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Interleague Baseball Trends and Pitching Matchups

In my previous blog article, I discussed how certain teams have performed in interleague play, which should help the casual sports investor build his/her bankroll.  After finishing that research, I decided to continue my quest for additional trends and statistical data that would be helpful to sports bettors during interleague baseball.  Please find below a ‘micro’ approach to interleague baseball:

TEAMS THAT DOMINATE RIGHT-HANDED PITCHING

  1. Minnesota Twins: 39-13
  2. St. Louis Cardinals: 39-15
  3. Detroit Tigers: 42-20

TEAMS THAT STRUGGLE AGAINST RIGHT-HANDED PITCHING

  1. Philadelphia Phillies: 17-37
  2. Milwaukee Brewers: 6-18 (road record)
  3. Colorado Rockies: 17-46 (road record)
  4. San Francisco Giants: 18-39 (road record)

TEAMS THAT DOMINATE LEFT-HANDED PITCHING

  1. Seattle Mariners: 35-16
  2. Oakland Athletics: 21-8

TEAMS THAT STRUGGLE AGAINST LEFT-HANDED PITCHING

  1. Baltimore Orioles: 10-25
  2. San Diego Padres: 16-38
  3. Los Angeles Dodgers: 7-20

MISCELLANEOUS INTERLEAGUE TRENDS:

  1. The Washington Nationals are 33-13 at home vs. teams with losing record
  2. The Cincinnati Reds are 16-31 on the road
  3. The Chicago Cubs are 8-21 as underdogs
  4. The Toronto Blue Jays are 9-24 vs. teams with a winning record
  5. The San Diego Padres are 6-21 as underdogs
  6. The Los Angeles Dodgers are 12-28 vs. teams with a winning record
  7. The Tampa Bay Rays are 35-18 as favorites
  8. The Houston Astros are 27-57 as underdogs
  9. The Minnesota Twins are 55-19 in their last 74 interleague games
  10. The Philadelphia Phillies are 2-13 in their last 15 interleague home games

There you have it – more statistical data in your arsenal to make interleague play a more  profitable and enjoyable journey.

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