September 22, 2010

G152: Red Sox 6, Orioles 1

Orioles - 000 100 000 - 1  6  0
Red Sox - 000 312 00x - 6 10 1
Lackey: 7-5-1-0-4, 111.

Ortiz: Three-run homer (#31); 4 RBI.
Example
Kevin Millwood/ John Lackey
Kalish, CF
Drew, RF
Martinez, C
Ortiz, DH
Beltre, 3B
Lowell, 1B
Hall, 2B
Reddick, LF
Navarro, SS
Millwood has a shitty 3-15 record, but as we can see, he is not that much worse than Lackey, who is 12-11.
           IP     H    R   BB   K    ERA   W- L
Millwood 178.2 214 110 61 120 5.14 3-15
Lackey 194.1 219 108 68 137 4.63 12-11

BABIP AVG/ OBP/ SLG RS/G W- L
Millwood .324 .297/.356/.468 5.03 3-15
Lackey .329 .286/.349/.437 3.69 12-11
RS/G is run support.

Lackey: 5+ runs in 16 of 30 starts; 2 runs or fewer in 7 starts
Millwood: 5+ runs in 9 of 29 starts; 2 runs or fewer in 11 starts

Lackey's home/road splits offer a clearer example of why W-L should be avoided when looking at any pitcher's stats. (I wonder when, if ever, awarding W and L to pitchers will be scrapped.)
          IP    H   R  BB   K   ERA   WHIP  W-L
Home 101.1 118 59 30 76 4.71 1.461 9-5
Road 93.0 101 49 38 61 4.55 1.495 3-6
Also at 7 PM: Rays/Yankees.
Example
September 22:

1925 - Brooklyn's Burleigh Grimes accounts for seven outs in only three plate appearances, hitting into two double plays and one triple play.

1936 - The Tigers sweep the Browns 12-0 and 14-0, the biggest double shutout in MLB history.

1968 - Minnesota's Cesar Tovar plays one inning at each position. At that time, Bert Campaneris (Oakland's shortstop in this game) was the only other player to have done it (September 8, 1965).

35 comments:

L-girl said...

Burleigh Grimes

An excellent name, right out of a children's book or a detective novel.

tim said...

Drunk on all-inclusive booze and in Panama, next to a boozed-out steph.

Fuck this shit, red sox - win 'em all from here on out!

tim said...

Time to go listen to the second half of "Let it Bleed" whilst enjoying a "cerveza" on the patio! On such a stones kick since that movie.

mattymatty said...

I'd be all for awarding a win to a pitcher if he pitches nine innings, allows zero runs, and hits a home run. Short of that, its a team stat.

redsock said...

Fielding Independent Pitching (ERA-type # which removes any advantage or disadvantage a pitcher might have because of who is playing behind him):

Lackey: 3.84
Millwood: 4.91

tim said...

Great nap there.

Still seeking the next Mariano Rivera for Boston, down here in Panama. Its a business trip...

redsock said...

NESN interview with Lackey has him saying his changeup has been (yup!) the best of his career!

redsock said...

well, good. nesn tonight, then i can choose nesn over yes at work for the next two weekends.

redsock said...

FKR - 1
MFY -

...

Yep, Don shocked at Millwood's W-L record!

Amy said...

Hello to whoever is here. We just got back from NY where we went to a funeral for my son in law's grandmother. She was 101 and lived a long and happy life. Still sad, nevertheless.

Anyway, I have missed so much baseball these past few weeks. I can't believe the season is just about over.

Too much to do to thread tonight, but wanted to check in and say hello.

redsock said...

NESN Daily's 12,967th commercial for itself (can't settle on one, I guess):

"We even read the blogs!"

Zenslinger said...

Sounds like fun, Tim.

I believe Lackey isn't downright awful, just medium-bad with a dollop of unlucky. I believe he can still make good on his contract.

redsock said...

BEDAZZLED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Mrs.GotRibe said...

PAPI!!!

P.S. I hate Lackey:)

Zenslinger said...

Downright Fatherly.

A drug dealer called me Papi on the sidewalk as I did my morning commute through the Tenderloin of San Francisco.

Not Big Papi, mind you. Just Papi.

redsock said...

FKR - 100
MFY - 00

rain delay in bot 3rd

SoSock said...

Well, looky here! Lacky's winning a game. Of course it IS the Orioles. I mean anybody could beat the Orioles, right? I mean, it's not like anybody would even think about losing 2 in a row to them, ya know?
Oh.....wait a minute......

redsock said...

oh it is very early in this game, not quite yet lackey-implosion time.

SoSock said...

Well, the Red dick dong will help a little

SoSock said...

Damn, gotta go out for a minute.
brb

Amy said...

LOL, SoSock! OK, back to the task at hand.

redsock said...

all right. lackey thru 6.

so, tito:

HAVE THAT PEN READY!!!

redsock said...

jeemer was up ... still is, bard too

leadoff double

SoSock said...

Lacky made it thru 7, eh?
Not bad. Of course, it IS the O's. And.....oh nevermind

SoSock said...

So who gets the call?

SoSock said...

Bot it is

redsock said...

bot in his usual 10 pitches per batter mode?

SoSock said...

ESPN has switched to this game. Yay!

SoSock said...

So I got up from my desk to go watch THAT?

redsock said...

throw away the mask!

SoSock said...

Jeez. Throw down the mask and use both hands, dammit!

SoSock said...

This water should already be dirty

redsock said...

The water is Muddy!!!

SoSock said...

"Papelbon ends up striking out the side"

Not in my book.
I think of striking out the side as an all-K OTT

L-girl said...

"Papelbon ends up striking out the side"

Not in my book.
I think of striking out the side as an all-K OTT


How quickly they forget. Once upon a time, this was an ongoing JoS joke. After a pitcher allowed 5 runs but got all the outs on Ks, we'd say "so-and-so strikes out the side". :)