Some Thoughts

Pitching pitching pitching….

I felt like crunching numbers:

Ian Snell

Season                6-3, 5.26 ERA, 56K, 26BB, 10HR, 65 IP, 7.75 K/9, 2.15 K/BB

Since April 17      6-2, 3.96 ERA, 48K, 20BB, 6HR, 50IP, 8.64 K/9, 2.4 K.BB

Since April 17*     6-1, 2.78 ERA, 48K, 18BB, 4HR, 48 2/3 IP 8.89 K/9, 2.67 K/BB

(*minus the Marlins game)

not too darn shabby, reasonable improvement being made, I think.

Paul Maholm

Season –            2-5, 4.57 ERA, 45K, 33BB, 6HR, 69IP, 5.87 K/9, 1.36 K/BB

Since April 24    2-2, 3.17 ERA, 36K, 20BB, 1HR, 48 1/3 IP, 6.71 K/9, 1.8 K/BB

once again, notice that whole improvement thingy.

Zach Duke

Season –            4-6, 4.25 ERA, 52K, 33BB, 10HR, 84 2/3 IP, 5.53 K/9, 1.58 K/BB

Since April 11    4-5, 3.91 ERA, 41K, 27BB, 7HR, 73 2/3 IP, 5.01 K/9, 1.52 K/BB

Since May 1       3-4, 3.46 ERA, 34K, 18BB, 5HR, 54IP, 5.67 K/9, 1.89 K/BB

more gradual, but still improvement.

I think I can be fairly happy with all these numbers considering, of course, that A) these guys are 25, 24, and 23 respectively and B) they had zilcho experience between the three of them before this year.

Heck, there’s even this!

Victor Santos

Season –             4-6, 4.50 ERA, 51K, 25BB, 8HR, 74IP, 6.2 K/9, 2.04 K/BB

Since April 15     3-4, 3.90 ERA, 41K, 19BB, 8HR, 60IP, 6.15 K/9, 2.15 K/BB

Once again, there’s that daggone improvement thing.

Matter of fact…simple addition…the Pirate’s rotation has a 3.79 ERA since April 27th, over which time the Pirates are 18-21. So perhaps we’ve been seeing the "real" Pirates since way back then?

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