Friday, September 18, 2009

Dude, Who Stole my Offense?

Yeah, that's a terrible headline. It was either that or "Honey I Shrunk the Offense." I'm just not feeling the headline-writing.

Anyway, as of this minute, the Nationals have scored 649 runs in 146 games. The NL average is 648. If they don't score at least 4 tonight against Mike Pelfrey, they'll slip below average for the first time in months. Doesn't sound too tough, except that's more runs than they scored in the whole Philadelphia series.

Since Nyjer Morgan went down, they've scored 59 runs in 18 games, an average of 3.28. The biggest culprits over the last month:
  • Guzman: .200 BA, 3 BB, 3 XBH (more errors than BB or XBH)
  • Willingham: .157 BA, 6 XBH, 9 RBI, 27 K
  • Nieves: 0 XBH (the same number of balks and outfield assists)
  • Gonzalez: .203 BA, 1 BB (more GDP than walks)
  • Bard: .234 BA, 11 K 0 BB (the same number of walks as touchdown passes, slam dunks, and double salchows)
And just for good measure, we have the Dirty Bomber, Jorge Padilla, with his 1/13, 5 K, 0 BB.


John O'Connor said...

I like the "Dirty Bomber" nickname. I've been calling Gonzalez "The Waterboarder" for months.

Steven said...

That's good, but I prefer "Fredo," which is what Bush apparently called AG, in a rude Godfather reference.

ckstevenson said...

Will there be any "Was Riggleman better than Acta" post-season reviews? Given how the Nats are playing now, minus T. Plush and with the Riggie factor of post-game reviews etc having worn off, I'd really like to see this.

I think if we look at the part Acta had, and the parts Riggleman has, the records aren't all thaaaaaat dissimilar (and I think you've written basically that before).