Tuesday, April 17, 2012
Catching The Howard & Other Stuff
Catching The Howard:
Take a moment and direct your eyes to the blog's right sidebar and you will see the 2012 Howard standings. Nothing astounding so far, aside from the fact that there have been 9 Howards committed (a homerun, strikeout, and error in the same game) and 4 of them have been by catchers (Lucroy, Wieters, Posey, and Mauer). That's 44%. Guess you could say "The Howard is catching on." Also, 3 of the Howards have been done by Orioles. Good for 33%.
*What the hell is wrong with Washington Nationals fans? They are currently in 1st place in the NL East, one of the most exciting pitchers in baseball was on the mound last night (Strasburg), and it felt like summer out (high 80's), yet, Nationals Park was only a little over a third full (Attendance- 16,245 - 38.8% capacity). Pathetic.
*What the hell is wrong with Tim Lincecum? Some silly schmuck (me) drafted him in the 2nd round and has been blessed with 3 utterly horrible starts, the most recent one suffered at the bats of the Phillies last night. You know things are going bad when the Phils offense lights you up. 2012 stats: 0-2, 3 GS, 13.2 IP, 16 K, 10.54 ERA, 1.90 WHIP. Adam Eaton laughs at that.
*Matt Kemp has as many or more homeruns than 1/5 of MLB teams. Kemp has 6, while the Nationals, Reds, Padres, Phillies, Pirates, and Cubs have 6 or less. He also has 16 RBI, the same amount as Pittsburgh's entire team. Yikes! Hat tip to Corey for turning me onto this on Sunday.