Barnes, Workman, Eovaldi, and Hembree could be a good postseason pen, if we get there. We just need to not work Barnes and Workman to death on our way there.
Taylor seems promising, but if we could replace Brasier with another good late-inning option — possibly Brasier, pitching better; more likely Houck or Darwinzon H — that would make a huge difference. We could also use a long man. A few innings of 4.50 ERA from Brian Johnson or Steven Wright after Porcello would have really helped us tonight.
It seems like our pitchers allow so many foul balls, like more than other teams in games I've watched.
Just from watching our pitching, it seems like we have pitch after pitch spoiled by opposing hitters, driving up our pitch counts, making innings last long, and extending at-bats-- it just seems like our pitchers have more trouble than most putting hitters away.
I tried looking it up to see if it's true. I had trouble finding the overall number of fouls allowed, but on B-R you can get the percentages and total number of strikes.
If those numbers are accurate, then by my math, we've had over 400 more of our pitches fouled off than the Yankees. The Orioles have allowed a higher percentage of strikes fouled, but our pitchers have allowed 86 more total fouls than they have.
I'm not sure exactly what this means or if these numbers are even accurate, but we have allowed a ton of fouls this year, and it's really annoying.
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