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Cubs v. Mets - July 7, 2012 (TV: WGN)


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#16 rcleven

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Posted 07 July 2012 - 02:46 PM

Gee at 30.

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Posted 07 July 2012 - 02:52 PM

My usual line is that I dislike bunting by position players, but you might as well do it with pitchers. I make exceptions for pitchers like Shark: he's OK with the bat, and I suspect that you'll create more runs over his 30+ starts letting him swing in these situations.
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Posted 07 July 2012 - 02:55 PM

My usual line is that I dislike bunting by position players, but you might as well do it with pitchers. I make exceptions for pitchers like Shark: he's OK with the bat, and I suspect that you'll create more runs over his 30+ starts letting him swing in these situations.

It all comes down to execution. Samarj did not execute.

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Posted 07 July 2012 - 03:01 PM


Samardzija at 53 after 4.


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Posted 07 July 2012 - 03:06 PM

It all comes down to execution. Samarj did not execute.

No. The Cubs would score more runs letting Shark and other decent-hitting pitchers swing away in those situations than if he successfully sacrifices in those situations. Failing to get the bunt down only makes a bad tactic worse.
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#21 rcleven

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Posted 07 July 2012 - 03:07 PM

3 batters 8 pitches.
Gee at 38.

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Posted 07 July 2012 - 03:12 PM

Shark at 61

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Posted 07 July 2012 - 03:13 PM

3 batters 8 pitches.
Gee at 38.

The Cubs are getting outwalked badly: through the first half of the season, they issued 100 more walks than the allowed. The next worst team (the Astros) stood at 50.

Obviously, it is a team effort: the pitchers are doing their "part" too by issuing a lot of walks. However, Cubs batters are 2nd to last in MLB in drawing walks. Never mind the loss of base runners (the Cubs are 2nd or 3rd to last in PAs with men in scoring position): the other effect is that opposing pitchers get away with way too many innings with fewer than 10 pitches.
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Posted 07 July 2012 - 03:22 PM

Gee averaging close to 10 pitches an inning. At 53

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Posted 07 July 2012 - 03:35 PM

Samardzija at 77.

Time to watch Shark closely. Gets in trouble after the mid 70's.
Hope he can eat another inning at least.

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Posted 07 July 2012 - 03:49 PM

Gee at 83.

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Posted 07 July 2012 - 04:00 PM

Samardzija at 92.

lets get some runs in support.

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Posted 07 July 2012 - 04:07 PM

Gee at 97.

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Posted 07 July 2012 - 04:21 PM

Keith and Pat are struggling with how a team can be leading the league in runners LOB and still leading the division. However, the team that leaves the most men on base wins over half the time!
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