Saturday, August 1, 2009

Braden Looper is a misearble failure

Evidence (scroll to run support):

http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/gl.cgi?n1=loopebr01&t=p&year=2009

The Brewers are giving Looper almost 6 runs per game (5.96) yet he only has 9 wins. Marginal pitchers like Josh Beckett turn that kind of support into 20 win seasons and Cy Young runner up finishes. Extremely bad pitchers like Braden Looper turn it into a 9-5 record.

Looper has 22 starts, on average he is getting 6 runs of support, he hasn't even been able to complete half! HALF! What a fucking joke.

The Brewers have scored 7 or more runs in 10 games. Looper hasn't even been able to convert all of those! Are you God damned serious? As you can probably imagine, he also has yet to make it into the 8th inning. He is averaging under 6 innings per start.

Braden Looper has been a God awful pitcher on a God awful staff assembled by an increasingly questionable Doug Melvin. My pre-season predictions of 80ish wins may turn out to be far too generous.

The wheels have completely come off the 2009 season, does anyone really expect Claudio Vargas to fix this wagon?

6 comments:

PaulNoonan said...

When I heard about the Vargas signing I immediately thought it sounded like a Selig move. It was pointless, but since he pitched OK here before, the familiarity might appeal to fans.

Vargas is replacement level. He doesn't eat innings, and did not do so on his previous stint. I think I would have been OK going for it, AND Ok not going for it and looking to deal Hart/Hardy/ any other scrubby guy on the team for prospects, especially pitching prospects. Treading water and band-aids, I'm not so cool with.

E.S.K. said...

You can see where I stand on making a big move below. Not making any move, however, is ridiculous given the state of this staff. Melvin really couldn't find a reliever in all the ruckus yesterday? Nonsense.

OC Lurker said...

Even commercials don't provide relief from the increasingly awful games. Does the Happy Batting Stance Guy make anyone else want to hurl their remote at the TV?

DannyNoonan said...

Totally agree. We kept the wrong suit.

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