Comments on: Graphical Game Scores http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/7028 This and that about baseball stats. Tue, 16 Jul 2013 17:01:55 +0000 hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.6 By: Andy http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/7028/comment-page-1#comment-28254 Thu, 01 Jul 2010 17:59:52 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=7028#comment-28254 Yeah, as I said in the original post, they are useful only in hindsight. I would not suggest using them as a live statistic to decide when to take the pitcher out. They would only be useful after the fact to note when mistakes were made and possibly make better future decisions.

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By: Whiz http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/7028/comment-page-1#comment-28232 Thu, 01 Jul 2010 16:34:17 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=7028#comment-28232 While Michael is right -- this invites second guessing -- if you looked at a lot of them certain patterns might emerge that would indicate a future drop in performance. Kind of like stock market chart patterns -- maybe a head and shoulders formation would mean pull the pitcher NOW.

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By: Norm http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/7028/comment-page-1#comment-28144 Thu, 01 Jul 2010 07:59:16 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=7028#comment-28144 Where are the Game Score Stats for the pitchers ?

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By: Michael http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/7028/comment-page-1#comment-28081 Thu, 01 Jul 2010 01:36:20 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=7028#comment-28081 Forgive me, but while I like the idea of seeing game score graphically, I'm not sure I see the purpose of retrospective examinations of game score to indicate when a pitcher should have been pulled. Follow my logic here:

Game score does, by definition, indicate the performance of a pitcher over his outing. Conversely, it makes sense that a live game score would indicate his performance at the time. Further, one could look at a game score, look at its lowest point, and say "right before that is when he should have come out." Which is obvious, considering that bad things make game scores go south, while good things make it go up. One could note, as in the case with Ohlendorf above that taking him out during the 5th would have been a mistake, as he managed to improve later in the game. Also, an obvious fact from the game itself and ONLY helpful because he stayed in. It's possible that Lincecum could have improved too--we'll never know.

I just question the value of interpreting a game score as a means of showing live pitching performance when a game score is designed to be a rough measurement of live pitching performance. It'd be like tracking batting average over each at bat and using it to show slump trends. The lack of hits pretty much already does that.

My thoughts. That being said, I like the look of the graphics!

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By: Jim http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/7028/comment-page-1#comment-27990 Wed, 30 Jun 2010 19:02:36 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=7028#comment-27990 This is neat. Especially because it shows while Lester wasn't at his best early, he went into cruise control in later innings

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By: zack http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/7028/comment-page-1#comment-27964 Wed, 30 Jun 2010 16:52:21 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=7028#comment-27964 i think it's fairly clear that the horizontal portion is when the pitcher has left.

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By: Mike http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/7028/comment-page-1#comment-27949 Wed, 30 Jun 2010 15:30:37 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=7028#comment-27949 It might be better to stop graphing the score once the pitcher leaves, it may show a good vs bad performance more easily

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