I'm taking a personal day (night?). Having the trade deadline take place during a workweek with zero offdays is more taxing than you'd think.
R.A. Dickey needed this start something terrible.
Biggest Contribution: R.A. Dickey, +28.1%
Biggest Suckfest: Jose Lopez, -4.9%
Most Important AB: Ibanez double, +9.0%
Most Important Pitch: Murphy groundout, +6.9%
Total Contribution by Pitcher(s): +29.7%
Total Contribution by Lineup: +8.2%
Total Contribution by Opposition: +11.4%
(What is this chart?)
So far this year there have been 459 players who have come to the plate at least 50 times. Willie has a higher walk rate than 404 of them. He has a higher extra-base hit rate than two of them.