Friday, June 13, 2014

Dodgers freeze in first inning

The Dodgers lack luster so far, and it shows in the way they start the game. The Dodgers have scored only 25 runs in the first inning. Only San Diego, among National League clubs, has fewer runs to show for the first frame.


Dee Gordon has made many contributions this season for the Dodgers, but he's still not getting the offense started in the first inning (bridgetds/Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 Generic license).

By BILL PETERSON
Big Leagues in Los Angeles

Those arriving so late as to miss the first inning at Dodger Stadium aren't seeing nothing happening.

Nothing happening is the Dodgers offense in the first inning, specifically at home. Across baseball through the years, the first inning is the best inning for scoring, but it's one of the worst this year for the Dodgers. Entering a six-game homestand on June 13, they've scored only 25 first-inning runs all season, the second-lowest total in the National League. Only the San Diego Padres, with 20, are less successful.

If you're able to see the road games because you're able to see the Dodgers on TV, you might not notice it as much. The Dodgers are about like a normal club in the first inning on the road, scoring in the first inning 11 times for a total of 17 runs (they're 8-3 in those games). The average Major League club has scored 31.8 runs in the first inning this year (home and road), so the Dodgers are close to the average just as a road team.

At home, the Dodgers have scored only six times in the first inning, totaling eight runs (They're 2-4 in those games.). When you look at the Dodgers having the second-worst home record in the league at 13-19, it would seem that failing to score in the first inning 26 times has something to do with it.

In 32 home games, the Dodgers have scored three runs or fewer 16 times. They have won one of those games. They have scored two or fewer at home 11 times, and won none of those games. They've scored one run six times, but they've been shut out once.

Dodgers manager Don Mattingly suggested in The Los Angeles Times Friday morning that the expanded and refurbished clubhouse at Dodger Stadium might influence how badly the Dodgers are performing at home. That's an intuition and we'll leave that with the Dodgers. What really pops the eye is the numbers for their offensive performers in the first inning, when they emerge from the clubhouse.

Put Dee Gordon in the road greys and he's a snappy player, batting .296 with a .355 on-base percentage. Even at home, he's .274 and .306. But in the first inning, Gordon remains overmatched, going .265 and .294. Gordon has the third most first-inning plate appearances for the Dodgers (51), all at the top of the lineup, and he has scored only five runs. One of those was a solo homer.

But the problem isn't merely that Gordon doesn't get on to create first-inning opportunities, for he can at least boast the third-best batting average for the inning of any Dodgers hitter (with at least 10 first-inning plate appearances). Most of the hitters down the order are even worse.

Hanley Ramirez is a .240 hitter with a .725 OPS in the first inning (58 plate appearances, most on the club.). Andre Ethier is three-for-26 (.188) with one walk, four strikeouts and two RBI in the first inning.

It's no secret that Matt Kemp isn't what he used to be, especially in the first inning. During his should-have-been-MVP season of 2011, he slashed .383/.445/.798/1.243 in the first inning. All of those were his highs for an inning, except for a .455 on-base percentage in the eighth. His first inning runs (23), homers (11) and RBI (36) were his highs for an inning. This year, his first inning is two-for-15 (.133) with no walks and three strikeouts. He has reached base twice, but also grounded into three double plays, so he has a negative output concerning base runners in the first inning.

Not to suggest a correlation, but Kemp's work against left-handed pitching has fallen off the same way. The Dodgers have been turned out by left-handers for at least three years, but Kemp once gave them one guy who could tear lefties apart so badly that they were going to score, anyway. In 2011, he split .341/.461/.682/1.142 against left-handers, with 11 homers and 32 RBI in 132 at-bats, 30 walks and 29 strikeouts.

In 2014 against left-handers, Kemp is .176/.211/.294/.505 with no homers and five RBI in 68 at-bats, three walks and 18 strikeouts. He is literally less than half the hitter he used to be against left-handers.

This year, the Dodgers are batting .213 with a .644 OPS against left-handers, each being better than only the Padres in the NL. Their batting average on balls in play (.260) is barely better than the Padres at a bottom-ranking .259.

But the Dodgers do two things reasonably well against left-handers, and they count: they walk and they can occasionally run into a left-hander and take him out of the park (16 homers). None of those are balls batted into play.

The homers make the Dodgers about average in the NL. The benefit is multiplied, however, because the Dodgers have walked 62 times against 606 plate appearances, the second-highest such proportion in the league against left-handers. So, they are seventh in runs against left-handers (66), though also third in plate appearances (682).

Most of their damage to left-handers comes from the right side, naturally, and especially from Scott Van Slyke, who has six homers in 44 at-bats and a 1.243 OPS against left-handers. As far as how the Dodgers' left-handed hitters do against left-handed pitching, Clayton Kershaw is about as good as any of them.

We got sidetracked just now and began looking at how badly the Dodgers handle left-handers as the discussion got into Kemp. This is supposed to be about how the Dodgers score fewer runs in the first inning than all but one other club in the National League. We don't suggest any kind of cause and effect between the two. We can't even imagine which would be the cause and which would be the effect. We know, also, that struggling against left-handers is a long-term trait of the Dodgers, while we suppose that the first-inning problem will work itself out in the long run of cases this season.

