Tuesday, June 14, 2016

The Howard Update

The Howard- when a player strikes out, commits an error, and hits a homerun all within the same game.  Lovingly named after the Philadelphia Phillies slugger, Ryan Howard.


Take a moment to the peruse the right sidebar of the blog and you'll see an ever growing list of players to commit The Howard in 2016. In fact, 54 Howards have been committed so far in 2016, which is a record setting pace. The previous high for a season was 129 Howards back in 2012, but this year that total might just be eclipsed. After all, batters are striking out more than ever before and the homerun has seen an uptick over years past.

It's no surprise the Chris Davis leads the pack with 3 Howards. Dude hits colossal homeruns, strikes out like 200 times a season, and naturally commits the occasional error. The big shocker is utility infielder Adam Rosales of the Padres sharing the lead with Davis. Rosales is not known for his power, and that's because he really doesn't have much (31 HR in 9 seasons). In fact, he's only hit 4 homeruns this year. That means 75% of the time he goes deep, he also whiffs and botches a play in the field.

16 comments:

aladou2 said...

Sounds more like "The Davis".

ripjgarcia said...

Poor guy.. that's not the way you wanna start out your major league pitching career..

GM-Carson said...

That's the worst MLB debut for a starting pitcher I can remember. 4.50 WHIP, 27.00 ERA, 3 HR surrendered, opponents batting .500 off of him.

At least he only can improve from here on out, assuming that was rock bottom.

ripjgarcia said...

was worst Phillies debut since 1927 I read earlier.

GM-Carson said...

Hellickson not helping his trade value.

Hector Neris is just terrible right now. He'll be fine and has a bright future, but dude might need a minor league refresher.

GM-Carson said...

The Reading Fightins are now 47-19 this season. Wow!

GM-Carson said...

Alec Asher hit with 80 game suspension.

Bob D said...

Was looking back on Ken Giles trade
Velasquez - currently on DL, 5-2 3.65 73K / 22BB / 61 Innings prior to injury
Appel - currently on DL, 3-3 4.46 34K / 20BB / 38 Innings in AAA prior to injury
Eshelman 4-2 3.34 64K / 11BB / 59 Innings in High A
Oberholtzer 5.23 ERA in majors so far in mop up duties
Arauz 3-4 3.38 46K / 21BB / 53 Innings in Low A

~vs~

Giles 0-3 1 save 5.27 37K / 10BB / 27 Innings, but has been strong in last month (allowed 4 Hrs early in season none since)
Jonathan Arauz has not played yet - likely in rookie ball very soon

Bob D said...

It doesn't matter who pitches against the AL teams, it seems the crush everyone. Eflin was a victim of AL team/DH rule - note for manager - next time have debut against NL team.

ripjgarcia said...

this past month's schedule has been brutal to this team.

GM-Carson said...

The rotation looked good for most of the season, but it seems in shambles now.

rslitman said...

I was wondering if a pitcher ever did a Howard, and then I saw one - Noah Synndergaard. I wonder now if he's the only one this year or even ever.

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