Tuesday, April 26, 2005

For what it's worth...

Pitchers are batting about .220 against the Nationals this year, 9 for 41. That's not good, but honestly not as bad as I thought, considering that there are multiple sacrifice bunts in there that don't count as at bats.

What's really bad though, is the 5 times Nats pitchers have walked the pitcher. That just can't happen. Pitchers have also driven in 6 runs and scored 6 runs against the Nats.


Blogger Chris Needham said...

Thanks for looking that up! The walks have been driving me crazy, especially.

1:53 PM  
Blogger Rocket1124 said...

sure thing.

i don't know what you think, but I don't think .220 is god-awful. It's not good, but the walks are worse.

1:57 PM  
Blogger Chris Needham said...

.220 is far too high. And when you throw in the walks, that's a .311 OBP.

Opposing pitchers are outhitting our SS and Catcher!

3:28 PM  
Blogger Basil said...

Yikes. That is awful---both figures, actually.

Freak thing (sample size, etc.) or an approach problem? I wonder if St. Claire a) realizes it, b) cares, or c) is planning on doing something about it.

4:23 PM  
Blogger Rocket1124 said...

I wonder what the significance of the number is as well. I didn't get the number of sacrifices by pitchers against the Nats. That might shed a little light on the situation. There's got to be a few sacrifices that might put the average down if included --- that's why I say it's not god-frickin awful. It's real bad... but the walks is worse than the .220 average in my mind.

4:39 PM  
Blogger Chris Needham said...

Sacrifices don't count as ABs. So they wouldn't affect batting average.

6:48 PM  
Blogger Rocket1124 said...

Oh I know, sacrifices don't count as ABs. But the hitter giving himself up voluntarily deletes a chances he had to be put out or to get a hit.

But that doesn't make a whole lot of sense, does it?;)

7:42 PM  

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