Final stats for our major leaguers
With the season over and no Australians in the post season it’s time to finalise the season stats. Elizabeth Cage of MLB has listed their details in the latest issue of THE PITCH. [To subscribe to THE PITCH simply send an email to this address with your request – new subscribers are always welcome and can be easily added by request. You may contact Elizabeth's office at: firstname.lastname@example.org or by telephone 0292382292.]
Grant Balfour (Glenwood NSW) has ended the season 5-2 with a 2.47 ERA having pitched 62.0 innings over 62 games. He’s allowed 17 earned runs on 44 hits and 20 walks while striking out 59. The A’s were 74-88 (.457) finishing in third place in the AL West.
Liam Hendriks (Perth HEAT) has ended the season 0-2 with a 6.17 ERA having pitched 13.1 innings over four games. He allowed 16 earned runs on 29 hits and six walks while striking out 16. The Twins finished with a 63-99 (.389) record and in last place in the AL Central.
Luke Hughes (Perth HEAT) has ended the season with a .223 batting average with 12 doubles, seven homeruns and 30 RBI with three stolen bases over his 287 at-bats in 96 games with the Twins. The Twins finished with a 63-99 (.389) record and in last place in the AL Central.
Shane Lindsay (Melbourne Aces) did not pitch this week. He finished the season 0-0 with a 12.00 ERA having pitched six innings over four games. He allowed eight earned runs on 11 hits and five walks while striking out six. The White Sox finished 79-83 (.488) and in third place in the AL Central.
Peter Moylan (Melbourne VIC) has ended the season with an appointment to undergo surgery (see story below). On the season he was 2-1 with a 3.24 ERA having pitched 8.1 innings over 13 games. He allowed three earned runs on 12 hits and three walks while striking out ten. The Braves finished the season 89-73 (.549) in second place in the NL East and missed out on the Wild Card slot on the last day’s play.
Trent Oeltjen (Sydney Blue Sox) has ended the season batting .197 with one double, one triple, two home runs and six RBI with six stolen bases and 10 runs scored, he’s walked 13 times and struck out 30 times in his 71 at-bats over 61 games for the Dodgers. The Dodgers finished up 82-79 (.509) and in third place in the NL West.
Josh Spence (Grovedale VIC) finished the season with an 0-2 record, a 2.73 ERA having pitched 29.2 innings over 40 games. He’s allowed nine earned runs on 14 hits and 19 walks while striking out 31. The Padres finished the season 71-91 (.438) and in last place in the NL West.
Brad Thomas (Newport NSW) has ended the season on the 60-day disabled list; he last pitched for Detroit on 10 May. On the season he was 0-1 with a 9.00 ERA having pitched 11.0 innings over 12 games. He allowed 11 earned runs on 17 hits and six walks while striking out seven. The Tigers finished 95-67 (.586) champion of the AL Central title.
Rich Thompson (Sydney Blue Sox) finished the season 1-3 with a 3.00 ERA having pitched 54 innings over 44 appearances. He allowed 18 earned runs on 46 hits and 20 walks while striking out 56. The Angels ended up 86-76 (.531) in second place in the AL West.