Posted 22 July 2012 - 09:18 AM
Posted 22 July 2012 - 12:26 PM
Edited by greengoblinrulz, 22 July 2012 - 12:29 PM.
Posted 22 July 2012 - 12:31 PM
As the 2012 MLB season heads toward the juncture where contenders will separate from pretenders and the clock will inch closer to midnight for a few Cinderella stories, baseball fans will get the chance to see Schilling’s theory play out in the pennant races again.
Specifically, which pitching staffs can make it through the full season both healthy and effective. There’s a good chance that we’ll look back on 2012 and wonder what could have been in Toronto (Morrow, Drabek) if their arms had stayed healthy.
Using numbers from the last sixteen postseason teams, here’s a look at the durability of recent October squads. It could be an indication to which rotations are poised to finish the marathon and who is burning out their bullpen by the minute.
*For the purposes of this study, the top five pitchers were determined by games started for that team. Ideally, every team would love their five best starters to give 30+ starts and 200 innings apiece. The closer to 150+ starts and 1000 IP out of the group, the better the chances at postseason ball seem to be.
Posted 22 July 2012 - 03:05 PM
I see an unfortunate trend developing - this is another ballgame where the bullpen has been shaky. I hope this isn't a trend, but I'm wondering if their collective overuse is finally taking its toll.
It's possible and who could blame them.....and Perk has just been.... meh! this season...his numbers are solid overall but again today he's tossing up softball type sliders when he has a 95-96 mph fastball...as you saw is pretty good cuz he K'd Moustakas on 3 pitches.