clock menu more-arrow no yes mobile

Filed under:

Game Thread: July 15, 2006

Cleveland at Minnesota, 7:10 PM (STO)

Starting Pitchers:

Cleveland: CC Sabathia
Minnesota: Johan Santana

Over at the Hardball Times, there's an interesting article on Win Probability Added by Dave Studeman. The Indians rank second-to-last and last, respectively, in pitching and hitting leverage. In other words, they haven't been in many "clutch" situations over the course of the season. The Indians have played in a lot of lopsided games, so that's not a shock.

But about WPA itself? No surprise again, the Indians are +2.14 in offense and -5.64 in pitching. So when high-leverage situations do come about, the pitchers (mostly relievers) blow it.