Comments on: Whoa http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/336 This and that about baseball stats. Tue, 16 Jul 2013 17:01:55 +0000 hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.6 By: Stat of the Day » EPIC http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/336/comment-page-1#comment-1149 Tue, 02 Oct 2007 11:20:17 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/sotd/archives/336#comment-1149 [...] was the only tie-breaker game to ever go into extra innings. (See here for links to previous games’ box [...]

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By: kingturtle http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/336/comment-page-1#comment-1146 Mon, 01 Oct 2007 20:20:50 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/sotd/archives/336#comment-1146 Can Ryan Howard take pressure?

In the 2007 season he had 199 Ks in 648 PAs - that's 30.7% of the time. In innings 1-3 he K'ed 28.7% of the time (66/230); in innings 4-6 he K'ed 28.1% of the time (60/213). But in innings 7-9 he K'ed 38.1% of the time (71/186). Yet in extra innings he K'ed just 10.5% of the time (2/19).

He faired much better against starters than relievers. The first time he saw a starter in a game, he K'ed 28% of the time (39/139); the second time he saw that starter in the game, he K'ed 27% of the time (36/133). The third time or more he saw that starter in the game, he ke'd 23.6% of the time (26/110). But against relievers he K'ed 36.8% of the time (98/266).

With 2 outs and RISP he K'ed only 21.6% of the time (24/111), but when a game was Late & Close, Howard Ka'ed 34.7% of the time (33/95).

So can Ryan Howard take the pressure?

P.S. Once the count was 3-0 this season, Howard K'ed 0.00% of the time (0/63!) Once the count was 3-0 he eventually went 3 for 7 with 56 walks (33 of which were IBBs).

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By: kingturtle http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/336/comment-page-1#comment-1144 Mon, 01 Oct 2007 19:49:23 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/sotd/archives/336#comment-1144 I stand corrected! 😀

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By: Andy http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/336/comment-page-1#comment-1132 Mon, 01 Oct 2007 16:40:43 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/sotd/archives/336#comment-1132 What? Isn't THIS the greatest baseball blog you've ever seen? 🙂

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By: kingturtle http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/336/comment-page-1#comment-1130 Mon, 01 Oct 2007 16:10:16 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/sotd/archives/336#comment-1130 This is the greatest baseball blog I ever saw, and it is about Biggio:
http://plunkbiggio.blogspot.com/

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By: Andy http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/336/comment-page-1#comment-1126 Mon, 01 Oct 2007 13:17:24 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/sotd/archives/336#comment-1126 By the way, if Biggio doesn't remind you of Yount...check out Biggio's main page and note which batter he is most similar to--Robin Yount!!

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