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 Post subject: Games against left handers
PostPosted: Sat May 10, 2008 10:25 pm 
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Greg Brown said that we were 5-10 against leftys this year. Now I guess it's 6-10.

That concerns me. I don't understand why that is happening. I wonder what you guys make of this. Would like some help understanding.

Is it a problem?
What's causing it?
How can we correct?

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 Post subject: Re: Games against left handers
PostPosted: Sat May 10, 2008 10:33 pm 
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A few seasons ago, the team as a whole were hitting over .300 against lefties, but mostly were all singles, and hitting into double plays hurt when you have no speed...

I'm sure some of that is true now...plus facing a crafty vet like Glavine, and Johan Santana arent in your favor either...

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 Post subject: Re: Games against left handers
PostPosted: Sun May 11, 2008 12:18 am 
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A few of those 10 losses came in games where the starting pitching gave up a ton of runs:

    Mark Hendrickson - twice, when the starters gave up 17 runs in 2 games
    The 9-8 loss to the Nats with Matt Chico starting, though he was driven out of the game in less than 5 innings.
    The 10-8 home opener loss to the Cubs when Ted Lilly went just 3 2/3
    The 7-3 loss to the Cubs, where the Pirates drove the left-handed starter - Hill - out of the game. The problem in that game was the right-handed reliever, Lieber, who mowed through the Pirates and the Pirates starter - Morris.

Those are listed as games lost to a left-handed starter, when in fact the problem was the Pirates starter, not the other team's starter.


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 Post subject: Re: Games against left handers
PostPosted: Sun May 11, 2008 11:13 am 
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To add to that, the team is 14th in OPS against LHPs as opposed to 19th against RHPs.

http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/stats/agg ... g&type=reg

It makes sense to a point, since this is a righty-dominated team. McLouth has just about no platoon split, and LaRoche is alright against lefties. Still, I feel a righty 4th outfielder/first baseman couldn't hurt if used sparingly. Like Jason Michaels. I would assume that managers underestimate platoon splits, but this team doesn't have a lot of options anyway.


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 Post subject: Re: Games against left handers
PostPosted: Sun May 11, 2008 10:06 pm 
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I knew some of you would have thoughts on this. Thanks, and I think I'll try to keep an eye on this in the future.

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