Game 7, Athletics at Mariners

DMZ · April 9, 2006 at 10:54 am · Filed Under Game Threads 

RHP Rich Harden v RHP Joel Pineiro. 1:05, FSN.

2004 ended with an elbow strain. He missed a fairly large chunk of time to start 2005 with shoulder stiffness. His release point and mechanics were horrible for most of the season and his velocity was significantly down.

After the elbow injury, his strikeout rate dove and never recovered. The walk rate’s been about the same, the HR rate’s the same. He just wasn’t getting the strikeouts anymore.

By year, since 2001:

The league average is about 16%. In game terms, that’s a stikeout in every start, and that’s a significant effect on his success. Dave’s talked recently about how the difference between Pineiro and Meche is that Pineiro’s worth something, but this Pineiro — the guy with the hittable fastball who seems to be converting into a Bosio junkballer kinda role — isn’t a whole lot of help to a team trying to compete, either.

May he now have a stellar night to show me up.

Carl Everett watch:


204 Responses to “Game 7, Athletics at Mariners”

  1. Gomez on April 9th, 2006 7:39 pm

    Carl after the game on the radio: “I refuse to give credit to the pitcher.” He kept repeating that as his answer to every question.

    I wonder how long it’ll be before Bigotsaurus is benched.

  2. Rain Delay on April 9th, 2006 7:48 pm

    But I still don’t know why Myers is coaching at 1B

    I’d put my money on the fact that he’s waiting for the Short Season to start up in Everett.

  3. Jim Thomsen on April 9th, 2006 9:01 pm

    #201: He’s now Carlby the Scrivener: “I prefer not to ….”

  4. msb on April 10th, 2006 10:24 am

    Blowers summed it up by saying that some players tip their hat, and some refuse to because it acts as a spur to their own game…

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