Boston-LAA Preview, Part II: Analysis of the Starting Lineups

Posted: 7th October 2009 by Jeffrey Brown in MLB
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Yesterday, I took a look at the combatantÆs starting we will take a look at their starting nine. The teams scored nearly the same number of runs (LA - 883, 2nd in AL; BOS - 872, 3rd in AL) and had nealry-identical OBPs (BOS - .352, 2nd; LA - .350, 3rd), though the Red Sox hit considerably more home runs (BOS - 212, 3rd; LA - 173, 8th) and the Angels stole quite a few more bases (LA - 148, 3rd; BOS - 126, 5th). á First Base: Kevin Youkilis and Kendry Morales Youkilis: .305 / 27 / 94 / .548 (Slug Pct)
Morales: .306 / 34 / 108 / .569 (Slug Pct) Youkilis put together another outstanding year and ran neck-and-neck with DetroitÆs Miguel Cabrera and New YorkÆs Mark Teixeira as the best in the league (Cabrera had 114 Runs Created, Teixeira had 113 RC and Youk had 111 RC). M ...

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