The Power of HooDoo
Who do? You do. Do what? Remind me of the man. What man? The man with the power. What power?
Monday, April 21, 2008
Tuesday, April 15, 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.
Wednesday, April 09, 2008
Pelfrey: The Worm Is Turning
Nice to see Mike Pelfrey get some run support tonight. I know he didn't pitch especially well last season, but if memory serves he was either awful or OK. He only had one that one start in ATL where he pitched really, really well. Like, he had a bunch of starts where he pitched well enough to have a 50-50 shot at winning, but he couldn't win a single one.
Anyway, bad luck for Boudreaux, in this case, is good luck for Blank. El Duque is going to be wearing a protective boot for at least a couple more weeks; which means that Pelfrey, for three or four starts at least, is no longer auditioning for a job. Maybe he can relax a bit and just pitch.