Monday, May 15, 2006

Random Stats That Don't Really Mean Anything

Don't read anything into these. They're harmless (boring) fun on an offday.

Since the Nats came to town, Nick Johnson leads with 8 RFK homers. Second place is a tie. Alfonso Soriano and Vinny Castilla have 6. Andruw Jones and Brad Wilkerson have 5.

Since '05, Chipper Jones has hit into the most double plays, with 4.

Andruw Jones, predictably, leads in homers, with 7.

Thanks to last week, Felipe Lopez has stolen the most bases, 8, but he's tied with Jose Reyes. Of all runners, only Lopez has been caught more than twice.

Further proving that relying on strikeouts as a performance measure is pointless, the three batters to K the most are Ryan Howard, Carlos Delgado, and Adam Dunn. (23, 20, 17 respectively)

Using a woefully low standard of 9 plate appearances, Tom Glavine has been the toughest batter, hitting .714/ .750/ .714 against the Nats. Ouch!

If we bump that up to a reasonable 20 plate appearances, Wilson Betemit becomes the peskiest hitter: .519/ .567/ .926 with 3 homers.

Ryan Howard leads all batters with 5 intentional walks. Second place is a three-way tie. Morgan Ensberg, Wilson Betemit, David Ross, and Alex "Sea Bass" Gonzalez!?

Adam Dunn has been beaned thrice.

What about the pitchers, you ask? (As if you're still reading this far into it...)

Using a 9 IP standard, Kris Benson is the Nats favorite starter. 4 games, 19 innings, 18 earned runs.

Only one pitcher has yet to give up a run. Can you think of him? It's our good friend Bronson Arroyo! Second place on the ERA list is Chris Reitsma, which really surprises me -- just one run in 10.2 IP.

Who've they faced the most? Billy Wagner, followed closely by Aaron Heilman and Chris Reitsma (13, 12, 10)

John Smoltz leads with 24 Ks. Cory Lidle (!?) is a surprising second with 23, despite starting 2 fewer games than Smoltz -- must've been a Wilkerson, Wilson, Spivey lineup?

Brett Myers has struck out 17 Nats in just 12.2 innings. (Was he the one matched up with Esteban Loaiza in that afternoon matchup o' death early last year?)

Would you believe that only four pitchers have given up multiple homers, even in several games, at RFK? John Smoltz leads with 4. Ryan Glynn, Dave Williams and Luke Hudson have given up 2.

Smoltz has allowed the most RFK runs, but he's tied at 9 with Guillermo Mota -- Wilkerson's Grand Slam?

Who has the worst overall ERA against the Nats? Using 1 meager out as the standard, it's Shigetoshi Hasegawa, who gacked up 6 runs while getting just one out. Danny Kolb yielded 'just' a 7.20 ERA.

We need to get those last two traded into the NL East!


  • Just a little confused -- paragraph two says that Andruw Jones has 5 RFK homers, then paragraph four says that Jones leads in homers with 7. Is that 7 total homers vs. the Nats as opposed to 5 in RFK? Meaning Jones has hit just 2 homers vs. the Nats at Turner Field? Hope you can clarify. Thanks.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 5/16/2006 9:00 AM  

  • Yep. It's RFK then overall.

    By Blogger Chris Needham, at 5/16/2006 9:18 AM  

  • Rick Short had 2 RFK 15 ABs.

    By Blogger Harper, at 5/16/2006 11:22 AM  

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