Adjust Font Size: A A       Guest settings   Register

The Pro Yakyu Report Vol. 1.19 - Pythagorean Expectation

Baseball news from Japan and Asia

Welcome to the Bayside West: Yokohama Blog

Featuring Michael Westbay (a.k.a. westbaystars)

Michael Westbay has been blogging about Pro Yakyu since before the word "blog" entered the vernacular. Here he writes about Pro Yakyu in general, and the Yokohama BayStars in particular.

The Pro Yakyu Report Vol. 1.19 - Pythagorean Expectation

2 replies. Most recent reply: May 21, 2013 9:47 AM by westbaystars

This week's Pro Yakyu Report features the Chunichi Dragons' runs scored versus runs allowed and what their wins expected are. there are some interesting numbers in 2011 and 2012 for the league as a whole.

Pocket Schedule

Monday, May 6: Japan Baseball Weekly Podcast features Jim sitting down with Wladimir "Coco" Balentien. After the usual discussion about the interview, it's on to the special presentation about Mister and Godzilla. The due hit on the latest and soon to be members of the 2,000 hit club. And a bit of talk about defense wraps thing ups. Be sure to tune in.


Pythagorean Expectation [English Wikipedia]
Share |


Re: The Pro Yakyu Report Vol. 1.19 - Pythagorean Expectation

[ Author: Guest: Scott Shaffer | Posted: May 21, 2013 12:10 AM ]
Too cool yet again and yes it's me yet again with more questions.

So the newspaper you have on here. Looks like it covers the teams pretty well, is it a Tokyo paper or one for Yokohama?

So the manager took the blame for Morgan in LF? Did Morgan make error(s) or simply play poorly? What is Morgan's attitude like in Japan?

I saw Ramirez played on Monday. What was his attitude like being out so much?

Thanks Michael!!

Re: The Pro Yakyu Report Vol. 1.19 - Pythagorean Expectation

[ Author: westbaystars | Posted: May 21, 2013 9:47 AM | Posts: 35252 | From: Yokohama, Japan | YBS Fan | Registered: Aug, 2001 ]
I was just kind of brushing over the news of the day. Funny that that's what gets commented on. The paper is the standard Kanto region Nikkan Sports, one of several daily sports newspapers (some consider them tabloids - which certainly does describe the entertainment section).

Nonetheless, Morgan didn't make an error so much misread a couple of fly balls to left. He's played right and center very well. But for some reason, left field mystified him - at least in this game.

Morgan had been taken out of the lineup for a while due to his complete lack of offense. But he's started to turn that around recently as well. He's making the adjustments necessary and has a great attitude despite a few bumps in the road.

Rami-chan is holding up through this slump. And based on his performance as DH last night (May 20), it's looking like he may have broken through it. He'll get his left field position back if he's producing offensively. The reason he was benched was because his offense had ceased to make of for his lack of speed in left field on defense. While I'm sure Ramirez would like to play every inning of every game, he sincerely wants to contribute in any manner that he can. He's got a good attitude to get through this.
Topic: The Pro Yakyu Report Vol. 1.20 - First Pitches Previous Topic
Go back to the topic listing  Back to Topic List    Click to go to the top of the page  Top of the page
Next Topic Topic: Mishima Throws Complete Game Loss - May 19, 2013
Search for Pro Yakyu news and information
Copyright (c) 1995-2018
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons License.
Some rights reserved.