Monday, April 25, 2011

Rox Talk - Week 4

The Week That Was
A 2-4 week against the Giants and Marlins. The Rox currently stand at 14-7. Three game lead in the division. Currently 6-4 at home and 8-3 on the road, the Rox have outscored its opponents 106-86 (expected wins is 12 versus historical wins at 10). On pace for 108 wins with 818 runs scored and 663 runs against. Playoff indicator (Runs scored/Runs Against ratio) is 1.23 (1.16 indicates high playoff potential).

Tough week for the offense this week (batted 0.178 and slugged an anemic 0.281) as they probably faced the second and third best pitching staffs in the National League (Phillies being first).  The starters the Rox faced averaged 13 wins last year (16, 13, 13, 13, 10, 11) and an average WAR of 3.7 (5.1, 2.6, 4.0, 4.3, -0.2, 6.3).  In the previous 15 games they faced average wins of 9 and a WAR of 2.2.  Brutal week and to think they had a chance to be no hit 3 out of the 6 games.  Positive from all of this?  Yeah they had a chance to finish the week at 3-3, had it not been a blown relief appearance on Sunday.  Rox get a break this week going to Chicago and then having Pittsburgh come to Denver.

Coors Canaveral
Found this site the other day, Hit Tracker, and it is full of little sweet home run nuggets.  Too bad it only goes back to 2007 but it is a start.  Some data:

Interesting to see that some of these homers are off some hall of famers!  I give Ryan are time but man he can turn on some pitches...Spilly! Spilly!

Average home run distance from current and past Rox.  Holliday was a monster and for as much grief as we give Iannetta but when he connects...WOW.

What about an infamous stat and how far do our pitchers give up the long ball...

And finally just for my curiosity, when the wind is blowing where do the average homers go? Blowing left to right (7-9) (bullpen balls).  Curious to see the in from left field (I-7) although I can understand out to right (O-9)?

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