Re: 4/3/13 Opening Night: Reds vs. Angels
Originally Posted by PuffyPig
Your conclusion may well be right, but to ignore how this particular pitcher does against RH and LH pitchers is ignoring half of the relevant stats.
Downs gives up a .488 OPS last year vs. LH hitters, .813 vs. RH hitters. That shouldn't be ignored.
Agreed. And it should also be noted that prior to that AB, Joey hadn't gotten a hit yet this season...and Brandon had just hit a massive HR earlier in the game. I know they're "small sample sizes"...but sometimes those matter too.
Pitching and defense...anything else is gravy. Mmmm...gravy.