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Thursday, June 06, 2019

Jason Vargas Pitches Like an Ace for the Mets, Shutting Out the Giants

Vargas (2-3), maligned by Mets fans as an unworthy No. 5 starter coming into the season, has been stellar lately, allowing one run or fewer in seven of his past eight starts. The 36-year-old lefty struck out a season-best eight, allowed five hits and a walk, and threw 117 pitches — his most in five years.

He’s actually allowed the fewest run per nine innings amongst Met starters this year.

Russlan thinks deGrom is da bomb Posted: June 06, 2019 at 05:24 PM | 11 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. Howie Menckel Posted: June 07, 2019 at 12:27 PM (#5849365)
"allowing one run or fewer in seven of his past eight starts."

this stat gets dumber by the year. why? because innings.

Vargas's IP in those 1 R starts:
4
4.6
5.3
(then a 3 R, 4 IP)
7
9

also "one or fewer" is cute - but always 1, until this shutout.

(also it's six out of seven, not seven out of eight)

so he has not been nearly as bad of late as people think, and he has been utterly stellar in his last two outings. it is what is is, and it isn't what it isn't.
   2. Itchy Row Posted: June 07, 2019 at 12:49 PM (#5849368)
Ryne Stanek is leading the all-important Starts With One Or Fewer Runs Allowed stat this year, with 16. He's averaging about 1.2 innings in those starts. Justin Verlander is second with 9 SWOOFRAs. He's averaging over 7 innings in those starts.
   3. Davo Posted: June 07, 2019 at 12:56 PM (#5849369)
Ryne Stanek has also vaulted up the career no-hitter leaderboard—he’s passed Sandy Koufax and is now in second place, behind only Nolan Ryan.

1. Nolan Ryan, 15 no-hitters
2. Ryne Stanek, 12
3. Sandy Koufax, 7
4. Chris Young, 5


Course Stanek’s stupid manager has pulled him early all 12 times—and all 12 times the bullpen blew it!
   4. What did Billy Ripken have against ElRoy Face? Posted: June 07, 2019 at 12:59 PM (#5849370)
SWOOFRAs
This is my new favorite stat.
   5. Karl from NY Posted: June 07, 2019 at 02:15 PM (#5849410)
But it should just be 9 SWOOFRA, not SWOOFRAs, because "Starts" in the acronym is already plural.
   6. Russlan thinks deGrom is da bomb Posted: June 07, 2019 at 02:38 PM (#5849419)
Vargas has been serviceable as a 5th starter this year, so far. He doesn't pitch that deep in games but no one does anymore. He has not been as big a problem as we thought he might be.
   7. base ball chick Posted: June 07, 2019 at 03:13 PM (#5849429)
youneverknow when someone is gonna pitch like an ace

mike leake just threw a 1 run 4 hit CG against the astros and and whatshisname soft tosser guy couoldn't hit 90 shut them out for 8 innings a couple games previously and the astros wouda been shut out if the mariners hadn't started with that useless starter guy who gave up the runs in the 1 innings

some days, guys who are usually hittable are for some unknown reason, unhittable
   8. Itchy Row Posted: June 07, 2019 at 04:29 PM (#5849461)
Ryne Stanek has also vaulted up the career no-hitter leaderboard—he’s passed Sandy Koufax and is now in second place, behind only Nolan Ryan.

1. Nolan Ryan, 15 no-hitters
Ryan actually had as many Ryne Stanek no-hitters as he had Nolan Ryan no-hitters. Seven of his were 2.1 innings or less, to go with his seven CG no-hitters. He also had a five-inning one when he was pulled after 91 pitches in the first start of his age 43 season.

Third place in Stanek No-Hitters (I'm calling it 3 innings or less, even though Stanek's longest is 2 IP) is... you guessed it- Harry Harper, who played 100 years ago. Harper had five of them, with a total of 17 walks in those five games. Stanek and Ryan have/had no decisions and a 0.00 ERA in their SNH. Harper was 0-2 with a 24.30 ERA.
   9. Howie Menckel Posted: June 07, 2019 at 11:48 PM (#5849543)
ah, Hackensack Harry! pride of Bergen County, NJ

helluva businessman
   10. Davo Posted: June 08, 2019 at 07:59 PM (#5849662)
Stanek just pitched another no-hitter today. His 13th!
   11. Yanigan Posted: June 08, 2019 at 08:06 PM (#5849664)
If Runs Batted In can be called RBIs, then SWOOFRAs is OK with me too.

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