FalcoAtL wrote: Super Manny wrote:
Pokeyouindaeye wrote:Heh, supermanny, what you're leaving out is the fact that he walked so many people that every start felt like we were watching a klutz tiptoe through a minefield.
...yet don't forget the marked improvement in August (only 12 BB in 30 IP, with 6 of those coming in one start). This season in relief, Billingsley has displayed similar control, hopefully signifying a big leap forward.
Yeah, the argument about the walks really isn't that strong. He was one of the best pitchers in the NL in the month of August. He really just fell out of Grady's good graces somehow.
Wow, I didn't even realize his stats after August last year. Take out his 6 run thwomping in September, and the last two months do look better. I even owned him that year, and I remembered him walking people more than anything else. Hopefully this start get's a few owners off him so I can snatch him up for the second half.
Tonight he was probably on a pitchcount. When you hit 70 pitches in 3.2 innings, issues happen.
Yes, I was, uh... I was thinking about ordering the tape, the videotape... about the college girls and the... the wild... the wildness. They're going wild or something? Somebody told me... about going wild.