From the maniacal one

August 21, 2011

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This week’s obscure but telling facts from statistician Chuck Waseleski of Millers Falls (through Friday): 6.88
Since the All Star break, Red Sox pitchers have allowed 28 runs (26 earned) in the first inning (6.88 ERA). Opponents have scored in the first inning in 7 of the last 10 games.

26-7, 12-17
The Sox are 26-7 in road games when they score first, 12-17 when the opponent scores first.

.217, .306
Kevin Youkilis is batting .217 with the bases empty, .306 with runners on base.

2.79, 10.04
Tim Wakefield’s ERA when retiring the leadoff batter is 2.79; when the leadoff batter reaches base, it’s 10.04.

6-0, 1.60
Josh Beckett is 6-0, 1.60, against American League East opponents, 4-5, 3.03, against other divisions.

.194, .317
Before two strikes, opponents are batting .194 against Daniel Bard, .317 against all other Sox pitchers.

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