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nate
07-27-2009, 11:38 AM
From BR (http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/2021). Interesting point:


This is a pretty interesting group. For the most part, these guys all had decent-or-better major league careers. Thatís not too surprising as earning a 94 ERA+ while pitching enough games to lose 17 decisions means you must be at least pretty decent.

As of this writing, Harang isnít fairing much better in 2009. So far he has an ERA+ of 106 but a record of just 5-10. Weird.

jojo
07-27-2009, 12:04 PM
From BR (http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/2021). Interesting point:

I guess BP hasn't looked at the other 8 guys on the field when he's pitched? :cool:

LincolnparkRed
07-27-2009, 12:46 PM
Not putting hitters away and getting hit hard when the batters connect with the ball doesn't help either. There were no cheap hits that I recall from his last start.

oneupper
07-27-2009, 12:49 PM
As the annointed "No 1" of the Staff, Harang has faced relatively good opposing pitching, that doesn't help his W-L either.

bucksfan2
07-27-2009, 01:34 PM
As the annointed "No 1" of the Staff, Harang has faced relatively good opposing pitching, that doesn't help his W-L either.

As the season gets going it seems more random than anything else who pitches against who.

I have been very disappointed with Harang this season. He seems like he pitches just well enough to lose. I like Harang as a pitcher but over the past two season he hasn't been the ace of the staff. Harang just doesn't have that "it" factor to get people out when he doesn't have his good stuff.

nate
07-27-2009, 02:02 PM
Take a look here (http://www.fangraphs.com/graphs.aspx?playerid=1451&position=P&page=0&type=mini). The only thing I notice about Harang is an increased BA against along with an increased BABIP against. Maybe that's due to the increased LD rate.

PuffyPig
07-27-2009, 02:29 PM
As the annointed "No 1" of the Staff, Harang has faced relatively good opposing pitching, that doesn't help his W-L either.

It would have zero effect. The order of pitchers Harang would face would be completely random.