Comments on: Notes from last night’s Red Sox / Blue Jays game http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/5629 This and that about baseball stats. Tue, 16 Jul 2013 17:01:55 +0000 hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.6 By: Raphy http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/5629/comment-page-1#comment-16881 Thu, 29 Apr 2010 03:33:39 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=5629#comment-16881 JSE - It would seem to me that team WPA seems to do a much better job of finding see-saw battles. The game you linked to has barely any lead changes. Compare that to these games which have the 2 highest single team WPAs in the PI years.

http://www.baseball-reference.com/boxes/MON/MON200005140.shtml
http://www.baseball-reference.com/boxes/COL/COL199606300.shtml

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By: JSE http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/5629/comment-page-1#comment-16878 Thu, 29 Apr 2010 02:33:49 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=5629#comment-16878 Messed up the html: I'm talking about White Sox / Brewers, May 8, 1984, which if I can get my tags right should be linked . If no link, I'll have to ask people to find the box score on their own!

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By: JSE http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/5629/comment-page-1#comment-16877 Thu, 29 Apr 2010 02:32:37 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=5629#comment-16877 What I'd really like to see is games ranked by total WPA+ - WPA- for both teams; that would be the total change in win probability over the whole course of the game and would be a pretty solid measure of "back and forthness." This game, at 14.6 or so, might be hard to beat. (You might want to divide by number of innings, to be fair.) Can Play Index sort by WPA+ only, or WPA+ - WPA-?

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By: G21: Red Sox 2, Blue Jays 1 | Baseball Bloggers Alliance http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/5629/comment-page-1#comment-16847 Wed, 28 Apr 2010 14:42:59 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=5629#comment-16847 [...] B-Ref notes on last night’s rollercoaster: Since 1920 (excluding 1940-1951, for which we do not have [...]

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By: SJBlonger http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/5629/comment-page-1#comment-16782 Wed, 28 Apr 2010 02:59:18 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=5629#comment-16782 Wow, another game I saw in person (#7 on the first list). 9-4 after the first inning. You don't forget a game like that.

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By: Zachary http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/5629/comment-page-1#comment-16748 Tue, 27 Apr 2010 21:46:14 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=5629#comment-16748 I'm rather impressed that the Red Sox only collected four extra-base hits and that they were all doubles.

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By: G21: Red Sox at Blue Jays, 7 PM | Baseball Bloggers Alliance http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/5629/comment-page-1#comment-16735 Tue, 27 Apr 2010 19:48:17 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=5629#comment-16735 [...] B-Ref notes on last night’s rollercoaster: Since 1920 (excluding 1940-1951, for which we do not have [...]

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By: Andy http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/5629/comment-page-1#comment-16724 Tue, 27 Apr 2010 15:47:13 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=5629#comment-16724 Comment-jacking does not bother me. Anybody who has anything interesting to say can comment. Well, interesting about BASEBALL.

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By: Smed http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/5629/comment-page-1#comment-16723 Tue, 27 Apr 2010 15:45:49 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=5629#comment-16723 Ah, I was thinking the infamous Cubs / Phils 23-22 game from 1979 would fit, but in looking at the box score Dennis Lamp gave up 6 runs in 1/3 of an inning whilst Randy Lerch gave up 5 runs in his 1/3 of an inning (and hit a bomb as well).

Not to comment-jack, but that 23-22 game featured a plethora of past and future closers (or at least those that led their team in saves).

The Phils trotted out Tug McGraw, Ron Reed and Rawly Eastwick.
The Cubs, though, pitched Lamp, Donnie Moore, Willie Hernandez, Bill Caudill and Bruce Sutter. All of them would be come closers or relief pitchers of repute (or was already in the case of Sutter).

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