The numbers are too weird to believe right now. The Dodgers, as said before, are 15th in the NL with 25 runs in the first inning. But seven American League teams have scored fewer first-inning runs than the Dodgers, and two of them are the Boston Red Sox (24) and Detroit Tigers (23). Can we really expect it to end this way?

The Red Sox pounced on everyone at the start last year, but their first inning this year reeks of Dustin Pedrioa (.619 OPS in the first inning) and David Ortiz (.631). For the Tigers, Miguel Cabrera is relatively lacking luster with his first-inning OPS of .843, and Victor Martinez is less than that at .669. But along with that, Ian Kinsler (.514) and Torii Hunter (.483) are next to nothing in the first inning.

Allowing that Hunter may be finally showing his age at 39, it's hard to believe that all these elite players between the Dodgers, Red Sox and Tigers are going to continue stammering through the first inning. With about 100 games left in the season, it's early enough to believe that these hitters will work it out.

The Dodgers have a couple hitters somewhat delivering in the first inning. Adrian Gonzalez has a .286 batting average and an .897 OPS, while Yasiel Puig has a .298 batting average and .888 OPS. But neither of those are sky high, and they're not enough to paper over all the other weak first-inning performers.

It should be mentioned that the Dodgers have a ninth-inning problem, as well, and it is serious. They are second from the bottom across baseball in ninth-inning batting average (.174) and OPS (.508). The average team has scored 22.6 ninth-inning runs and the Dodgers have scored 15. They have no one hitting in the ninth. The most culpable by OPS are Gordon (.649), Carl Crawford (.481), Ethier (.478), Van Slyke (.465), Puig (.440), Gonzalez (.269) and Kemp (.241). It would seem that the Dodgers struggle against the top relievers.

The ninth inning and the first inning are different problems. The first inning is never a do-or-die situation, but it always counts and it is the best opportunity for arranging offensive talent to strike against a pitcher who hasn't gotten into his tool box. That's why the first inning is the highest scoring inning. The ninth inning may or may not be crucial. If some team gets well enough on top, it isn't.

The Dodgers are flat-lining at 35-33 this year, and one reason is that they can't get on top of a game at Dodger Stadium. They seldom score in the first inning at home and, even when they do, they've still lost two-thirds of the time.

The probability gremlins discourage a flat prediction that the Dodgers will ultimately reach their level in the first inning. But the Dodgers certainly are paying enough bats to do it. The hot streak we're waiting for could ride on it.

Editor's note: All advanced statistics in this piece are from or are extrapolated from Baseball-Reference.com, unless otherwise indicated.

No comments:

