Science Schmience

  • Batters 1-6 in the order: 3-28 with 6 BB
  • 11K
  • Innings 6-9: 2 hits
  • Innings 4-13: zero runs
  • 33 men LOB by batters, 16 by the team, including 8 by the leadoff hitter alone
  • Innings 9-14: 0-9 with RISP.

This, despite all appearances to the contrary, qualifies as average, at least according to Inside Edge.

No wonder Sarah Palin doesn’t believe in evolution.  With objective statistical "science" like this, I’d end up a skeptic too.

2 comments… add one
  • it was painful to watch. Of course, as soon as all the good (relative) relievers were used up and Timlin was forced into the game, I knew it was over. But, not being able to score in the 10,11,12,13 was really bad as well.

    dw (sf) September 11, 2008, 9:25 am
  • Yeah, real science doesn’t give letter grades. Those are clearly there just to abide by course requirements.
    Even with my limited ability to follow this game, it still managed to break my heart. I was at home “listening” to the game via the out of town scoreboard on WFAN. All the while it was tied, as the innings piled up, I believed that the Sox would pull through. Then I heard about Pena and I sank. Waited for another break… Then Youkilis was up with the bases loaded! Waited for another break… They lost. What? No! What a bummer.

    FenSheaParkway September 11, 2008, 11:10 am

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