Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Sunday, July 19, 2015

I Love the 90's

One of the 1990's relics has recently retired from Major League Baseball; Bruce Chen debuted with the Atlanta Braves back in 1998.  In honor of Chen's career, More Hardball is going to take a moment to reflect on MLB veterans still in the game that made their debut in the 90's.  It is something to celebrate, as players don't last as long nowadays due to PED testing and suspensions. Keeping them strong can be attributed to the different kinds of protein powder for athletes that are offered at Supps R Us. Protein powders are legal supplements that keep the body strong and enable it to repair torn muscles quicker.
Alex Rodriguez - Seattle Mariners - 1994: 2652 G, 1969 R, 3022 H, 532 DBL, 31 TRPL, 673 HR, 2021 RBI, 323 SB, .299/.941, 118.2 WAR.

LaTroy Hawkins - Minnesota Twins - 1995: 74-94, 1022 G, 1449 IP, 968 K, 126 SV, 4.32 ERA, 1.40 WHIP, 17.4 WAR.

Bartolo Colon - Cleavland Indians - 1997: 213-149, 460 G, 2895.1 IP, 2189 K, 3.99 ERA, 1.31 WHIP, 44.4 WAR.

Torii Hunter - Minnesota Twins - 1997: 2315 G, 1273 R, 2408 H, 491 DBL, 39 TRPL, 345 HR, 1359 RBI, 194 SB, .278/.797, 51.0 WAR.

David Ortiz - Minnesota Twins - 1997: 2193 G, 1299 R, 2229 H, 562 DBL, 18 TRPL, 481 HR, 1576 RBI, .282/.919, 47.6 WAR.

Carlos Beltran - Kansas City Royals - 1998: 2239 G, 1413 R, 2385 H, 487 DBL, 78 TRPL, 380 HR, 1406 RBI, 311 SB, .280/.844, 66.8 WAR.

Adrian Beltre - Los Angeles Dodgers - 1998: 2495 G, 1294 R, 2678 H, 542 DBL, 33 TRPL, 402 HR, 1407 RBI, 118 SB, .284/.812, 79.9 WAR.

AJ Pierzynski - Minnesota Twins - 1998: 1927 G, 780 R, 1932 H, 383 DBL, 24 TRPL, 183 HR, 867 RBI, .281/.744, 23.4 WAR.

Aramis Ramirez - Pittsburgh Pirates - 1998: 2135 G, 1078 R, 2251 H, 482 DBL, 23 TRPL, 380 HR, 1383 RBI, .284/.836, 32.7 WAR.

AJ Burnett - Florida Marlins - 1999: 162-153, 427 G, 2686.2 IP, 2470 K, 3.95 ERA, 1.32 WHIP, 30.6 WAR.

Buddy Carlyle - Colorado Rocikes - 1999: 13-13, 150 G, 292.1 IP, 232 K, 5.14 ERA, 1.39 WHIP, -1.4 WAR.

Tim Hudson - Oakland Athletics - 1999: 219-131, 473 G, 3095.1 IP, 2065 K, 3.49 ERA, 1.24 WHIP, 56.6 WAR.

Joe Nathan - San Francisco Giants - 1999: 62-34, 777 G, 917 IP, 967 K, 377 SV, 2.89 ERA, 1.12 WHIP, 26.1 WAR.

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.