Saturday, October 22, 2005

ERV Boxscore for World Series Game 1: Houston at Chicago

"It's not dead, it's resting." Yes, you are looking at an ERV boxscore for Game 1 of the World Series. I finally debugged my spreadsheet and cleaned it up, and it works well again. So I'll be doing them for the Series.

This was a very good game, well played and exciting. What killed the Astros was their 4-5-6 hitters, especially Morgan Ensberg, who failed repeatedly to bring home runners in the late innings.

For the White Sox, Joe Crede played well, but he did not make the most valuable plays. His defense was good, but the balls were hit right at him, and most decent third basemen would have made those plays, so I did not give him fielding credit for those. (BTW, I'm working on a system that would give fielding credit on routine plays as well as outstanding plays and errors -- if this were in effect now, Crede would have an additional 0.15 runs of WV). Bobby Jenks strikeout of Jeff Bagwell and his ninth inning was more valuable.

While the Astros lost, they are probably not too disappointed, given that Clemens went out early and they still kept it close. Winning tomorrow, though, becomes much more important for them, if not paramount.

ERV Win: Bobby Jenks
ERV Loss: Ensberg and Everett

3 Most Valuable Plays:
(1) Berkman's 2-Run Double in the 3rd to tie it (2.03)
(2) Lamb's strikeout with 1 out in the 8th (-1.84)
(3) Bagwell's strikeout with 2 outs in the 8th (-1.63)


At 11:49 PM, Blogger Worst Weather Ever said...

sox played really well, bags prob shoudnt be out there in game 2, and i love fat bobby jenks.

At 12:39 PM, Blogger dexys_midnight said...

DM, a couple of comments.
First, I thought Crede played great out there and while you can say he should have made all those plays because he is a professional third baseman, I don't know that they were as easy as they seemed to you and making all of them certainly added up.
What I think has to be the biggest negative WV of the night is Phil Garner. The decision to let Mike Lamb bat against a lefty when you have Burke on the bench and then to pinch run Burke for Berkman taking your best player out of the game and your best pinch hitter off the bench when you are down a run with a good chance at tying with the other runner but not leading with this one? Just awful.


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