Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Sunday, August 31st, 1969 and End of Month Leader Board

Scores

ATL 2, CHI 1  W-Jarvis 14-9 L-Jenkins 15-8  S-Upshaw(25)

CIN 7, STL 3  W-Carroll 6-4 L-Gibson 16-6  HR-Tolan(11) Perez(23) 

PIT 6, HOU 2  W-Gibbon 5-6 L-Gladding 3-5  S-Dal Canton(9)  HR-Clemente(13) Morgan(13)

LA 4, PHI 0  W-Sutton 16-8 L-Jackson 12-12  HR-Sudakis(8)  Sutton 1-hitter.

MON 6, SD 4 (10inns)  W-Face 3-7 L-Reberger 5-11  HR-Staub(27) Kelly(3) Pena(3)  Staub 4 rbi.

SF 3, NY 2  W-Perry 18-6 L-Koosman 15-10  HR-Agee(16)  Perry 2-hitter.

SF 9, NY 3  W-McCormick 12-5 L-Gentry 14-9  HR-Clendenon(21) Swoboda(4) Burda(3)


August is over! 803 games played, 169 to go in my replay. The Dodgers and Giants find themselves in a virtual tie for first in the west going into September, while the Cardinals lead Chicago by 5 and a half, and the Mets by 6 and a half. The Giants posted the best record in August at 21-7, followed by the Dodgers at 20-8. The worst two teams were the Phillies and Astros at 8-20 (coming on the heels of Houston's 21-5 July. What a season.) Each team has just one cross-divisional series left, then it's all within their own division after that! Now, how about those stats...

PITCHING
NY  2.83 (least runs against, 421)
CHI  2.89 
STL  2.91 (most CG, 65. most shutouts, 18)
ATL  3.06
LA  3.23 (most saves, 32.)
SF  3.30 (least K's, 740.)
HOU  3.71 (tied for least saves, 12.)
PIT  3.71 (most K's, 939)
CIN  3.87
MON  4.48 (least CG, 24.)
PHI  4.53 (tied for least saves, 12.)
SD  4.85 (most runs allowed, 734. least shutouts, 2.)

BATTING
CIN  .270 (most runs, 660. least caught stealing, 21.)
PIT  .269 
LA  .260 (tied for most triples, 45. least times shut out, 6.) 
ATL  .255 (most home runs, 126. tied for least triples, 20. tied for most caught stealing, 41.)
SF  .253 (tied for most caught stealing, 41.)
STL  .252 (least home runs, 53.)
MON  .251
CHI  .244 (tied least triples, 20. least steals, 31.)
HOU  .241 (tied most triples, 45. most steals, 99. most doubles, 203.)
NY  .228 (least doubles, 136.) 
PHI  .225 (most times shut out, 20)
SD  .212 (least runs, 406.) 

FIELDING (avg is IP divided by errors.)
STL  14.34 (least errors, 86.)
ATL  12.88 (most DP's turned, 163.)
CHI  12.71
CIN  11.57
LA  10.20
NY  10.03
SF  9.88
PIT  9.24
MON  8.87
SD  8.76
PHI  8.70
HOU  7.91 (most errors, 150. least DP's turned, 86.)

Random team stuff:
best 1-run record SF 27-15, worst PHI 12-29
best x-inn record ATL and STL 12-6, worst  PHI 5-14

Player of the Month--Bobby Tolan, Cincinnati. He drove in 30 runs in August!

WINS: Singer-la 19-8, Carlton-stl 18-6, Perry-sf 18-6, Hands-chi 17-9

ERA: Perry-sf 1.64, Hands-chi 1.99,  Gibson-stl 2.09, P.Niekro-atl 2.14, Marichal-sf 2.17

Al "Losing Pitcher" Santorini
LOSSES: Santorini-sd 5-20, J.Johnson-phi  5-19

SHUTOUTS: Dierker-hou, Marichal-sf, Perry-sf, and Singer-la all with 6.

IP: Hands-chi 257.2, Carlton-stl  249.2, Maloney-cin 243.2, P.Niekro-atl 243.2

Her door man rocks.
K's: Carlton-stl 196, Singer-la 190, Jenkins-chi 183, Wilson-hou 178, Hands-chi 177 

CG: Carlton-stl 21, Hands-chi 20,  Koosman-ny 20, Marichal-sf 20

SAVES: Upshaw-atl 25, McGraw-ny 21, Granger-cin 17, Mikkelsen-la 16

ERRORS: Morgan-hou 34, Arcia-sd 29, Money-phi 29, Sizemore-la 29

AVG (353 ab): Rose-cin .364, McCovey-sf .355, Davis-la .347, Mota-la .347, Jones,ny .343, Hebner-pit 325, H.Aaron-atl 323, Oliver-pit .322, Tolan-cin .318, Johnson-cin .317

HR: H.Aaron-atl 40, Allen-phi 30, McCovey-sf 27, Staub-mon 27, Oliver-pit 26

RBI: Staub-mon 105, May-cin 103, McCovey-sf 97, Oliver-pit 97, H.Aaron-atl 96

RUNS: Rose-cin 114, Bonds-sf 106, Wynn-hou 104, Brock-stl 100, two tied with 89.

DOUBLES: Kessinger-chi 33, Laboy-mon 33, 3 tied with 29.

TRIPLES: Davis-la 11, Sanguillen-pit 11, 3 tied with 10.

STEALS: Morgan-hou 52, Bonds-sf 50, Wills-la 43, Brock-stl 38, Wynn-hou 30