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Posts Tagged ‘three true outcome’

800 Days Inside the Park with Peter Moylan

Posted by dannmckeegan on June 15, 2010

Peter MoylanWhat a disappointing day for Peter Moylan.  On March 30, 2008, Atlanta reliever Moylan surrendered an opening day walk-off home run to Nationals third baseman Ryan Zimmerman.  The only run he allowed until an arm injury sidelined him in mid-April, that home run was a starting line for an impressive streak that sadly just came to an end in a most ignominious fashion, one that reinforces my on-again, off-again ranting against the untruthful concept of the “three true outcomes.” Read the rest of this entry »


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Lies, Damn Lies and Sombreros

Posted by dannmckeegan on April 10, 2010

The Golden Sombrero.  If we called it Le Chapeau D’Or, former fans of the former Expos might believe it to be a Southwestern film festival’s top prize.  But Juan Francisco, who spelled Reds regular Scott Rolen at third base Saturday, would be able to tell them otherwise.  On his way to a four-strikeout game against the Cubs, though, a funny thing happened on the way back to the bench.  And it’s the kind of thing that should cause sabermetricians to lose sleep at night.  Juan Francisco lies in the face of Truth…in outcomes. Read the rest of this entry »

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