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Offline KnorrForYourMoney

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Re: Nationals @ Braves, Game 3
« Reply #75: October 04, 2009, 12:30:12 AM »
He didn't really give up a lot of HR's in his first stint. Just 3 in 53 IP which is amazing (hasn't allowed a HR since being recalled also). His problem was that he allowed a lot of hits because the Nats defense let him down. He had a .367 BABIP in his first stint. What is unusual though is that he had a decent K/BB rate in his first stint, but now he is walking more guys than strikeouts. He obviously isn't as good as his ERA in September, but I think he can be a 4 ERA guy next season. The key for him will always be if he can control his walks.
Yeah, you're right.  I totally misremembered that for some reason.

He was definitely too hittable, though.  I don't even think it was the defense that let him down; he simply allowed far too many line drives.