Game 32, Mariners at Yankees

DMZ · May 4, 2008 at 9:05 am · Filed Under Mariners 

Silva v Rasner. 10am our time.

Silva leads the Mariners in wins, he’s got the second-best ERA (behind Bedard), he’s getting a lot of ground balls, he’s running a K:BB ratio of 2, which is nice, and doing it Franklin-style: not giving up the walks and not getting the strikeouts.

Which makes it particularly interesting, to loop back around, that Silva’s leading the M’s in wins and has the second-best ERA, given the team’s defensive troubles. While the focus is on the errors (they’re tied for 5th-most at 24) and fielding percentage (tied for 25th), they also look bad in terms of raw balls-in-play-into-outs, the M’s are currently 22/30.

An interesting contrast is that the Yankees, in terms of raw defense, are slightly worse than the Mariners — but in fielding percentage they’re 7th-best, so there’s not the wide perception that they’re no good at catching the ball.


107 Responses to “Game 32, Mariners at Yankees”

  1. MedicineHat on May 4th, 2008 1:13 pm

    95 – Rangers just scored two quick ones to tie it up at 2-2

  2. scott19 on May 4th, 2008 1:14 pm

    98: MH – Just saw that, and am now eating my words…yikes!

  3. currcoug on May 4th, 2008 2:29 pm

    …and the next Penguins dynasty finishes off the Rangers.

  4. scott19 on May 4th, 2008 2:34 pm

    100: Bingo! I figured getting it to O/T was probably the last gasp for NYR.

    And I agree…I think this year marks the beginning of the next Pens dynasty — if they can keep that core of youngsters together.

  5. BigJared on May 4th, 2008 5:46 pm

    The bullpen will settle down………I hope.
    Sign Barroid and watch the offense get better.
    There really isn’t another good choice. With each passing game of offensive feebility, the arguments against seem lamer. It isn’t as if he could make it worse.

    Jose Guillen’s hyper-competitive and sometimes confrontational personality also seems to be missed. He would have gotten a bit upset about 6 E’s in two games, I don’t know who in the current clubhouse really assumes that role.

  6. currcoug on May 4th, 2008 8:05 pm


    I have been a Penguins fan, since I watched Lemieux live up to the hype and score on his very first shift, not to mention his first shot in the NHL.

  7. joser on May 4th, 2008 9:27 pm

    The Yankees became the last team in the majors to score at least five runs in an inning this season, according to the Elias Sports Bureau.

    Well, glad we could help them get that monkey off their back.

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