September 22, 2021 at 9:12 am #173121stlcard25ParticipantPaid - Annual
That was a gutsy call by Shildt to put the winning run on second but I guess he wanted to take his chances with the pinch hitter instead of Yelich. Hey it worked. That is all that matters.
He may also have looked at what was looming in the bullpen…Kim, McFarland, the two Millers and Waddell probably available for us, and Milwaukee had Hader, Williams, Strickland, etc probably available.
Still, it worked so Shildt looks like a genius. Whew.September 22, 2021 at 9:40 am #173125MrperkinsParticipantFree
Hate to ask again but is there a graphic available to show ump accuracy for last night? I have looked some but not found anything as detailed as the one shared a few nights ago for Cuzzi vs PadresSeptember 22, 2021 at 2:56 pm #173138Euro DandyParticipantFree
Hate to ask again but is there a graphic available to show ump accuracy for last night?
Below are two charts (one per team for all pitchers) that show all called strikes and balls so you can grade Mr Nelson.
First for the Cards pitchers: From what I can see, Cards pitchers were gifted one called strike where the dot is completely outside the zone (that was Garcia in the 8th, ironically when he walked Vogelbach). I don’t see any pitches the Cards were squeezed on where the pitch was totally in the zone yet called a ball. I see maybe one or two pitches on the lines of the rectangular zone which were called balls. I assume balls that touch the rectangular box should, in theory, be strikes.
For the Brewers pitchers: It appears to me there were 8 pitches that were completely out of the rectangle that were gifted as called strikes. I don’t see any pitches the Brewers were squeezed on where the pitch was totally in the zone yet called a ball. I see three pitches on the lines of the rectangular zone which were called balls. Again, I assume those balls should be strikes.
I’ve read that calls for high and low pitches on these graphics are less accurate than inside or outside. That’s due to the top and bottom of the zone varying from batter to batter. Not sure how good the adjustments are for that.
Also, it you want to pull these graphs yourself, play around with the tools at baseballsavant.mlb.com and use their illustrator. You can pull any game of the year. There are filters that let you pull by team, specific player, pitchers or hitters, fastball, curve ball, pitch result, etc.September 22, 2021 at 5:00 pm #173140WoosterParticipantFree
Thats a very interesting graphic Euro. Didn’t know they had that. Looks like Cardinal Pitchers got one gift and Brewers Pitchers got at least 6. Hmmmm….September 22, 2021 at 5:09 pm #173142mudvilleParticipantPaid - Annual
There’s a fascinating piece on Woodford’s development written by Blake Newberry at Viva El Birdos. If Woodford can improve his curveball the way he did his slider, he’ll be around for a long time.September 22, 2021 at 6:07 pm #1731481982 willieParticipantPaid - Annual
I don’t really think it was a gutsy call. I guess he could have went the safe route so I could see people saying it was gutsy. Personally it just made sense. Yellich is a veteran vs the last player on the bench. The brewers were far better set up if the game went to extras so play to win the game in the 9th made the most senseSeptember 22, 2021 at 8:35 pm #173169mudvilleParticipantPaid - Annual
That’s a sensible way of looking at it. I guess what makes it gutsy is that, if the Cardinals would have lost the game in the 9th because of putting the winning run in scoring position, Shildt would have been criticized to no end.
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