Thursday, May 19, 2011

Box Score Bytes - Game 41

1)  Our starters are getting a raw deal...first Jimenez is denied his first win yesterday and then de la Rosa pitches a complete game and gets the loss.  In Rox history 97 (98 now) complete games have been thrown and just 16 (17 now) have ended in a loss to the pitcher.  Three times for Astacio!  Yikes!

@ LAD L,0-1 8 J.Hammel (4-73-L)
STL L,0-1 9 J.Jennings (5-77-L)
@ SDP L,0-2 8 D.Neagle (4-65-L)
@ LAD L,0-3 8 D.Oliver (4-70-L)
@ SFG L,1-2 8 U.Jimenez (4-73-L)
@ FLA L,1-2 8 P.Astacio (4-75-L)
@ LAD L,1-2 8 D.Kile (5-70-L)
FLA L,1-3 7 J.Wasdin (5-63-L)
@ PHI L,1-3 8 R.Bailey (4-58-L)
@ LAD L,2-3 8 J.Jennings (5-48-L)
@ OAK L,2-3 8 P.Astacio (4-59-L)
@ CIN L,2-3 8 P.Astacio (5-49-L)
@ HOU L,2-3 8.2 P.Astacio (4-61-L)
@ LAA L,2-4 8 A.Cook (5-62-L)
@ HOU L,2-4 8 J.Kennedy (5-50-L)
@ NYM L,2-4 8 B.Bohanon (6-56-L)

2)  Wild Pitch will always come back to haunt frustrating that one hit gets them one run by way of a sac bunt, wild pitch, and sac fly.  Small ball wins games...

3)  Phillies closer earned his pay...allows double by Smith, an intentional walk to Helton and strikes out the side to include CarGo, Tulo, and Giambi.  Madison's WPA for that one inning was 0.164 (32% of the game was decided right there!).  Interesting to note that all 3 pitchers in that game add positve WPA meaning both offenses were worthless ;)

4)  Base running gaffes - an issue or just being aggresive?  Tracy would probably say he appreciates the aggressiveness and media would probably say the Rox are running themselves out of innings.  Is there a happy medium?  Who knows but statistically it has amounted to -4.6 runs and places us 27th in baseball...

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