As has been well documented, Chuck throws mostly fastballs and some changeups, while his slider is no good. Most LOOGYs throw breaking balls, lots of them. Here are pitch breakdowns for some of the more successful LOOGYs of 2007. (Pitch … Finish Reading
Split squad losses to the Astros and the Reds. Joseph Reyes (I am officially calling him this because “Jo-Jo” is a stupid name unless you are a five year old girl … Finish Reading
It’s his groin, they say. He plans to make his next start. We’ll see. I think the man is made out of papier-mache.
The most important outcome … Finish Reading
Braves record in Smoltz starts: 18-14
In Hudson starts: 22-12
In James starts: 17-13
Aggregate: 57-39, .594.
In starts by everyone else (“Bud-Jo Redavier”): 27-39, .409… Finish Reading
If you’re like me — well, then, I’m sorry — but you like weird stat lines. Here’s one. Pete Rose, 1980: 42 doubles, one triple, one homer. He’s the only player in major league history with a season 40 or … Finish Reading
Well, he’s not dead.
Assuming that he never plays for the Braves again (he could come back at the end of his career, for example, or something crazy could happen), Andruw finishes on … Finish Reading
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. … Finish Reading
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 … Finish Reading
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 … Finish Reading
1. I criticized Escobar for being all batting average and nothing else earlier this year. That hasn’t been the case so much as the season has moved along. Over the last 28 … Finish Reading