Comments on: Doug Brocail http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/446 This and that about baseball stats. Tue, 16 Jul 2013 17:01:55 +0000 hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.6 By: wboenig2 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/446/comment-page-1#comment-2453 Thu, 29 Nov 2007 14:16:05 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/sotd/archives/446#comment-2453 Doug Brocail holds another distinction -- back in 1993, from June 6 to June 16, he gave up home runs to opposing pitchers in three consecutive starts (Chris Hammond, Kevin Gross and Mark Portugal). That has to be a record!

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By: Andy http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/446/comment-page-1#comment-2435 Wed, 28 Nov 2007 14:21:39 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/sotd/archives/446#comment-2435 Notice that the pitchers Brocail is most similar to all are currently (or finished their careers) around age 36. That's because he missed all those years. If his body holds up, he's probably got a lot of pitches left in him, and those similar age 40 pitchers are misleading since he's only played as much as a 36-year-old.

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By: Andy http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/446/comment-page-1#comment-2434 Wed, 28 Nov 2007 14:20:04 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/sotd/archives/446#comment-2434 He missed most of 2001-2003 due to injuries to his right elbow. He also had (more recently) angioplasty to remove an arterial blockage.

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By: AMusingFool http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/446/comment-page-1#comment-2433 Wed, 28 Nov 2007 14:12:35 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/sotd/archives/446#comment-2433 It doesn't bode well for the Astros that his top five "most similar through age 40" comps had about 20 IP after their age-40 seasons. Combined.

And I was wondering that I hadn't heard his name in quite a long time. How did he miss the 2001-2003 seasons? That many injuries? Or one that just stuck with him for THAT long?

Still, you're right, that was quite a nice season last year.

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