-> Aramis Ramirez has the highest Fly Ball percentage in the majors at 56.8%. Thats a lot of warning track power.
-> Matt Garza leads AL pitchers in fly outs induced, with 224 . Unsurprising to most, he also has surrendered 21 homers.
-> Lance Berkman walks 16.2% of the time. At first I was thinking this number and the other leaders was not much. Then I realized just how high a percentage that is over a 162 game season. Yikes.
-> Adam Wainwright, spot starter? He is 6-7 away from Busch and 11-1, yes 11-1, with excellent peripherals at home. I’m obviously kidding. Wainwright still boasts a .215-ish BAA both home and away.
-> Brett Myers has gone 6 IP in every start this year. Read that again. I’m not lying.
-> The Angels are batting .297 with runners in scoring position.
-> They are also tied with Toronto for the fewest deals done since 2000 (11). Guess the farm teaches you how to knock ’em in in LA LA land… (courtesy Nick Cafardo, Boston Globe)
-> Dallas Braden is averaging 7 IP with a .211 BAA since his return from the DL (5-2 record). When he hits spots, he makes people hit the ball wrong, simple as that.
-> Desmond Jennings has 35 steals and 4 CS in the minors this year. Are you ready for him next year? Are you? You better get ready.
Still reeling from Dan <bleepin’> Johnson’s homer last night, enjoy the Black Keys