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Detroit Tigers Fun Fact of the Day: Rajai Davis’ Batting Average Against Lefties in 2014

Detroit Tigers outfielder Rajai Davis hit .356 against left-handed pitchers in 2014.

It’s a fun fact, however southpaws probably don’t view it that way.

All stats courtesy of Baseball-Reference.com unless otherwise noted.

Gonzaga Bulldogs: 4 Stats to Know from Friday’s Win Over Saint John’s

14

14—points scored by post player Domantas Sabonis. The freshman is second on the team in scoring with 12 points per game and leads the team in rebounding with 6.7 boards per game. This was the fifth different game in which Gonzaga had a different leading scorer.

Four

Four—the minimal number of rebounds for each Gonzaga starter.

One

One—number of Gonzaga starters who failed to score in double figures. That one starter was Kyle Wiltjer. Wiltjer poured in 32 against Georgia in the semi-final.

Five

Five—points by freshman guard Silas Melson. Melson was forced into burning his redshirt after Josh Perkins suffered a broken jaw. The guard played in 11 minutes and showed promise.

Seattle Seahawks: 5 Stats to Know from Win Over San Francisco 49ers

Seattle Seahawks: 5 Stats to Know from Win Over San Francisco 49ers

Seven

Seven—the number of incomplete passes by Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson. Wilson was 15 of 22 on his passes and is 32 of 44 in terms of passes completed and attempted over his past two games.

Two

Two—the number of interceptions thrown by 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick. The Niners QB has thrown eight interceptions against Seattle dating back to the beginning of last season. He’s only tossed two touchdowns during that span.

102

102—the number of receiving yards by Seahawks tight ends Tony Moeaki and Luke Willson. The duo combined for five catches.

28

28—the number of rushing yards by Niners running back Frank Gore. Gore has 42 yards on 21 carries in his last two games against the Seahawks.

Four

Four—the number of sacks by the Seahawks. Seattle’s pass rush continues to get back on track, and may well be back. Kaepernick was also hit five times.

All stats courtesy of http://www.pro-football-reference.com/ unless otherwise noted.

Juventus: Notes and Stats from 2-0 Champions League Win Against Malmo

Tevez scores again

Carlos Tevez scored yet another Champions League goal with his 88th minute strike clinching the win for Juventus. Much was made of the striker’s lack of goals in Europe, but the Argentine now has three goals in five Champions League games this season.

Four man back line success

Massimiliano Allegri went to the four man back line once again on Tuesday and it paid dividends. Stephan Lichtsteiner was particularly dangerous on the right and Simone Padoin had some positive moments going forward on the left. Juventus have lined up with a four man back line during the last four games. The combined score in those games? 14-2 in Juve’s favor.

Llorente continues his strong form

Spanish striker Fernando Llorente only has four goals this season, but three of them have come in the last two games while all four have occurred in the previous six contests.

Claudio Marchisio’s day

One of the reasons for Juve’s recent success has been the resurgence of Claudio Marchisio. The Italian midfielder has two assists in his previous two outings and produced five shots against Malmo. None of the five found the back of the net, as Marchisio was continually denied by keeper Robin Olsen, but the midfielder had a strong day nonetheless.

Possession Game

Juventus finished the game with a whopping 61% of the possession.

All stats courtesy of http://www.whoscored.com/ unless otherwise noted.

5 Stats from Gonzaga’s Win over St. Thomas Aquinas

Four

Four—number of players who scored 17 or more points. These players included Kyle Wiltjer and Byron Wesley as well as Angel Nunez and Domantas Sabonis.

2

Combined points by point guards Kevin Pangos and Josh Perkins. However, the duo combined for 14 assists.

41.2

41.2—the percentage of three pointers made by GU.

Seven

Seven—number of field goals missed by Wiltjer, Wesley, Nunez and Sabonis. The four combined for 82 points and outscored St. Thomas Aquinas by 27 by themselves.

24

24—points by senior Angel Nunez, easily a career high.

Seahawks Cardinals: 5 Stats to Know from Sunday’s Win

77.3

77.3—Russell Wilson’s completion percentage during the game. It was the QB’s most efficient game of the season, and possibly his best as well.

Three

Three—the number of sacks complied by the Seattle. The Seahawks finally got there pass rush going, and it showed. Cliff Avril finished with two while defensive tackle Jordan Hill added another.

Four

Four—number of catches for tight end Tony Moeaki. The former Chief racked up 34 yards on those four catches. With Zach Miller out for the season, Moeaki could play a large part in the offense going forward.

Eight

Eight—number of receivers to catch a pass from Wilson. Wilson likes to spread the ball around, and during the win over Arizona hit Moeaki, Riccardo Lockette, Marshawn Lynch, Robert Turbin, Doug Baldwin, Jermaine Kearse, Kevin Norwood and Luke Willson for completions.

73

73—number of rushing yards by Wilson. The Super Bowl winning QB continues his ground assault on opposing defenses. He has rushed for at least 70 yards in five games this season, including his last three.
Next up for the Seahawks is Thanksgiving night showdown with the 49ers.

