Sunday, October 05, 2014
The pitching chart tracked each pitcher's number of pitches thrown, batters faced, and outs recorded. The end of the chart shows ratios for outs per 100 pitches, pitches per batter faced, and pitches per out recorded.
The hitting chart tracked each hitter's number of pitches thrown to them, and the number of plate appearances. The end of the chart shows the total number of pitches thrown to them, the total number of plate appearances, and the average number of pitches per plate appearance.
The runs chart is probably something for which I should have another name. It's the schedule laid out vertically, with bars of various length representing the number of runs the Mariners scored or allowed.
The runs scored and runs allowed charts tracked how many times the Mariners scored a certain amount of runs. Mean and median runs are indicated as well.
The margin of outcome charts tracked how many times the Mariners won or lost by a certain amount of runs. Again, mean and median are indicated.
Soon, Mariners fans. Soon.
Wednesday, July 16, 2014
Those following me on the Twitter have seen me post these charts about a half hour to an hour (that's the hope, anyway) after every Mariners game.
One chart deals with the pitchers and keeps track of their pitch count, number of batters faced, and outs recorded. Mostly my impetus for the pitching chart when I first did it last year was to have a quick graphical representation of how rested the bullpen arms were. Basically I like to use it as a proxy for knowing which bullpen arms are most likely to appear on a given night. Also tabulated are outs per 100 pitches (for the starters), pitches per batter, and pitches per out.
Another chart deals with the hitters and keeps track of the number of pitches they see and their plate appearances. That chart also tabulates pitches per plate appearance.
A third chart shows the runs scored and runs allowed by the Mariners over the schedule to date. Again, I mostly do it for the quick graphical representation of, for example, "hey, there's a bunch of long red bars to signify when the Mariners gave up a bunch of runs in that stretch of games."
A fourth chart (or set of charts) shows the amount of occurrences in which the Mariners scored and allowed a certain number of runs.
A fifth chart shows the amount of occurrences in which the Mariners won or lost by a certain margin.
No, I absolutely do not expect the Mariners to sneak their way into the postseason. I just don't think the offense has as much room to improve as the pitching does to decline. I don't think they'll be able to outhit any slumps by the pitching staff, etc.
Sunday, June 22, 2014
Anywhere, I have to link these before I forget where they are in my Imgur account...
[edit 5 Oct 2014, 10:35p - added 2014 chart]
2009 Mariners runs
2010 Mariners runs
2011 Mariners runs
2012 Mariners runs
2013 Mariners runs
2014 Mariners runs
Follow me on Twitter @dsportsandbrems where I normally have the current 2014 chart posted about an hourish after every game if I'm really on it.
Wednesday, January 23, 2013
(*thanks to old blogmate Jeremy)
(**Jon Shields informed me that Major League Baseball has now banned this move)
(***thanks to longtime reader Paul)
(****thanks to Josh)
--- PLAYER SPECIFIC ---
3) Three or more extra-base hits in a game for Ackley
[unaccomplished, DFA'd on May 24th]
5) Andino multi-hit game
[accomplished April 13th vs. Texas]
8) Bay multi-homer game
12) Beavan scoreless outing of seven innings or longer
13) Beavan gives up a grand slam
[happened April 5th at Chicago]
15) Opposing team bats around on Beavan
[accomplished May 20th at Cleveland, go-ahead home run in top of 9th]
20) Chavez multi-hit game
25) Trainers attend to Gutierrez on the field
[sadly, this occurred on April 22nd at Houston, the 21st game of the season]
26) Felix Hernandez 15-strikeout game
27) Felix strikes out 20 or more in a game
28) Felix takes a no-hitter into the 8th
29) Felix takes a perfect game into the 7th
30) Felix doesn't make it past the 4th
31) Octopus: Felix gives up 8 earned runs or more
39) Montero guns down a runner at third base
41) Mariners player gets into the boxscore while wearing a number higher than Montero's 63
42) Montero steals a base*
43) Montero triples****
[accomplished April 14th vs. Texas, with one out]
45) Montero scores from first base on a play not involving a home run
48) Morales grand slam
49) Michael Morse grand slam
[accomplished April 2nd at Oakland]
51) Morse three-homer game
52) Multiple-error game for Morse
53) Morse fields a position on the left side of the infield at any point
54) Dave Sims gives some stupid nickname to Morse's home runs
57) Brendan Ryan grand slam
58) Ryan multi-homer game
60) Ryan error results in runs scoring (we can tweak this to mean "in the same inning" or "on the same play")
[April 17th vs. Detroit -- Ryan committed an error to put the leadoff hitter aboard in the top of the 5th. Two hitters later, that runner scored from third on a double-play ball]
[on April 13th vs. Texas, Joe Saunders threw seven innings and left the game with a 1-1 score, though the one run was unearned due to a Brendan Ryan error]
62) Joe Saunders records double-digit strikeouts in a game
[accomplished April 2nd at Oakland, stole two bases]
65) Root crew tells us anything specific about Victoria, BC
68) Shoppach multi-homer game
70) Shoppach steals a base
[accomplished April 10th vs. Houston]
72) Shoppach guns down a runner at third base
74) Justin Smoak homers from both sides of the plate
75) Smoak game-winning homer (in the Mariners' final inning at bat)*
76) Smoak strikes out twice righthanded *and* twice lefthanded
[run of four straight 1-2-3 saves -- April 8th vs. Houston, April 12th and 14th vs. Texas, and April 18th vs. Detroit]
78) Wilhelmsen allows a grand slam
88) Former Mariner records a save against the Mariners****
89) Wabash Cannonball: Mariners fall behind by 15 runs in a game
--- MISCELLANEOUS HITTING ---
91) Same player "loses the handle" on his bat multiple times during a game, flinging it into the crowd ...
