Posted 04 May 2014 - 10:28 PM
Posted 05 May 2014 - 07:11 AM
I'm happy to see Deduno finally getting into the rotation. I wasn't a fan of the Pelfrey signing, especially since it was a multi-year deal. (In the economics of baseball, a 1 year deal will cause little damage) So far he's been beyond terrible. The DL seems to be a facing-saving maneuver for Pelfrey, who does seem like a good guy. But they just can't keep running him out there.
I'm really hoping that the rotation keeps on this run of quality starts so the team can get back to a reasonable bench as Arcia and Willingham get healthy. Now, if the team could only do something to fix Florimon, who has (amazingly) gotten worse at the plate...
Posted 05 May 2014 - 09:01 AM
Posted 05 May 2014 - 09:11 AM
I guess you weren't at the game on 4/9 where Hughes threw over 40 pitches in the most excruciating inning (the 1st) I've ever witnessed in person. Whatever, maybe I'm jaded but I've been burned so many times after getting my confidence in a pitcher up (see Pelfrey by the end of last season) that I would say the jury on Hughes is still most decidedly out.
One bad inning offsets all the good innings he has pitched in the past five weeks?
The only ugly thing about Hughes' line right now is his ERA. He has been considerably better than his runs allowed thus far and his ERA has been plummeting as his luck normalizes.
Posted 05 May 2014 - 10:08 AM
Antony talked to Provus before the game today. He insisted Pelfrey's velocity problem was mechanical, not physical.
I assume a drop like that has to be physical but, maybe Parker has spotted something?
We can look at the spray charts and movement (or lack thereof) and see that he's not finishing his pitches. He's kind of pushing the ball toward the plate. The question is, can he finish his pitches, or is a hidden injury preventing him from doing so.
Posted 05 May 2014 - 10:21 AM
I am so much more optimistic this year than last. If Nolasco can start striking people out, we might be average.
I don't expect him to strike as many people out as he did in the NL. He's a junk ball pitcher. Pitchers can't hit junk.
Posted 05 May 2014 - 05:12 PM
He (Deduno) was the team's best starter last season
How? W-L ratio and ERA?
fWAR: Pelfrey 2.1, Correia 1.7, Deduno 1.1
FIP: Pelfrey 3.99, Deduno 4.04
normalized WHIP (ie. WHIP * (.290/BABIP)): Correia 1.31, Pelfrey 1.33, Deduno 1.35
IP: Correia 185.3, Pelfrey 152.7, Deduno 108.
K/9: Pelfrey 5.95, Deduno 5.58
BB/9: Correia: 2.19, Pelfrey 3.12, Deduno 3.42