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Old 10-08-2012, 02:27 PM
 
Location: Albuquerque, NM
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Brett Butler comes to mind. Didn't he set some sort of record for bunt hits when he was with the Dodgers? I watched him with the Giants for several years and I think he attempted about 50 bunt hits a season. My memory is that Otis Nixon used to try and get on by bunting all the time as well. I've no idea if such records are kept.
20% of Butler's hits were infield hits
34% of Nixon's hits were infield hits

Norichika Aoki led the majors with 14% of his hits in 2012 being infield hits.
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Old 10-08-2012, 02:36 PM
 
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20% of Butler's hits were infield hits
34% of Nixon's hits were infield hits

Norichika Aoki led the majors with 14% of his hits in 2012 being infield hits.
I checked the link...Butler batted .486 when bunting for a base hit, not bad. Otis batted .422.

They were .670 hitters on line drives, below normal standards.
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Old 10-08-2012, 02:40 PM
 
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Today's starters for the Cards and Nationals

Jaime Garcia gives up a league average number of line drives, 17% more ground balls, 21% less fly balls and 20% less infield fly balls. He walks 20% less batters and strikes out a league average amount of hitters. His expected runs allowed given those numbers is 10% better than league average

Jordan Zimmermann gives up 9% more line drives than average, 5% less ground balls, an average amount of flies and 9% more infield flies. He walks 28% less hitters than average and strikes out a league average amount of hitters. His expected runs allowed based on those numbers is 5% better than league average.

Slight starting pitching advantage to the Cards.
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Old 10-08-2012, 02:48 PM
 
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Today's starters for the Cards and Nationals

Jaime Garcia gives up a league average number of line drives, 17% more ground balls, 21% less fly balls and 20% less infield fly balls. He walks 20% less batters and strikes out a league average amount of hitters. His expected runs allowed given those numbers is 10% better than league average

Jordan Zimmermann gives up 9% more line drives than average, 5% less ground balls, an average amount of flies and 9% more infield flies. He walks 28% less hitters than average and strikes out a league average amount of hitters. His expected runs allowed based on those numbers is 5% better than league average.

Slight starting pitching advantage to the Cards.
Another advantage for the Cards, two of the hitters in the most important spots in the Nats' lineup are left-handed.

Adam LaRoche is 29% better than average vs righties, but only 19% better vs lefties.
Bryce Harper is 35% better vs righties and 8% worse vs lefties
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Old 10-08-2012, 03:09 PM
 
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Slight starting pitching advantage to the Cards.
Forgot to factor in hitting.

RBI single for Zimmermann. Nats up 1 - 0
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Old 10-08-2012, 03:49 PM
 
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Today's starters for the Cards and Nationals

Jaime Garcia gives up a league average number of line drives, 17% more ground balls, 21% less fly balls and 20% less infield fly balls. He walks 20% less batters and strikes out a league average amount of hitters. His expected runs allowed given those numbers is 10% better than league average

Jordan Zimmermann gives up 9% more line drives than average, 5% less ground balls, an average amount of flies and 9% more infield flies. He walks 28% less hitters than average and strikes out a league average amount of hitters. His expected runs allowed based on those numbers is 5% better than league average.
Garcia doesn't throw well and only survives 2 innings.

He's replaced by Lance Lynn: 16% more line drives, 3% less ground balls, 6% less fly balls and 7% less infield flies. He walks 20% more and strikes out 27% more hitters. His expected runs allowed is 10% less than the average starter.
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Old 10-08-2012, 04:13 PM
 
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Zimmermann doesn't throw well either. He only lasts 3 innings.

He's relieved by Craig Stammen
Stammen gives up an average number of line drives, ground balls and fly balls but get 61% more infield flies than the average reliever. He walks and K's about an average number of hitters and, unsurprisingly, is expected to give up an average number of runs.

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Old 10-08-2012, 04:24 PM
 
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Zimmermann doesn't throw well either. He only lasts 3 innings.

He's relieved by Craig Stammen
Stammen gives up an average number of line drives, ground balls and fly balls but get 61% more infield flies than the average reliever. He walks and K's about an average number of hitters and, unsurprisingly, is expected to give up an average number of runs.
Stammen is terrible.

Christian Garcia is up next for the Nats

Garcia didn't pitch much but when he did he gave up 19% less line drives, 64% less ground balls (he was an extreme ground ball pitcher in the minors, however) and twice as many fly balls as the average relief pitcher. He got a few less in field flies than the average. He gave up 35% less walks and got 51% more strike outs. Those numbers add up to a pitcher who should give up 30% less runs than the average NL reliever.

Maybe he can get somebody out
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Old 10-08-2012, 04:58 PM
 
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Joe Kelly relieves the effective Lance Lynn

Kelly gives up an average number of line drives, 17% more ground balls, 25% less fly balls and 70% less infield flyballs than the average NL starter. He walks 11% more hitters and K's 21% less hitters. Given those numbers we'd expect him to give up 6% more runs than the average NL starter.
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Old 10-08-2012, 05:02 PM
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Is that Pitch Count graphic really necessary for TBS to put on the screen/
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