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Winexp 5: No Hits, No Runs & Big Errors

So nice to have Barry dealing again. He had a monster week, good for #2 in the MLB. This was partly helped by his pitching twice this week, but he gets most of the credit for our performance in his games, as practically every hitter besides Melly and Elly were neutral or negative contributors.

Despite everything, our pitchers and Huff kept us in the running and we squeaked out a 4-3 record this last week.

A's This Season                     A's, This Week      

OAK Nick Swisher    1.800   126     Barry Zito*     0.869   55
OAK Eric Chavez     1.165   128     Kiko Calero*    0.231   13
OAK Joe Kennedy*    0.801   60      J Duchscherer*  0.208   17
OAK J Duchscherer*  0.681   74      Huston Street*  0.155   11
OAK Barry Zito*     0.505   176     Adam Melhuse    0.11    12
OAK Kiko Calero*    0.423   53      Joe Kennedy*    0.104   16
OAK Milton Bradley  0.286   85      Mark Ellis      0.097   23
OAK Kirk Saarloos*  0.241   89      Jason Kendall   0.066   23
OAK Brad Halsey*    0.198   106     Kirk Saarloos*  0.058   25
OAK Jay Witasick*   -0.001  25      Chad Gaudin*    0.000   24
OAK Ron J. Flores*  -0.009  11      Antonio Perez   0.000   1
OAK Rich Harden*    -0.029  123     Ron J. Flores*  -0.009  11
OAK Antonio Perez   -0.131  19      Dan Johnson     -0.018  22
OAK Marco Scutaro   -0.132  46      Nick Swisher    -0.018  31
OAK Mark Ellis      -0.135  107     Brad Halsey*    -0.046  55
OAK Dan Johnson     -0.139  94      Joe Blanton*    -0.048  31
OAK Bobby Kielty    -0.241  24      Mark Kotsay     -0.053  29
OAK Mark Kotsay     -0.292  129     Frank Thomas    -0.186  23
OAK Huston Street*  -0.302  45      Bobby Crosby    -0.196  31
OAK Joe Blanton*    -0.303  165     Bobby Kielty    -0.211  20
OAK Chad Gaudin*    -0.351  37      Marco Scutaro   -0.272  8
OAK Dan Haren*      -0.398  179     Eric Chavez     -0.278  31
OAK Adam Melhuse    -0.507  29      Dan Haren*      -0.291  30
OAK Bobby Crosby    -0.53   100     Jay Payton      -0.298  27
OAK Frank Thomas    -0.56   109            
OAK Jay Payton      -0.752  90              
OAK Jason Kendall   -0.778  101            
OAK Esteban Loaiza* -0.991  95


MLB Season Leaders                          MLB Weekly Leaders  
                    WXC     Events                              WXC     Events
STL Albert Pujols   3.432   138             PHI Aaron Rowand    0.989   25
NYM Duaner Sanchez* 2.208   76              OAK Barry Zito*     0.869   55
NYY Derek Jeter     1.823   138             PHI Chase Utley     0.83    28
OAK Nick Swisher    1.800   126             CHW Pablo Ozuna     0.786   14
NYY Jason Giambi    1.776   120             BOS Mike Lowell     0.781   26
TB  Jonny J. Gomes  1.771   140             CLE C.C. Sabathia*  0.74    55
TB  Ty Wigginton    1.757   126             SD  Rob Bowen       0.685   15
COL Todd Helton     1.729   85              SD  Chan Ho Park*   0.676   33
CHW Joe Crede       1.707   120             CHW Joe Crede       0.658   31
CHW Jim Thome       1.679   134             SD  Josh Barfield   0.655   26
NYM Carlos Delgado  1.491   139             SF  Jason Schmidt*  0.617   32
ARI Brandon Webb*   1.432   207             SD  Trevor Hoffman* 0.598   13
STL Chr Carpenter*  1.41    194             LA  Olmedo Saenz    0.597   11
CHW JA. Contreras*  1.379   176             DET Jer Bonderman*  0.581   58
CIN Todd Coffey*    1.36    71              COL Matt Holliday   0.572   28
SF  Barry Bonds     1.353   94              LA  No Garciaparra  0.562   34
NYM Tom Glavine*    1.351   185             NYM Duaner Sanchez* 0.56    15

PUJOLS 5.0 continues to lead the league, though this week he was merely average instead of historically awesome.

