Saturday, May 07, 2005

ERV Boxscore for May 7, at San Francisco

What to say after a game like that? Incredible composure on this club, plus a defiant spirit that is not concerned with having two outs against it. Watching the Phils all last year, I never saw them come close to a win like that. And this is the third or fourth this year for us. Really incredible.

Ryan Church turns his RV completely around this series -- he's back in the positive. Nick Johnson continues to be the offensive stalwart -- it seems he can have a walk at will. Jose Guillen is our "10th Man" -- has any pinch-hitter ever had a game like that? And all of this without Vidro, Sledge.

Some bad points, of course. I am growing impatient with Zach Day, too. And Patterson fell back to Earth. But hard to dwell on these.


-- The new Win Value system is now in place for this boxscore and Friday night's. It is much better; I'll try to post later exactly how it works, but it appears to solve the sac fly problem, in that it turns a negative RV into a positive WV where the run scored comes late and puts the team ahead. When reading these boxscores, remember that 1.0 WV = an average "go-ahead" or "tie-breaking" run, so Ryan Church had the equivalent of 3.5 "go-ahead" runs in this game.

ERV Win: Church & Johnson
ERV Loss: Brower & Accardo

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At 1:12 PM, Blogger dexys_midnight said...

I thought this was the best win of the season, hands down. I love how the pitching has performed for the most part this season, but isn't it great to finally win some games with our bats?!? And sooo many two-out hits--talk about something to get the fans geared up!
Not worried about Patterson. He has a bad inning in which he got behind to a somewhat decent hitter and then made the rookie mistake of grooving one in for the grand slam. I think he'll come back. Day, unfortunately, looks to be about done. And when Armas and Eischen come back, if not before, I see him getting a trip to the minors. Let's hope he can come back from this though as everyone says he really does have great stuff when he can control it.

Was upset to see the first real crack in Carrasco's armor, but it had to come at some point. I just can't believe guys like Majewski and Ayala are becoming such stopper/heroes on this team. Have to love that.

By the way, I thought it was interesting that Frank actually used the double-switch after Guillen pinch hit but did it in such a way to have his pitcher actually lead off the next inning--that's a first! That being said, I'm not going to fault Frank for this one as getting Guillen in the game in place of Chavez is a major boost, so I'm not sure with our weak and injured bench, he could have done much else.


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