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ohiosoxfan
08-07-2009, 11:40 AM
Just an observation- Mike McDougal has saved 10 of 11 games for the Nats with a 2.70 ERA even though his WHIP is 1.50 and opponents are hitting a robust .362 against him. He has walked 18 and struck out only 12 in 26 innings. This is truly a crazy game.:?:

Risk
08-07-2009, 11:41 AM
He still sucks.

Risk

DumpJerry
08-07-2009, 11:56 AM
Nl.

SoxGirl4Life
08-07-2009, 11:58 AM
Good for him. No one is actually having MacDougal envy, are they? :cower:

Lorenzo Barcelo
08-07-2009, 12:05 PM
Just an observation- Mike McDougal has saved 10 of 11 games for the Nats with a 2.70 ERA even though his WHIP is 1.50 and opponents are hitting a robust .362 against him. He has walked 18 and struck out only 12 in 26 innings. This is truly a crazy game.:?:

That is called having the luck of the Bukvich. Unfortunately, it runs out and you look as bad as you do in person and the stat sheet.

khan
08-07-2009, 12:30 PM
I think this is just another example of why ERA is a worthless stat, but especially worthless for relievers.

At the same time, Mac has shown an uncanny ability to perform for craptacular teams, while spitting the bit for average to above-average teams.

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08-07-2009, 12:54 PM
Nl.

League is nearly irrelevant when talking about relief ERA, especially closer ERA simply because your pitchers aren't batting at this point of the game.

PalehosePlanet
08-07-2009, 12:59 PM
Apparently The Nats have him throwing fastballs exclusively until he gets two strikes on a hitter. Only then is he allowed to throw his slider.

So far it seems to be working.