i guess today is the day. though, as mike pointed out in a previous post, it could be a whole lot of nothing.
but, today jake peavy starts for me, and that indeed might tell the path forward. with peavy i have scott feldman and carl pavano starting today: three pretty good ratio pitchers.
which is good because right now i dropped to 90 points with mike holding steady at 92.
the points i lost were basically ratio points and i dropped from ninth to seventh.
but, again, to get how close this is i will give you ratio and whiff totals…
siano 1.319 first
colton 1.327 second
walker 1.330 third
they are clustered, followed by
erickson 1.359 fourth
moyer 1.360 fifth
michaels 1.363 sixth
berry 1.365 seventh
note ron shandler has 81.5 points, a third not as distant as it may seem. but, you can see a lot of room for movement all over.
as for whiffs, mike is sort of safe. sort of…
siano 937 first
peterson 912 second
walker 900 third
michaels 898 fourth
grey 897 fifth
shandler 895 sixth
again, things could stay the same, move all over and stay the same, or flip flop us all over.
note that right now grey, peterson, and i are all loading up with starters to get a chance at wins because
siano 76 first
michaels/peterson 75 second
in the scheme of things i traded cc sabathia gambling i could survive and hopefully replace sabathia with peavy.
and, i have and well, jake starts today. a good solid start might point the way to two more this season which would be great.
it will be tough without him.
for now, i am off to the yard to score the athletics/indians game. but, i will be scoreboard watching.