Excellent, excellent work, Cyclone. This is a perfect indication of how the stats behind the game can make a difference in how a manager handles his pitching.
Not only can make a difference, but SHOULD make a difference. The re-emergence of some good middle relief work by the Reds (of late, anyway) should give Pete confidence enough to get these guys out after they have reached their ideal (ie- not maximal) workload.
Originally Posted by mbgrayson
Great post Cyclone. It needs to be sent to Krivsky, Castellini, and MacKanin.
In addition to the abuse the extra pitches pile on, Harang and Arroyo lose effectiveness.
Overall, batters hit .240/.291/.398 off of Harang. From pitches 106 to 120, they are hitting .286/.340/.429.
It is even worse with Arroyo. Overall, his batting against line is .284/.338/.454. From pitches 106 to 120, it is .444/.464/.815.
Yet another reason to get them out after they hit about 100 pitches.
mbgrayson, this is also an excellent post- good work.
I was not always a true believer in the strict pitch count theory, but when you show me numbers like this, well, it becomes very hard to dispute.