Cory Wade was a pleasant surprise last season. Hell, he was a pleasant surprise for the first month of 2012, but that ship has sailed and he has been horrible… no, God-awful for the last two months and change.
Yet somebody, ahem Joe Retardi, hasn’t seemed to have noticed.
Don’t believe me? Check out these disgusting numbers from the 14 days/28 days:
|Last 7 days||1||6||6||3||4||0||0||.667||.667||1.333||2.000|
|Last 14 days||3||27||26||13||15||1||3||.577||.593||1.154||1.746|
|Last 28 days||8||42||39||16||21||3||5||.538||.571||1.051||1.623|
Batting averages against around .600?
On-base percentages against around .700?
Slugging percentages against near 1.200?
OPS (on-base + slugging percentage) against near 1.800?
Seriously, the only thing more pathetic than that stat line is the fact a supposed major league manager keeps sending this sap out there to lose game (after game after game).
Need more? Here’s his game log for that time period:
I mean, in general Vicente Padilla is the b**** of any team with an above .500 record but the Yankees really have been taking him to the wood shed in 2012.
By Aaron Gleeman @ Hardball Talk
Earlier this season I posted some snarky tweet about how few things in life have ever lived up to the hype as much as the Tigers’ terrible defense, which predictably led to tons of Tigers fans telling me that defense hadn’t actually hurt the team very much. Or something, I mostly just remember that there was a lot name-calling involved.
Now that we’re at the halfway point of the season and the Tigers are one of the most disappointing teams in baseball at 40-42 that whole “their defense isn’t that bad” stuff has quieted down, it seems.
After all, among AL teams they rank 10th in errors and dead last in both turning balls in play into outs and Ultimate Zone Rating. In other words, the Tigers’ defense has been every bit as bad as everyone expected.
Anyway, today I’ve been watching the Tigers-Twins game and it featured this beauty from Detroit’s defense: