Sunday, August 7, 2011

Missigman Gives Up Four Runs, No Hits in GCL Mets Game

Craig Missigman had a misleading outing in yesterday's GCL Mets game against the Astros on the day after his eighteenth birthday.

Here's his line:

Missigman started off well, striking out two of the three batters he faced in the first inning.

In the second, after getting the first batter to ground out, he walked the second batter and then gets the second out on a force out, with the third batter now on first base. A steal and a wild pitch advanced that runner to third. Missigman then walks the next batter, who steals second, putting runners on second and third with two outs. A fielder's choice out ends the end; however, a runner scores, so the GCL Mets are down one.

In the bottom of the third, Missigman walks the first two batters. A bunt loads the bases. A sacrifice fly scores the Astros second run. After striking out the next batter for the second out, Missigman's pulled from the game, replaced by Isaac Monrroy.

Monrroy gives up a double that scores two runs, both of which are charged to Missigman. To me, that's a scoring flaw. Though Missigman put both runners who scored on base, it was Monrroy's action that scored them, thus Monrroy should share the result. One way to do that would be to charge both Missigman and Monrroy with a run. Another would be to create a new statistic, "runners scored while on the mound" or RCOM, that would supplement ERA.

A weird coincidence for those who are superstitious is that Missigman faced 13 batters.

** Despite his high ERA of 5.79 this season (6 games, 14 IP), his first in pro ball, opposing batters are only hitting .149 against him.

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