Monthly Archives: August, 2017

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Today’s Sports Stat-August 31, 2017

The Brewers will enter the month of September anywhere from 2.5 to 4.5 games behind the Cubs in the N.L. Central pennant race and anywhere from 2.5 to 3.5 games behind the Colorado Rockies for the last Wild Card spot. How they play this final month will determine whether or not they are one of the five N.L. teams in the post-season.

So how have the Brewers played in previous Septembers? Here are six stats you may not know about the Brewers in September (for the sake of this article, September and October regular season games are included together).

  1. The Brewers best September was in 1992 when they went 22-9 (.710 winning percentage). The 22 wins and .710 winning percentage are both team records for September.
  2. The Brew Crew won 20 or more games in September four times… in ’92, as mentioned above, and they won 21 in 1987 and 1991, and had 20 victories in September in 2012.
  3. Milwaukee was over .500 in September in only 20 of their 47 seasons in franchise history.
  4. The fewest wins in September was seven in 1995; the teams ended that month 7-21 (a .250 winning percentage). That .250 percentage, however, is not the lowest September winning percentage in team history… the Brewers went 8-26 in 1976, a .235 winning percentage.
  5. The Brewers were 16-13 (.552) in September last season, but the previous two seasons (2014 and 2015) were not as kind to the team. They were 13-19 in September 2015 and only 9-17 in September 2014. That’s a 38-49 record (.437) in September games over the past three campaigns.
  6. The Brewers have had six seasons where they were .600 or better in September. In five of those six seasons, the pitching staff’s ERA was under 3.50 that month. Of the 15 seasons where the Brewers’ pitching staff ERA was under 3.50 in September, the team played above .500 in the month in 10 of those 15 seasons.




40 Packers Stats Until Opening Kickoff-August 31 (#10)

(From August 1 until the first regular season game against the Seattle Seahawks on September 10, we’ll give you a daily dose of Packers stats.)

In the NFL, there are game stats that are celebrated each week. For runners and receivers, it’s a 100-yard game; for quarterbacks, it’s passing for 300 or more yards.

In the history of the Green Bay Packers, there have been certain players who just seem to have great games against the Pack. Using the 100-yard games for runners and receivers and the 300-yard passing game for QBs, here’s a look at the opponents who have had the most games reaching these yardsticks of statistical excellence.

Opposing runners with the most 100-yard games vs. Packers
13: Walter Payton
10: Barry Sanders
8: Adrian Peterson
7: Joe Perry
5: J.D. Smith

Opposing receivers with the most 100-yard games vs. Packers
7: Randy Moss
6: Elroy Hirsch, Calvin Johnson
5: Herman Moore
3: (Nine players tied with 3 games)

Opposing QBs with the most 300-yard passing games vs. Packers
6: Drew Brees
4: Matthew Stafford
3: Joe Montana, Philip Rivers, Vinny Testaverde

Today’s Sports Stat-August 30, 2017

Baltimore Orioles pitcher Dylan Bundy pitched a complete game one-hitter in his team’s victory over the Seattle Mariners last night. It was the fourth complete game one-hitter pitched this season and the third in the last eight days.

Nolan Ryan and Bob Feller hold the MLB record for most complete game one-hitters with 12 each. Bobo Newsom and Steve Carlton follow Ryan and Feller with six each, while seven pitchers (Don Sutton, Dave Stieb, Tom Seaver, Jim Palmer, Jim Maloney, Phil Douglas and Bert Blyleven) each had five complete game one-hitters in their careers.

The Brewers have had seven complete game one-hitters in franchise history: C.C. Sabathia (in 2008), Teddy Higuera (1987), Danny Darwin (1985), Moose Haas (1985), Jim Colborn (1973) and Skip Lockwood did it twice in 1972.




40 Packers Stats Until Opening Kickoff-August 30 (#11)

(From August 1 until the first regular season game against the Seattle Seahawks on September 10, we’ll give you a daily dose of Packers stats.)

In the Mike McCarthy era (2006-16), the Packers have the best winning percentage against the AFC West (Denver, Kansas City, Oakland and San Diego), a .833 winning percentage… a 10-2 record.

Here is McCarthy’s regular season record versus the eight NFL divisions from 2006-16:

AFC West 10-2 .833
NFC North 48-17-1 .735
NFC West 16-7 .696
NFC East 14-9 .609
NFC South 10-10 .500
AFC East 6-6 .500
AFC South 6-6 .500
AFC North 4-4 .500

In addition to the six games the Pack will play against their division opponents in 2017, the Packers this season will face the four teams from the NFC South and the four teams in the AFC North.