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Monday, October 19, 2009

Ron Darling: Proof baseball announcers just make stuff up

Ron Darling and Chip Caray were just commenting on Randy Wolf's misfortune this year as a starter. Caray mentioned that 9 of Wolf's starts were blown by the bullpen this season. Darling goes on to add that in 21 of his 34 starts, Wolf allowed 2 or [sic?] less runs. This is where it gets good.

Darling (not verbatim): That's probably because (henceforth virtually verbatim) "early in the season Wolf was only going 5 IP, maybe barely into the 6th inning."

Wolf's first 13 starts (IP): 5.1, 7.0, 6.0, 7.0, 6.0, 5.1, 6.0 , 6.0, 7.2, 6.1, 7.0, 6.0, 6.1

So, Ron, it would have been more accurate to say that "early in the season Wolf rarely went fewer than 6 innings." He went fewer than 6 IP just twice in the first two months of the season. As a matter of fact, of his 34 starts, Wolf went fewer than 6 innings just 5 times. That's actually pretty impressive.

I'm glad I'm a jerk when it comes to these things, and took the time to look it up. I just missed the bottom of the 2nd and top of the 3rd so that I could tare Ron Darling apart.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

they should donate their paychecks to charity.

i dont know if id ever actually wish to listen to tmac, wheels, and sarge