Daily Archives: April 21, 2007

Pat Overholt with another solid outing

While I’ve previously expressed a differing opinion than the Phillies on Pat Overholt’s role, he continues to impress, with an 8 inning gem tonight. He allowed 6 hits and 1 walk to go with his 3 strikeouts. More impressively, he logged 14 ground ball outs against only 6 fly outs. Here are his game logs this season

4/5: 4.2 IP, 1 ER, 3 H, 2 BB, 4 K
4/11: 5.0 IP, 3 ER, 7 H, 2 BB, 3 K
4/16: 5.2 IP, 1 ER, 6 H, 1 BB, 7 K
4/21: 8.0 IP, 0 ER, 6 H, 1 BB, 3 K

Here are his GB: FB numbers in those starts

4/5: 4 GB, 6 FB
4/11:  11 GB,  1 FB
4/16: 8 GB, 0 FB
4/21: 14 GB, 6 FB

Add that up, he’s registered 37 GB outs to only 13 FB outs, good for almost a 3 to 1 ratio. If he continues to pitch along those lines, and can keep his walks down, he’ll likely experience success as a starter. While I do tend to worry about starting pitchers who don’t miss bats, if he’s getting weak contact, it’s not quite as big an issue.