Monday, June 29, 2015

Francoeur's Comedy of Errors

The Philadelphia Phillies are a joke, a punchline-less unfunny joke. However, Jeff Francoeur was able to add some humor with this comedy of errors below...

Monday, June 01, 2015

Zero ERA Club: Two in June

Now into the third month of the 2015 MLB there remain two pitchers still with spotless earned run averages.  I'm guessing neither guy makes it out of June sporting a 0.00 ERA, but it's sure fun while it lasts.  Who will be the last man standing on the mound in the Zero ERA Club?

Wade Davis/ Kansas City Royals - 22 G, 22 IP, 24 K, 2 W, 7 SV, 4 HLD, 0.68 WHIP, 0.00 ERA

Dellin Betances/New York Yankees - 24 G, 27.1 IP, 44 K, 4 W, 1 SV, 11 HLD, 0.77 WHIP, 0.00 ERA

Monday, May 25, 2015

Zero ERA Club: And Then There Were 3

The 2015 season is now nearing the end of May and there remain a three pitchers sporting spotless ERAs.  The arbitrary innings minimum is 10, and you can view the illustrious group below. Who will be the last pitcher standing on the mound with a 0.00 ERA?

Zero Earned Run Average Club:
Dellin Betances/NYY - 24.1 IP
Wade Davis/KCR - 19 IP
Mike Wright/BAL - 14.1 IP

Sunday, May 17, 2015

Zero ERA Club: Mid-May Update

The 2015 season is now into the middle of May and there remain a handful of pitchers sporting spotless ERAs.  The arbitrary innings minimum is 10, and you can view the illustrious group below. Who will be the last pitcher standing on the mound with a 0.00 ERA?

Club Zero:
Dellin Betances/NYY - 21 IP
Andrew Miller/NYY - 17.2 IP
Wade Davis/KCR - 16 IP
Erik Goeddel/NYM - 11.1 IP
*Adam Ottavino/COL - 10.2 IP, out for the season with Tommy John surgery.

Friday, May 08, 2015

Zero ERA Club Update

The 2015 season is now well into May and there remain a handful of pitchers sporting spotless ERAs. The arbitrary innings minimum is 10, and you can view the illustrious group below. Who will be the last pitcher standing on the mound with a 0.00 ERA?
Club Zero:
Dellin Betances/NYY - 16.1 IP
Andrew Miller/NYY - 14.2 IP
Aroldis Champman/CIN - 12.2 IP
Wade Davis/KCR - 12 IP
David Robertson/CHW - 11 IP
Yohan Pino/KCR - 10.2 IP
*Adam Ottavino/COL - 10.2 IP, out for the season with Tommy John surgery.

Thursday, April 30, 2015

Zero ERA Club

Every season More Hardball tracks the last man standing when it comes to not allowing an earned run. Through the first month of the season, there are 5 relief pitchers to rack up a minimum of 10 innings pitched without surrendering a run.  More are close to joining, but have yet to meet my arbitrary requirement of innings. 

Zero ERA Club:
Dellin Betances/NYY - 12.1 IP
Will Harris/HOU - 12 IP
Andrew Miller/NYY - 11.1 IP
Aroldis Chapman/CIN - 10.2 IP
Adam Ottavino/COL - 10.1 IP

On the verge of joining the group- Ken Giles/PHI, Jason Frasor/KCR, Huston Street/LAA, David Robertson/CHW, Wade Davis/KCR, Brad Ziegler/ARI, Pedro Strop/CHC, Yohan Pino/KCR, and Carson Smith/SEA.