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    Who was the last releiver to lead his team in strikeouts this late in the season? Joel Hanrahan is right now for the Pirates, despite others throwing nearly 3 times as many innings.



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    Re: Interesting Stat

    Good for Joel. How did he feel about the article in SI a few weeks ago?




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    Quote Originally Posted by BryceC View Post
    Good for Joel. How did he feel about the article in SI a few weeks ago?

    I'm sure he hasn't seen it... If you read some of his recent quotes, they're obviously frustrated.



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    Obviously their starters are sinker ball pitchers or pitch only high heat. Sad. He is rated only #183 in relief pitchers. Sad. He has a 3.7 ERA. Sad. Pirates . Sad.


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    Re: Interesting Stat

    That says more about Pittsburgh than anything.



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    Re: Interesting Stat

    Quote Originally Posted by Wesley View Post
    Obviously their starters are sinker ball pitchers or pitch only high heat. Sad. He is rated only #183 in relief pitchers. Sad. He has a 3.7 ERA. Sad. Pirates . Sad.

    Not sure what the rating is based on, but he is pretty much seen as a top 10 set up guy and thought to be better than many closers, including the Pirates own closer. ERA is hardly a reliable stat for releivers, but opponents are hitting only .196 against him, slugging .340, and he's only behind Marmol and Wagner in strikeouts per 9.



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    Congrats to your brother because that is awesome, but I think that says more about the Pirates' pitching staff...


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    Quote Originally Posted by jdoggivjc View Post
    Congrats to your brother because that is awesome, but I think that says more about the Pirates' pitching staff...

    They really don't have any starters that are strikeout guys and only one (Maholm) hasn't spent time on DL. That's why I say it's INTERESTING and not AMAZING



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    Re: Interesting Stat

    cool stat either way. Not one you'll hear much.



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    Your brother plunked me with a fastball in spring league baseball several years ago. It was my first high school at-bat as a freshman and was the third pitch I had ever seen at that level. By the time I got to first base, the pain in my arm was gone because it had gone completely numb.



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    Quote Originally Posted by arganbright2 View Post
    Your brother plunked me with a fastball in spring league baseball several years ago. It was my first high school at-bat as a freshman and was the third pitch I had ever seen at that level. By the time I got to first base, the pain in my arm was gone because it had gone completely numb.
    This is when you should have utilized "the stranger".


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    Quote Originally Posted by GeronimusClone View Post
    This is when you should have utilized "the stranger".
    haha nice.


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    Quote Originally Posted by cybsball20 View Post
    Who was the last releiver to lead his team in strikeouts this late in the season? Joel Hanrahan is right now for the Pirates, despite others throwing nearly 3 times as many innings.
    question...did him and Clemente play with each other on the Iowa All-Star team? funny bc they are together again, kind of, when Jeff isn't playing in AAA


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    Quote Originally Posted by thatguy View Post
    question...did him and Clemente play with each other on the Iowa All-Star team? funny bc they are together again, kind of, when Jeff isn't playing in AAA
    They played Perfect Game together I think, but Joel only played about 9 games into his senior year before heading to Great Falls.



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