Monday, April 20, 2009

A dozen or so

We've played 12, the rest of the league between 11 and 13.

Here's how we stack up (NL):

LAST in team OPS. Second-to-last (15th) in runs scored (Houston is 16th).

That's hitting. As far as pitching goes, we are:

9th in runs allowed with 55 (best? Doggs-40, worst? 'Nats-75), 9th in WHIP, 9th in opponent batting average, and 9th in ERA.

Of course, only one statistic really matters, and that is the percentage of games won. With 4 wins in 12 games, our is 33.3%, which inspires much hand-wringing and gnashing of teeth. CHONE* projects us to be a 77-85 team, which is good for .475, and if we play .475 ball from here on out that will get us 71-72 more wins. If we play .500 ball, we'll win 75 more games. It's a good thing we have a lot more baseball left, eh?

*q.v. Baseball Projection


Ron said...

That's all well & good & really, I love Giants' baseball. But, this blog has also served as an occasional forum for other items of mutual interest. So, here's a good one:

Yesterday, Susana & I were out for a walk in our neighborhood on a beautiful sunny day. A few blocks from home, we were walking down the street & saw a Woman & her Daughter looking up at a tree, making some interesting sounds. We figured there must be a Cat or something up there, but they said that they were looking at an Owl! They invited us to come around to the opposite side of the tree, & pointed up to a hollowed-out knot in the tree, below a few Woodpecker-sized holes in the tree. The opening appeared to be about 4 inches in diameter, until you looked at it long enough to realize that the lower 4 inches was actually occupied by the upper torso & head of an Owl! Even though we were standing maybe 20 feet away, the Owl was so well camouflaged (even its ears looked like the sides of the hole) that you could really only be certain that you were looking at a bird, when it blinked it's eyes. It was captivating - we must have stayed there about 15 minutes looking at it. They also said that there was a Woodpecker nest on the opposite side of the same trunk. Sure enough, when we finally headed back onto the street, we looked up to see a Lewis's Woodpecker tending a nest on the street side of the tree. Mark, I guess that you'd have to report thay the WOTT (Woodpeckers + Owls per Tree Trunk) of that tree was 2.0 (measured in families of Birds).

When we got home, I determined that what we saw was a Western Screech-Owl.


Bob said...

While we're digressing, I'd like to point out that today, April 20, is a special day for those of us who enjoy the abuse of a certain naturally-occurring herbal substance. So at 4:20 this afternoon there will be special events and commemorations everywhere.
I however, will be at work, sober as a judge.

Zo said...

I believe that CHONE projects an average of 1.7 WOTT per tree in the Lake Oswego area. Which indicates that there may be a tree without any WOTT. But in any case residents of Lake Oswego are, on average, up to their knees in bird shit.

Zo said...

ps. If we play like we did this weekend, we would win 100 more games for a 104-58 record and score a total of 237 runs for the season.

M.C. O'Connor said...

I'm glad our starters showed their A-game over the weekend. What are we going to do about scoring runs?