On this Monday May 20 edition of BangTheBook Radio, host Adam Burke discussed a lot of happenings around the world of baseball. He opened with listener questions about wOBA-xwOBA, playing favorites, and the value of runs on totals. Then he went Beyond the Box Score to recap Astros vs. Red Sox, Rockies vs. Phillies, Dodgers vs. Reds, and Brewers vs. Braves.
Following a look at some pitchers that have gotten lucky or unlucky on batted balls, Adam recapped line moves and once again highlighted the importance of using xwOBA in your handicapping to see line moves before they happen. A pick for today’s action segued into four series previews for this week, with looks at A’s vs. Indians, White Sox vs. Astros, Diamondbacks vs. Padres, and Twins vs. Angels.