The 8th inning – 2009 edition

Long time readers of this site remember a feature called the Inning Report. Reader Sam Hoff would break down the season into 18 game segments or “innings.” Why 18 game? Because there are 9 18 game segments in a season. Tuesday’s game against the Royals completed the eigth inning. Sam is still putting these together, but he’s posting them on his site this season. So click through to read The 8th Inning is Over with games through Tuesday.

Despite the recent suckitude the Tigers still managed to post a winning record over the 18 game stretch. And for the 4th inning in a row they were outscored. The 92 runs surrendered was the most allowed over any inning and the 5.28 ERA posted by the bullpen was the worst mark since the second inning.

Offensively the team did okay posting a .355 OBP which was their highest inning all season and the first one over .340 since the 2nd inning. The 85 runs was tied for the 3rd highest total.

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2 Comments

  1. Coleman

    September 18, 2009 at 7:00 pm

    It’s always interesting to look at these chunks–they cover the games in recent memory, and are more relevant in many ways than looking at just the last series or looking at a month or whatever.

    I’m still trying to get my mind wrapped around this: in the past “inning” the big bats, as far as HR/RBI go were:
    Inge (3 / 9)
    Polanco (3 / 9)
    Guillen (3 / 8)
    Huff (2 / 10)

    Other than Polanco that’s a bit surprising–especially Guillen, who has seemed awfully cold to me.

    Someone made an amusing comment a while back to the effect that there must be a place to buy RBI cheap in Baltimore considering Huff’s high total (in comparison with his other offensive numbers). Well, blow me down! as Popeye used to say, darned if he ain’t doing the same thing here somehow…

    • Coleman

      September 18, 2009 at 7:15 pm

      Well, that’s silly. Guillen’s numbers are 3/8.

      I guess you can’t do ’8′ followed by a parenthesis without seeming to want some sort of advanced smiley face…