Tuesday, August 02, 2005

Arizona pitching notes

Last year's Diamondback's staff set a franchise record by hitting 75 batters on the season, but they don't appear to be on pace to break that record this year with only 40 through 104 games. While they have only hit Craig Biggio with a pitch 8 times, they have done so in all but 2 years (1999 and 2002) in their franchise history, tying them with Colorado for (1993 and 1999) for fewest years in a franchise's history when the team didn't hit Craig Biggio with a pitch.
On average, teams that hit Craig Biggio with a pitch during a given season hit 49.5 other batters that season. In seasons when a team plunks Biggio once, they average 46.8 other plunks, and in seasons when a team hits Biggio twice, they average 48.8 plunks. Average plunks of other players in a season generally increase for teams as the number of times they plunked Biggio increase.
Biggio PlunksOther Plunks
146.8
248.8
358.1
457.6
561.7
666

But, Arizona works the other way in there small sample. Excluding 2005, in the 3 years they've hit Biggio once, they averaged 62 other plunks, and in the 2 years they've hit him twice they've only hit 48 other batters per season.
This year's staff has plunked Biggio once and is on pace to hit 61 other batters.

1 Comments:

At 8/04/2005 03:28:00 AM, Anonymous cletus j. "bubba" Huckabee jr. said...

Now if you ask me, and plenty folks do now and again, this here stand against the Phoenix Snakes should have produced the 270th plunking for our man “Target” Biggio. I calculated this prognostication on account of who the starting pitcher was in the second game. Admitted Jazz aficionado and regular at the Blue Note in New York, Javier Vazquez may not ring any bells for most folks outside of Ponce, Puerto Rico, or Phoenix, Arizona, but if you utilize the patented Cletus J. “Bubba” Huckabee Anagram Generator (version 3.4a, aka “the grits and gravy version”) you will see that the same letters that make up the name Javier Vazquez also spell out… “VIVA JAZZ QUEER”

Evidence enough.

 

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