Re: Passed ball, not a wild pitch
posted at 9/10/2013 10:22 AM EDT
In response to moonslav59's comment:
In response to nhsteven's comment:
In response to Soxdog67's comment:
I say To-MAY-to and you say To-MAT-o, who cares...
...the pitch missed it's spot and the catcher didn't catch it, nufced...wild pitch or passed ball it makes no difference in the end result.
For the record, Saltalamacchia has been very good this season behind the plate and for someone to second guess that Ross would have had it is just ludicrous.
Disagree; this year, Ross's DWAR per game (0.5 in 31 games) is more than 8.6x higher than Salty's (0.2 in 107 games), who is largely viewed as a below average Defensive C, with a below average arm (19.4% CS vs 34.5% for Ross). Also, Salty's CERA is 3.88, while Ross is 3.10. Ditto similarly for the career #s . In addition, I said 2nd guessers could speculate on whether he WOULD have had it, not WOULD. Because Johnny Bench could miss a play that a high school kid could make. So who's ludicrous?
Again, look at CERA with each individual pitcher that both have significant sample sizes with and the CERA disparity all but vanishes.
The CERA factoid was a trivial and impertinent component of my argument. I'm not even sure why you bothered. Now that I think of it, Ditto me.