How important are BB's?

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    How important are BB's?

    Looking at the team stats so far, the Sox are near the top in almost every major hitting category (HR's could be better, but hopefully that's coming around), and while the team pitching stats are decent overall, one glaring weakness is walks (and WHIP, accordingly). They are second to last, with 187 free passes: only the Astros are worse, with 192. Yanks are best in the league with only 122, which means we've ceded them 65 extra baserunners already!

    Of course the timing and situation of those BB's is what matters in the end, but the sheer number HAS to have made the difference in at least a few games. And of course more walks means more pitches, which means more wear and tear on the staff. Could the Sox maybe be 3 or 4 wins better right now if they weren't giving up so many walks? Of the close losses so far, how many have been decided by those extra baserunners? Anyone have those stats?

     
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    Re: How important are BB's?

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     Yanks are best in the league with only 122, which means we've ceded them 65 extra baserunners already!

     

    If you exchanged the Yankees' pitching staff for the Red Sox pitching staff tomorrow the numbers would be reversed. It's because of the Yankees' tenth man. Every other ump in baseball grew up a Yankee fan. It's as simple as that. 

    If Lester was pitching for the Yankees he'd be working on his fith consecutive Cy Young award. 

    The pitch "on the black" is by far (by way far) the most impotant factor in baseball. It isn't just the individual outs, it's the fact it can destroy or make a pitcher. 

    Balls and strikes should be taken out of the hands of the umpire. Even if a digital system was flawed at least it would be consistently flawed. 

     
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    If you exchanged the Yankees' pitching staff for the Red Sox pitching staff tomorrow the numbers would be reversed. It's because of the Yankees' tenth man. Every other ump in baseball grew up a Yankee fan. It's as simple as that. 

    If Lester was pitching for the Yankees he'd be working on his fith consecutive Cy Young award. 

     

    kind of pathetic

    especially coming right after sundays sox game

     

     

    The pitch "on the black" is by far (by way far) the most impotant factor in baseball. It isn't just the individual outs, it's the fact it can destroy or make a pitcher. 

    Balls and strikes should be taken out of the hands of the umpire. Even if a digital system was flawed at least it would be consistently flawed. 

    heard the guy designing those systems is a nyy fan too


     

    to the opening poster

    no stats but I think it's safe to say

     whether it's little league, high school ball or mlb

    them walks will kill you

     
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    The two pitches were both off the plate. It only seemed shocking because no one would have ever expected the Red Sox to not get squeezed in those situations. 

    Bring on a digital system. As long as it's not being adjusted between innings I don't care who designed it. 

    Ever notice what happned to the Greg Maduxx strike zone when he faced the Yankees? "Funny" wasn't it? Or...curious. 

     
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    Re: How important are BB's?

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    The two pitches were both off the plate. It only seemed shocking because no one would have ever expected the Red Sox to not get squeezed in those situations. 

    Bring on a digital system. As long as it's not being adjusted between innings I don't care who designed it. 

    Ever notice what happned to the Greg Maduxx strike zone when he faced the Yankees? "Funny" wasn't it? Or...curious. 



    Counting the WS, Maddux walked 10 Yankees in 53.1 IP.  In 53IP, Maddux walked 13 Red Sox hitters.

     

    Your point,  again? 

     

     

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