Saturday, October 30, 2010

The Symmetry of Cole Lewis' World Series Game 3 Start

Here's another installment of The Symmetry Series of posts here at Baseball Blogs, where I illuminate the patterns that can be seen in scorecards of great pitching performances.

This one documents the Texas Rangers' Coby Lewis start in Game 3 of the 2010 World Series, against the San Francisco Giants at Arlington Texas on October 30th 2010 - a game won by the Rangers 2-4.

I'm using a scorecard I kept over at The Internet Baseball Scorecard Blog.

(all images are much larger on click)

The Pitching line's of Starter Colby Lewis - World Series Game 3
(and relievers Darren O'Day and Neftali Feliz - 4 outs)

Screen shot from The Internet Baseball Scorecard

San Francisco Giants face Colby Lewis in World Series Game 3

Screen shot from The Internet Baseball Scorecard

This is a line drawing I made in Microsoft Paint where I've coloured in active at-bat boxes; it shows batters faced per inning:

Here's the same drawing with the scorecard elements removed so you can see the pattern better.

There are five other posts in The Symmetry Series.



  1. Very interesting and offbeat. I wasn't sure where this was going when I looked at it for first time just minutes ago. BUT--if you do want this blog and yourself to be taken seriously, you might want to correct some of the
    SIX (6) mistakes I found in a quick reading.

    THAT's the significant pattern I spotted, and many others may spot, even on a quick scan of this one interesting post.

  2. Thanks for the feedback Mark. Perhaps your referring to Canadian spellings which often add a 'u' where it doesn't belong?

    Or - if you're talking grammar... yeah, I suck at that - go by the sound of each sentence - missed grammar in Grade 6 and never got caught up.