STATS GUYS HATE IT WHEN THIS HAPPENS---Congratulations to Chien-Ming Wang
IN WANG'S VICTORY ON FRIDAY NIGHT: 8 IP
8 Double plays
But, the stats guys will fill up pages trying unsuccessfully to refute the success or even theexistence of ground-ball pitchers. I recently read such an article in Sports Illustrated for which I assume the author was paid money. His thesis was that
so-called ground ball pitchers had to work at least as hard as other kinds of
pitchers (throw as many pitches while taking as much out of their arm) for
no advantage, gave up lots of home runs, etc. Why is it so repugnant to these
guys that a ground-ball pitcher may exist?
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