Effectively Wild Episode 1254: Revenge of the Super-Nerds

Ben Lindbergh and Jeff Sullivan banter about Jacoby Ellsbury‘s latest injury, Jayson Werth‘s anti-analytics rant, Luke Heimlich, and Shohei Ohtani, then answer listener emails about how defensive positioning is affecting positions themselves, throwing strikes to Jorge Alfaro, bringing “the wall” to baseball, why so many pitchers are throwing 100 mph, how the Orioles fit their new minor leaguers into their farm system, Collin McHugh‘s recent success, Bartolo Colon’s Hall of Fame case, Mike Trout without a sense of the strike zone, and the differences between baseball and soccer when it comes to player fraternization, plus Stat Blasts about the most unlikely five-walk performances, baseball Scorigami, and the days with the most one-run games.

Audio intro: The Aquabats!, "Nerd Alert"
Audio outro: Tacocat, "I Love Seattle"

Link to article about defense and three true outcomes
Link to picture of cricket’s “silly position”
Link to second picture of cricket’s “silly position”
Link to baseball Scorigami diagram
Link to Sam’s Colon article

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Disappointed to learn it’s not ‘ERA minus or RBIs plus.’ Thought Mrs Lindbergh was having a subtle dig. ‘OPS plus’ just isn’t as funny!