Post a Comment

Labels

Los Angeles Dodgers (131) Los Angeles Angels (93) New York Yankees (64) St. Louis Cardinals (63) Texas Rangers (49) Houston Astros (45) San Francisco Giants (40) Cincinnati Reds (39) Boston Red Sox (36) First Division (36) Oakland Athletics (36) Cleveland Indians (35) Minnesota Twins (35) Atlanta Braves (34) Matt Kemp (34) Chicago White Sox (33) New York Mets (32) Chicago Cubs (31) Kansas City Royals (31) Henry Aaron (30) Tampa Bay Rays (30) Baltimore Orioles (29) Clayton Kershaw (29) Detroit Tigers (29) Albert Pujols (27) Don Mattingly (27) Center League (26) Second Division (26) West League (26) Milwaukee Brewers (25) Third Division (25) Washington Nationals (25) Andre Ethier (24) Dick Allen (24) East League (24) Harmon Killebrew (24) Pittsburgh Pirates (23) Arizona Diamondbacks (22) San Diego Padres (22) Fourth Division (20) Mike Scioscia (20) Mike Trout (20) Seattle Mariners (18) Real Madrid (17) Colorado Rockies (15) Hanley Ramirez (15) Toronto Blue Jays (15) Adrian Gonzalez (14) American League (14) Barcelona (14) C.J. WIlson (14) Dee Gordon (14) Golden State Warriors (14) Miami Marlins (14) Jered Weaver (13) Josh Hamilton (13) Philadelphia Phillies (13) Connecticut Huskies (12) Minnesota Lynx (12) National League (12) Yasiel Puig (12) Zack Greinke (12) AS Roma (11) Los Angeles Lakers (11) Howie Kendrick (10) Mark Trumbo (10) A.J. Ellis (9) Bryce Harper (9) Bud Selig East (9) Carl Crawford (9) Chub Feeney League (9) Dan Haren (9) Dodger Stadium (9) James Loney (9) Joe Cronin League (9) Jon Lester (9) Kenley Jansen (9) Liverpool (9) Los Angeles Clippers (9) Los Angeles Sparks (9) New England Patriots (9) Anaheim Ducks (8) Bayern Munich (8) Billy Beane (8) Bud Selig West (8) Erick Aybar (8) Ernesto Frieri (8) Garrett Richards (8) Justin Verlander (8) Juventus (8) Minnesota Wild (8) Paris Saint-Germain (8) San Antonio Spurs (8) Toronto Raptors (8) UCLA Bruins (8) National League traveling championship (7) North Carolina Tar Heels (7) South Carolina Gamecocks (7) Villanova Wildcats (7) Yoenis Cespedes (7) college football national traveling championship (7) American League traveling championship (6) Andrelton Simmons (6) Angel Stadium (6) Baylor Bears (6) Bobby Abreu (6) Borussia Dortmund (6) Bud Selig (6) Chris Sale (6) David Ortiz (6) European traveling soccer championship (6) Florida Panthers (6) Hyun-Jin Ryu (6) Juan Uribe (6) Manchester City (6) Miami Heat (6) Miguel Cabrera (6) Napoli (6) Oklahoma City Thunder (6) Pittsburgh Penguins (6) Prince Fielder (6) River Plate (6) Torii Hunter (6) Winnipeg Jets (6) men's college basketball short traveling championship (6) Alabama Crimson Tide (5) Argentine traveling soccer championship (5) Chicago Blackhawks (5) Chris Capuano (5) Club América (5) Columbus Blue Jackets (5) David Price (5) Denver Nuggets (5) Ervin Santana (5) German traveling soccer championship (5) Harmon Killebrew Award (5) Houston Rockets (5) Italian traveling soccer championship (5) Jerry DiPoto (5) Jim Leyland (5) Joe Blanton (5) Joe Maddon (5) Mark Ellis (5) Michigan State Spartans (5) North American traveling soccer championship (5) Pittsburgh Steelers (5) Pro football traveling championship (5) Scott Van Slyke (5) Spanish traveling soccer championship (5) Tottenham Hotspur (5) men's college basketball long traveling championship (5) women's college basketball long traveling championship (5) women's pro basketball traveling championship (5) African traveling soccer championship (4) Alex Rodriguez (4) Asian traveling soccer championship (4) Borussia Mochengladbach (4) Boston Bruins (4) Brazilian traveling soccer championship (4) Canadian traveling football championship (4) Carlos Beltran (4) Clemson Tigers (4) English traveling soccer championship (4) Feyenoord Rotterdam (4) Fredi Gonzalez (4) Henry Aaron Award (4) James Shields (4) Jason Vargas (4) Jose Altuve (4) Kendrys Morales (4) Leinster (4) Manchester United (4) Mark Teixeira (4) Mat Latos (4) Matt Holliday (4) Mexican traveling soccer championship (4) Milwaukee Bucks (4) Mississippi State Bulldogs (4) Ned Yost (4) Nelson Cruz (4) New York Liberty (4) New York Rangers (4) Nick Punto (4) Ohio State Buckeyes (4) Oregon Ducks (4) PSV Eindhoven (4) Saskatchewan Roughriders (4) Southern California Trojans (4) St. Louis Blues (4) Toronto FC (4) Vancouver Whitecaps (4) Virginia Tech Hokies (4) interleague traveling baseball championship (4) pro basketbal traveling championship (4) women's college basketball short traveling championship (4) world traveling soccer championship (4) 2014 World Series (3) A.J. Burnett (3) AC Milan (3) Adam Jones (3) Adam Kennedy (3) Ajax Amsterdam (3) Alberto Callaspo (3) Alex Wood (3) All-Star Game (3) American League Championship Series (3) Andrew McCutchen (3) Auburn Tigers (3) Benfica (3) Billy Butler (3) Boca Juniors (3) Brandon Phillips (3) Chelsea FC (3) Chub Feeney (3) Cory Rasmus (3) Cruz Azul (3) David Dombrowski (3) David Freese (3) Dick Allen Award (3) Dustin Pedroia (3) Dutch traveling soccer championship (3) Eric Hosmer (3) FC Porto (3) Flamengo (3) Florida Marlins (3) Francisco Liriano (3) French traveling soccer championship (3) Huracán (3) Huston Street (3) Indiana Pacers (3) J.B. Shuck (3) Jack Morris (3) Jacoby Ellsbury (3) Jeonbuk Motors (3) Jerome Williams (3) Jerry Hairston (3) Joaquin Benoit (3) Joc Pederson (3) Joe Cronin (3) Joey Votto (3) Kansas City Chiefs (3) Kentucky Wildcats (3) Kilkenny (3) LA Galaxy (3) Lance Lynn (3) Lazio (3) Los Angeles Kings (3) Los Angeles Rams (3) Lyon (3) Magic Johnson (3) Major League Baseball (3) Mamelodi Sundowns (3) Marseille (3) Mexican inner pyramid (3) Miami Hurricanes (3) Michigan Wolverines (3) Monterrey (3) National League Championship Series (3) National League Division Series (3) New York Red Bulls (3) North Carolina Courage (3) North League (3) Notre Dame Fighting Irish (3) Pittsburgh Panthers (3) Portland Timbers (3) Portland Trail Blazers (3) Portuguese traveling soccer championship (3) Robinson Cano (3) Ryan Braun (3) Saracens (3) Scott Downs (3) Seattle Storm (3) Sevilla (3) South American traveling soccer championship (3) South League (3) Stan Kasten (3) Tampa Bay Lightning (3) Tim Lincecum (3) Toluca (3) Toulouse (3) US women's traveling soccer championship (3) Vin Scully (3) Virginia Cavaliers (3) Washington Capitals (3) Washington Mystics (3) Winnipeg Blue Bombers (3) eastern hockey traveling championship (3) eastern pro basketball traveling championship (3) traveling soccer championship (3) western basketball traveling championship (3) western hockey traveling championship (3) AFC traveling championship (2) Adam Dunn (2) Al Alburquerque (2) Alcides Escobar (2) Aldosivi (2) Alex Gordon (2) Alex Rios (2) Alexander Cartwright (2) Allen Craig (2) American League Division Series (2) American division traveling football championship (2) Anibal Sanchez (2) Arizona State Sun Devils (2) Arsenal (2) Arte Moreno (2) Atalanta (2) Atlanta United FC (2) Atlético Madrid (2) Auckland City (2) Austin Jackson (2) Australian traveling cricket championship (2) Baltimore Ravens (2) Barry Bonds (2) Bartolo Colon (2) Baseball Hall of Fame (2) Bayer Leverkusen (2) Billy Hamilton (2) Bordeaux Begles (2) Boston Celtics (2) Brandon Crawford (2) Brandon League (2) Brazilian inner pyramid (2) Brian McCann (2) Bud Norris (2) Buster Posey (2) CSKA Moscow (2) Calgary Stampeders (2) Carlos Gomez (2) Carolina Hurricanes (2) Central League (2) Chad Billingsley (2) Chapecoense (2) Chase Headley (2) Chase Utley (2) Chelsea (2) Chicago Bulls (2) Chris Davis (2) Chris Iannetta (2) Chris Johnson (2) Chris Paul (2) Chris Young (2) Cincinnati Bearcats (2) Cleveland Cavaliers (2) Cliff Lee (2) Clint Hurdle (2) Cole Hamels (2) Colorado Avalanche (2) Connecticut Sun (2) Corey Seager (2) Costa do Sol (2) Craig Kimbrel (2) Cy Young (2) Dallas Keuchel (2) Dallas Mavericks (2) Davey Johnson (2) Derek Jeter (2) Didi Gregorius (2) Doosan Bears (2) Doug Fister (2) Dublin (2) English Premier League (2) English cricket traveling championship (2) English inner pyramid (2) English rugby union traveling championship (2) Essex (2) European pro basketball traveling championship (2) European traveling rugby union championship (2) Exeter Chiefs (2) FC Dallas (2) FC Utrecht (2) Five Nations traveling rugby championship (2) Frank McCourt (2) French rugby traveling championship (2) Gaelic football traveling championship (2) Galway (2) George Springer (2) German inner pyramid (2) Gerrit Cole (2) Giancarlo Stanton (2) Gio Gonzalez (2) Gonzaga Zags (2) Green Bay Packers (2) Greg Maddux (2) Hall of Fame (2) Hank Conger (2) Herediano (2) Hisashi Iwakuma (2) Internacional (2) Irish camogie traveling championship (2) Irish hurling traveling