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  1. euphronius

    August 22, 2011 08:36 AM

    It looks like a biorhythm. I played an old NES baseball game that had these as a feature.

  2. Phil

    August 22, 2011 08:50 AM

    Lord, that is horrifying. It looks like this year the lower of the OPS’s was followed by a higher OPS. So now that August is trending worse than any other month over the past two years, I guess we can expect 1.000 OPS for September, and then in October he will crumble into dust and his ashes will scatter over left field and probably have a higher UZR than he did while he was a whole being, and potentially a higher OBP because his ashes (probably) won’t be swinging much and his strike zone will seemingly be much smaller. I see baserunning as a potential problem, but again, it can’t be much worse than it is now.

  3. Rob

    August 22, 2011 09:12 AM

    Looks like the stock market.

  4. Ryan Sommers

    August 22, 2011 09:49 AM

    For kicks, this is what it looks like taken from the 19th of each month to the 19th of the next.

  5. Phillie697

    August 22, 2011 10:59 AM

    What were his numbers last year in the playoffs?

  6. hk

    August 22, 2011 01:31 PM

    He produced a triple slash of .226/.273/.290 in last year’s post-season.

  7. Philogical

    August 22, 2011 07:08 PM

    Here would be an interesting analysis that I do know how to do:
    What if Hunter Pence hit 4th? Supposedly you need right hand protection behind Howard – how about behind Utley, a much higher average hitter?
    The prime offensive lineup:
    Rollins – switch
    Victorino – switch
    Utley – left
    Pence – right
    Howard – left
    Mayberry – right

    But the what if I asked specifically could be addressed by comparing Pence’s efficiency at drving in baserunners vs Howard’s. As you have pointed out Howard has had a very rich table in front of him – would Pence with his 60 pts of extra BA have done even better on the RBI front?

    Thanks for accepting the idea if you write a column on this.

  8. dmoe purp

    August 22, 2011 11:37 PM

    Is it even question anymore who should be out in left permanently? Really? Ibanez PH. Let the old man rest.

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