Friday, April 27, 2007

Twenty Five Random Stats That May Or May Not Mean A Thing

1) Nationals left-handed batters are hitting .134 and slugging .164 off left-handed pitching.

2) Nationals pinch-hitters are hitting .083 and slugging .083.

3) The On-base percentage of the 9th spot in the order is only .010 lower than that of the 2nd spot.

4) The team is batting .310 and slugging .571 when they connect with the first pitch.

5) If that first pitch is a strike, and they don't put it in play, they're hitting .209 and slugging .298.

6) If that first pitch is a ball, they hit .260 and slug .340.

7) With runners in scoring position, they're batting .176.

8) With the bases loaded, they've batted .130 and have a .214 OBP

9) With runners on second and third, they're batting .083, but pitchers have pitched around them, giving them a .316 OBP.

10) They have a .261 OPS in the first inning. Yes, that's the SUM of their OBP and SLG.

11) They have a .754 OPS in the second inning, which is when they've scored the second most runs.

12) They own the 6th inning with 15 runs and a .312/ .387/ .516 line

13) The third time they face a pitcher in a game, they beat him like he's Jerome Williams, .338/ .411/ .579.

14) Left-handed Nats batters have just as many GIDP (8) as right-handed Nats batters. (Jose Vidro already has 4 on his own!)

15) Opposing lefties are batting .375 and slugging .594 off Nats left-handed pitching.

16) Nationals pitchers have held the average opposing batter to a .263/ .352/ .445 line, an OPS that's pretty close to Austin Kearns'.

17) In wins, the team has a 2.50 ERA; In losses, it's 6.40

18) The Nats have allowed 13 unearned runs in losses, 0 in wins.

19) Nats relievers have allowed 5 fewer homers than Nats starters, but have pitched just 37 fewer innings.

20) On 1-0 counts, opposing batters hit .343 and slug .629

21) Nats pitchers have allowed 4 extra-base hits and a .250 batting average on 0-2 counts.

22) Opposing batters hit .300 in the first inning.

23) By the third inning, all the swinging and running tires them out, and they hit .179 (although they slug .474).

24) Nats relievers have a 2.45 ERA when they pitch in back-to-back games.

25) Opposing teams have slugged .505 off Nats pitchers when Jesus Flores catches, and .436 when Schneider does.

5 Comments:

  • Re: #1

    Take out Ryan Church and the remaining left-handers are hitting and slugging .093 off southpaws. But Schneider isn't a platoon guy.

    By Anonymous Simon Oliver Lockwood, at 4/27/2007 2:29 PM  

  • Here is a GREAT individual player stat from Ladson's column today:

    "Did you know: Entering Thursday's action, D'Aneglo Jimenez leads the Nationals in pinch-hitting appearances with 12, but he is 0-for-11 with a walk."

    So, the guy is batting .000 AND IS STILL ON THE TEAM. Jeez, pay me the major league minimum and I could pinch hit at least that well.

    By Anonymous bdrube, at 4/27/2007 2:43 PM  

  • Oooh, make that 0 for 12 as a pinch hitter for Jiminez. Jeez, why not just let the pitcher bat for himself?

    By Anonymous bdrube, at 4/27/2007 11:29 PM  

  • robert fick. josh wilson. d'angelo jimenez. these guys are still on the team...why?

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 4/29/2007 4:33 PM  

  • Our starting pitching is coming around and is even slightly better than expected. Our relief pitching is ok, but Chad has had some tough luck. Our starting line-up isn't even that bad.

    But our bench SUCKS! We can't bring anyone in to pinch hit who is batting over .200. Seeing Fick pinch hit in key situations over the week-end reinforced that. I guess if we get Johnson and Guzman and Logan healthy, we might have a better bench. But wow.

    By Blogger Natsfan74, at 4/30/2007 8:30 AM  

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