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Ha! I was just pulling that out of my ass, but I was actually right. I'll have to mention those stats like they mean something sometime.
posted by LionIndex at 06:17 PM on October 18
I think Hoffy was especially bad in games played in Arizona under a waxing moon and where his brother was a base coach.
posted by LionIndex at 08:29 PM on October 17
Jonah Keri mentions it in his current article about the Giants manager Bruce Bochy, praising Bochy for using his bullpen in a retro way instead of hewing to Conventional Wisdom.
When Bochy managed the Padres, he'd frequently bring in Trevor Hoffman (2nd in career saves ever) in tie situations, so that's not a new thing for him either. It always seemed like Hoffy wasn't quite as reliable in a tie game as when he had a lead, but I don't know if that's some odd kind of confirmation bias or if stats would back that up (don't bother looking, grum).
posted by LionIndex at 01:51 PM on October 17
Their situation is eerily similar to Rocktober of 2007, but I hope they're able to do better in the World Series and don't suffer or lose their hot streak in the long wait for the Series to start like the Rockies did.
posted by LionIndex at 09:48 PM on October 15
As well, the Padres team OPS (.634) and OPS (85) are higher than Jeter.
Right but the stat lines you posted previously are avg/obp/slug, right? And obviously, we have some injury/PED/consistency issues with the constantly rotating non-Seth Smith people and only one person qualifying for the batting title. So, yeah, I think Jeter would have been a net benefit to the Pads this season.
I'm going to go sit on the porch and look forlornly into the distance now.
posted by LionIndex at 10:11 PM on September 25
Just checked. He'd be leading the team in average by 10 points. He'd be better than the team's average OBP by 40 points or so, but his slugging is a little below average. I'm sure we can work out a deal with him for next year, right?
posted by LionIndex at 07:39 PM on September 25
I think he'd come pretty close to leading the Padres all those months, if not doing so outright.
posted by LionIndex at 07:34 PM on September 25
He actually seems to be making a real apology instead of the "I'm sorry if your feelings got hurt" kind of thing. He's totally owning up to saying something offensive and seems to actually understand (or at least be able to reiterate what his PR team has told him) why his statements were offensive.
posted by LionIndex at 01:20 PM on September 07
if he were a brilliant baseball mind wouldn't he still own the Padres?
It's been almost 20 years, and the mid-90's fire sale still makes me burn with rage.
posted by LionIndex at 12:58 PM on August 14
In my neck of the woods tiny denim shorts are the uniform of choice for young women exiting their place of residence. Not so much with the cowboy boots. They've led me to believe that I've started to enter old man territory in the "How can you go out looking like that?!?!" vein, because the shorts are generally short enough that the front pockets poke out from underneath them, and it's quite obvious that the makers of the shorts have used patterned cloth on those protruding pieces because they're meant to be seen.
posted by LionIndex at 01:45 PM on July 27
For anyone that comes by at some point in the future: The Padres are the only major league team that's never had a pitcher throw a no-hitter.
posted by LionIndex at 12:02 AM on July 22
Was it Leitner? I like him, but he's been doing the games since I was a kid (originally as the color guy for Jerry Coleman) so I don't really know any better.
posted by LionIndex at 09:10 PM on July 20
1. Shouldn't the fielder have thrown directly to home, forcing the play, without trying to tag?
It kind of depends on how much your throw is going to beat the runner at home by. Since there was one out with the bases loaded, the ideal thing to have happen is a double play - no runs score and you get out of a situation where it's pretty easy for the other team to score a run. So, in that way, the first baseman did the correct thing - he had plenty of time to tag the runner on the way to first and still beat the runner going home by a long shot. If he throws home directly, they'll likely only get one out on the play, the bases will still be loaded, and the next guy up could hit a single and score 2 runs or something (I only think the guy will hit a single because I'm a Padre fan and that's the best I can hope for).
posted by LionIndex at 11:48 PM on July 03
I just like that Joe Harris gets to remain a Cavalier.
posted by LionIndex at 03:19 PM on June 27
Koufax is kind of relevant too, since once NoMich asked the HOF question, I immediately wondered whether Lincecum's streak of good years would be any match for Koufax's, as long as we're talking about HOF pitchers that burned brightly for a short while. And, apparently not.
posted by LionIndex at 10:38 AM on June 26
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