Monday, July 04, 2005

Double-play

I know everyone wants to see what the Nats' individual stats would look like if the second half went exactly like the first. That's realistic, right?

Well, here we go:

Player      AB  R  BA   HR RBI OBP  SLG
Guillen 584 94 .310 34 92 .359 .545
Wilk'n 570 80 .270 10 62 .377 .449
Castilla 546 62 .260 12 82 .332 .407
Johnson 512 86 .320 16 84 .444 .508
Guzman 508 40 .201 6 26 .239 .291
Schneider 420 50 .271 12 46 .332 .433
Carroll 322 48 .242 0 24 .303 .273
Church 320 56 .325 14 56 .381 .544
Byrd 230 8 .261 0 32 .310 .322
Vidro 200 34 .290 8 30 .365 .510
Bennett 166 12 .253 2 28 .297 .349
Spivey 508 72 .232 14 46 .317 .378
Baerga 126 12 .286 0 14 .357 .333
Blanco 88 14 .250 2 14 .283 .386
Cordero 84 4 .119 0 2 .170 .167
Short 4 0 .500 0 1 .667 .500



Pitcher     IP    H   HR BB SO  W  L  ERA  SV
Hernandez 254.2 262 14 94 148 24 4 3.32 0
Loiaza 198.2 204 14 56 158 8 10 3.81 0
Patterson 153.1 134 12 58 130 6 4 3.17 0
Armas 113.1 110 22 58 64 8 8 5.27 0
Ayala 98 110 10 12 50 14 8 2.94 2
Cordero 86.2 68 8 20 76 4 2 1.25 58
Majewski 74.2 76 0 34 34 0 4 3.13 0
Day 72 82 8 50 32 2 4 6.75 0
Carrasco 59.1 42 6 18 40 6 2 2.43 4
Kim 36 38 2 10 22 2 0 3.50 0
Rueckel 67 0 0 0 201 20 0 0.00 30



I had no idea what to do with Ryan Drese, whose performance in his first four Washington starts in no way resembles what he was doing in Texas. In addition, I didn't bother with Joey Eischen, who was getting into lots of games prior to his broken wing and no doubt will do so again now that he's back. So suck on that and like it!

Comments:
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Way to keep posting. You are the "working man" Nats blogger. I admire your heart and moxie. I was going to comment on each below but I didn't feel like spreading out posts. You can hate me if you like.

BOWDEN:
His biggest strength is a willingness to try. If something is failing he'll go ahead and toss out option after option until he finds something worth sticking with. Of course this is also a minor weakness (he'll lose some good players in the rush to fix a problem, either through trade or giving up on them). I think his greatest weakness is a huge ego that doesn't allow him to fix failures of his own creation.

SECOND HALF
I wouldn't call it blowing the lead, if we don't win the NL East but certainly expectations are raised and if we fall out of the Wild-Card somehow, it'll be shocking. I pegged the Nats at a game or two below .500 to start the season. Part of me wants to do it again for the second half, but I'll be a pansy and play it safe. 40-40 from here on out. 90 wins and a Wild Car berth.

SHORT AND CEPICKY
Should be playing. Won't. But as long as they keep winning, let's not argue. If it ain't broken... Just hope they are immediately prepared to ratchet up their playing time if we go on a little slide and Cordero and/or Baerga's weak hitting is part of the reason. If it is broken...

PROJECTIONS
Guillen, Johnson, and Church have career years. Vidro slugs like he was 25 again. Schneider hits like we thought he would and everyone else falls well below expectations. I said it once, I'll say it again...you can't call this a good offense team. Or even a fair one.
 
It wasn't so much heart and moxie, Harper, as it was having already taken my vacation in May!!! ;-)

You're right; "blowing it" isn't really the best way to say it. At the time, I was going for the effect of how ridiculous it is (was) to see us up 5 1/2 games with half the season down. Absolutely amazing to be the front-runner....
 
And thanks, Howdy. (I think?)
 
Basil --

Wouldn't Rick have a second projected RBI?
 
He would, D. My mistake. I have trouble counting that high! ;-0
 
Player AB R BA HR RBI OBP SLG
Guillen 584 94 .310 34 92 .359 .545
Wilk'n 570 80 .270 10 62 .377 .449
Castilla 546 62 .260 12 82 .332 .407
Johnson 512 86 .320 16 84 .444 .508
Guzman 508 40 .201 6 26 .239 .291
Vidro 200 34 .290 8 30 .365 .510
Spivey 508 72 .232 14 46 .317 .378

Check me if I'm wrong, Sandy, but how does Jr. Spivey get 508 ABs when he only arrived on the scene 2 months into the season? G-men and Wilk have been there since Day 1 and have as many as Spivey?? He should have as many as Vidro, if that.
 
Re: Spivey -- I included his Milwaukee stats, too.
 
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