Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Mayberry An Eastern Power

John Mayberry Jr. has rung up some nice power numbers against NL East opponents this season.

Mayberry An Eastern Power

John Mayberry knocked in five runs against the Mets on Friday. (Frank Franklin/AP)
John Mayberry knocked in five runs against the Mets on Friday. (Frank Franklin/AP)

Not only has John Mayberry Jr. hit all five of his home runs this season against NL East opponents, but he has 44 of his 57 total bases and 18 of his 24 RBI against them.

In intradivision play, his batting average is .100 higher and his slugging percentage nearly .400 higher:

  vs. NL East vs. Other Div.
Games 31 20
H-AB 21-71 11-56
Batting Avg.      .296 .196
   1B 8 9
   2B 8 2
   3B 0 0
   HR 5 0
Total Bases 44 13
Slugging Pct. .620 .232
RBI 18 6
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Boop – who goes by Bob Vetrone Jr. when he is undercover or paying bills – has been at the Daily News since 1982, after working for five years at the Philadelphia Bulletin up to its closing. Along with helping to build the sports scoreboards most nights, he has had great input into the papers’ special sports pullouts – March Madness, Broad Street Run, Record Breakers, Greatest Moments – as well as its day-to-day, award-winning event coverage.

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