We are about 2 weeks into the season, so lets take a look at how our players have done over the first 2 weeks. We'll start with the pitchers.
Our pitchers are 9th in the league in ERA, at 4.50, about half a run worse than the league average of 4.02. The Walks.....we lead the league in walks with 53.
Our starters have allowed 4.69 runs/game, 9th in the league. Our average game score is 47, 11th in the league. They've averaged 5.3 innings per start, putting them 12th in the league
|R.A. made 3 starts and is 0-1 with a 3.26 ERA. He's averaged 6.4 innings per start. Batters are hitting .169/.300/.277 against him. The walks, of course, have been the problem, 12 in those 19 innings and he's given up bases loaded walks twice. He's had 16 strikeouts. A bigger problem has been run support, we have score 10 runs in his 3 starts and 7 of those 10 runs came after he left the game. He's given up 2 home runs.|
|Mark made 2 starts and has 2 wins. Of course the team has scored 24 runs in his 2 starts. That makes winning so much easier. Batters have hit .306/.346/.551 with 3 walks, 5 strikeouts and 3 home runs in his 12 innings. That sounds pretty bad, but then the team has given him a huge lead in both his starts, so he was really out there just throwing strikes. I don't believe in the 'pitching to the score thing' when the game turns ends up 6-5 or something like that, but when your team gives you 12 runs, I think there is a tendency to just throw strikes and use your defense. I guess we will find out when the team doesn't score 12 runs for him, see if he can keep the other team off the board. Thought I'd be happy it that never happens.|
|Drew has made 3 starts, the first one (against the Yankees) was very good, the other 2 have been awful. In his first start he went 6 innings allowing just 3 hits and 1 earned. The other two games he's totaled 9 innings, allowed 14 hits, 11 earned, 4 walks, 11 strikeouts and 2 home runs. Over the 3 games, batters are hitting .333/.417/.500. In all a 7.20 ERA. Strangely enough, he's having much more trouble with RHB, who have a 1.450 OPS against him, than lefties, who have a .548 OPS. We were hoping for a breakout season, that Russell Martin would bring out the best in him. It isn't happening. I'm really to the point of wondering if there is an arm problem.|
|Our other 20 year old pitched in 6 games, hasn't allowed a run yet. He's only given up 3 hits, 3 walks with 9 strikeouts in 8 innings. Batters are hitting .115/.207/.231. He has been nothing short of terrific|
|Aaron pitched in 6 games, 4 went very well, he gave up a solo homer in one and had one very bad game (2 hits, 1 hit batter, 3 earned runs, though the runs scored after he left the game). He had 1 win and 1 loss. Batters hit .143/.250/.333 against him with 1 home run 1 walk and 4 strikeouts. It is hard to believe he could have a 6.00 ERA with that batting line against.|
|Todd pitched in 2 games, and was rocked both times. Batters hit .278/.458/.500 against him in 4.1 innings, allowing 5 hits, 1 home run, 5 walks with 4 strikeouts. He has a 16.62 ERA. He was so good last year...I'm not sure what's going on this year.|
|Jeff got called up yesterday, and threw 3.1 innings, allowing just 2 hits, 2 walks and had 3 strikeouts. He gets an up arrow for moving up to the majors.|