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Colt .45's Progress Report, Game 20


Hoouston Colt .45's

Houston Colt .45's

  by Tex Slazenger
Legends League correspondent
Colt .45 Professional Base Ball

Record: 14-6   W% .700

Place: 2nd 1.5 games behind St. Louis
Key Injuries: Pud Galvin, Pretzels Getzein
Top Winning streak: 5 games (April 14-19)
Top Losing streak:  2 games (April 9-11)
Top Hitting streak: George Giles 10 (April 11-XX active)
Big Innings (4 or more runs scored): 4
Best Inning: 8th – scored 20 runs


Offense by batting spot


Spot #   AB  H   D  T  HR  RBI  W   IW  K   HBP  SH  SF  GDP  Avg   OB%   Slg   OPS
Spot #1  85  15  3  0  0   10   11  0   10  0    0   0   0    .176  .271  .212  .483  
Spot #2  86  26  2  1  4   17   5   0   10  2    0   2   0    .302  .347  .488  .836  
Spot #3  88  26  2  1  8   23   6   1   11  0    0   1   0    .295  .337  .614  .950  
Spot #4  64  15  5  2  2   7    24  10  9   0    0   1   1    .234  .438  .469  .907  
Spot #5  78  21  3  0  2   11   9   0   8   0    0   0   1    .269  .345  .385  .729  
Spot #6  85  29  2  2  5   14   1   0   17  0    0   0   2    .341  .349  .588  .937  
Spot #7  70  17  2  2  2   10   10  0   13  0    2   1   3    .243  .333  .414  .748  
Spot #8  70  26  3  5  1   15   9   0   8   0    2   1   4    .371  .438  .600  1.038 
Spot #9  75  14  0  0  1   10   1   0   19  0    2   2   0    .187  .192  .227  .419  


Base running statistics:

Stolen bases: 53
Caught stealing: 7
Steals of 3rd: 9
Double steals: 4
Going 1st-3rd on a single: 20 / 0 out on base.
Going 2nd – Home on a single: 15 /1 out on base.
Going 1st – Home on a double: 2/0 out on base.
Caught Stealing home: 1 Radcliff

 

Home run distribution:

Solo: 13
2 run: 6
3 run: 6
Slams: 0


Starting pitching: A-

Despite two injuries to the rotation, the teams 3.22 starting pitcher ERA is second in the league.  John Clarkson has been one of the better pitchers in the league and stands at 4-0 with a 1.8 era.  The team has recently switched to a 4 man rotation due to injuries. The team is averaging 7.4 innings pitched from their starters per game, third in the circuit.  Currently starters are 10-3 on the year.  The average game score is 55.7, 5th in the league.

Relief pitching:  D-

Relievers despite being asked to carry a short workload haven't been effective, with an era of 5.01, 18th in the league.  However, those numbers make the bullpen seem stronger than it has been.  The teams 3 top relievers, Tom Henke, Don Drysdale, and Jeff Reardon have posted era's of 5.4, 5.4, and 6.0 respectively in over 20 innings combined.

Starting Eight: C+

Roger Bresnahan: B:.275/.377/.471:  Roger has played in 15 of the teams 20 games this year and has hit very productively while  being productive defensively behind the plate.  He has created 6.8 runs per 27 outs he has been roughly the 6th most productive catcher in the league with the stick.

George Giles:  B+: .324//346/.541: George has been very productive with the bat, while playing his usual flawless defense.  He is an early favorite for the gold glove award, and has created 7.5 runs per 27 outs, 6th most among first baseman.

Bingo DeMoss: A+: .403/.481/.642:  DeMoss a lighthitting gloveman, has been on fire.  The second most productive 2b in the league behind Rogers Hornby.  DeMoss has created 13.5 runs per 27 outs and has been one the best defensive players in the league.

Dobie Moore: A: 357/365/607: Moore has been the best shortstop in the league so far this year.  Only Ross Barnes has hit better, but he hasn't flashed nearly the same leather or played in as tough a park.  Moore has created 9.1 runs per 27 outs.

Alec Radcliff: C-: .267/.337/.387: Radcliff has been a disappointment thus far.  His defense has been solid, but he has struggled in the clutch, and has only been the 15th most productive offensive 3b in the league creating 5.2 runs per 9 innings.

Barry Bonds: C: .238/.449/.476: Bonds has struggled offensively hitting only .238.  Despite that he is has been the 5th most productive leftfielder thus far creating 8 runs per 27 outs.  He has been intentionally walked 11 times this season explaining why he has only 7 rbi's on the year.

Oscar Charleston: B: .287/.326/.609: Charleston has created 7.7 runs per 27 outs, 8th most among centerfielders and a slightly disappointing output.  Charlestons grade is inflated by his hitting 2 walkoff game winning shots during this 20 game stretch.

Jelly Gardner: F: .154/.250/.170  Gardner despite being a favorite of manager Flip Ferrell is in danger of losing his job with a second set of 20 games like the first.  He has been the worst regular in the league creating only 1.9 runs per 27 outs while being a  major drag on the offense from the leadoff spot.  He has all ready lot a touch of playing time to George Burns, his grasp on the leadoff slot is tentative.

Bench: C

The teams top reserve and captain Frank Chance has struggled as the backup catcher and part time firstbaseman.  He is hitting only .148 in 27 at bats.  Futoshi Nakanishi has been productive as a top double switch candidate at a number of positions.  He is hitting .308 in 13 at bats.  Jimmy Sheckard has been productive as Barry Bonds defensive replacement appearing in 13 games in that capacity.  George Burns, Mark Grace and Eddie Stanky has seen limited duty, while Ceasar Cedeno still waits for his first action.

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