Monthly Archives: May 2015

Baseball Notes – May 31 – The First Inning

* – The Red Sox allowed a 1st inning run (again) on Saturday. They’ve now allowed a 1st inning score in 12 of their 28 games this month. They’ve SCORED in the 1st frame just twice in that span. In their 19 games since May 11, the Sox have been outscored 12-1 in the 1st inning.

NOTE THIS: Boston has not scored in the 1st inning since May 19, going scoreless in the opening frame in 11 straight games, the longest current such streak in the majors. Here are Boston’s longest 1st inning droughts (within a season) since 2009:

red sox 1st inn scoreless droughts 12+ games since 2009 - 2015 05 31






The Brewers failed to score a 1st inning run for nearly a month in 2013:

mlb longest 1st inn scoring droughts since 2009 - 2015 05 31






One more table: 1st inning runs allowed in May (through Saturday):


mlb 1st inn runs allowed may 2015 - 2015 05 31















A little context on the Giants’ 2 runs allowed in first innings this month: Since 2009, the only staffs that have allowed fewer 1st inning runs over a full month are the 2009 Dodgers (0 allowed during August) and the 2013 Blue Jays (1 allowed during June).

Have a good Sunday!















Baseball Notes – May 30


* – The Red Sox put the leadoff batter on base in both the 1st and 2nd innings on Thursday for the 1st time in 38 games (April 15).

* – Milwaukee’s Ryan Braun has come to bat with 79 runners on base this season and has driven home 25 of them. That 32% rate is tops in the majors (minimum 50 baserunners). Here are the leaders:

RBI by ROBSIT leaders 2015 05 28 min 50



And here are the laggards:

RBI by ROBSIT laggards 2015 05 28 min 50

Here are Boston’s hitters for the 2015 season to date:

RBI by ROBSIT red sox 2015 05 28 min 50

Note that Mookie Betts has 7 more RBI than David Ortiz despite having 13 fewer baserunners on during his at bats.

Finally, here are Boston’s hitters in May (through Thursday):

RBI by ROBSIT red sox may only thru 2015 05 28 min 50

You know, there’s not a lot of comment needed here.