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From the Maniacal One . . .

This week’s obscure but telling facts from statistician Chuck Waseleski of Millers Falls (through Friday):

141 of 278

Red Sox pitchers have struck out 141 of the 278 opposing batters on which they have gotten two strikes.

84 of 129

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Red Sox pitchers have retired the leadoff batter in 84 of 129 innings. They have combined for a 1.32 ERA when the leadoff batter is retired, 5.49 when the leadoff batter reaches base.

.209, .205

Opposing batters have hit .209 against Red Sox pitchers when their first pitch is a strike. They are batting .205 with two or more runners on base.


Mike Napoli is batting .375 with two or more runners on base.

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