Ricky Romero pitches Saturday but Jeremy Jeffress pitched Friday and he pitched two good innings. Aaron Sanchez started that game and he wasn't perfect but he did have seven strikeouts. Daniel Norris started for Lansing and while he lost he kept the ball down, only one ball was hit in the air against him. Both Dunedin and Lansing lost.
New Hampshire won behind good pitching from Marcus Walden and another home run from Ryan Schimpf. Buffalo won again with home runs from Luis Jimenez, Moises Sierra and Eugenio Velez and of course three hits by Jim Negrych.
This year, I've made some adjustments to my Dominance Ratio (DR) lists. I've tried to put all the pitchers on an equal footing, analytically speaking, instead of trying to subjectively adjust for age, level, experience and performance. It's not perfect, but my motto as regards sabermetrics is: let the numbers take us as far as they can... but no farther. An explanation of the method can be found at the conclusion of this article, for those inclined to read it.
I really f***ed it up this time, didn't I, my dear?
Buffalo splits a doubleheader, New Hampshire and Dunedin fall, and Lansing pulls one out. Your Toronto Blue Jays affiliates were 2-3 on the night. Roberto Osuna was the lone star of the night, striking out eight over five innings of one-hit, one-run baseball. Anthony Gose had a decent dayhe walked more than he struck out and also stole a base, which has been an odd rarity so far. Yes, Ramon Ortiz pitched shutout baseball over five innings in Buffalo, but Ramon was a prospect 20 years ago.
About a year ago, I introduced a new stat called Dominance Ratio (DR), right here at the Box
. Now that a year has passed, I thought I would revisit my top 10 list of dominant minor league starting pitchers and make a new top ten list for 2013.
It comes down to reality, and it's fine with me 'cause I've let it slide.
When we last visited Slaughtergarde, the fantasy baseball league where all the statistics are fake
, we were reeling from our disastrous draft
. Few owners assembled the teams they were trying to; some of us felt lucky to escape with our lives.
Now that we are a few weeks in, some narratives are forming:
Only three games were played on Wednesday, New Hampshire split a doubleheader and Lansing won. Buffalo were rained out and Dunedin had a day off.
In the doubleheader New Hampshire had only three hits in game one while New Britain had only two hits in game two. Ryan Tepera was outstanding, he gave up one hit in six innings and his sinker was really working.
Tatlor Cole and the bullpen pitched well for Lansing and the offense came through for the win.
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The Buffalo winning streak continues and Dunedin got back in the win column. Lansing came up short while New Hampshire had an unscheduled night off.
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Buffalo extended its winning streak to eight games and Lansing got a big fly and six stolen bases. The other team named the Blue Jays came up short.
Don't say words you're gonna regret.
A trio of pitching prospects took the hill today. Aaron Sanchez was excellent, Daniel Norris was OK while Deck McGuire was disappointing. Miguel Batista, definitely not a prospect, pitched very well for Buffalo. Buffalo kept on winning, Dunedin won too, but New Hampshire and Lansing lost.
It all keeps adding up, I think I'm cracking up!