Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Leading Off: Snubville, USA

That's a good lookin' circle change there, Johnny!

  • I know it's a bit late, but I just couldn't let this one go. John Danks should have been on the All-Star team. It's the biggest snub that no one's talking about. Here are the #'s:

19 Starts/7-4 record/114.2 IP/94Ks/31 BB/8 HR/2.67 ERA/1.15 WHIP/.234 BAA/7.4 K/9

  • Not to mention that in his 8 no decisions he's given up 3 runs or less and pitched at least 5.2 innings in 7 of them. This guy could LEGITIMATELY be 14-4 if his team scored any runs for him. And, if you take out his 1 bad start this season, he hasn't given up more than 4 runs in ANY of his other 18. He's been one of the most consistant starters in the AL this year and no one cares. CRIME.

  • Jones Zone: Currently batting .376 through 83 games. He's 4 for his last 20, a stretch that saw his average drop from .388. Loser.

  • Howard Watch: 129 K's through 96 games. On pace for 218K's. Number of games this season in which he has NOT struck out: 15. He's got the average up to .234, so I guess he's got that going for him.

2 comments:

Dan said...

Can you add Jack Cust to the K counter? I think he's going after Howard and he's not going to take it lying down. He struck out in 19 straight games before the break and has 114 k's in 359 AB's....even worse than the 129k's in 412 plate appearances.

also, he has a FANTASTIC profile picture on Yahoo! Though, not even close to as good as Adam Jones, who is apparently high/asleep in his.

http://sports.yahoo.com/mlb/players/7812/news

AK-47 said...

We actually had Adam Jones' picture on the Pic of the Week once. It's priceless.