Sunday, September 12, 2010
Glass Half-Empty Kind of Guy
In the Marlins victory over the Nats on Saturday, 4-1 with an excellent outing by Anibal and a save by Hensley, the whole pitching staff giving up a measly one walk, I couldn't help notice that the Marlins struck out 14 times (the Nats 5). ESPN.com shows that Marlins are second in the National League for strikeouts, behind only Arizona. They are 11th in walks.... and btw, they are second in stolen base percentage with 78. And since the All-Star break (Edwin era) they are second to last in sacrifice hits -- can that be taken as a measure of not being a small-ball team?