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About Those Dingers

The Royals have allowed 11 home runs through 8 games, tied with Houston and San Diego for 7th most in baseball. I put together some data to try to make sense of it. The data's below. The sense isn't - I haven't looked at enough data across time or teams for context, nor have I researched much. Plus, small sample size and all. Anyhow, here you go.

OPP PITCHER HITTER COUNT AB PITCH RUNS INNING
SOX Shields Flowers 2-2 5 1 5
SOX Santana Dunn 0-0 1 1 2
SOX Santana Flowers 0-0 1 1 3
SOX Santana Viciedo 1-0 2 2 4
SOX Hochevar A Ramirez 0-1 2 1 7
PHI Davis D Brown 3-1 5 1 2
PHI Davis Kratz 3-2 7 1 2
PHI Guitierrez Rollins 1-0 2 3 9
MIN Guthrie Mauer 3-1 5 1 1
MIN Guthrie Willingham 2-1 4 1 3
MIN Guthrie E Escobar 3-2 7 1 5

Some early trends:

  • The Royals have allowed 28 runs total. Half have come from home runs.
  • Four of the first five HRs yielded came on an even count or a pitcher's count. Since then, all of the HRs have come on a hitter's count.
  • 9 of the 11 homers were solo shots.
  • 9 of the 11 homers (82%) were surrendered by the starters. As between the starters and the bullpen, starters have thrown 67% of the innings so far.

This FanPost was written by a member of the Royals Review community. It does not necessarily reflect the views of the editors and writers of this site.

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