Re: Right fielder
posted at 12/21/2011 8:34 PM EST
How about for balance, our splits were .811/.807. Why, iyo, is that not balanced?
IRT hitting in September, we scored about 5.4 and allowed about 6.4. Since the 5.4 was exactly the same as our full year average, which lead the league, it would seem that our scoring was fine. To take it a step further, our starting ERA in September was an incredible 7.08, with < 5 IP/GS.
It's impossible to think that hitting was the issue instead of our SPs.
And their other argument: that we scored a lot of our runs in blowouts and lacked consistency otherwise just does not show up in the numbers. Then they bring in the September slump argument which is based totally on fantasy and trying to make the numbers fit their preconceived notions of why we lost.
We had just 2 wins in September by 10 or more runs.
Starting August 26th, we lost games scoring these many runs...
Yes, we had 4 games with just 0-1 runs scored.
We had 23 in 6 months for an average of just about 4 per month.
So, September's bad offensive games we right on the season average.
We had 7 games with 2-3 runs scored.
We had 32 games in 6 months with 2-3 runs scored--avg: 5.33 per month.
So, September we had about 2 more games than normal with 2-3 runs scored.
Yeah, that was the reason we collapsed. NOT!
Our pitchers let up ...
6 or more runs 19 times in 27 September games, including 7 straight one time.
Starting August 30th, we let up 5 or more runs 22 out of 29 games!
We let up 4 or more runs in 26 of our final 29 games!
How much more obvious can it be?