Things that are happening two and a half weeks deep into the 2011 Major League Baseball season

Here are some things that are happening in baseball:

Carlos Lee is tied for the National League lead in triples.

Macier Izturis, who came into the season with a career 92 OPS+, has a 183 OPS+.

Brian Roberts, the Orioles’ leadoff hitter, is on pace for more than 140 RBIs despite an on-base percentage below .300.

Jeff Francoeur has a .352 on-base percentage and a .508 slugging, exactly the same marks he had after 16 games last season.

Albert Pujols, who has a .424 career on-base percentage, has a .288 on-base percentage.

A.J. Pierzynski has struck out only once in 56 plate appearances.

Juan Pierre, a lifetime 75% basestealer, has been caught stealing more times than he has stolen a base.

Indians pitchers have yielded a collective 1.125 WHIP, a better rate than Greg Maddux posted in his career.

Mets pitchers have yielded a collective 1.616 WHIP, a worse rate than Oliver Perez posted in his time with the team.

Oakland starter Gio Gonzalez has allowed 12 walks in 19 innings, but only allowed one run so far — on a solo home run by Ryan Langerhans.

CC Sabathia hasn’t won a game yet. AJ Burnett hasn’t lost a game yet. Burnett has thrown twice as many wild pitches as anyone else in baseball.

 

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