Originally posted on Mets360.com  |  Last updated 6/8/12
Tim Byrdak has appeared in an MLB-high 33 games this year. Amazingly, 18 of those appearances have been for a single batter. We can debate the wisdom of carrying a pitcher for such an incredibly limited role. What is crystal clear is how efficient Byrdak has been in those one-batter outings and how horrible he has been in other outings. Here are his splits based on batters faced: 1 BF – 2 H, 1 ER, 0 BB, 7 Ks, 1.69 ERA, 0.375 WHIP 2+BF- 6 H, 6 ER, 7 BB, 14 Ks, 5.06 ERA, 1.219 WHIP The important thing to remember is that Byrdak’s season high in batters faced in a game is six. He’s been extremely good when asked to face only one batter. When asked to do more than that – his ERA is worse than either Jon Rauch or Ramon Ramirez. DUDA DELIVERS – After beginning the year just 3-23, Duda has posted a .283/.375/.464 line over his last 192 PA. In his last eight games, Buffalo Head has 5 HR in 28 ABs and a 1.353 OPS in 33 PA. It should come as no surprise that this recent hot streak ...
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