Re: From big basher to big booster on Lackey
posted at 5/25/2013 9:27 AM EDT
In response to BostonTrollSpanker's comment:
This is the whole hypocritical aspect of softy's approach. We once had a pitcher who put together this run of game's started in 2010:
"Let's just do the present and "one day samples", as good little cheerleaders and subjects."
You are angry he's doing well because it looks like another thing you are wrong about, no?
See that's the problem, you're visibly unhappy he won a game for us. As a "fan" that puts you in a very weird position.
I've seen you do small sample sizes plenty around here, when it suits you. Meantime Lackey has put together severla encouraging starts. He has more to prove, yes, but it seems a fair milestone to tack a bit of stock. You neglect to mention he showed up motivated and in shape, which is a pretty long sample size in and of itself.
I'll show you how it's done, others have too: I was wrong about Lackey, I thought he needed to be shipped out of town. Instead he has shown up as part of the solution so far this year. He's looking like that solid third of fourth starter we needed. If he can stay healthy I'll do a full mea culpa.
6.2 2 ER (Bal)
7.0 3 (Tor)
8.0 0 (@Phil)
3.2 9 (KCR)
6.0 6 (Oak)
7.1 1 (@ Cle)
7.1 4 (Phil)
6.1 3 (LAD)
7.0 3 (@ SF)
8.0 2 (Bal)
softy went on and on for weeks about how "no pitcher should lose two games like that at home vs weak opponents..."
The larger 10 game's started sample size was neglected in favor of just two horrible starts. softy had to defend his position on this Sox player at all costs. BTW, this pitcher was our 5/6 starter, had come off an injury after posting his best 50 GS'd streak in his long career (2008-July 2009).
All that mattered was those two games, but now some here are being chastized for getting giddy over Lackey's last 2 starts.
It's this clownish circus behavior that has gone on for too long. Of course John has to continue moving forward into a longer samplie size, but what in the H#LL is wrong with being happy for a player on the team you supposedly love for seemingly turning things around or at least appearing to be on his way to doing so?
Yes, his sample size is just under 40 IP due to missing 3 starts, but 7 GS'd is nothing to sneeze at. He's really only had one bad start (4.1 5 ER) and one so-so start (5.0 3 ER).
In 6 of his 7 starts, he's let up 7 ERs in 35.1 IP. That's an average line of...