Comments on: Josh Tomlin – Part 2 : No SB or CS to Start a Season http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/13441 This and that about baseball stats. Tue, 16 Jul 2013 17:01:55 +0000 hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.6 By: Charles http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/13441/comment-page-1#comment-131878 Fri, 29 Jul 2011 02:07:55 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=13441#comment-131878 Tomlin was also used as a pinch runner on July 2, scoring a run.

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By: Johnny Twisto http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/13441/comment-page-1#comment-131778 Thu, 28 Jul 2011 17:14:36 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=13441#comment-131778 My point is, how much of shutting down the opposition running game is attributable to the pitcher and how much to the catcher's reputation? 50-50? No. 70-30? Maybe.

This is something I've wondered about and I'm not sure there is one answer. There are pitchers who always shut down the running game, regardless who catches them, and there are catchers who can throw out runners throughout their careers, with many different pitchers on the mound. However, if either part of the battery is deficient, other teams will exploit that and run on them. Is a battery as strong as its stronger half, or as weak as its weaker? Have there been instances when a pitcher or catcher known for shutting down the running game teamed up with a battery-mate who was easily run on? What were the results?

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By: Neil L. http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/13441/comment-page-1#comment-131729 Thu, 28 Jul 2011 14:10:10 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=13441#comment-131729 Echoing JA, Raphy, nice workaround on the limits of the play-by-play data.

JT, my first reaction was the same as yours, Tomlin is a right hander.

I wonder how many different catchers contributed to his streak? My point is, how much of shutting down the opposition running game is attributable to the pitcher and how much to the catcher's reputation? 50-50? No. 70-30? Maybe.

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By: John Autin http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/13441/comment-page-1#comment-131633 Thu, 28 Jul 2011 01:16:05 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=13441#comment-131633 I haven't enjoyed a mini-series this much since "Rich Man, Poor Man"!

Good stuff, Raphy -- the Prestidigitator of the Play Index!

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By: Ed http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/13441/comment-page-1#comment-131561 Wed, 27 Jul 2011 19:40:16 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=13441#comment-131561 Is there going to be a part 3??? Tomlin is 2-2 in his career as a batter, pretty impressive since he never had an at bat in the minors.

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By: Kahuna Tuna http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/13441/comment-page-1#comment-131557 Wed, 27 Jul 2011 19:32:19 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=13441#comment-131557 We can almost certainly knock Vern Law off your third list, Raphy. Law pitched eight innings against Milwaukee on 7/4/65, losing 5-2; the box score indicates that Hank Aaron stole a base. That game falls about two thirds of the way through Law's consecutive-game streak.

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By: Cheese http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/13441/comment-page-1#comment-131550 Wed, 27 Jul 2011 19:18:48 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=13441#comment-131550 @2, yeah let's call them the Mike Piazza all-stars

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By: ken http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/13441/comment-page-1#comment-131531 Wed, 27 Jul 2011 18:15:30 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=13441#comment-131531 I enjoy the concept of "not having allowed a CS". LOL 😉

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By: Johnny Twisto http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/13441/comment-page-1#comment-131518 Wed, 27 Jul 2011 17:47:57 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=13441#comment-131518 I'm surprised by how many RHP are on these lists. I'm also surprised teams have already given up running on Tomlin since this is his first full season. And there were few attempts on him last season. One would think he'd have to prove he can't be run on before teams give up. Maybe they just time his delivery and decide he's too quick, so why bother.

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