Thursday, April 8, 2010

Tweeting Major League

Bill Barnwell of Football Outsiders is currently watching the end of Major League. So far:

Yankees just brought in their closer, Duke Simpson, who leads lg in saves, K/9, and HBP. Also has pitched 118.0 IP with a 1.37 ERA!!!


In typical fashion, the Yankees waited until there was two outs in the ninth to bring him in instead of letting him pitch to Cerrano.

But I must applaud the Yankees' manager's usage pattern for Simpson. 118 IP out of your closer's a pretty solid job.

Scoreboard lists him with 147/48 K/BB in 118 IP, with 41 H. Yeesh.

For the sake of comparison, last year in only 66.1 innings, Mariano Rivera had a 72/12 K/BB ratio and allowed 48 hits.

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