Saturday, July 23, 2005

Fun with Quality Starts

Since it is Saturday, I won’t be doing anything too crazy on the blog. However, here are the latest numbers regarding the starting pitching in Arlington. I like to tabulate quality starts, as they are seldom available elsewhere for you to track as the season goes along. Keep in mind, that in 2004, the Rangers had 61 quality starts, or 37.6% of their games. Here they are through last nights game:

Rogers: 19 starts, 15 quality starts (4/6, 4/11, 4/21, 4/27, 5/2, 5/8, 5/14, 5/20, 5/26, 5/31, 6/5, 6/17, 7/3, 7/9, 7/16)

There is no question, that Kenny is the best pitcher this team has had in a long, long time. 15 out of 19 is amazing.

Drese: 12 starts, 4 quality starts (4/5, 4/15, 5/7, 5/24)

Ryan Drese – R.I.P. June 7, 2005

Young: 20 starts, 8 quality starts (4/28, 5/3, 5/9, 5/27, 6/2, 6/13, 6/25, 7/17)

If you follow C.Y.’s pattern, he is good for almost a QS every other start since late April. Although his last 5 starts are concerning.

Park: 19 starts, 8 quality starts (4/13, 4/23, 4/29, 5/22, 5/29, 6/26, 7/1, 7/19)

Chan Ho Park has figured out how to pitch in Arlington. 5 for 9 at home, 3 for 10 on the road.

Astacio: 12 starts, 6 quality starts (4/9, 4/14, 4/19, 5/11, 5/25, 6/3)

The second best QS% on the team!

Rodriguez: 6 start, 2 quality starts (6/18, 6/29)

Wilson: 3 starts, 0 quality starts

Wasdin: 3 starts, 1 quality starts (6/28)

Benoit: 1 starts, 0 quality starts


Quality Starts by Month:
Through July 22nd game


April: 13 of 25 = 52%
May: 15 of 25 = 60%
June: 10 of 27 = 37%
July: 6 of 18 = 33%

Total: 44 of 95 = 46%

And since we are all amazed at this team being 16-23 since the waiving of Drese, I also ran the QS numbers for the starting staff before and after the morning of June 8th.

Through June 7 = 31 of 57 = 54%
June 8 - = 13 of 38 = 34%

In summary, the rotation is better than 2004, but still not good enough. Management, what are you going to do about that?

3 comments:

ChozSun said...

Jack shit.

They are too busy saving money.

Anonymous said...

Management will do nothing about it. The sooner we all make peace with the fact that the Rangers organization is the LA Clippers of MLB, the more relaxed we will all be.

GhostofJohnnyOates said...

F Tom Hicks
F John Hart

Tom Hicks can shove all those Ben Franklins up his a$s.