Posts Tagged ‘Adrian Gonzalez’

Keys the Game: Yankees vs. Red Sox, August 30 2011

August 30, 2011

So Baseball Armageddon, version 5 of 6 for 2011, is upon us.  The walking wounded, New York Yankees, stroll into Fenway Park for a three game set with the Sawx.

1. Which Sabathia will show up tonight? The Yankees will pitch their ace, C.C. Sabathia against the Red Sox.  He is 0-4 with a 7.20 ERA against Boston and 17-3 with a 2.40 ERA versus the rest of the league.  See his stats vs the Red Sox in 2011 here:

Wins (White), Losses (Orange), Runs Allowed (Green)

2. Will A-Gone continue to torment the Yankees tonight as he has so far this season?  The reigning American League player of the week is a vital part of the Red Sox’s offense.  See his numbers in 2011 against the Yankees in 12 games so far here:

Hits (Blue), Runs Scored (Orange), RBI (Green)

3. Who will be tonight’s X factor?  These intense games usually come down to a dramatic finish in the ninth with a suicide squeeze or a walk-off Home Run. Which team’s unsung hero will propel their side to victory?

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How Many RBIs Will Adrian Gonzalez Hit from September 5 to September 11

August 29, 2011

Major League RBI leader Adrian Gonzalez has been on an absolute tear lately, knocking in 9 RBIs last week. With the Red Sox sitting atop the AL East, will Gonzalez continue to put up incredible numbers? Use SAP’s Baseball Analytics to guess how many RBIs Adrian Gonzalez will hit from September 5 to September 11.

Summary: Click here for some guesses for how many RBIs Adrian Gonzalez will hit from September 5 to September 11.

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Will Adrian Gonzalez Hit his 100th RBI of the Season this Week?

August 23, 2011

RBIS PER WEEK

STEP 1: Let’s look at the number of RBIs that Adrian Gonzalez has hit every week this season up to August 22. RBIs are the orange bars.



Is the overall trend for the number of RBIs on the rise? The trend is the blue line. His overall average is 4.3 RBIs per week. Based on 94 RBIs in 125 games, his average per game is 0.75.

BOSTON’S SCHEDULE

STEP 2: What teams will he be facing in the week of August 23 to 28? Are they home or away games? We’ll use this information later on.


RBIS AGAINST OPPONENTS

STEP 3: How did Adrian Gonzalez do for RBIs against each of the teams he faced? How did he do against the teams he will face in August 23 to 28?



(Up to August 22)

In 5 games against Oakland he had 4 RBIs for an average of 0.80 per game.
In 4 games against Texas he had 3 RBIs for an average of 0.75 per game.

RBIS IN HOME VS. AWAY GAMES

STEP 4: If we break down RBIs by home vs. away games, is there a noticeable difference?


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In 61 home games, Adrian Gonzalez had 46 RBIs for an average of 0.75 RBIs per game.
In 64 away games, Adrian Gonzalez had 48 RBIs for an average of 0.75 RBIs per game.

Summary: Click here for some guesses to see if Adrian Gonzalez will hit his 100th RBI this week.

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Desert Derby

July 11, 2011

Tonight is the League’s annual showcase of the Long Ball.  This year’s participants were chosen by American League Captain and 2010 Home-Run Derby Champion, David Ortiz and National League Captain and the 2009 Derby Champion, Prince Fielder.  Ortiz chose an all AL East squad of his Boston teammate Adrian Gonzalez, New York’s Robinson Cano, and the Major League leader in Home Runs (31) Toronto’s Jose Bautista.  Matt Holliday of St Louis, Matt Kemp of Los Angeles and Fielder’s Milwaukee teammate Rickie Weeks will represent the National League.  While a few of the Major League’s most productive sluggers are absent, particularly the Yankee’s duo of Curtis Granderson (25) and Mark Teixeira (25), the eight participants tonight are no offensive slouches.

Home Runs (Blue), Hits (Orange), RBIs (Green)

Bautista has been putting up stellar offensive number in the Rogers Centre and on the road, leading the Majors in both home and road home runs.  Interestingly, the Boston duo of Ortiz and Gonzalez have been more offensively productive outside of Fenway Park so for in 2011.

Away

Home

The great news for the participates, and the fans, is that Chase Field is one of the most hitter friendly parks in the Majors with a Home-Run Park Factor of 1.293.  Hopefully for the fan’s sake, sorry participates, Chase Field’s retraceable roof stays open tonight for the contest so we can see many balls soar into the stands.

See how the sluggers are hitting

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