4/9: Chart

don't worry brandon, i know how it feels - Otto Greule Jr

Win Expectancy Chart, courtesy of Fangraphs, for the Astros at Mariners game on April 9, 2013.

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SEA P WPA HOU P WPA
Maurer -.453 Bedard .019
Loe -.026 Clemens .002
Furbush .000 Ambriz .000
Luetge .000
Perez .000

SEA WPA HOU WPA
Gutierrez -.008 Altuve .105
Saunders -.006 Maxwell .054
Morales -.001 Castro .080
Morse -.004 Carter -.054
Smoak .000 Pena .187
Montero -.003 Martinez .077
Ackley .000 Wallace -.037
Andino .003 Dominguez .056
Ryan -.004 Gonzalez .011
Ibanez .000 Corporan .000
Bay .001 Barnes .000
Cedeno .000

That was probably the worst outing I've ever seen by this bullpen, but Brandon Maurer bore the brunt of the WPA blame. Poor guy. He really just didn't have any semblance of command tonight, and the Astros capitalized on that by getting some truly absurd BABIP luck. I bet he'll get a couple more starts, until Erasmo is ready to go, and then it's back down to AAA. I'm still very much rooting for him. On the hitting side of things, Bay and Ibanez had the first two new-Safeco Mariners home runs (of course), but they hit them too late for it to matter. Justin Smoak walked again, and don't look now but he's got equal numbers of walks and strikeouts and has made some pretty good contact. Ackley and Montero still look awful, though.

Sigh.

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