From the Maniacal One . . .

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

93 of 430

Jon Lester has had a three-ball count on 93 of the 430 batters he has faced.


Opponents are batting .385 against Andrew Miller on his first pitch.

44 of 72


Andrew Miller has struck out 44 of the 72 batters on which he has gotten two strikes.

62 of 308

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Sixty-two of the 308 runs the Red Sox have allowed have been scored by runners who reached base via a walk or hit batsman.

.309, .185

The Red Sox have batted .309 with runners in scoring position in games they have won, .185 in games they have lost.