Comments on: Record pace for Al Alburquerque http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/12037 This and that about baseball stats. Tue, 16 Jul 2013 17:01:55 +0000 hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.6 By: No left turns on Alburquerque... - MotownSports.com Message Board http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/12037/comment-page-1#comment-123835 Sat, 25 Jun 2011 04:48:58 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=12037#comment-123835 [...] left turns on Alburquerque... Record pace for Al Alburquerque Baseball-Reference Blog Blog Archive [...]

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By: Al Al Appreciation thread... - MotownSports.com Message Board http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/12037/comment-page-1#comment-123514 Thu, 23 Jun 2011 19:25:12 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=12037#comment-123514 [...] Record pace for Al Alburquerque Baseball-Reference Blog Blog Archive On pace for a historical season. [...]

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By: John Autin http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/12037/comment-page-1#comment-123500 Thu, 23 Jun 2011 18:39:38 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=12037#comment-123500 @41, JT -- To jog your memory:
http://www.baseball-reference.com/boxes/DET/DET201105040.shtml

Al-Al pitched in 2 of the 4 games in the Bronx, neither one high-leverage. In the one above, he closed out Scherzer's gem, pitching the 9th with a 4-0 lead. He hit Teix with a 1-2 pitch, then fanned A-Rod and Cano swinging, before Swisher bounced out on an 0-2 pitch to end it.

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By: DD http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/12037/comment-page-1#comment-123482 Thu, 23 Jun 2011 17:35:44 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=12037#comment-123482 As far as comparables, his skillset looks more like Brad Lidge in his prime, with a high end fastball, as slider he throws for strikes and a slider he effectively draws swings out of the zone, namely in the dirt.

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By: Tigers Notes: Leyland, Inge, Perry, Alburquerque | Forex News http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/12037/comment-page-1#comment-123438 Thu, 23 Jun 2011 15:53:17 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=12037#comment-123438 [...] in the week, John Autin of Baseball-Reference pointed out that Al Alburquerque is on a pace to challenge some historic marks this season. The [...]

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By: Johnny Twisto http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/12037/comment-page-1#comment-123286 Thu, 23 Jun 2011 03:26:48 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=12037#comment-123286 I'm still reading! Though in the middle of page 2, I doubt anyone else is....

I remember him facing the Yanks earlier in the season but I really don't have much memory of him besides his name. I wonder if he wasn't that sharp, I wasn't paying much attention, or I'm just an idiot. I need to get another look at him.

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By: John Autin http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/12037/comment-page-1#comment-123265 Thu, 23 Jun 2011 02:28:06 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=12037#comment-123265 Update: Another sharp long-relief outing for Al-Al in LA on Wednesday 6/22: 2.2 IP, 0 hits, 0 runs, 2 walks, 4 Ks. Came on in a tight spot in the 5th, with a 1-run lead, 2 on, 2 out; issued a walk but left 'em loaded with a strikeout. He's now stranded 19 of 20 inherited runners, which is off the charts.

The 4 Ks in 2.2 IP actually lowered his K/9 by a hair, but raised his K% of batters faced. And the 0 hits in 7 AB lowered his opponents' batting average to .112 (10 for 89).

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By: Funk http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/12037/comment-page-1#comment-122775 Tue, 21 Jun 2011 20:31:58 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=12037#comment-122775 I think BABIP is best used to determine whether or not a pitcher / batter is having an especially lucky or unlucky year. Players definitely have varying BABIP over their career, but season to season it varies a lot, and most of that variation is due to luck.

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By: Johnny Twisto http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/12037/comment-page-1#comment-122711 Tue, 21 Jun 2011 17:20:41 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=12037#comment-122711 Pitchers do have some skill in preventing BABIP. It's just that the variation caused by chance is greater than the spread in talent (at the MLB level), so it can be hard to tell who really has the ability for years, perhaps until their career is over. Rivera does seem to be one of those at the extreme endrange of BABIP prevention.

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By: John Autin http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/12037/comment-page-1#comment-122670 Tue, 21 Jun 2011 14:48:39 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=12037#comment-122670 @36, Doug -- I don't think it's luck, either; neither does almost every LHB who's ever been quoted on what it's like to hit against Mo.

But I don't think that a few exceptions invalidate the theory.

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