How much does a Home Plate Umpire Effect the Game

Take a look at the games today in the National League and decide for yourself. There are some very significant numbers that lean rather heavily towards certain teams. Is that coincidence? After the games come back and check those numbers with the outcome. It will surprise some that the numbers are eerily similar.

St. Louis Cardinals at Atlanta Braves – umpire is Tim Hudson

  • Road team is 4-0 in Hudsons last 4 Saturday games behind home plate vs. St. Louis.
  • Under is 4-0 in Hudsons last 4 Saturday games behind home plate vs. St. Louis.
  • Cardinals are 5-1 in their last 6 Saturday games with Hudson behind home plate.
  • Road team is 4-1 in Hudsons last 5 games behind home plate vs. St. Louis.
  • Road team is 6-2 in Hudsons last 8 Saturday games behind home plate.
  • Braves are 2-6 in their last 8 games with Hudson behind home plate.

New York Mets at Philadelphia Phillies – umpire is Lance Barksdale

  • Home team is 7-0 in Barksdales last 7 games behind home plate vs. New York.
  • Under is 8-1-1 in Barksdales last 10 games behind home plate.
  • Home team is 4-1 in Barksdales last 5 games behind home plate vs. Philadelphia.
  • Under is 6-2 in Barksdales last 8 Saturday games behind home plate.
  • Over is 16-6-4 in Barksdales last 26 games behind home plate vs. Philadelphia.
  • Home team is 15-7 in Barksdales last 22 Saturday games behind home plate.
  • Home team is 37-18 in Barksdales last 55 games behind home plate.
  • Mets are 0-4 in their last 4 games with Barksdale behind home plate.

San Francisco Giants at Washington Nationals – umpire is Paul Emmel

  • Road team is 4-0 in Emmels last 4 Saturday games behind home plate vs. Washington.
  • Giants are 5-0 in their last 5 Saturday games with Emmel behind home plate.
  • Home team is 5-0 in Emmels last 5 Saturday games behind home plate vs. San Francisco.
  • Road team is 5-1 in Emmels last 6 games behind home plate vs. Washington.
  • Under is 5-1 in Emmels last 6 Saturday games behind home plate vs. Washington.
  • Road team is 4-1 in Emmels last 5 games behind home plate vs. San Francisco.
  • Over is 3-1-1 in Emmels last 5 Saturday games behind home plate.
  • Giants are 19-7 in their last 26 games with Emmel behind home plate.
  • Road team is 8-3 in Emmels last 11 games behind home plate.
  • Under is 5-2 in Emmels last 7 games behind home plate vs. San Francisco.
  • Nationals are 0-4 in their last 4 games with Emmel behind home plate.

Milwaukee Brewers at Houston Astros – umpire is Derryl Cousins

  • Road team is 5-0 in Cousins’ last 5 games behind home plate.
  • Over is 5-0 in Cousins’ last 5 games behind home plate vs. Houston.
  • Over is 8-2-1 in Cousins’ last 11 games behind home plate.
  • Over is 4-1 in Cousins’ last 5 games behind home plate vs. Milwaukee.
  • Road team is 7-2 in Cousins’ last 9 Saturday games behind home plate.
  • Home team is 13-4 in Cousins’ last 17 games behind home plate vs. Milwaukee.
  • Road team is 5-2 in Cousins’ last 7 games behind home plate vs. Houston.
  • Brewers are 0-7 in their last 7 games with Cousins behind home plate.

Florida Marlins at Cincinnati Reds – umpire is Joe West

  • Over is 4-0 in Wests last 4 Saturday games behind home plate.
  • Road team is 4-0 in Wests last 4 Saturday games behind home plate vs. Cincinnati.
  • Reds are 14-3 in their last 17 games with West behind home plate.
  • Over is 4-1 in Wests last 5 games behind home plate.
  • Home team is 6-2 in Wests last 8 Saturday games behind home plate.
  • Under is 15-5-1 in Wests last 21 games behind home plate vs. Florida.
  • Road team is 12-4 in Wests last 16 games behind home plate vs. Florida.
  • Home team is 38-15 in Wests last 53 games behind home plate.
  • Road team is 5-2 in Wests last 7 games behind home plate vs. Cincinnati.
  • Over is 5-2 in Wests last 7 Saturday games behind home plate vs. Cincinnati.
  • Marlins are 0-4 in their last 4 games with West behind home plate.

Chicago Cubs at Arizona Diamondbacks – umpire is Larry Vanover

  • Road team is 4-1 in Vanovers last 5 Saturday games behind home plate.
  • Under is 4-1 in Vanovers last 5 games behind home plate vs. Arizona.
  • Over is 3-1-1 in Vanovers last 5 Saturday games behind home plate.
  • Home team is 6-2 in Vanovers last 8 games behind home plate vs. Chicago.
  • Under is 5-2-1 in Vanovers last 8 games behind home plate.
  • Home team is 7-3 in Vanovers last 10 games behind home plate vs. Arizona.
  • Under is 11-5-1 in Vanovers last 17 games behind home plate vs. Chicago.
  • Diamondbacks are 1-8 in their last 9 games with Vanover behind home plate.

Pittsburgh Pirates at Colorado Rockies – umpire is Eric Cooper

  • Rockies are 4-0 in their last 4 games with Cooper behind home plate.
  • Over is 4-0 in Coopers last 4 Saturday games behind home plate vs. Colorado.
  • Over is 4-0 in Coopers last 4 games behind home plate vs. Pittsburgh.
  • Road team is 9-2 in Coopers last 11 games behind home plate vs. Colorado.
  • Over is 4-1 in Coopers last 5 games behind home plate vs. Colorado.
  • Over is 36-14-4 in Coopers last 54 Saturday games behind home plate.
  • Home team is 15-7 in Coopers last 22 games behind home plate.
  • Pirates are 0-6 in their last 6 games with Cooper behind home plate.

San Diego Padres at Los Angeles Dodgers – umpire is Bob Davidson

  • Over is 5-0 in Davidsons last 5 games behind home plate vs. Los Angeles.
  • Home team is 5-1 in Davidsons last 6 games behind home plate.
  • Padres are 5-1 in their last 6 games with Davidson behind home plate.
  • Home team is 19-7 in Davidsons last 26 Saturday games behind home plate.
  • Dodgers are 3-7 in their last 10 games with Davidson behind home plate.

Umpire trends are courtesy of COVERS.

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Makes you want to go hmmm.

 

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