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Tidbits Heading Into Tonight’s Angels Game

Just some interesting things I picked up from the Tigers press pass for tonight’s game with the Angels.  Both Gary Sheffield and Magglio Ordonez have career averages over .300 against the Angels.  Gary Sheffield’s .312 average in 269 at bats is ninth amonst all active players against the Angels and Magglio Ordonez is eighth with a .544 slugging percentage.  Also, Ordonez is second among active players at Anahiem Stadium with a .353 batting average.

The Tigers lead the majors with 28 RBIs and four grand slams with the bases loaded.  The four grand slams the Tigers have this month tied the franchise record that the Tigers set back in June of 1968 when Mickey Stanley hit one and Jim Northrup hit three.

Tiger starters lead the American League with 12 quality starts.  Just as impressive, they’re fourth in ERA at 3.66.  Last year, Tiger starters posted a 4.00 ERA.

Mike Maroth has done a few interesting things over the last couple of years.  Since the start of the 2003 season, he’s posted the eighth best walks per nine inning rate in the American League.  In 689 2/3 innings, he’s walked just 181 batters for a 2.36/9 inning rate.  He’s also tied for third in the majors with 26 pickoffs since the start of the 2002 season.

My records show the Tiger starters with only 11 Quality Starts. It still leads the AL, tied with the Oakland A’s. The Mets lead the MLB with 12.

I also have the Tiger starters with a 2.83 ERA. The bullpen’s 5.59 ERA drags the team total up to 4.01

Posted by Doug Purdie on April 24th, 2007 at 12:34 pm

A quick glance shows me 12. Bondo and Verlander have 4, Robertson 3, Maroth 1.

Posted by Kurt on April 24th, 2007 at 2:58 pm

The discrepency is with Robertson. I show he is 2 for 4. Both MLB.com and ESPN.com show him at 3 for 4.

In his last start vs Chi, on 4/21, he allowed 4 runs, 2 earned in 6 1/3 IP. It looks like everybody but me are using the 3 Earned Runs maximum, while I’m using the 3 Runs (earned or unearned) maximum.

Did the criteria change recently or, have I been mistake all these years?

Posted by Doug Purdie on April 25th, 2007 at 12:24 pm


Here’s what I was able to find. Looks like it’s been earned runs although runs makes more sense.

Posted by Brian on April 25th, 2007 at 12:29 pm

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