Tuesday, May 03, 2005

More Observations

85
That's the number of at bats Aaron Miles has and it's significant becaus when Jose Reyes drew his first walk Tuesday night, Miles became the player with the most trips to the dish without getting a free pass. He should catch Reyes' 118 before the end of next week.

What if you can't make it there?
Tom Glavine walked six, K'd one and gave up eight runs (seven earned) in 3 and 2/3 innings and the other New York starter would have loved to have his line. By the time every Devil Ray had been at bat, eight of them had hits, the ninth had an RBI and the Yankees were down six. At least Brown didn't walk anybody and he did settle down and end up with better numbers than Glavine, but that's relative. Both of these starters need to be jettisoned imedietaly, but their bad contracts, and a lack of options on the Yankees, keep them from being so.

12.5 K/BB
Josh Towers is a better pitcher than Jon Rauch. While Rauch has the wins and the nice ERA, Josh Towers has an astronomical K/BB ratio. Tonight he doubled his walk total for the year, when he walked Rafael Palmeiro. If you take out one bad start against Texas, he has the follwing line.
3-0(W-L), 2.84 ERA, 6.8 K/9, 0.5 BB/9, 0.8 HR/9, .87 WHIP

Fuckin' A
The A's lineup can't produce runs. Here's two stat lines
4 BB, 3 1B, 4 2B, 0 3B, 0 HR
4 BB, 6 1B, 2 2B, 0 3B, 1 HR
One would expect that these two offensive outputs would lead to roughly the same number of runs. Instead, the A's (The second line) got outscored 6-1 by the Rangers (The First Line.) The A's stranded 11 and couldn't have placed their hits worsly if they'd wanted to. Adam Melhuse was especially guilty of being especially crappy, ending three innings with men on.

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