Saturday, July 16, 2005

Patterson's Endurance

A few days ago in a game chat, Dexys observed that John Patterson seems to lose a lo after his 100th pitch. We don't chart pitches here at Nats Blog (we're obsessive, not insane), but we can calculate a pitcher's average RV per batter faced over different innings. Here's a chart of Patterson RV per batter for each of the innings in which he's pitched:

It definitely seems he can only go 6 innings, which is about 100 pitches, given that Patterson seems to throw a lot of pitches. The first and third innings are also interesting.


At 10:02 PM, Blogger Basil said...

Makes sense. He seems to struggle a bit early, then settle in, just in time to be gassed by the time he's due to come out.

At 11:52 PM, Blogger El Gran Color Naranja said...

How do the other starters look? I'd be surprised if one or two of the other non-Livan starters didn't have similar drop offs.

At 10:12 AM, Anonymous Scott M. Collins (SMC) said...

The first and third are probably when he regularly faces the top of their lineup. He's able to do well against them their 3rd time up in the 5th-6th inning for some reason.


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