Times 5

Wednesday night the Tigers played their 32nd game of the season. That game is significant in that it basically represents one-fifth of the season. While it is a substantial number of games, you can still get some funny results playing the “on pace for game.”

The Offense

Using the Baseball Musings day by day database, it’s easy to get the performance over a given time period. The Tigers offensive performances over the first 32 games can be found here.

Below is a spreadsheet with all the counting stats multiplied by 5:

Some things that jumped out at me:

  • Magglio Ordonez looking to pick up 90 doubles on the year.
  • Gary Sheffield getting plunked 25 times
  • Three players with more than 100 runs scores
  • Marcus Thames on pace for 10 singles over a full season
  • Pudge working toward a 5 walk season.


The pitching table can be found below:

  • Mike Maroth and Jeremy Bonderman will post identical 10-0 records despite the fact that Bonderman will:
    • Strike out 140 more batters
    • Walk 40 fewer batters
    • allow 15 fewer home runs
  • Todd Jones is in line for 90 appearances – and 65 saves.
  • Jason Grilli will surrender 50 runs, and no homers.


  1. Dave Wagner

    May 12, 2007 at 1:04 am

    These are always hilarious. Rodney loses 20 games – holy cow!

  2. Mike R

    May 12, 2007 at 3:19 am

    Hahaha. Good post, Billfer.

    I’d love to see a 25/140 season from Maggs, though.

  3. Dead Rabbit

    May 12, 2007 at 1:01 pm

    Bilfer suffers from autism

  4. Matt P.

    May 12, 2007 at 1:29 pm

    Pudge “working toward a 5 walk season” still has me rolling. Aim high, Pudge. Aim high and swing high.

  5. Sam

    May 12, 2007 at 4:15 pm


    I like to look at the season in 9 innings, each on being 18 games long. After this weekend I will comment on the 2nd complete inning.

    In looking at the 2006 season, the Tigers won their 1st 6 innings winning 11, 12 , and 13 each twice.

    They played .500 (9-9) for innings 7 and 9. Inning 8 was a rough 5-13.