⚾️Baseball Stathead: September 2, 2019⚾️

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Monday, September 2 Read in Browser (|ARCHIVE|) . https://www.stathead.com Adalberto Mondesi Freddie Freeman Ty France Justin Verlander J.A. Happ

Yesterday’s Top Performers

Batters:

Adalberto Mondesi* (KCR): 4–5, 2 R, 3 SB

Freddie Freeman* (ATL): 3–4, 2 HR, 5 RBI, 2 R

Ty France* (SDP): 2–4, 2 HR, 4 RBI, 2 R

Juan Soto (WSN): 3–4, 1 HR, 3 RBI, 2 R

Daniel Vogelbach (SEA): 2–3, 1 HR, 2 RBI, 3 R

Xander Bogaerts (BOS): 3–4, 1 HR, 3 RBI, 1 R

Phil Ervin (CIN): 3–4, 1 HR, 2 RBI, 1 R

Anthony Rendon (WSN): 2–3, 1 HR, 2 RBI, 2 R

Eric Hosmer (SDP): 3–4, 1 RBI, 1 R

Nate Lowe (TBR): 2–3, 1 HR, 2 RBI, 2 R

View All of Yesterday’s Batters at Baseball-Reference.com (https://www.baseball-reference.com/leagues/daily.fcgi?request=1&type=b&dates=yesterday&level=mlb&franch=ANY)

Pitchers:

Justin Verlander* (HOU): 9.0 IP, 0 ER, 0 H, 14 K, 1 BB, 100 GmSc

J.A. Happ* (NYY): 6.0 IP, 0 ER, 1 H, 5 K, 4 BB, 71 GmSc

Zach Eflin (PHI): 7.0 IP, 1 ER, 3 H, 3 K, 1 BB, 69 GmSc

Tyler Mahle (CIN): 6.1 IP, 1 ER, 2 H, 5 K, 0 BB, 68 GmSc

Sean Manaea (OAK): 5.0 IP, 0 ER, 1 H, 5 K, 3 BB, 67 GmSc

View All of Yesterday’s Pitchers at Baseball-Reference.com (https://www.baseball-reference.com/leagues/daily.fcgi?request=1&type=p&dates=yesterday&level=mlb&franch=ANY)

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Yesterday’s Scores

Boston Red Sox 4 8 0 Los Angeles Angels 3 8 0

WP R. Weber (2–2)

LP A. Heaney (3–4)

SV B. Workman (10)

Los Angeles Dodgers 4 9 0 11 inn. Arizona Diamondbacks 3 8 0

WP C. Sadler (4–0)

LP T. Clarke (4–5)

SV P. Baez (1)

Chicago White Sox 3 5 0 Atlanta Braves 5 6 0

WP J. Teheran (9–8)

LP L. Giolito (14–8)

SV M. Melancon (8)

Milwaukee Brewers 4 7 0 Chicago Cubs 0 4 0

WP J. Jackson (1–0)

LP T. Chatwood (5–3)

Pittsburgh Pirates 6 14 2 Colorado Rockies 2 4 3

WP S. Brault (4–3)

LP J. Hoffman (1–5)

Minnesota Twins 8 12 0 Detroit Tigers 3 8 0

WP M. Pineda (11–5)

LP S. Turnbull (3–14)

Baltimore Orioles 4 8 0 Kansas City Royals 6 11 2

WP K. McCarthy (3–2)

LP P. Fry (1–7)

SV I. Kennedy (25)

Oakland Athletics 4 4 0 New York Yankees 5 6 0

WP A. Ottavino (6–4)

LP L. Hendriks (4–2)

New York Mets 2 4 1 Philadelphia Phillies 5 9 0

WP H. Neris (3–5)

LP D. Zamora (0–1)

San Diego Padres 8 13 0 San Francisco Giants 4 7 0

WP E. Lauer (8–8)

LP J. Samardzija (9–11)

Cincinnati Reds 3 5 2 St. Louis Cardinals 4 6 0

WP C. Martinez (4–2)

LP M. Lorenzen (0–4)

Cincinnati Reds 5 7 1 St. Louis Cardinals 3 6 1

WP L. Castillo (14–5)

LP D. Ponce de Leon (1–2)

SV R. Iglesias (28)

Cleveland Indians 2 6 1 Tampa Bay Rays 8 14 0

WP C. Morton (14–6)

LP A. Plutko (6–4)

Seattle Mariners 11 13 0 Texas Rangers 3 9 0

WP Y. Kikuchi (6–9)

LP B. Martin (1–3)

Houston Astros 2 5 0 Toronto Blue Jays 0 0 0

WP J. Verlander (17–5)

LP K. Giles (2–3)

Miami Marlins 3 4 3 Washington Nationals 9 9 0

WP P. Corbin (11–6)

LP C. Smith (8–9)

View the complete Scoreboard at Baseball-Reference.com (https://www.baseball-reference.com/boxes/)

WAR Leaders

NL Position Players Cody Bellinger (LAD) 8.2 Christian Yelich (MIL) 6.2 Ketel Marte (ARI) 6.0

NL Pitchers Jacob deGrom (NYM) 5.9 Max Scherzer (WSN) 5.4 Mike Soroka (ATL) 5.3

AL Position Players Mike Trout (LAA) 8.1 Alex Bregman (HOU) 6.5 Matt Chapman (OAK) 6.1

AL Pitchers Mike Minor (TEX) 6.8 Justin Verlander (HOU) 6.7 Lance Lynn (TEX) 5.7

Yesterday’s Biggest Play

Batter: Brett Gardner (NYY)

