New affiliate: You Can't Predict Baseball

We're happy to announce a new member of the SweetSpot blog affiliate: You Can't Predict Baseball ... you just can't!

The writers there -- Rebecca, Bex and Jordan -- do a daily morning roundup of all the night's action, pointing out the bizarre, the wonderful, the funny, the statistical oddities and everything else they can gleam from the box scores. For example, some highlights from today's post:

  • The winning pitcher in the Seattle/Washington game? COFFEY.

  • David Ortiz stole a base -- his first since 2008.

  • Jack McKeon pulled Randy Choate in the middle of an at-bat. Yeah.

  • Hideki Matsui played the outfield and didn’t explode.

  • At some point in all this madness, a lefty reliever was removed for a righty reliever ... to face Ryan Howard.

  • Madison Bumgarner tonight, against the Twins: 0.1 IP, 9 H, 8 R/ER, 0 BB, 1 K. Yeah, you read that right.

  • Bumgarner is the first pitcher in the live-ball era to give up nine hits and not record at least two outs.

They do this every day so make sure to make it a bookmark on your browser. You'll be a more knowledgeable fan and get a few laughs as well.