Re: Miller & Lackey
posted at 8/1/2011 4:49 AM EDT
In Response to Re: Miller & Lackey
In Response to Re: Miller & Lackey : So harness you lived in Boston and believe Fenway Park has this a huge affect on John's Stats. John simply can't handle the better hitters he is facing here in the AL East and now knows he will never measure up to Clay, Jon or Josh, this also puts added pressure on him along with all the criticism and the fact he was signed to be our #3 pitcher. I don't see any other pitchers around the league who's numbers have changed so dramatically after changing locations.If you walked around the RS front office with this silly statement you would be a laughing stock. Try writing Theo and tell him he forgot to research the venue thoroughly before signing Lackey. My guess is you have never lived in Boston and spend most of your life on the internet. Heck, you probably don't even see Sox games where you are. Around here John is known as a bust by many sources. Will he turn things around maybe but it's fact. Google it like you do all your Stats and learn something
Posted by craze4sox
Oh, I see how it works. If one no longer lives in Boston, one loses touch with the streets. My, that must mean many posters here are out of touch, as many
are spread around the country. Soooo, Lackey is a bust because that's the word around Boston. Terrific logic - about what I'd expect from a Yale man.
Maybe you don't see variance in venue because you never bothered to look. It happens when you are so in tune
with the streets...
Allow me to adjust your blinders:
RedSox pitching staff:
at Fenway: 4.23 ERA 1.362 WHIP .724 OPS 483 Hits 483 IP
Away: 3.54 ERA 1.166 WHIP .663 OPS 380 Hits 465 IP
Want more? Beckett had a 5.00 ERA in his first year in Boston. 36 dingers.
This off a 15-8 3.38 ERA in the 2005 retirement league. He pitched the same way but was compromised by Fenway and the level of competition. So he made the necessary adjustments and mixed up his pitches more - started listening to his catcher (by his own admission).
2007: The year Beckett should
have won the CY Young. Why? Because he pitched half his games in a band box named Fenway...against tougher in an unbalanced schedule. The splits:
Josh in Fenway: 9-5 4.17 ERA 1.200 WHIP
Josh away from Fenway: 11-2 2.18 ERA 1.070 WHIP
It takes time for pitchers to learn how to use the park to their advantage. And the margin for error is vastly different pitching in Fenway.
Lackey is compromised by both the park and facing teams like NY/Toronto 3 times more often. I'm sure the Boston fanatics, his elbow issue and dealing with his wife's cancer have also contributed to a rough first two months.
Yeah, Theo definitely
considers moundsmen adjusting to Fenway, as he does to the better division and the tough Boston climate when evaluating talent.
Why do you think pitchers historically don't want to pitch in this park?
Do you think it's a hitter's
paradise but it doesn't affect pitchers?
Here's an idea of how it affects hitters: Current 2011 squad:
At Fenway: .308 BA .376 OBP .492 SLG .868 OPS 1847 AB
Away: .253 BA .333 OBP .424 SLG .757 OPS 1858 AB
AGONE at Fenway: .397 BA/ .316 AWAY.
Gee, did he become superman by ducking inside a Boston phone booth? He's the same player who hit a career .265
in SD (Petco).
Me? I never used a computer before 2005.
How could you
possibly go to Yale, work 'indirectly' for the team for 5 years and be this clueless