Luis Perez? Really?
I missed this weekend's games and now that I see the A's got one-hit by Luis Perez, I'm pretty sure I won't be catching up and watching that one tonight. Instead, here's a sort of "stat of the day" for the weekend.1
The A's have been shut out thirteen times this year. They've lost three of those games 1-0 -- once to Felix Hernandez and the Mariners (legit), once to Vance Worley and the Phillies (mostly legit), and once to fill-in starter Luis Perez, making his first-ever big league start. Not legit at all. Perez has a solid FIP this year of 3.93, but PECOTA isn't buying it, figuring him for a 5.50 ERA the rest of the way. Looking at his upper-minors track record, it's hard to disagree:
Strikeout-to-walk numbers that mediocre in the high minors aren't what you generally call a marker of future success. There's a reason he's 26 and just made his first big-league start this weekend.
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