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Written by wrigleyville
Tuesday, 11 August 2009
Does Carlos Marmol walk the first batter every time he pitches, or does it just seem like it?
If I blogged for ChicagoNOW, I would just state it as fact and then mock readers when they demonstrate how inaccurate my statements were (see Kaplan, Dave
; Olsen, Matt
Instead, I combed through all of the box scores for the last month and a half to prove that Carlos Marmol walks the first batter every time he pitches. Turns out he doesn't, unless we're just talking about the last 12 days:
Aug. 11 vs Philly - Walk (runner scores)
Aug. 8 @ Colorado - Strikeout
Aug. 3 @ Cincinnati - Walk (runner scores)
Aug. 1 @ Florida - Walk (runner stranded)
July 31 @ Florida - Walk (runner forced out on bases, subsequent runners score)
Four out of the last five appearances: leadoff runner walks, leading to three runs. Nice.
Before that, however, he came to work prepared. In fact, he didn't give up a walk or hit to the first batter he faced in the first four weeks of July (though he plunked two guys):
July 27 vs Houston - Strikeout
July 25 vs Cincinnati - Strikeout
July 24 vs Cincinnati - Strikeout
July 21 @ Philly - Strikeout
July 18 @ DC - Hit batter (runner stranded)
July 17 @ DC - Strikeout
July 16 @ DC - Groundout
July 12 vs St. Louis - Flyout
July 11 vs St. Louis - Groundout
July 6 vs Atlanta - Strikeout
July 5 vs Milwaukee - Strikeout
July 2 vs Milwaukee - Flyout
July 1 vs Pittsburgh - Hit batter (runner stranded)
Let's hypnotize Carlos and convince him it's early July again, shall we? At least for the first batter of each inning.