What day do you think Pirate pitching gave up the most home runs per day? Monday after a long weekend of partying? That was my guess too.
You are right.
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Other HR tidbits from 2005:
— 14 players combined to hit 52 HR’s at an average of 3.7 HR’s each. Talk about missing advance scouting!
— Opposing batters had a 37:63 strike-to-ball ratio while batting during HR AB. That indicates a lot of plate discipline waiting for their pitch to hit.
— 34 HR’s hit were hit on the 1st pitch and Lance Berkman did it twice.
— 43 HR’s were hit on the 2cd pitch.
— Some players like Aramis Ramirez never saw more than 2 pitches each HR AB.
— 72 (44%) of all HR’s were hit after a ball was last pitched:
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— Batters put a HR in play after seeing an average of just 3.1 pitches per AB compared to 3.7 for all other AB. Don’t wait around do they?