Nation STATion: New stats for Sox pitchers

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Nation STATion: New stats for Sox pitchers

Forget ERA, WHIP, and WAR.

Heres what we now need to pay attention to.

The Boston Globe reported that the owner of the Popeyes Chicken & Biscuits, Jon Stilianos, confirmed that the pitchers and other players on the 2011 team were regulars at his place, but he wouldnt say how regular. He said the big lugs usually picked up their boxed meals on the way to the park, and were always pleasant to the employees.

Popeyes Chicken & Biscuits describes itself as a leading quick-service chicken restaurant chain popular for its Cajun-style fried chicken, biscuits, po'boys, chicken strips and other delicious menu items.

Some sample Popeyes menu items:

420 Calories in Popeyes Spicy Chicken Breast 830 mg sodium
280 Calories in Popeyes Mild Chicken Thigh 640 mg sodium
170 Calories in Popeyes Spicy Chicken Leg 460 mg sodium
330 Calories in Popeyes Popcorn Shrimp 1290 mg sodium
260 Calories in Popeyes Buttermilk Biscuits 450 mg sodium
330 Calories in Popeyes Mashed Potatoes (large) 1770 mg sodium
110 Calories in Popeyes Mashed Potatoes (regular) 590 mg sodium
260 Calories in Popeyes Cajun Fries (regular) 570 mg sodium
770 Calories in Popeyes Cajun Fries (large) 1700 mg sodium
170 Calories in Popeyes Cajun Rice 530 mg sodium
220 Calories in Popeyes Coleslaw (regular) 300 mg sodium
660 Calories in Popeyes Coleslaw (large) 900 mg sodium
190 Calories in Popeyes Corn on the Cob 0 mg sodium
320 Calories in Popeyes Hot Cinnamon Apple Pie 340 mg sodium
Source: www.popeyes.com

The National Committee on Prevention, Detection, Evaluation, and Treatment of High Blood Pressure recommends an upper limit of 2,400 mg of sodium per day.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that on average males consume 2,475 calories daily.

Some sample beers:

Becks Beer 143 calories
Bud Light 110 calories
Coors 149 calories
Dos Equis 148 calories
Heineken Lager 150 calories
Michelob 155 calories
Sam Adams 160 calories
Source: http:www.beer100.com

The Breakfast of Champions:

A representative snack of Popeyes Spicy Chicken Breast, Buttermilk Biscuit, Mashed Potatoes (regular), Coleslaw (regular), and Corn on the Cob with a Hot Cinnamon Apple Pie washed down with one Sam Adams would equal 1680 calories.

In September:

Josh Beckett was 1-2 with a 5.48 ERA and a 1.348 WHIP. He threw 23 innings and gave up 14 earned runs on 24 hits and 7 walks. He struck out 26.
Jon Lester was 1-3 with a 5.40 ERA and a 1.611 WHIP. He threw 31.2 innings and gave up 19 earned runs on 35 hits and 16 walks. He struck out 32.
John Lackey was 0-2 with a 9.13 ERA and a 2.028 WHIP. He threw 23.2 innings and gave up 24 earned runs on 36 hits and 12 walks. He struck out 14.
Combined, Beckett, Lester and Lackey were 2-7. In 75.1 innings they gave up 57 earned runs on 95 hits and 35 walks. They struck out 72. Their ERA was 6.83. Their WHIP was 1.726.

Bon appetit!

Former Red Sox prospect Andy Marte killed in car crash in Dominican Republic

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Former Red Sox prospect Andy Marte killed in car crash in Dominican Republic

Former major leaguer Andy Marte, a one-time top prospect in the Red Sox organization, was killed in a car crash in the Dominican Republic on Sunday. He was 33.

Marte was killed the same day that Royals pitcher Yordano Ventura died in a separate car crash in the Dominican. Ventura was 25. Coincidentally, Ventura was the Royals starting pitcher in Marte's final major league game, for the Arizona Diamondbacks on Aug. 6, 2014.

Marte, drafted by the Braves in 2000, was ranked the No. 9 prospect in baseball in 2005 when the third baseman was traded to the Red Sox as part of the deal that sent shortstop Edgar Renteria to Atlanta and Marte became the top-ranked prospect in the Red Sox organization.  

Marte was traded by the Red Sox to the Indians in 2006 in the deal that sent Coco Crisp to Boston and spent five seasons with Cleveland. His best season was 2009 (.232, six home runs, 25 RBI in 47 games). After a six-game stint with Arizona in 2014, he played in South Korea the past two years.  

Metropolitan traffic authorities in the Dominican told the Associated Press that Marte died when a car he was driving his a house along the highway between San Francisco de Macoris and Pimentel, about 95 miles (150 kilometers) north of the capital.
 

Royals pitcher Yordano Ventura killed in car crash in Dominican Republic

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Royals pitcher Yordano Ventura killed in car crash in Dominican Republic

Kansas City Royals pitcher Yordano Ventura was killed in a car crash in in the Dominican Republic on Sunday morning, according to multiple reports. Ventura was 25 years old.

Highway patrol spokesman Jacobo Mateo told the Associated Press that Ventura died on a highway leading to the town of Juan Adrian, about 40 miles (70 kilometers) northwest of Santo Domingo. He says it's not clear if Ventura was driving.

Ventura was killed the same day former major leaguer Andy Marte died in a separate car crash in the Dominican. Coincidentally, Ventura was the starting pitcher in Marte's final MLB game, for the Arizona Diamondbacks on Aug. 6, 2014. 

Ventura was 13-8 with a 4.08 ERA for the Royals' 2015 World Series champions and 11-12 with a 4.45 ERA in 32 starts in 2016. The right-hander made his major league debut in 2013 and in 2014 went 14-10 with a 3.20 ERA for Kansas City's A.L. pennant winners. 

Ironically, Ventura paid tribute to his good friend and fellow Dominican, Oscar Tavares, who was also killed in a car crash in the D.R. in October 2014, by wearing Tavares' initials and R.I.P. on his cap before Ventura's start in Game 6 of the World Series in 2014. 

Ventura is the second current major league player to die in the past five months. Former Miami Marlins ace Jose Fernandez was killed in a boating accident in Miami on Sept. 25.