Saturday, September 11, 2010

Rangers Beat the Yankees: By the Numbers

There are a million numbers you can look at from any baseball game.  Here are a few quickies I thought were mildly interesting from last night's 13-inning marathon Rangers 6-5 win over the Yankees.

19: Pitchers used by both teams - tied for most ever, setting a new AL record
15: Rangers Magic Number
11: the number of pitches David Murphy had in his first at-bat in the first inning resulting in an single, also the number of pitchers used by the Rangers (a new team record)
9: Number of walkoff wins the Rangers have had this season
7.5: Rangers AL West lead over the A's
5 and 12: hours and minutes of last night's game, longest this season
4: Career-high number of RBI Julio Borbon had last night
3: Innings pitched by CJ Wilson - tied for his shortest outing this season, also the number of consecutive wins by Texas and the number of freaky members of the Blue Man Group that will haunt me forever
2: The number of total AND walkoff wins the Ranger have over the Yankees this season
1.5: Yankees AL East lead over the Rays
1: The number of runs the Rangers bullpen allowed in 10 innings
0: Doses of caffeine, cups of coffee or green tea I had last night.  That might change today.