Comments on: Wednesday Wambsgansses … or, Games of 8/31/2011 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/14543 This and that about baseball stats. Tue, 16 Jul 2013 17:01:55 +0000 hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.6 By: Steve http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/14543/comment-page-1#comment-144903 Fri, 02 Sep 2011 16:21:14 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=14543#comment-144903 Francoeur would be better than Jason Bay.I wonder what happened to that guy,he is awful.

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By: John Autin http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/14543/comment-page-1#comment-144715 Fri, 02 Sep 2011 06:36:08 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=14543#comment-144715 Timmy, I'm just venting. I know Frenchy is having a good year. I don't think he'll have a good year next year, but we'll just let things play out. That's why we love the game.

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By: Erik http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/14543/comment-page-1#comment-144706 Fri, 02 Sep 2011 05:59:03 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=14543#comment-144706 "Jose Valverde is now 1 shy of Brad Lidge's 2008 mark of 41 saves without blowing a single one. There are some who think it's bad luck to carry any year-long streak into the postseason; "

The first thing I thought of when I saw this was the 1998 Minnesota Vikings. Gary Anderson all season had not missed a field goal, until he missed one in the 4th quarter that would have sent them to the Super Bowl. Instead the Atlanta Falcons came back in overtime and beat them...

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By: Timothy P http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/14543/comment-page-1#comment-144698 Fri, 02 Sep 2011 05:26:56 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=14543#comment-144698 Well 42 doubles might be a bit better than a clock that's right twice a day. He has a fine arm also.

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By: John Autin http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/14543/comment-page-1#comment-144673 Fri, 02 Sep 2011 04:05:43 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=14543#comment-144673 @57, Tim -- Even a blind squirrel like Frenchy gets a fastball once in a while, especially when he plays a 162-game exhibition schedule.

But don't worry; if he ever gets in another game that means anything, the pitchers will be smart enough to feed him breaking balls in the dirt.

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By: Timothy P http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/14543/comment-page-1#comment-144610 Fri, 02 Sep 2011 01:09:01 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=14543#comment-144610 Great year for Jeff Frenchy Francoeur! Mets could use him.

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By: Kahuna Tuna http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/14543/comment-page-1#comment-144601 Fri, 02 Sep 2011 00:37:36 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=14543#comment-144601 a grand slam as one's only career HR

I checked the HR logs of the 19 players with the most plate appearances who hit only one career homer. (Patsy Donovan made the top-20 list, but that's only for his post-1900 career.) None of the top 19 hit a grand slam for their only home run.

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By: John Autin http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/14543/comment-page-1#comment-144587 Thu, 01 Sep 2011 23:54:47 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=14543#comment-144587 @54, Doug -- Some Mets fans noticed Carp. 🙁

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By: Doug http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/14543/comment-page-1#comment-144573 Thu, 01 Sep 2011 23:22:38 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=14543#comment-144573 @1, Genis26.

Re: Mike Carp

Thanks for the post on the M's game. Great pitching duel, and exciting finish (even on the radio, where I was).

What an August Carp had. A 20-game hitting streak and 25 RBIs (for a team that can't score). Do you think anyone outside Seattle noticed? I don't.

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By: kds http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/14543/comment-page-1#comment-144521 Thu, 01 Sep 2011 22:00:04 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=14543#comment-144521 LA @50 - With all those great pitchers... Doesn't R/9 on average go down in the post-season?

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