championship (2) Italian inner pyramid (2) Jacob deGrom (2) Jason Grilli (2) Jay Bruce (2) Jeff Bagwell (2) Jerry Sands (2) Jimmy Rollins (2) Joe Girardi (2) Joe Kelly (2) John Lackey (2) Jordan Zimmermann (2) Josh Beckett (2) Justin Upton (2) Kelvin Herrera (2) Kiwoom Heroes (2) LAFC (2) Lanus (2) Las Vegas Aces (2) Lee Smith (2) Leicester City FC (2) León (2) Liga MX (2) Lille (2) Limerick (2) Logan Forsythe (2) Louisville Cardinals (2) Luis Mendoza (2) Lyle Overbay (2) Madison Bumgarner (2) Manny Machado (2) Marlon Byrd (2) Melbourne Renegades (2) Melky Cabrera (2) Michael Wacha (2) Mickey Hatcher (2) Mike Fiers (2) Mike Moustakas (2) Mocambola (2) Montreal Canadiens (2) Montreal Impact (2) Mumbai Indians (2) Munster (2) Nantes (2) Nathan Eovaldi (2) National League West (2) National division pro football traveling championship (2) Nebraska Cornhuskers (2) Ned Colletti (2) Neptunus (2) New Orleans Saints (2) New York Giants (2) Nice (2) Nick Swisher (2) Northeast Conference (2) Northern American traveling soccer championship (2) Northern Hemisphere rugby league traveling championship (2) Northwest Conference (2) Ottawa RedBlacks (2) Pac-12 traveling championship (2) Pachuca (2) Pakistan traveling cricket championship (2) Palmeiras (2) Paul Goldschmidt (2) Pedro Alvarez (2) Perez Zeledon (2) Pete Kozma (2) Philadephia Eagles (2) Pumas UNAM (2) Quetta Gladiators (2) Ricky Nolasco (2) Roger Clemens (2) Roy Williams (2) Russell Martin (2) Ryan Vogelsong (2) Ryan Zimmerman (2) SK Wyverns (2) Sacramento Kings (2) San Jose Sharks (2) Santos de Guapiles (2) Sao Paulo (2) Seattle Seawolves (2) Seattle Sounders (2) Shakhtar Donetsk (2) Shane Victorino (2) Southern Hemisphere traveling rugby league traveling championship (2) Southwest Conference (2) Spanish inner pyramid (2) St. Helens (2) Stephen Strasburg (2) Steven Strasburg (2) Sun Belt Conference (2) Super League (2) Suwon Bluewings (2) Sydney Roosters (2) Sydney Sixers (2) Tampa Bay Buccaneers (2) Ted Turner (2) Terry Francona (2) Tony Cingrani (2) Tony LaRussa (2) Toronto Maple Leafs (2) Torri Hunter (2) Tri-annual regional baseball leagues (2) Troy Trojans (2) UANL (2) UD Songo (2) United States rugby traveling championship (2) Utah Jazz (2) Valencia (2) Victor Martinez (2) Watford (2) Werder Bremen (2) West Ham United (2) Wigan Warriors (2) Wil Myers (2) World Series (2) Yu Darvish (2) baseball four-by-four (2) baseball pyramid (2) continental traveling hockey championship (2) men's pro basketball traveling championship (2) pro basketball pyramid (2) pro hockey traveling championship (2) traveling championship (2) women's pro basketball First Division (2) 1899 Hoffenheim (1) A'ja Wilson (1) ACC lineal championship (1) Aaron Hamilton (1) Aaron Harang (1) Aaron Judge (1) Adam Dunn (1) Adam LaRoche (1) Adam Silver (1) Adam Wainwright (1) Adelaide Giants (1) Al Campanis (1) Alan Wiggins (1) Alastair Cooke (1) Alejandro De Aza (1) Alex Avila (1) Alex Guerrero (1) Alexander Ovechkin (1) Alysha Clark (1) American Conference lineal championship (1) American League West (1) Amsterdam Pirates (1) Anadolu Efes (1) Andres Ghiggia (1) Andrew Heaney (1) Andrew McCtchen (1) Andrew Miller (1) Andy Pettitte (1) Annibal Sanchez (1) Anthony Davis (1) Anthony Rizzo (1) Antony Auclair (1) Appalachian State Mountaineers (1) Aroldis Chapman (1) Ash McGrath (1) Astros (1) Athletico Paranaense (1) Atlanta Falcons (1) Atlanta Hawks (1) Atletico Mineiro (1) Atlético Mineiro (1) Atlético Nacional (1) Auston Matthews (1) Australian Baseball League (1) Australian baseball traveling championship (1) Australian football traveling championship (1) Babe Ruth (1) Baltimore Orioles Kansas City Royals (1) Banfield (1) Barry Larkin (1) Bayer Leerkusen (1) Ben Roethlisberger (1) Ben Wade (1) Benji Molina (1) Bert Blyleven (1) Bert Campaneris (1) Big 12 lineal championship (1) Big Bash League (1) Big Ten lineal championship (1) Bill Belichick (1) Bill Foley (1) Billy Buckner (1) Bing Crosby (1) Blake Griffin (1) Bo Porter (1) Bobby Cox (1) Bobby Thompson (1) Boise State Broncos (1) Bologna (1) Bordeaux (1) Boston Red Sox (1) Brad Ausmus (1) Brad Havens (1) Brad Lidge (1) Branch Rickey (1) Brandon Maurer (1) Brandon McCarthy (1) Brandon Morrow (1) Brandon Moss (1) Brandon Snyder (1) Breanna Stewart (1) Brendan Ryan (1) Brett Lawrie (1) Brett Wallace (1) Brian Cashman (1) Brian Harper (1) Brisbane Lions (1) Bruce Bochy (1) Bruce Pearl (1) Bryan Price (1) Buck Showalter (1) Buffalo Sabres (1) Bundesliga (1) Butler Bulldogs (1) Buzz Williams (1) C.J. Kron (1) CBS (1) CC Sabathia (1) Caleb Joseph (1) Calgary Flames (1) California Angels (1) Cameron Brate (1) Candace Parker (1) Carlos Correa (1) Carlos Frias (1) Carlos Gonzalez (1) Carlos Marmol (1) Cauterbury United (1) Celta Vigo (1) Central Florida Knights (1) Chad Qualls (1) Charlie Cameron (1) Charlie Coyle (1) Charlotte Hornets (1) Chennai Super Kings (1) Chiapas (1) Chicago Bears (1) Chicago Fire (1) Chicago Red Stars (1) Chicago Sky (1) Chris Archer (1) Chris Carpenter (1) Chris Fagan (1) Chris Perez (1) Chris Tillman (1) Christiano Ronaldo (1) Citi Field (1) Clare (1) Clay Bucchholz (1) Clay Helton (1) Cleveand Indians (1) Colin Cowgill (1) Columbus Crew (1) Colón Santa Fe (1) Conference-USA lineal championship (1) Conor Sheary (1) Coors Field (1) Corinthians (1) Cork (1) Cornbelt Conference (1) Costa del Este (1) Cotton Nash (1) Craig Biggio (1) Crusaders (1) Crystal Palace (1) Curt Schilling (1) Dabo Swinney (1) Daegu (1) Dale Murphy (1) Dallas Cowboys (1) Dallas Wings (1) Dan Straily (1) Daniel Nava (1) Danny Duffy (1) Dansby Swanson (1) Darryl Sutter (1) Darwin Barney (1) Davey Lopes (1) David DeJesus (1) David Murphy (1) David Ousted (1) David Peralta (1) David Wright (1) Dawn Staley (1) DeMar Derozan (1) Dean Chance (1) Delhi Capitals (1) Denver Broncos (1) Detroit Red Wings (1) Devan Dubnyk (1) Devon Travis (1) Dick Jacobs (1) Dillon Gee (1) Dioner Navarro (1) Division de Honor de beiseboll (1) Doc Rivers (1) Don Mincher (1) Don Sutton (1) Dr. James Naismith (1) Draymond Green (1) Drayton McLane (1) Drew Hutchison (1) Dries Mertens (1) Duke Blue Devils (1) Dustin Byfuglein (1) Dusty Baker (1) Dutch baseball lineal championship (1) Dwight Howard (1) Earl Weaver (1) East League lineal championship (1) Eastern League (1) Ed Creech (1) Edinburgh (1) Edinson Volquez (1) Edmonton Eskimos (1) Edmonton Oilers (1) Edna Maud Whitney (1) Edwin Jackson (1) Efren Navarro (1) Eintracht Frankfurt (1) Elena Della Donne (1) Elian Herrera (1) Elite Division (1) Empoli (1) Ender Inciarte (1) Endy Chavez (1) English Big Six (1) English Little Six(ish) (1) English Middle Six (1) Eric Sogard (1) Eric Staal (1) Ericson Leonora (1) Estudiantes de Mérida (1) European baseball lineal championship (1) European top-level basketball pyramid (1) Evan Gattis (1) Evan Longoria (1) Everton FC (1) FC Köln (1) Farhan Zaidi (1) Felix Hernandez (1) Fenerbahce (1) Fiorentina (1) Football Association (1) Fortitudo Bologna (1) Four-by-four baseball regions (1) France (1) Frank Viola (1) Frank Wren (1) Fred McGriff (1) Freddie Gray (1) Freddy Galvis (1) Free State Stars (1) French Big Six (1) French Little Six(ish) (1) French Middle Six (1) French inner pyramid (1) French soccer inner pyramid (1) Garrett Williams (1) Gary Sanchez (1) Geelong (1) Gene Mauch (1) Geno Auriemma (1) Genoa (1) Georgia Southern Eagles (1) German Big Six (1) German Little Six (1) German Middle Six (1) Gerry Hunsicker (1) Glendale Raptors (1) Godoy Cruz (1) Goran Dragic (1) Grant Green (1) Greg Holland (1) Gremio (1) Guadalajara (1) Guggenheim Baseball Management (1) Halle Berry (1) Happy Chandler East (1) Happy Chandler West (1) Harry Carey (1) Harvey Williams (1) Hassan Whiteside (1) Heath Bell (1) Henry Aaron Award. (1) Holland (1) Hoofdklasse (1) Houston (1) Houston Cougars (1) Houston Texans (1) Howard Kendrick (1) Hurricanes (1) Ian Kinsler (1) Ichiro Suzuki (1) Incheon United (1) India cricket traveling championship (1) Indian Premier League (1) Indiana Fever (1) Indianapolis Colts (1) Internacional Palmeiras (1) International Champions Cup (1) Iowa State Cyclones (1) Islamabad United (1) Italian Big Six (1) Italian Little Six(ish) (1) Italian Middle Six (1) Italian baseball lineal championship (1) Ivan DeJesus (1) J.B. Schuck (1) J.J. Hardy (1) J.J.Hardy (1) J.P. Howell (1) Jack Kent Cooke (1) Jack McKeon (1) Jackie Robinson (1) Jake Marisnick (1) Jake Odorizzi (1) Jake Peavy (1) Jameis Winson (1) Jameis Winston (1) James Madison Dukes (1) James Paxton (1) James Roby (1) James Shielss (1) Jamie McCourt (1) Jamie Wright (1) Jared Goff (1) Jared Weaver (1) Jarrod Dyson (1) Jarrod Saltalamacchia (1) Jason Giambi (1) Jason Hammel (1) Jason Heyward (1) Jason