Baseball for the Thinking Fan

Login | Register | Feedback

btf_logo
You are here > Home > Baseball Newsstand > Baseball Primer Newsblog > Discussion
Baseball Primer Newsblog
— The Best News Links from the Baseball Newsstand

Friday, August 05, 2011

South Side Sox: Margalus: The walkless wonders

I also noticed when Morel, Pierre and Vizquel came up, they had toothlessly raked (hold on to your worthy Kenworthy jersey)...30 extra base hits in 800 AB’s.

Entering their start against the White Sox, here’s what their walk rates were before their respective starts:

  CC Sabathia: 2.40 walks per nine innings
  Phil Hughes: 3.69
  A.J. Burnett: 4.10
  Ivan Nova:  3.47

For comparison, all six starters used by the White Sox this season have walked fewer than three batters per nine innings, so the last three Yankee starters were collectively below-average in the control department.

But wait, there’s more! Joe Girardi utilized a couple of his more erratic relievers without harm. David Robertson (5.7 walks per nine) recorded four outs without a walk, and the rehabilitating Rafael Soriano (6.2 BB/9) recorded a perfect inning as well.

I’m not certain how to calculate these sort of odds, but based on the averages, the White Sox should’ve walked at least 12 or 13 times over the 35 innings they played.

Instead, they didn’t even walk once.

Repoz Posted: August 05, 2011 at 03:11 PM | 5 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
  Tags: history, sabermetrics, white sox, yankees

Reader Comments and Retorts

Go to end of page

Statements posted here are those of our readers and do not represent the BaseballThinkFactory. Names are provided by the poster and are not verified. We ask that posters follow our submission policy. Please report any inappropriate comments.

   1. You Know Nothing JT Snow (YR) Posted: August 05, 2011 at 05:07 PM (#3893406)
What are you whining about, the Yankees gave Adam Dunn a pitch on a tee just to help him out.
   2. cercopithecus aethiops Posted: August 05, 2011 at 05:26 PM (#3893423)
Not drawing a walk against Burnett is pretty hard to do, but much easier to understand when you're hitting the snot out of the ball and getting him out of the game in the fourth.
   3. Voros McCracken of Pinkus Posted: August 05, 2011 at 06:23 PM (#3893480)
Dunn now has a three game hitting streak. I think DiMaggio's in some trouble.
   4. Walt Davis Posted: August 05, 2011 at 10:05 PM (#3893636)
4 games without a walk ties the modern day record. The 1919 Phils did it 7 straight ... although play index only goes back to 1919 for streaks so I kinda wonder about the accuracy of that one.

However the White Sox also did it in 1968 so it only ties the team record.

The 1935 Cubs also did it but went 4-0 in those games.
   5. cardsfanboy Posted: August 05, 2011 at 10:36 PM (#3893647)
The 1935 Cubs also did it but went 4-0 in those games.


Some similarity between them and the current Cubs(the walk frequency) and some not so similar(the wins)----sorry I had to go there. :)

You must be Registered and Logged In to post comments.

 

 

<< Back to main

News

All News | Prime News

Old-School Newsstand


BBTF Partner

Support BBTF

donate

Thanks to
Brian
for his generous support.

Bookmarks

You must be logged in to view your Bookmarks.

Hot Topics

NewsblogOTP 11 December, 2017 - GOP strategist: Moore would have 'date with a baseball bat' if he tried dating teens where I grew up
(2299 - 6:00am, Dec 16)
Last: Fancy Crazy Town Banana Pants Handle

NewsblogPrimer Dugout (and link of the day) 12-14-2017
(14 - 5:58am, Dec 16)
Last: Gonfalon Bubble

NewsblogOT - NBA 2017-2018 Tip-off Thread
(2022 - 2:51am, Dec 16)
Last: stevegamer

NewsblogWinter Meeting Signings
(30 - 2:47am, Dec 16)
Last: stevegamer

NewsblogRyan Thibs has his HOF Ballot Tracker Up and Running!
(477 - 2:27am, Dec 16)
Last: vortex of dissipation

NewsblogCardinals trade for Marcell Ozuna of Marlins
(63 - 2:00am, Dec 16)
Last: Voodoo

NewsblogPrimer Dugout (and link of the day) 12-15-2017
(10 - 10:40pm, Dec 15)
Last: Der-K: downgraded to lurker

NewsblogDerek Jeter Was Once the Captain. But Now He’s the Apprentice. - The New York Times
(96 - 8:57pm, Dec 15)
Last: fra paolo

NewsblogTaking Back the Ballparks - Mariners voting thread
(20 - 8:41pm, Dec 15)
Last: Omineca Greg

NewsblogA's reportedly acquire OF Stephen Piscotty
(6 - 7:13pm, Dec 15)
Last: cardsfanboy

NewsblogOT: Winter Soccer Thread
(361 - 6:41pm, Dec 15)
Last: Biff, highly-regarded young guy

Gonfalon CubsLooking to next year
(347 - 5:46pm, Dec 15)
Last: Moses Taylor, aka Hambone Fakenameington

NewsblogESPN: Bob Costas wins Hall of Fame's Frick Award for broadcasting
(23 - 5:02pm, Dec 15)
Last: ERROR---Jolly Old St. Nick

NewsblogMets agree to two-year deal with Anthony Swarzak
(22 - 4:52pm, Dec 15)
Last: Dog on the sidewalk

NewsblogOT Gaming: October 2015
(717 - 3:52pm, Dec 15)
Last: GGIAS (aka Poster Nutbag)

Page rendered in 0.2653 seconds
47 querie(s) executed