Pitcher: Liam Hendriks (OAK)

Situation: Bottom 9th, 0 out, 2–1 count, Bases Empty

Score: OAK 4, NYY 3

Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep RF) 1 run scored on the play, and NYY’s win probability increased 43% points, to 65% NYY went on to win the game, 5–4

View the full game Boxscore at Baseball-Reference.com (https://www.baseball-reference.com/boxes/NYA/NYA201909010.shtml)

Yesterday’s Debut

P Brusdar Graterol (https://www.baseball-reference.com/players/g/gratebr01.shtml) (MIN)

Born: August 26, 1998 (Age: 21–006d)

Baseball America Prospect Rank: #55 in 2019

Debut: 1.0 ip, 0 er, 1 k, 0 bb

Others

  • David Bednar (SDP), P, 24–326d

Postseason Races AL W L GB NYY E 90 48 +10.5 HOU W 89 49 +9.5 MIN C 84 52 +5.5 TBR E 80 58 +0.5 CLE C 79 58 — OAK W 78 58 0.5 BOS E 74 63 5.0

Most Likely Playoff Scenario NYY vs. (OAK or TBR) HOU vs. MIN

NL W L GB LAD W 89 50 +14.5 ATL E 84 54 +10.0 WSN E 77 58 +4.5 STL C 76 60 +3.0 CHC C 73 63 — PHI E 70 65 2.5 MIL C 70 66 3.0 ARI W 70 67 3.5 NYM E 69 67 4.0 SFG W 66 70 7.0 SDP W 64 72 9.0 CIN C 64 73 9.5

Most Likely Playoff Scenario LAD vs. (CHC or WSN) ATL vs. STL

division leaders in bold, Full Standings (https://www.baseball-reference.com/leagues/MLB-standings.shtml)

See Full Playoff Odds (https://www.baseball-reference.com/leagues/MLB/2019-playoff-odds.shtml)

Today’s Matchups to Watch

  • Christian Yelich vs. Gerrit Cole: 20 PA, .529/.600/1.176, 3 HR
  • Victor Robles vs. Noah Syndergaard: 10 PA, .400/.400/1.300, 3 HR
  • Corey Dickerson vs. Anthony DeSclafani: 10 PA, .444/.500/1.222, 2 HR
  • Charlie Blackmon vs. Walker Buehler: 31 PA, .357/.419/.679, 2 HR
  • Michael Conforto vs. Joe Ross: 11 PA, .500/.545/.900, 1 HR

View All Possible Matchup Histories for Today (https://www.baseball-reference.com/play-index/batter_vs_pitcher.cgi?today=1)

Today’s Games (and Probable Pitchers) NYM (69‑67) Noah Syndergaard (RHP, 9–7, 4.14) WSN (77‑58) Joe Ross (RHP, 3–3, 5.36) 1:05 pm TEX (67‑71) Mike Minor (LHP, 11–8, 3.25) NYY (90‑48) Masahiro Tanaka (RHP, 10–7, 4.47) 1:05 pm BAL (45‑91) Asher Wojciechowski (RHP, 2–7, 5.12) TBR (80‑58) Ryan Yarbrough (LHP, 11–3, 3.36) 1:10 pm MIN (84‑52) Jake Odorizzi (RHP, 14–6, 3.55) DET (40‑94) Jordan Zimmermann (RHP, 1–9, 6.24) 1:10 pm TOR (55‑83) Jacob Waguespack (RHP, 4–2, 3.93) ATL (84‑54) Mike Soroka (RHP, 10–3, 2.44) 1:20 pm PHI (70‑65) Drew Smyly (LHP, 2–6, 6.95) CIN (64‑73) Anthony DeSclafani (RHP, 9–7, 4.05) 2:10 pm SFG (66‑70) Tyler Beede (RHP, 3–8, 5.56) STL (76‑60) Adam Wainwright (RHP, 9–9, 4.52) 2:15 pm SEA (58‑80) Justus Sheffield (LHP, 0–1, 7.94) CHC (73‑63) Kyle Hendricks (RHP, 9–9, 3.47) 2:20 pm HOU (89‑49) Gerrit Cole (RHP, 15–5, 2.85) MIL (70‑66) Adrian Houser (RHP, 6–5, 3.52) 4:10 pm SDP (64‑72) Cal Quantrill (RHP, 6–5, 3.99) ARI (70‑67) Mike Leake (RHP, 10–10, 4.67) 4:10 pm CHW (60‑76) Ross Detwiler (LHP, 2–4, 6.45) CLE (79‑58) Aaron Civale (RHP, 2–3, 1.96) 7:10 pm COL (59‑79) Peter Lambert (RHP, 2–5, 6.63) LAD (89‑50) Walker Buehler (RHP, 11–3, 3.03) 8:10 pm

View Detailed Previews on Baseball-Reference.com (https://www.baseball-reference.com/previews/)

Born This Day

1850: Al Spalding (HOF): 60.3 WAR

1982: Jason Hammel: 12.3 WAR (turns 37)

1995: Willy Adames: 5.0 WAR (turns 24)

1982: Wes Littleton: 1.9 WAR (turns 37)

1992: Ronald Torreyes: 1.5 WAR (turns 27)

1994: Franchy Cordero: 0.5 WAR (turns 25)

See All of Today’s Birthdays on Baseball-Reference.com (https://www.baseball-reference.com/friv/birthdays.cgi)

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