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Postby DieHardCubbie » Sun Jul 27, 2003 2:30 am

Just to show how bad our offense is...here is some pitching stats to think about...

A. Pettitte 12-6 4.55 ERA
C. Lidle 11-8 5.78 ERA
D. Lowe 11-4 4.85 ERA
J. Robertson 10-3 4.56 ERA

and the Cubbie staff...

K. Wood 10-7 3.38 ERA
M. Prior 8-5 3.01 ERA
C. Zambrano 8-8 3.26 ERA
M. Clement 7-9 4.37 ERA

The Cubbie starters have a combined ERA of around 3.6 and only only one has 10 wins...The others mentioned have a significantly higher ERA and all have more wins...The Cubbies have to produce more runs for this staff...Our hitters are all veterans and should know how to hit...They should know how to move runners into scoring position...Go the opposite way with runners on and 0 outs...lay off chest high fast balls in 3-2 counts...But no they want to swing and miss or ground into double plays...I'm not calling for "Sarge" to get the ax...I just wish the veteran hitters would start hitting like they are capable...give the staff something to work with...thats all...not much to ask I don't think...

anyway, I'll get off my soap box for now... :-[
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Postby Madison » Sun Jul 27, 2003 3:29 am

Hopefully the new additions will help. ;-D
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Postby cwebb » Sun Jul 27, 2003 6:03 am

Ramirez had a nice game yesterday, but the cubbies have to work with 2-3 runs too often which makes winning hard even for that awesome pitching staff.

Cubs average 4.6 runs per game, but rather low on BBs and high on Ks and leading the league by 7 in GDP with 101 in 102 games!
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Postby ironman » Tue Aug 12, 2003 10:10 am

Last night Steve Stone whipped out a stat that spoke volumes. Houston's AVG was a point lower than the Cubs but yet they have scored like 40-50 more runs. What the heck is Chicago's AVG with runners in scoring position? If only the pitching staff could throw shutouts all the time.
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Postby Pogotheostrich » Tue Aug 12, 2003 11:13 am

Cubs avg with runners in scoring position - .253
Houston avg with runners in scoring position - .257

I don't understand this either BA, OBP, extra base hits and hits are all very close. But Houston has scored 570 runs the Cubs have scored 515 runs.
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