Thursday, May 11, 2006

Not a good line

Here are some pitching stats worth cringing over:

168.2 IP
4 wins-12 losses
5.23 ERA
202 Hits and 54 walks given up for a 1.52 WHIP
29 Home runs given up

Those are Livan's stats over his last 25 starts.
I'm not sure at what point he needs to be shut down or traded or seriously medically examined, or have his birth certificate looked over more carefully or what, but we are getting close to that point. The most amazing part of those stats is that 168+ innings in 25 starts means that despite being consistently shelled, he is averaging close to 7 innings per start. This is clearly a combination of the fact that a) he seems to be able to pitch his arm off no matter what, b) that Frank knows this and since Livan is supposed to be a #1 pitcher, the bullpen has to get rest at some point, and c) in his "defense," Livan at least this year gets shelled early and then appears to settle down relatively speaking. But a 5.23 ERA (add on another 0.43 for 5.66 runs allowed per 9 if you want to include his 8 unearned runs) in a severe pitcher's park with our offense is never going to cut it, which explains why in 25 starts, we've only seen 4 wins out of Livan.

3 Comments:

At 3:32 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

No words of wisdom on an owner finally be selected? We expect than silence from our favorite Nats blog!

 
At 3:36 PM, Blogger DM said...

Thanks, Anonymous for the nice words. You do post here frequently, don't you?

Anyway, I'm working on something related to the ownership issue, but I don't think it is what you expect. ;)

 
At 5:26 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Let's try to make my last post English:

No words of wisdom on an owner finally beING selected? We expect MORE than silence from our favorite Nats blog!

 

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