Thursday, July 31, 2008

Kevin Millar Thinks Edwar Ramirez 'Cute'

The Orioles Kevin Millar had a glorious take on last night's ejection of Yankees pitcher Edwar Ramirez, who was tossed for throwing over Millar's head:

"He's a cute little fella. He doesn't throw very hard and doesn't have very good stuff. It was probably a good idea that they did throw him out because it probably would have been [a shot to] Monument Park. He's good hittin'." Nicely done, Kevin.

It's never a good sign when an opposing hitter is calling you "cute," or "fella" for that matter. And I'm guessing it's not because Millar likes dudes, since he has a wife. It must have been those goofy glasses, or Ramirez's 6-foot-3, 165-pound (WTF) frame, or maybe the fact that his mom forgot to stick a 'd' on the end of his name.

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Say what you will, but the he is better then most people think.

Statistically, Edwar Ramirez is having a better season than Francisco Rodriguez. You'd never know it though because Francisco Rodriguez is challenging the all-time single-season saves record while Ramirez is just some middle reliever.

Edwar Ramirez: 38.1 IP, 21 H, 10 ER (2.35 ERA), 15 BB, 44 K. That's 10.33 K/9 IP and a K/BB of just under 3/1.
Francisco Rodriguez: 47.1 IP, 31 H, 13 ER (2.47 ERA), 28 BB, 49 K. That's 9.32 K/9 IP and a K/BB of 1.75/1.

Of course, where these two relievers differ is in the type of innings pitched. K-Rod has faced 127 batters in high-leverage situations while Edwar has faced just 18. To that end, K-Rod's OPS against in those situations is actually .100 lower than Edwar's. At the same time, K-Rod has faced opponents with a combined .754 OPS while Edwar has faced opponents with a .727 OPS. As K-Rod has pitched more innings than Edwar, he has the edge but not by much.

Anonymous said...

Given the track record that the blabbermouth Millar has against Ramirez (1-4 and 3 K's), one would think it'd be prudent for him to keep his mouth shut. But that is probably too much to ask of Millar.

Anonymous said...

the comparison between edwar and krod is very funny. whoever tried to make it is a moron