Comments on: Trivia time: who are these pitchers? http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/8068 This and that about baseball stats. Tue, 16 Jul 2013 17:01:55 +0000 hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.6 By: Douglas Heeren http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/8068/comment-page-1#comment-45395 Sat, 04 Sep 2010 13:30:12 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=8068#comment-45395 He's having to throw his splitter more for strikes since the league is looking for it now. That means if he misses with the splitter and they don't swing, it's a ball. But his fastball has enough movement to strike people out swinging and his arm speed is the same on every pitch which makes his change-up better. When he gets behind in the count he throws his four seamer which is straighter than the two seamer but easier to hit if he can't "spot" and misses over the plate with it. He needs one more good pitch or to change speeds a little more.

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By: Basmati http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/8068/comment-page-1#comment-45372 Sat, 04 Sep 2010 11:22:58 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=8068#comment-45372 I guess it stands to reason he couldn't maintain the pace he was on the first half. If I showed you a guy who's 17-6 with a 2.69 ERA you'd say he's having a great season. Yet it almost seems an anti-climax given the start Jimenez had.

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By: Will S. http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/8068/comment-page-1#comment-45206 Fri, 03 Sep 2010 23:05:39 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=8068#comment-45206 While his strikeout and walk per 9 rates are up, he isn't actually striking out or walking people at a higher rate. He's just facing more batters per inning because they're reaching more often. On a per plate appearance basis, he's been pretty consistent in those stats.

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By: Jeff http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/8068/comment-page-1#comment-45091 Fri, 03 Sep 2010 16:28:21 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=8068#comment-45091 Hits, Ks and BBs all up. I wonder what his pitch counts look like. And I wonder if that's part of what's made the difference.

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By: Zachary http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/8068/comment-page-1#comment-45026 Fri, 03 Sep 2010 13:25:39 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=8068#comment-45026 I think something was wrong with this post. The pitcher names were not concealed when I opened the blog page. Interesting stuff, though.

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