Isringhausen (1) Jason Zucker (1) Javy Guerra (1) Jeff Samadrzija (1) Jeff Samardjzia (1) Jhonny Peralta (1) Jim Abbott (1) Jim Eppard (1) Jim Eppel (1) Jim Fregosi (1) Jim Hickey (1) Jim Johnson (1) Jim Palmer (1) Jimbo Fisher (1) Jimmie Hall (1) Jimmy Nelson (1) Jimmy Piersall (1) Joc Pedersen (1) Joe Burrow (1) Joe Mauer (1) Joe Morgan (1) Joe Saunders (1) Joe Thatcher (1) Joe Torre (1) JoeGirardi (1) Joel Berry II (1) Joel Hanrahan (1) John Angelos (1) John Farrell (1) John Helyar (1) John Jay (1) John O'Donnell Stadium (1) John Roseboro (1) Johnny Cueto (1) Johnny Giavotella (1) Jon Niese (1) Jonathan Brown (1) Jonathan Papelbon (1) Jonathan Quick (1) Jonathan Schoop (1) Jordan Lyles (1) Jose Abreu (1) Jose Bautista (1) Jose Peraza (1) Jose Quintana (1) Jose Reyes (1) Jose Valverde (1) Joseph Wapner (1) Josh Donaldson (1) Josh Gibson (1) Josh Harrison (1) Jozy Altidore (1) Juan Marichal (1) Juan Pierre (1) Juan Rivera (1) Justin Jackson (1) Justin Turner (1) KIA Tigers (1) Kaizer Chiefs (1) Kansas City Royals Pittsburgh Pirates (1) Kashima Antlers (1) Ken Giles (1) Ken Rosenthal (1) Kevin Correia (1) Kevin Jepson (1) Kevin Kiermaier (1) Kevin Malone (1) Kevin Tapani (1) Kings XI Punjab (1) Koji Uehara (1) Kole Calhoun (1) Korean baseball pyramid (1) Korean lineal baseball championship (1) Kris Bryant (1) Kris Jenkins (1) Kris Medlen (1) Kwami Leonard (1) Kyle Kubitza (1) Kyle Seager (1) L.J. Hoes (1) LG Twins (1) La Liga (1) LaMarr Hoyt (1) Lache Neale (1) Lahore Qalandars (1) Lance McCullers (1) Larry Dolan (1) Las Vegas Golden Knights (1) LeBron James (1) Legia Warsaw (1) Leland Stanford (1) Leon (1) LewWolff (1) Leônidas (1) Ligue 1 (1) Logan White (1) Lords of the Realm (1) Lorenzo Cain (1) Lorenzo Martini (1) Los Angeles Chargers (1) Los Angeles Galaxy (1) Louisiana Ragin' Cajuns (1) Louisiana State (1) Louisiana State Tigers (1) Lousiana State Tigers (1) Lyonn (1) Major League Rugby (1) Major League Soccer (1) Major League Soccer standings (1) Maracanazo (1) Maracanã (1) Marcell Ozuna (1) Marge Schott (1) Mariano Rivera (1) Mark McGwire (1) Mark Mulder (1) Mark Reynolds (1) Mark Scheifele (1) Martin Dihigo (1) Martin Prado (1) Marvin Miller (1) Masahiro Tanaka (1) Matt Adams (1) Matt Carpenter (1) Matt Dominguez (1) Matt Harvey (1) Matt Joyce (1) Matt Moore (1) Matt Shoemaker (1) Matt Wieters (1) Max Kruse (1) Max Scherzer (1) Maya Moore (1) Melbourne Aces (1) Melbourne Stars (1) Melbourne Storm (1) Memphis Grizzlies (1) Memphis Tigers (1) Mexican Big Six (1) Mexican League (1) Mexican Little Six (1) Mexican Middle Six (1) Mexican baseball lineal championship (1) Miami RedHawks (1) Michael Bourn (1) Michael Cuddyer (1) Michael Roth (1) Michael Young (1) Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders (1) Mikael Granlund (1) Mike Archer (1) Mike Bolsinger (1) Mike Ilitch (1) Mike Illitch (1) Mike Leake (1) Mike Matheny (1) Mike Minor (1) Mike Mussina (1) Mike Napoli (1) Mike Piazza (1) Mike Zunino (1) Mikko Koivu (1) MilwaukeeBrewers (1) Minnesota United FC (1) Monaco FC (1) Montreal Alouettes (1) Mookie Betts (1) Mountain West lineal championship (1) Multan Sultans (1) NBA (1) NBA Ear of Corn (1) NBA East Ear of Corn (1) NBA West Ear of Corn (1) NBA east traveling championship (1) NBA traveling championship (1) NC Dinos (1) NFC traveling championship (1) Nashville Predators (1) National Football League (1) National Hockey League (1) National League Divisional Series (1) National Rugby League (1) Nes York Yankees (1) New England Revolution (1) New Jersey Devils (1) New York FC (1) New York Knickerbockers (1) NewYork Yankees (1) Newcastle United (1) Nick Markakis (1) Nick Saban (1) Nikola Jokic (1) Nino Niederreiter (1) Nolan Ryan (1) North American soccer pyramid (1) North Carolina State Wolfpack (1) North Dakota State Bison (1) North League lineal championship (1) Northeast lineal championship (1) Northern League (1) Northwest lineal championship (1) Oakland Raiders (1) Oceana traveling soccer championship (1) Oceania traveling soccer championship (1) Oceanian traveling soccer championship. Auckland City (1) Oklahoma Sooners (1) P.J Fleck (1) PNC Park (1) Palermo (1) Panathinaikos (1) Paul Dietzel (1) Paul Maholm (1) Paul Molitor (1) Paul Splittorff (1) Paços de Ferreira (1) Pedro (1) Pekka Rinne (1) Pelé (1) Penn State Nittany Lions (1) Pete Carroll (1) Peter