We've made it through the first couple of weeks of the season. 14 games in, we are sitting at 7-7. Could be worse, should be better.
Our starting pitchers have been very good, if you ignore Dickey's starts. Even with R.A.'s starts, the starter's numbers are pretty good: 7-3, with a 3.27 ERA. They've averaged 6.3 innings a game. Starters have 7.2 strikeouts per 9 innings and a 2.41 strikeout to walk rate. Batters are hitting .229/.294/.358 against them.
The bullpen has had a bit more trouble. 0-4 with a 4.24 ERA and 5 saves. They are getting strikeouts, 10.1 per 9 innings and a 4.75 strikeout to walk rate. Batters have hit .244/.293/374. Most of their problems have been from grouping the bad moments.
|Marcus has had 3 starts, 2 were very good, 1 wasn't great but then the bullpen allowed his 3 'inherited runs' to score. He has a 2-0 record with a 4.22 ERA, but the ERA looks much worse than he's actually pitched. He's been pretty amazing. Batters hit just .190/.256/.291 against him, with 6 walks and 12 strikeouts in 21.1 innings. The ground balls have been the great thing. FanGraphs has him at a 65.2%. And in his 2 very good starts, he allowed 35 ground ball with just 15 fly balls. And most of the ground balls have been very softly hit.|
|Aaron has had 3 very good starts, but the team hasn't been scoring for him so he's only 1-0. He has a 1.35 ERA. Batters are hitting .145/.224/.261 against him with 7 walks and 20 strikeouts in 20 innings. I was hoping he'd have a good start to the season, just to put an end to the 'he should be a reliever' talk, but I didn't think he would look this good. He's going to have some bad starts, I imagine he'll have days when his control leaves him, but I'm happily thinking that he's going to stay a starter.|
|Happ's had 3 starts,he has a 2-0 record with a 1.89 ERA. .He's allowed 2, 1 and 1 runs in his 3 starts. He seems to be the one starter that our offense has been supporting, he's had 14 runs of support in 3 starts. Batters are hitting .257/.316/.371 against him, with 5 walks and 12 strikeouts in 19 innings. He still seems to have that thing where he has to go to a full count on each batter, but he's been effective.|
|Roberto pitched in 6 games. He allowed runs in one, but he had a 4 run lead at the time, so it didn't matter (other than scaring me a bit). In 3 of the games he pitched a clean inning. He has a 3 ERA and has 4 saves. Batters hit .182/.182/.318 against him, with no walks, 8 strikeouts and 1 home run.|
|Drew appeared in 6 games, He's had 5 holds and 1 save (one that likely cost me a year off my life), and a loss (he had a hold and a loss in the same game). He gave up runs in 4 of his 6 appearances. He had one clean inning in those games. He has a 8.44 ERA. Batters are hitting .348/.375/.522 with 1 walk and 5 strikeouts in 5.1 innings. Even when he's been getting outs, it seems to be on hard hit balls.|
|Arnold pitched in 2 games, neither went very well and he was DFAed. I think he's still in DFA limbo. Batters hit .300/.364/.700 off him, with 1 walk and 2 strikeouts.|
|Franklin pitched in 2 games, face and retired one batter in both games (pretty much defining the LOOGY thing). Now he's on the DL.|