95) Mariners hit into four or more double plays in a game
99) Mariners extra-base hit overturned into home run after video review
100) Mariners home run off a foul pole (fair pole, whatever)
103) Mariners successfully execute a suicide squeeze bunt
[placeholder - I'll note that in the April 11th game against Texas, Brendan Ryan may have successfully executed the squeeze bunt, but Endy Chavez was tagged out on a very close play. Depending on whether "successfully" has to mean the runner scored, this may have met the requirement for Item 103.]
104) Mariners suicide squeeze bunt pushes across go-ahead run
107) Mariner hitter rings ball off the Hit It Here Cafe
114) Any player homers twice in the same inning****
118) Mariners turn triple play
122) Mariner fielder turns unassisted triple play
124) Mariners win on walk-off walk
125) Either team wins on walk-off balk
129) Mike Blowers makes any reference to Spanaway
130) Jay Buhner says something ill about the teal jerseys
133) Root runs a replay too long and misses a pitch
134) Root runs a replay too long and misses a ball in play
136) Mariners Junior Broadcaster inadvertently says his/her favorite Mariner is Ichiro
139) Fan-made sign containing mild innuendo makes it onto the Root broadcast
143) Root adds someone new to their on-air staff (Aaron Goldsmith would not count)
150) Ball in play hits a baserunner
151) Ball in play hits the pitcher, but the play results in an out or outs
159) Mariners player featured in a Mariners commercial is off the roster before the end of the season
160) Mariners have a double-digit winning streak****
161) Mariners have a double-digit losing streak****
162) Mariners complete a series sweep of three or more games against a team above .500
Friday, April 06, 2012
Anyway, here's the roster for the second opening night, in crappy Rizzs-like nickname format. I made up most of these in the "spirit" of Rizzs nicknames, but the ones Rizzs actually uses are noted.
Blake Beavan - Blakey, Beavey
Steve Delabar - Stevie, Delly, Barry
Felix Hernandez - King (consensus), Kingy, Licksy, Herny, Dezy
Hisashi Iwakuma - Hisashiy, Koomy
Brandon League - Brandy, Leaguey
Lucas Luetge - Lukey (confusing if used due to Lueke), Luetgey
Kevin Millwood - Kevy, Milly, Woody
Hector Noesi - Hecty, Noesiy
Erasmo Ramirez - Erasmy, Rammy, Rezzie
George Sherrill - Georgy, Sherry
Jason Vargas - Jasey, Vargy
Tom Wilhelmsen - Tommy, Willy, Helmy
John Jaso - Johnny, Jasey, Jasoy
Jesus Montero - Jesusy, Zeusy, Monty
Miguel Olivo - Miggy (Rizzs staple), Miguely, Oly, Olivoy
Dustin Ackley - Dusty, Ackleyy
Chone Figgins - Choney, Figgy (Rizzs staple)
Munenori Kawasaki - Mooney (Rizzs is using this), Munenoriy, Kowy, Kawasakiy, Saky/Saki
Alex Liddi - Alexy, Lexy, Liddiy
Brendan Ryan - Brendy, Ryany
Kyle Seager - Kylie, Seagy, Seagery
Justin Smoak - Justiny, Smoaky (Rizzs might occasionally use this one)
Michael Saunders - Mikey, Saundy, Saundersy
Ichiro Suzuki - Ichi (Rizzs staple), Suzy, Suzuki, Zooky
Casper Wells - Caspy, Spury, Wellsy
Ugh. Lazy hockey nicknames are bad, but they're not this bad.
Friday, February 17, 2012
This will be incredibly awesome if they pull this off, especially for folks in Kitsap County who take the Bremerton and Bainbridge ferries. All four major sports (plus futbol) will be within walking distance from the ferry terminal. Maybe that'll get some more Bremerton sailings.
Anyway, yesterday was a day I didn't think would happen for a long time. They've still got a long way to go, but i'm pretty sure this is the best shot we'll get to bring back the NBA and get the NHL. For the record, I'll never turn my back on the Canucks (they've given me too many good memories while the Seattle teams have been awful or left town), but will more than gladly root for a second team for every game except the six or so per year when they face Vancouver.
What a time this is.
Sunday, January 22, 2012
Note on a couple of the ballparks: apparently there isn’t any updated imagery in Google Earth for Target Field. What shows up is a parking lot. Google Maps tends to get updated imagery before Google Earth, however. As for the new Marlins ballpark, all the imagery shows a stadium that’s about 50% built.
Anyway, it was fun when I made the original post in 2006, so nearly six years later, here’s another...
Just like last time, I tried to get an oblique perspective and I oriented the perspective to north.
Again, thanks to Google Earth along with the good folks (mouseover for credits) that bring us the imagery and the 3D models of the ballparks.