Thursday, May 2, 2013

Matchup: Bulls vs. Red Sox

The Pawtucket Red Sox are the Triple-A team of the Boston Red Sox and the reigning International League Champions. A modest oddity in the matchup is that both team’s Pythagorean Expectation exactly matches their actual won-loss record. I find it a bit creepy with an obscure mathematical formula generates a number that exactly matches reality (Bulls PE = 18-8; Red Sox PE = 15-11).

These two teams seem to be very well matched. The Bulls have an edge in hitting and pitching, but will it be enough to offset home field advantage?

Outside the game —
  • The Rays have designated for assignment first baseman/DH Shelley Duncan. I am poor at guessing the outcome of these sorts of things, but I have to point out that so far this year every player the Rays have DFA’d has ended up with another team. 

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