Monthly Archives: September 2004

To Pitch or Not to Pitch

From ESPN:

ESPN.com: Page 2 – Talkin’ some baseball
The Giants have scored 600 of their 787 runs in innings when Bonds steps to the plate.

When he walks, the Giants average 1.09 runs per inning. When he doesn’t walk, the Giants average 0.95 runs per inning.

And when he’s intentionally walked, the Giants average 1.25 runs per inning.

Based on that, it’s clear to me that teams should pitch to Bonds more often.