Brief focus on Duaner Sanchez, who every week has been the highest ranked player I have never heard of. I haven't seen him on Sportscenter, nor in any shoe commercials. Who the heck is this guy that Baby W considers the most valuable player in the league (excluding Pujols, who is clearly a time-traveller taking advantage of genetic superiority and advanced technologies) ?


SPLIT   G   IP      H   R   HR  BB  SO  W   L   Sv  P/GS    WHIP    BAA     ERA
Season  15  21.0    8   0   0   7   17  1   0   0   0.0     0.71    .121    0.00
Career  176 195.0   185 87  21  78  141 9   8   8   0.0     1.35    .254    3.74

He's an unsung setup guy for Billy Wagner who has pitched a tidy 21 scoreless innings, apparently in some pretty high leverage situations. So, is he a fluke or what? Is this some crazy crush that Baby W has developed, in the vein of "Joe Kennedy can do no wrong" no matter how nightmarish and twisted his appearances are?

And now in honor of the crazy ending of Saturday's game (which JJJsixsix has nicely dissected), I present:

Baby Winexp's Most Costly Errors of 2006, So Far

  1. Apr 11, 2006 .   TEX  v   ANA .  Bot 9 1  R: -1 B: 1 2  .  P:  Francisco Cordero .  Adam Kennedy doubled to right, Erstad and Izturis scored on second baseman Jimenez's fielding error  ( 1 , +0.61 )
  2. Apr 19, 2006.   FLA  v   CIN .  Bot 8 0  R: -3 B: 1 2 3 .  P:  Matt Herges .  Felipe Lopez reached on an infield single, Hatteberg and Encarnacion scored, LaRue to third, Lopez to second on second baseman Uggla's throwing error  ( 0.675* , +0.425 )
  3. May 06, 2006.   TB  v   OAK .  Bot 9 2  R: 0 B:  2  .  P:  Tyler Walker .  Jason Kendall safe at first on Huff's fielding error, Payton scored  ( 1 , +0.394 )
  4. May 05, 2006.   HOU  v   COL .  Bot 9 0  R: -1 B:  2  .  P:  Brad Lidge .  Clint Barmes safe at first on third baseman Ensberg's throwing error, Hawpe scored, Barmes to second  ( 0.792 , +0.38 )
  5. Apr 21, 2006.   SF  v   COL .   Top 5 1  R: -2 B: 1 2 3 .  P:  Jason Jennings .  Lance Niekro singled to left, Vizquel, Bonds and Alou scored, Niekro to third on left fielder Holliday's throwing error  ( 0.665 , +0.341 )
  6. May 06, 2006.   ATL  v   NYM .  Bot 7 1  R: -1 B: 1 2  .  P:  Tim Hudson .  Jose B. Reyes singled to left center, Nady scored, Valentin to third, Reyes to second on left fielder Langerhans' throwing error  ( 0.758 , +0.314 )
  7. Apr 29, 2006.   TEX  v   CLE .  Bot 6 1  R: -3 B: 1 2  .  P:  Kevin Millwood .  Casey Blake doubled to center, Broussard and Vazquez scored, Blake to third on right fielder Jimenez's throwing error  ( 0.485 , +0.288 )
  8. Apr 08, 2006.   COL  v   SD .  Bot 1 0  R: -7 B: 1 2 3 .  P:  Zach Day .  Adrian Gonzalez singled to deep left, Roberts, Young and Giles scored, Gonzalez to second on left fielder Holliday's fielding error  ( 0.281* , +0.281 )
  9. Apr 16, 2006.   WAS  v   FLA .   Top 9 1  R: -1 B:   3 .  P:  Matt Herges .  Nick Johnson safe at first on shortstop Ramirez's throwing error, Soriano scored, Johnson to second  ( 0.571 , +0.279 )
  10. May 01, 2006.   WAS  v   NYM .  Bot 9 1  R: 0 B: 1 2  .  P:  Gary Majewski .  Paul Lo Duca reached on fielder's choice to pitcher, Chavez scored, Reyes to third on pitcher Majewski's throwing error  ( 1 , +0.272 )
Surprisingly, the Huff error only made #3 on the list. Baby Winexp is not very good at figuring out fielding right now and these play by play listings show part of the issue. Which parts of the play are due to the error? The Huff error is very clear-cut in reality and in text, but many others involve errors in the middle of plays. Baby W just assigns the whole play to the error right now, which is definitely wrong sometimes. The only way around this is by having people who have seen the game adjust the ratings by hand.
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