Summing Up Felix
Larry Stone with lots of quotes from players. John Hickey too. And Bob Ryan of the Boston Globe has a piece syndicated in the P-I. Also, Rob Neyer gives USSM a pretty nice plug in his latest blog entry. Thanks Rob.
And, just because it’s fun, here’s some statistical tidbits from Felix’s start to 2007:
85.7% of the balls in play he’s allowed have been groundballs. That’s remarkable, and further evidence of what we’ve been saying for a while – when Felix is getting groundballs, he’s unhittable.
Felix’s opening day Game Score was an 86, the best of any start in the majors this year. Until yesterday, when he threw an 89. He now has thrown the two best games of any pitcher this year.
Felix’s Win Probability Added for last nights game was .502. The rest of the M’s were at -.02. Talk about carrying a team on your back.
Felix has now thrown at least 8 innings in a start as many times this year as he did all of last year.
Opposing hitters are 4 for 52 against Felix this year.