Comments on: David Wells vs Red Sox and Mo Vaughn http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/6073 This and that about baseball stats. Tue, 16 Jul 2013 17:01:55 +0000 hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.6 By: Kahuna Tuna http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/6073/comment-page-1#comment-19264 Tue, 18 May 2010 02:21:23 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=6073#comment-19264 Dave Hollins owned every particle of Butch Henry: 27 PA, 23 AB, 15 hits, three doubles, six homers, 11 RBI, two walks, .652 BA, 2.232 OPS. Brrrr.

Paul O’Neill did very well against Don Robinson: 44 PA, 39 AB, 11 hits, one double, five homers, 13 RBI, five walks, .282 BA, 1.056 OPS. But O’Neill’s numbers were even better against Joe Boever: 9-20, six doubles, one homer, nine walks in 29 PA, .450 BA, 1.521 OPS.

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By: DoubleDiamond http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/6073/comment-page-1#comment-19225 Tue, 18 May 2010 00:22:28 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=6073#comment-19225 I remember that Dave Hollins of the Phillies owned a pitcher named Butch Henry for a while in the 1990s. I also remember that Paul O'Neill, probably when he was with the Reds, always did well against Don Robinson.

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By: Innuendo http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/6073/comment-page-1#comment-19218 Mon, 17 May 2010 23:36:18 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=6073#comment-19218 Seems like the Sox went for Wells after they noticed he had learned how to pitch at Fenway. In his 18 home games for the Red Sox in 2005 and 2006, Wells was 10-3 and 3.96 (hitters .281/.434/.308) in 116 innings. He also one complete game.

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By: Kahuna Tuna http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/6073/comment-page-1#comment-19145 Mon, 17 May 2010 18:46:22 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=6073#comment-19145 Two of my favorite "oh no, not HIM again" batter-pitcher matchups are Hank Aaron vs. Ron Perranoski and Hank Aaron vs. Don Gullett.

Aaron against Perranoski: 24 PA, 13 H in 18 AB, 2 doubles, 2 HR, 6 BB, .722 BA, 1.958 OPS.

Aaron against Gullett: 36 PA, 12 H in 26 AB, 2 doubles, 7 HR, 9 BB, .462 BA, 1.929 OPS.

Frank Howard's overall numbers against Sam McDowell aren't quite as devastating as these (1.253 OPS in 95 PA, including 2.528 in 18 PA in 1968), but during his last four years with Cleveland (1968-71) McDowell pretty much pitched around Howard every time he saw him. In this 1970 game, McDowell twice walked Howard intentionally leading off an inning. In the sixth inning, with Howard coming to bat, the Indians brought in Dean Chance to pitch, moved McDowell to first and replaced their left fielder; for the seventh inning, McDowell came back to the mound and a new left fielder was brought in. Granted, Howard was hitting everyone hard in those seasons, but McDowell must have felt as if he were Frank's personal chew toy.

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By: koma http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/6073/comment-page-1#comment-19118 Mon, 17 May 2010 15:47:17 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=6073#comment-19118 the only other team against them wells has a losing record are the Toronto Blue Jays, and its even worse posting an 5.82 ERA with a .333 W-L%

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By: DavidRF http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/6073/comment-page-1#comment-19097 Mon, 17 May 2010 14:01:00 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=6073#comment-19097 Lefty's struggling in Fenway is pretty common historically. Whitey Ford's splits are similarly lopsided and the Yankees gave up even trying to pitch him there.

Its to Wells' credit that he eventually figured it out.

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By: Jim http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/6073/comment-page-1#comment-19090 Mon, 17 May 2010 13:10:44 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=6073#comment-19090 On the opposite spectrum, he must have loved going to Cleveland... Going 20-4 against them and also the baby Devil Rays, going 10-2 with a 2.80 era

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