Joke of a game thread: May 31, Braves at D-Backs

Time for a contest. I’m looking for a joke. The beginning of this joke must be: “What’s the difference between Jeff Francoeur and ________?” The blank may be filled by a person, place, thing, concept — whatever. The winner will receive absolutely nothing of any value. Which lends itself to a Jeffy joke, doesn’t it? … Continue reading “Joke of a game thread: May 31, Braves at D-Backs”

KJ – The Splits

Kelly Johnson 2007 Batting Splits – Baseball-Reference PI 1. Most hitters hit better when they get ahead in the count, but it’s particularly dramatic in Johnson’s case. For instance, ahead in the count 2-0, he’s hitting .480 and slugging 1.160. Down 0-2, he’s hitting .150 and slugging .375. In all two-strike counts, he’s hitting .178/.287/.280. … Continue reading “KJ – The Splits”

Andruw: The Splits

Andruw Jones 2007 Batting Splits – Baseball-Reference PI 1. He’s sucked at home, he’s sucked on the road. He sucked in the first half, he sucked in the second half. He’s sucked against lefties, he’s sucked against righties. 2. Perhaps the most interesting parts of the general suckage are what Andruw’s done by count. For … Continue reading “Andruw: The Splits”

Francoeur: The Splits

Jeff Francoeur 2007 Batting Splits – Baseball-Reference PI 1. The most dramatic split, to me, though I don’t know what it means, is between power and finesse pitchers. Francoeur has been pretty useless against power (high K and/or high BB pitchers): .281/.324/.376. He’s done a lot of damage against finesse pitchers: .293/.325/.469. And he’s been … Continue reading “Francoeur: The Splits”