Probables: Bryan Woo (1-1, 4.37 ERA) vs Logan Webb (7-7, 3.43 ERA)
First pitch: 6:45 pm PDT
After a nice home series win over the Rays, the M's look for success on the road against the contending Giants.
Wong and Pollack got the start today.
Last year at this time the M's were digging out of a 10 game hole.During this win streak the Ms have not been striking out a lot and have been smacking the ball around. Good things happen eventually when you make contact and work the count. Where has this been all season? Keep laying wood on the ball fellas
So here's where the Ms suddenly start clicking, but because of hovering around .500 April May June they just miss the playoffs.
Probaly the best hitting day all year by any M and he was in the Minors most of the season.Mike Ford deserves some props too. 4 for 5 with a homer, 2 doubles, and a single, and on his birthday. Pretty cool.
I get what your saying but Ichiro for one had speed,great D,stole a lot of bases and scoredIs there an official stat for bases per at-bat? Not just slugging percent, but actual bases per at-bat. I was thinking about comparing someone who hits .300 but they're all singles, compared to someone who hits .150 but they're all homers. Or someone who hits .200 (Mendoza Line) but they're a mix of 50% singles and 50% doubles... Who's the more valuable person in the lineup?
I did some quick math, and assumed playing in 150 games/year, with 4 appearances per game. The first person would have hit for (.3x600x1) = 180 bases/600 at-bats = .3 bases per at-bat. The second person would have hit for (.15x600x4) = 360 bases/600 at-bats = .6 bases per at-bat. The third person would be at (.2x600x1.5) = 180 bases = .3 bases per at-bat, same value as the first one.
If this stat isn't being tracked, do you suppose it would make any sense to do so? The first one was (fairly obviously) made with Ichiro in mind. He always hit a lot, but mostly singles and I'm not sure he actually had that big of an impact on any single game. Mike Ford had a 1.8 bases per at-bat day today, which is phenomenal to me.
This should be in a separate thread instead of a game series thread, but here goes.Is there an official stat for bases per at-bat? Not just slugging percent, but actual bases per at-bat. I was thinking about comparing someone who hits .300 but they're all singles, compared to someone who hits .150 but they're all homers. Or someone who hits .200 (Mendoza Line) but they're a mix of 50% singles and 50% doubles... Who's the more valuable person in the lineup?
I did some quick math, and assumed playing in 150 games/year, with 4 appearances per game. The first person would have hit for (.3x600x1) = 180 bases/600 at-bats = .3 bases per at-bat. The second person would have hit for (.15x600x4) = 360 bases/600 at-bats = .6 bases per at-bat. The third person would be at (.2x600x1.5) = 180 bases = .3 bases per at-bat, same value as the first one.
If this stat isn't being tracked, do you suppose it would make any sense to do so? The first one was (fairly obviously) made with Ichiro in mind. He always hit a lot, but mostly singles and I'm not sure he actually had that big of an impact on any single game. Mike Ford had a 1.8 bases per at-bat day today, which is phenomenal to me.
Not in widespread use yet, but looks kind of like what you're asking.wOBA is a version of on-base percentage that accounts for how a player reached base -- instead of simply considering whether a player reached base. The value for each method of reaching base is determined by how much that event is worth in relation to projected runs scored (example: a double is worth more than a single).
For instance: In 2014, a home run was worth 2.101 times on base, while a walk was worth 0.69 times on base. So a player who went 1-for-4 with a home run and a walk would have a wOBA of .558 -- (2.101 + 0.69 / 5 PAs).