Ok Nolasco now its your time!
Posted 20 June 2014 - 05:49 AM
We all know the struggles Nolasco has had this year, yes he has been unlucky no doubt, but his FIP and xFIP still sit at 4.50 and 4.05 respectufully.
Time for Nolasco to step up and start pitching like a mid rotation guy we expected. If he can step up and pitch like a number three, dare I say I really like our rotation moving forward?
Hughes is a #1 for this team, Gibson is a pitching close to a #1 level as well. Nolasco at #3 and whoever the hot hand is between Pino/May/Meyer #4 with Correia actually keeping us in games as a possible average #5
Me likes our chances moving forward.
Posted 21 June 2014 - 08:04 AM
Posted 21 June 2014 - 08:13 AM
Except that the American League is superior offensively which will further esculate his numbers. High 4's, low 5's is maybe what we should expect going forward.
Posted 21 June 2014 - 11:04 AM
For me, the thing about Nolasco is that its few and far between he gets a quick inning. Most innings is a meat grinder for him and by the time the 5th inning rolls around he is cooked.
Does anyone know how his stats look in terms of pitches per inning? I know this isn't a hard and fast stat about wearing down, but I was just curious.
Posted 26 June 2014 - 06:49 PM
Posted 26 June 2014 - 11:48 PM
Nolasco has been the worst (like now) or almost the worst in MLB for average against all year. It currently sits at .322. He makes a whole team a .322 hitter. A whole team!
Seems like almost every start he's also unlucky with some horrific fielding play. In the first inning today, Aybar had an "RBI double" that was a dropped pop up by Florimon.
I actually wonder if Nolasco himself wouldn't be a trade candidate at the deadline - he might really want to get out of here. Who knows.