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Marlins Pitching vs Lefties


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So I was thinking, our pitching staff, especially our Bullpen is pretty good against lefties so I pulled up the TEAM stats against lefties and it turns out we have the BEST ERA in the NL against lefties as a team. Perisho has a lot to do with that. He is the TRUE definition of a lefty specialist! 1 Hit allowed against left handers all year! That's pretty sick! :D

 

http://mlb.mlb.com/NASApp/mlb/mlb/stats/ml...mit&timeFrame=1

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Part of it is the bullpen, but the two main lefties in the bullpen, Phelps and Perisho, don't have all that many innings against lefties (a total of 13.1). I think we do better against lefties than we do against righties because our two worst starters are left-handed so they rarely face left-handed batters. Oliver and Willis are terrible against left-handed batters but have only pitched 18.1 innings.

 

Penny and Benitez are the guys really holding down lefties. Between the two of them - 40.1 IP (around 26% of our innings against lefties) and 7 ER for a 1.56 ERA.

 

Teams stack righties against Willis and Oliver and since they've not pitched well, our ERA against righties suffers.

 

ERA is also a little misleading when dealing with righties/lefties, especially in the bullpen when you could give up a hit that allows an inherited runner to score. For example Justin Wayne has an ERA of 1.23 vs. lefties but a WHIP of 1.91. Looking at his ERA, you'd think he's blowing away lefties but he's not. Against righties, his ERA is 6.19 but his WHIP is only 1.13, though that's because he's giving up HRs.

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Part of it is the bullpen, but the two main lefties in the bullpen, Phelps and Perisho, don't have all that many innings against lefties (a total of 13.1). I think we do better against lefties than we do against righties because our two worst starters are left-handed so they rarely face left-handed batters. Oliver and Willis are terrible against left-handed batters but have only pitched 18.1 innings.

 

Penny and Benitez are the guys really holding down lefties. Between the two of them - 40.1 IP (around 26% of our innings against lefties) and 7 ER for a 1.56 ERA.

 

Teams stack righties against Willis and Oliver and since they've not pitched well, our ERA against righties suffers.

 

ERA is also a little misleading when dealing with righties/lefties, especially in the bullpen when you could give up a hit that allows an inherited runner to score. For example Justin Wayne has an ERA of 1.23 vs. lefties but a WHIP of 1.91. Looking at his ERA, you'd think he's blowing away lefties but he's not. Against righties, his ERA is 6.19 but his WHIP is only 1.13, though that's because he's giving up HRs.

Yea, well I didn't anylize it all as much as you have. I just pulled up that stat on MLB.com and saw we were in first place. I also knew that Perisho has been lights-out agianst lefties, hence this thread was born. :blink:

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Guest Juanky

Just a thought, that one hit off of Perisho from a lefty was a hit that just dribbled by Luiy on the right side of the infield. In my book it doesn't count.

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