I'm caught in the middle of a pretty busy week,so I don't anticipate having all that much time to write, but suffice to say that when Felix stinks it up like he did tonight, it's safe to just completely dissociate and wait for October. These are going to be six long weeks.
Biggest Contribution: Adrian Beltre, +5.0%
Biggest Suckfest: Felix, -18.9%
Most Important AB: Ibanez DP, -12.4%
Most Important Pitch: Quentin double, -7.9%
Total Contribution by Pitcher(s): -17.6%
Total Contribution by Lineup: -43.1%
Total Contribution by Opposition: +10.7%
(What is this chart?)
I was going to say something about how Felix's bad night could be at least partially explained by him getting less vertical break on his pitches, but after poking around a little bit, it appears as if tonight's pitchers were getting unusual pfx_z readings across the board. In each case it looks like the pfx_z was high by ~2-3 inches. This is intriguing, to say the least. I'd love to hear an explanation of how such a phenomenon could take place.
(Note: exhaustive research was not performed. I may be off base.)