|Here's the supporting data:
Posted: 5/22/2012 2:06:07 PM
4/8/12 vs Bos (Buchholz) whip=1.91... 13-12w
4/10/12 vs TB (Moore) whip=1.58... 5-2w
4/16/12 @ KC (Duffy) whip=1.59... 3-2w
4/18/12 @ KC (Sanchez) whip=1.86... 4-3w
4/27/12 @ NYY (Nova) whip=1.65... 6-7L
4/28/12 @ NYY (Garcia) whip=1.78... 7-5w
5/1/12 vs KC (Hochevar) whip=1.54... 9-3w
5/2/12 vs KC (Sanchez) whip=1.86... 2-3L
5/6/12 vs CHW (Axelrod) whip=1.57... 3-1w
5/16/12 vs Minn (Blackburn) whip=1.77... 7-11L
The Tigers are no where living up to the standards of the public just yet but there have certainly been some very profitable situations with them this year if you have been paying attention and doing your homework. As you can see on any standard stat sheet that the Tigers are scoring 4.39rpg (Which is better than more than half the league already #10) but they are averaging 5.9rpg when facing a SP with a whip greater than 1.5 this year. You will also notice that the Tigers are hitting .257ba as a team (Also better than more than half the league #10) but vs SP's with a whip greater than 1.5 they are batting .286 (100 for 350) as a team with 11hr's in 10 games (59 runs)...
With all this in mind guess who is in town tonight to face the Detroit Tigers? The Cleveland Indians who have lost 10 straight games to the Detroit Tigers as the Indians are sending Ubaldo Jimenez to the hill who just so happens to have a whip of 1.7 as he has allowed 46 hits in 46 innings pitched and walked a team high 32 batters as his bb/9 is a mind boggling 6.26. You will be hard pressed to find a another every 5 day starter with one that is higher than 5.
Tonight's play is obviously on the Detroit Tigers as follows...