seven runs in the five losses, nine runs in the one win.

Kris Bryant is off to an 0-16 start; the guy makes $28M a year, after playing in 122 out of a possible 324 games in 2022-23. Not good.

— Diamondbacks scored in the first inning in five of their six games.

— Cubs won their last three games, scoring 26 runs; their scored 3-2 runs in their two losses.

— Over is 4-0-1 in the Dodgers’ last five games.

— Giants lost their last three games; over is 6-0 in their games this season.

— Nationals lost three of their four games (over 4-0)

— Four of last five Seattle games stayed under the total.

Word of the Day– Squander- waste an opportunity to succeed.

— Braves are 3-2; their starting pitchers are 1-0- four of their five games came down to their bullpen. Atlanta scored 30 runs in their three wins; 2-4 runs in their losses.

— Milwaukee Brewers are 4-0 (under 3-1).

— Philadelphia Phillies are 2-3; all five games went over the total. Phillies scored in the first inning in their last four games.

— San Diego Padres lost four of their last five games; over is 4-1-1 in their last six games.

— Los Angeles Angels won their last three games, after an 0-2 start.

— Boston Red Sox won their last three games, scoring 19 runs.

— Chicago White Sox lost four of first five games (under 3-1-1). 

— Something I’ve never seen before; Tuesday night, A’s-Red Sox are tied 4-4 in bottom of 10th, A’s have a guy on 3rd, one out. They score, they win.

Boston walks JJ Bleday intentionally; A’s have guys on 1st and 3rd.
Boston brings in a 5th infielder, but doesn’t load the bases with another walk. 

Next batter hits a ball right back to the pitcher but instead of getting an easy double play, he gets the runner trying to come home. The 5th infielder goes back to the outfield.

They strike out the next hitter, then win the game in the 11th inning. Had never seen a fifth OF used like that before. 

Author: Armadillo Sports

I've been involved in sports my whole life, now just write about them. I like to travel, mostly to Las Vegas- they have gambling there.