 

All stats courtesy of http://www.pro-football-reference.com/ unless otherwise noted.

Gonzaga Bulldogs: 5 Stats to Know from Win over SMU

Here are five stats to know following Gonzaga’s 72-56 win over SMU on Monday.

10

10—the number of three point field goals made by Gonzaga, five of which came from point guard Kevin Pangos. GU also made 10 threes in their opening win over Sacramento State.

31

31—total points contributed by newcomers. Transfers Kyle Wiltjer and Byron Wesley combined for 14 while freshman Josh Perkins and Domantas Sabonis combined for 17 points off the bench. The four players also combined for 21 rebounds and eight assists.

17

17—points scored by potential All-America guard Pangos. Gonzaga has a plethora of scoring options, meaning it could be Wiltjer one night and shooting guard Gary Bell Jr. the next night. Monday happened to be Pangos’ time to shine.

13.5

13.5—points per game by crafty freshman big man Sabonis. The big man has showed good footwork in the post and will only continue to improve. Coming off the bench, he’s nearly registered a double-double in both games this season.

16

16—the winning margin. The final score may have had GU winning by 16, but don’t let it fool you, the game was over by midway through the second half. Gonzaga probably should have won by 20 or more.

Seattle Seahawks: 5 Stats to Know from Sunday’s Loss to the Kansas City Chiefs

Zero

Zero—the number of QB hits the Seahawks recorded versus Kansas City. By comparison, the Chiefs hit Russell Wilson nine times.

11

11—tackles by former Seahawk and current Kansas City safety Ron Parker. Parker’s 11 tackles tied him with Earl Thomas for the game high.

Four

Four—the number of games Russell Wilson has now gone without reaching 200 passing yards. Seattle’s QB has partly offset this by rushing for 244 yards over the past four games. Still, Willson could use another monster passing game like he had against St. Louis when he threw for 313 yards. Even moderate passing numbers like he posted against Denver would be a nice change.

108

108—passing yards allowed by the Seahawks. 108 is also the fewest number of passing yards the team has allowed this season and the fourth time they’ve held an opposing QB under 200 yards. Of course, the team was done in by Jamal Charles more than the passing game. Charles ran for 159 yards and two touchdowns on 20 carries.

124

124—the rushing yardage compiled by Marshawn Lynch. It marks Beastmode’s second straight superb rushing performance. The former Cal running back averaged 5.3 yards per run. He now has 264 rushing yards over the last two games after managing only 243 in his previous four games.

Next up for the Seahawks is a home game against the Arizona Cardinals.

 

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All stats courtesy of http://www.pro-football-reference.com/ unless otherwise noted.

Bulls vs Raptors: 5 Stats to Know from Thursday’s Game

5

Five—number of turnovers in 14 minutes played for Raptors reserve guard Grevis Vazquez. He had seven turnovers all season entering the game.

27

27—number of points scored by Bulls big man Pau Gasol, a new season high. Gasol also had 11 rebounds, three blocks, two assists and a steal. Gasol has played nine games this season, and has posted a double-double in six of them.

16

16—number of points scored by Raptors forward James Johnson. Like Gasol’s 27, the 16 points were a season high for Johnson, a player who often does the dirty work for Toronto. Johnson also registered five rebounds, four blocks, four steals and an assist.

20, 8 and 8

20, 8 and 8—the points, rebounds and assists totals for Toronto guard Kyle Lowry. This was yet another instance where the Raptors playmaker came close to a triple-double. He finished four rebounds short of one in the team’s opening game against Atlanta before posting an actual triple-double in a win over Washington.

2

Three point field goals made by Chicago forward Mike Dunleavy. Dunleavy has made it at least on three in all but two games this season and is shooting 40.4 percent from deep on the season.

 

All stats courtesy of http://www.basketball-reference.com/ unless otherwise noted.

 

Seattle Seahawks: 5 Stats to Know from Sunday’s Win Over the Giants

1. Four

Four—number of rushing touchdowns by Marshawn Lynch, a career high.

2. Five

Five—the number of quarterback hits by Cliff Avril. The Seahawks have had trouble getting pressure on the quarterback, which has taken a toll on the effectiveness of the secondary. While Avril didn’t have any sacks, getting to the quarterback five times can only be looked at as a positive.

3. Eight

Eight—total tackles by Jeron Johnson in his first NFL start filling in for Kam Chancellor.

4. 350

350—rushing yards by the Seahawks, a franchise record. Marshawn Lynch had 140 yards on 21 carries, Russell Wilson added 107 on 14 carries, Christine Michael finished with four carries and 71 yards while Robert Turbin rounded out the group with six carries for 32 yards.

5. 17

17—number of pass attempts by quarterback Russell Wilson. The Super Bowl winning QB has only attempted fewer passes once in his professional career. That career low (13) came in a 58-0 thrashing of the Cardinals in December 2012.

Next week the Seahawks travel to Kansas City to face the 6-3 Chiefs.

 

All stats courtesy of http://www.pro-football-reference.com/ unless otherwise noted.

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