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Jun 08 2005 11:29 AM

Of Martínez's 88 innings this season, he has retired the side 49 times - 55.7 percent, the best in baseball.

Jun 08 2005 11:32 AM

He's allowed 59 baserunners in those 88 innings - 46 hits, and 13 walks

Frayed Knot
Jun 08 2005 03:18 PM

Considering his block of work to date this season -- .451 OPS-Against, .151 BAA, .188 OPB-against, 0.67 WHiP, etc. --
he's actually been a bit "unlucky" to have an ERA as high as it is: 2.45

And he's managed all that even while being "stuck" pitching to (8 of his 12 starts so far) w/a catcher that he DEMANDED not to work with ... or so we were assured.

Jun 08 2005 03:35 PM

And in half of his twelve starts, he has given up three or fewer hits.

(Putting on best Crazy Eddie voice)
"in- SANE"


Jun 08 2005 04:25 PM

The craziest part is that this isn't even his best year--or even necessarily one of his best three years. He's had better ERA's 6 times, better K/BB 2 times & a better K/9 5 times. This would be his best ever WHIP and BAA, however--but not by a lot. .167 BAA & 0.74 WHIP in 2000 (a year he probably should've won the MVP, IMO. Stupid voters didn't think 18 wins were good enough. Roid-enhanced Giambi got the prize, and Pedro only came in 5th, which is patently ridiculous. The next best pitcher allowed .45 more runners per inning, 2.21 more H/9 & K'ed 1.63 fewer/9. Petey also led the league in shutouts, and his adjusted ERA+ was over twice as good as the #2 man, Clemens. 1.74 gross ERA to 3.70 by Clemens. That's freaking insane. Giambi, on the other hand, led in only 3 offensive categories: OBP (by .006), BB (by 14), and OPS+ (by 3). But I digress).

Petey is a sick, filthy pitcher, and I'm out of my mind that he's on our team and pitching as well as he is.

Petey so far in 2005 = historic.

Jun 08 2005 04:36 PM

Pedro and Tom are the only two pitchers on the Mets with enough IP to qualify for the ERA lead.

I didn't think a new thread was warranted for this nugget.

Pedro is tied for 9th in the majors in ERA, and tied for 10th in wins.

Jun 08 2005 04:55 PM

NL pitchers have freakishly low ERAs so far . . .

Frayed Knot
Jun 08 2005 10:33 PM

The bit about this being his best WHiP & BAA - but not his best year - is part of what I meant when I said he's been less than lucky (if you buy that notion) that his ERA is as high as it is. Seems that when he does give up baserunners he gives them up in bunches and, as a result, nearly half of his runners have wound up scoring (25 of 59 - or 42%).

Just as a comparison, Clemens & Livan - with WHiPs approx half again as high (.93 & 1.06) have only allowed 22% & 24% of their's to score.

Assuming Pedro continues being as stingy w/runners as the season goes on (not likely but let us dream) it's probable that his ERA will plummet as he goes on.

Jun 09 2005 02:51 AM

] in 2000 (a year he probably should've won the MVP, IMO. Stupid voters didn't think 18 wins were good enough.

He was robbed even bigger the year that pudge won the mvp...the texas writers completely left pedro off their ballots in order to help pudge, a move which i felt should have gotten their voting priveleges taken away.

Jun 09 2005 08:59 AM

Did I hear right last night? I thought I heard them say that every one of Beltran's HRs were in a game that Pedro pitched. That could be a "reverse Pedro stat"

Edgy DC
Jun 09 2005 09:48 AM

I wonder if those Chicago writers who foolishly voted Sammy Sosa over Barry Bonds for MVP because "you just have to see him play everyday to know what he means to this team" were among those helping to run him out of town.

Willets Point
Jun 09 2005 11:19 AM

He also is the career leader in grabbing old bald men by the head and throwing them to the ground.

Jun 09 2005 11:23 AM

Yeah, but Zim had a knife

Jun 09 2005 11:41 AM

Cooby - that's correct on the Beltran/Pedro connection

Frayed Knot
Jun 09 2005 02:19 PM

One of those years Pedro just missed out on an MVP, Yanqui sychoph ... I mean NY Post writer George King failed to list him on his top-10 ballot at all claiming he didn't believe in voting for pitchers seeing as how they had their own award. Of course that didn't explain why he previously HAD voted for pitchers in his MVP.

Rockin' Doc
Jun 09 2005 08:35 PM

Pedro is even better than I had hoped he would be. The Mets actually have a true ace once again.