Sunday, June 19, 2011
Magic Number Watch
Stat O' The Day
The six division leaders have the following leads: 1.5, 1, 1.5, 0.5, 1, and 6. Can you guess which lead is the Phils'?
Ol' Girl Parts (9-2, 2.49) v. Jason Vargas (4-4, 4.13)
4:10, TV: WB17
T-Mac, while previewing today's game on the air last night, mentioned that Fuqua may sit some lefties against Vargas. Wheels took the opportunity to show off his great research skills by saying, and I paraphrase, "Yeah, but Vargas is tougher on righties than lefties."
I questioned this sentence immediately, so I did my own research. In 2011, here are Vargas' BAA slits: LH - .287, RH - .233. Wheels' appears... correct?! But only for a second, because in almost every other year the splits are reversed. For his career in the majors, lefties hit .238 compared to .270 for right handed batters. His career BABIP, WHIP and OPS numbers all favor righties, also.
Nice try, Wheels.