Carlos Gomez has been on fire to start the season. Mandatory Credit: Benny Sieu-USA TODAY SportsThe first month of the season is somehow already behind us. After an abysmal start in which the Milwaukee Brewers went 2-8, they turned it around thanks to Jean Segura and Yuniesky Betancourt. The Brewers finished April with a 14-11 record, going 11-3 over their final 14 games.
Overall, it was a successful month. From Carlos Gomez showing why he deserves that multi-year extension he received to Brewers fans thanking the Los Angeles Angeles of Anaheim for giving them Jean Segura, April was a good month (except for Rickie Weeks and John Axford).
I love statistics. While I may not be what people call a “sabermetrician”, I still know to dig deeper than the average box score.
At the end of each month, I will be putting together a list of mostly unknown statistics that I find interesting. Here is the first batch of statistics for the month of April.
- 35 infield hits – 2nd-most
- 15.5% HR/FB ratio – 3rd-highest
- Caught stealing 11 times – most in MLB
- 940 plate appearances – 5th-least
- 49% ground ball percentage – 2nd-highest
- 7 triples – 4th-most
3 hit batters – lowest in MLB
1.29 HR/9 – 5th-highest
58 walks – 2nd-least
8.6% swinging strike percentage – 6th lowest
23.4% line drive percentage – highest in MLB
4.76 RS/9 – 7th highest
There you go folks. You now know more about the Brewers than you ever thought possible. You’re welcome.