Baseball Crank
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August 19, 2004
BASEBALL: Snakes, Bit

How bad are the Diamondbacks? You probably know that they're on pace for more than 110 losses and that, entering last night's action, they'd lost 46 of their last 55 games. Mike's Baseball Rants has some historical perspective; even the 1962 Mets and last year's Tigers never lost more than 44 of 55 games (the 1916 A's, however managed a 4-56 slide).

How about this: before last night's victory over Pittsburgh, the D-Backs were 0-14 against the Tigers, Expos, Devil Rays and Pirates.

Opposing lefthanded batters are hitting .299/.486/.395 - against a team that sends Randy Johnson to the hill every fifth day. Take out Johnson (.171/.261/.244) and that goes to .309/.503/.405. With men on base, opposing teams are hitting .289/.495/.385 against Arizona.

Posted by Baseball Crank at 08:17 AM | Baseball 2004 | Comments (1) | TrackBack (0)

I saw the Yankees play the D'Backs at the BOB, back in June. Even though they had Johnson, Finley and Gonzalez it looked like a AA team out there. They are just atrocious now.

They should bring Mark Grace down from the broadcast booth.

Posted by: Tom Galvin at August 19, 2004 12:59 PM
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