Bourjos (1) Phil Hughes (1) Phil Jackson (1) Phil Kessel (1) Philadelphia 76ers (1) Philadelphia Eagles (1) Philadelphia Union (1) Philippine Basketball Association (1) Plaza Amador (1) Portland Thorns (1) Preston Tucker (1) Prince Fielder (1) Quad Cities Angels (1) R.A. Dickey (1) R.A.Dickey (1) RB Leipzig (1) Racing 92 (1) Rajon Rondo (1) Ralph Garr (1) Randy Choate (1) Raul Rivera (1) Ray Dandridge (1) Real Betis (1) Real Salt Lake (1) Real Sociedad (1) Reggie Jackson (1) Reims (1) Rich Gale (1) Rich Hill (1) Richmond (1) Rick Monday (1) Rick Reichardt (1) Rickey Henderson (1) Robert Cannon (1) Robert Lurie (1) Roberto Hernandez (1) Roger Scruton (1) Rogers Hornsby (1) Rohinson Cano (1) Ron Cey (1) Ron Washington (1) Roughned Odor (1) Rubby De La Rosa (1) Ryan Howard (1) Ryan Ludwick (1) Safeco Field (1) Salvador Perez (1) Sam LeCure (1) San Diego Legion (1) San Diego State Aztecs (1) San Francico Giants (1) San Francisco Giants (1) San Jose (1) San Jose Earthquakes (1) Sandy Koufax (1) Sanfrecce Hiroshima (1) Santa Tecla (1) Santos (1) Santos Laguna (1) Sassuolo (1) Satchel Paige (1) Schalke 04 (1) Scott Diamond (1) Scott Dres (1) Scott Kazmir (1) Sean Marshall (1) Seattle Seahawks (1) Sebastian Giovinco (1) Second Divison (1) Seimone Augustus (1) Seoul (1) Serie A (1) Seth Smith (1) Sevilla FC (1) Shane Larkin (1) Shanghai SIPG (1) Shin-Soo Choo (1) Silvio Berlusconi (1) Simon Black (1) Sonny Gray (1) South Dakota State Jackrabbits (1) South Florida Bulls (1) South League lineal championship (1) South Sydney Rabbitohs (1) Southampton (1) Southeast Conference (1) Southeast lineal championship (1) Southeastern Conference (1) Southern Hemisphere traveling rugby union championship (1) Southern Illinois Salukis (1) Southern League (1) Southwest Conference lineal championship (1) Spanish Big Six (1) Spanish Little Six(ish) (1) Spanish Middle Six (1) Spanish baseball lineal championship (1) Sporting CP (1) Sporting KC (1) St. Kilda (1) Staid Francais (1) Stanford Cardinals (1) Staples Center (1) Starlin Castro (1) Stephen Drew (1) Steve Carlton (1) Steve Garvey (1) Super Bowl (1) Surrey (1) Swansea City (1) Sydney Thunder (1) Sylvia Fowles (1) Syracuse Orange (1) São Paulo (1) Taijuan Walker (1) Talleres Cordoba (1) Team Wellington (1) Tenerife Marlins (1) Texas A&M Aggies (1) Texas Christian Horned Frogs (1) Texas State Bobcats (1) Tigre (1) Tim Federowicz (1) Tim Holbrook (1) Tim Hudson (1) Tim Raines (1) Tina Charles (1) Todd Frazier (1) Tom Glavine (1) Tom Izzo (1) Tom Seaver (1) Tommy Hodson (1) Tony Bennett (1) Top 14 (1) Torino (1) Toronton Blue Jays (1) Trevor May (1) Trevor Rosenthal (1) Tronto Blue Jays (1) Ty Cobb (1) Tyrone (1) Tyrone Red Hands (1) UNAM (1) Ulsan (1) Ulster (1) Urban Meyer (1) Utah Utes (1) Vegas Golden Knights (1) Vernon Wells (1) Victor Radley (1) Victor Vázquez (1) Vladimir Guerrero. (1) WAR (1) Wade Davis (1) Wade LeBlanc (1) Wade Miley (1) Walter Haas (1) Walter O'Malley (1) Wandy Rodriguez (1) Warren Giles League (1) Warrington (1) Washington Huskies (1) Washington Natinals (1) Washington Redskins (1) Washington Senators (1) Wasps (1) Wellington Castillo (1) Wellington Phoenix II (1) West League lineal championship (1) Western Kentucky Hilltoppers (1) Western League (1) Western Michigan Broncos (1) Will Holder (1) Will Myers (1) Willem II Tilburg (1) Willie Wells (1) Wilmer Flores (1) Wily Peralta (1) Wins Above Replacement (1) Wisconsin Badgers (1) World Cup (1) Xavier Musketeers (1) Yadier Molina (1) Yan Gomes (1) Yankee Stadium (1) Yuli Gurriel (1) Zach Britton (1) Zach Parise (1) Zack Cozart (1) Zamora FC (1) Zlatan Ibrahimović (1) baseball (1) baseball Elite Divisin (1) baseball continental traveling championship (1) baseball traveling championship (1) college football (1) college football sub-major traveling football championship (1) drug testing (1) hockey traveling championship (1) pro basketball Ear of Corn (1) pro basketball Elite League (1) pro basketball First Division (1) pro basketball Fourth Division (1) pro basketball Second Division (1) pro basketball Third Division (1) pro basketball super league (1) pro hockey (1) pro hockey Elite League (1) pro soccer (1) realignment (1) soccer (1) steven Souza (1) test (1) western pro basketball traveling championship (1) western pro hockey traveling championship (1) women's pro basketball pyramid (1)