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The Nightmare Continues

Posted by Raphy on July 29, 2009

Chien-Ming Wang's nightmare season continues to get worse, but yesterday it ended for him on the field.

Wang finishes the season with 42 IP and an ERA of 9.64.  This leaves Wang with the 6th worst ERA in a season among pitchers with at least 40 IP. Here are the leaders:

  Cnt Player              **ERA**    IP  Year Age Tm  Lg  G   GS CG SHO GF  W  L  W-L% SV  H   R   ER  BB  SO ERA+ HR  BF   AB  2B 3B IBB HBP  SH  SF GDP  SB CS Pk BK WP   BA   OBP   SLG   OPS  OPS+  Pit  Str
+----+-----------------+----------+-----+----+---+---+--+---+---+--+---+--+--+--+-----+--+---+---+---+---+---+----+--+----+----+--+--+---+---+---+---+---+---+--+--+--+--+-----+-----+-----+-----+----+----+----+
    1 Roy Halladay         10.64    67.2 2000  23 TOR AL  19  13  0   0  4  4  7  .364  0 107  87  80  42  44   48 14  349  300 21  3   0   2   2   3   6   3  3  0  1  6  .357  .435  .587 1.022  153 1358  803
    2 Micah Bowie          10.24    51   1999  24 TOT NL  14  11  0   0  2  2  7  .222  0  81  60  58  34  41   44  9  265  223 12  2   2   2   3   3   1  10  3  1  2  4  .363  .447  .556 1.003  162
    3 Aaron Myette         10.06    48.1 2002  24 TEX AL  15  12  0   0  2  2  5  .286  0  64  57  54  41  48   48 11  249  197 16  4   0   6   1   4   7   3  0  0  0  5  .325  .448  .614 1.062  173 1065  622
    4 Steve Blass           9.85    88.2 1973  31 PIT NL  23  18  1   0  1  3  9  .250  0 109  98  97  84  27   36 11  455  348 23  1   4  12   3   8   5   3  6  2  0  9  .313  .454  .480  .934  170
    5 Sean Bergman          9.66    68   2000  30 MIN AL  15  14  0   0  0  4  5  .444  0 111  76  73  33  35   53 18  337  297 18  2   1   2   2   3  11  12  0  0  0  2  .374  .436  .630 1.066  162 1170  697
    6 Chien-Ming Wang       9.64    42   2009  29 NYY AL  12   9  0   0  2  1  6  .143  0  66  46  45  19  29   46  7  206  181 19  1   1   2   3   1   5  10  3  0  0  3  .365  .429  .597 1.026    0  746  459
    7 Andy Larkin           9.64    74.2 1998  24 FLA NL  17  14  0   0  0  3  8  .273  0 101  87  80  55  43   42 12  373  307 20  3   3   4   5   2  10  13  2  0  0  3  .329  .435  .531  .966  166
    8 Glen Cook             9.45    40   1985  25 TEX AL   9   7  0   0  1  2  3  .400  0  53  42  42  18  19   45 12  187  162  7  1   1   3   0   4   4   1  2  0  0  1  .327  .396  .605 1.001  169
    9 Frank Gabler          9.43    69.2 1938  26 TOT ML  19   7  3   0  9  1  7  .125  0 104  77  73  35  17   52 12  335                  1                        0  2                            0
   10 Lloyd Allen           9.42    49.2 1973  23 TOT AL  28   5  0   0 14  0  6  .000  2  73  69  52  44  29   39  3  271  215  8  4   2   5   3   5   6   8  2  0  0  9  .340  .454  .456  .910  162


What happened to Wang is a real shame and as with anything else in life, one slight change in circumstance could have prevented it all.  Tyler Kepner does a nice job of illustrating this fact in his blog.

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3 Responses to “The Nightmare Continues”

  1. Wow! Look who is #1 on the list. He sure fixed up his career, eh?

  2. Yeah. Crazy for Halladay to be there.

  3. Yankeefan25 Says:

    Halladay was in this category because he was just a rookie back in 2000 but now look at him, going for a cy young award