From the Bill Chuck files...Chicago Edition
April 28, 2013 12:12PM
Chicago White Sox Photo Day
Updated: May 30, 2013 2:27PM
1The Reds’ Shin-Soo Choo has been hit by 10 pitches, more than any other entire team.
2Ten of the Royals’ first 12 homers were solo shots; the other two were grand slams by Billy Butler and Alex Gordon. The Royals hit only one slam last season.
3The Tigers are hitting .290 with full counts, the Giants just .108.
4Jon Lester is now 89-48 (.650 winning percentage) in his career. Fellow Red Sox lefty Babe Ruth was 89-46 (.659).
5The Giants are 0-5 in starts by Matt Cain and the Rays 0-5 in starts by David Price this season.6Last season, with Derek Jeter, the Yankees hit .297 and were second in runs scored in the first inning. This season, without their captain, the Yanks are hitting .194 and are second from the bottom in runs scored in the first.
7Lance Berkman has hit 362 homers, one more than Joe DiMaggio.
8This past week, the Nationals fell below the .500 mark after not being below it all last season.
9The NL’s average team batting average was .248 entering Friday, which makes the Cardinals’ .245 seem unimpressive. However, the NL average with runners on base is .259, which makes the Cardinals’ .317 very impressive.