Wednesday, April 16, 2008

More Pelfrey! Also, The Oxymoron At MetsGeek

Well done again, Mike.  What was most encouraging about tonight game for Pelfrey, just like last time, was the ratio of ground balls to fly balls: 12-4.  If Big Pelf can maintain that kind of ratio he's going to have a great year.  I can't remember the exact numbers for the various types of balls-in-play, but something like 80% of fly balls become outs; around 70% of ground balls turn into outs, while line drives only become outs around 25% of the time.  So why are ground balls good, if they're less likely to turn into an out than a fly ball?  Because fly balls that don't turn into outs are much more likely to turn into extra-base hits.  You can't hit a home run on a ground ball.

Well I mean you can (inside-the-park job) but it's extremely unlikely.

Anyway, I also got something up again over at MetsGeek, this time on the oxymoron Angel Pagan, who went 1-3 with a walk tonight.  Man, I am starting to get really thirsty.


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