Flyin’ Hawaiin Grounded in LA
Interesting article on philly.com today about Shane Victorino. First his stats and John Mayberry’s stats are very similar at this point:
|VICTORINO vs. MAYBERRY, 2012|
And check out the records of the Phillies and LA before and after Victorino.
|SHANE VICTORINO’S RECORD|
|With Victorino||Without Victorino|
|Through July 29||Phillies||45-57||Dodgers||56-47|
|Since July 30||Dodgers||18-21||Phillies||26-14|
The second set of stats is probably just coincidental. There are nine guys on the team. I think Joe Blanton probably had a bigger effect on each. I know there are some Victorino fans among my readership, so sorry if this bothers you, but I did find the first stat set especially interesting.