His ERA's 7.11, but I've been pretty impressed with Paulino from what I've seen. My understanding of him was that he had a high 90's fastball and nothing else, but he's got some breaking stuff, too.
He's not yet been able to control it consistently, but it's good sharp breaking stuff, too. Astro fans have been focussed--and rightly so--on Troy Patton, but man, if Paulino can control his curveball, he's gonna be a big star.
And even if he doesn't, he'll always have today, when he pitched six innings of shutout ball on the day a legend retired.
|In Games Decided by 1, 2 or 3||50||49||.505|
|In Games Decided by 4 or 5||12||18||.400|
|In Games Decided by More than 5, Less Than 10||7||19||.269|
|In Games Decided by More than 10||4||2||.667|
|In One-Run Games||25||25||.500|
|In Two-Run Games||12||13||.480|
|In Three-Run Games||13||11||.542|
|In Four-Run Games||4||9||.308|
|In Five-Run Games||8||9||.471|
|In Six-Run Games||4||4||.500|
|In Seven-Run Games||1||5||.167|
|In Eight-Run Games||1||7||.125|
|In Nine-Run Games||1||3||.250|
|In Ten-Run Games||0||1||.000|
|In Eleven-Run Games||0||0||---|
|In Twelve-Run Games||2||1||.667|
|In Thirteen-Run Games||1||1||.500|
|In Fourteen-Run Games||0||0||---|
|In Fifteen-Run Games||0||0||---|
|In Sixteen-Run Games||0||0||---|
|In Seventeen-Run Games||1||0||1.000|
Beyond that, even if you're not all that into tables and graphs and stuff, StrosBro and I will both be participating in the SBN Baseball Awards. Ballots are due Wednesday I think, and I hope that we each can put together a short post detailing what we thought and maybe even why.
Beyond that, we got playoffs, and whatever other offseason sheanigans Drayton has planned.
So things will be slowing down, but not necessarily grinding to a halt.
Nevertheless, it is a good time to say, Thank you all for spending that part of the season that you did with us here at TCB. It wasn't a season that was up to usual Astro standards, but it was still pretty fun.