SnakeLines, Week 14: Starter Innings

Aaron Hill was the subject of last round's Snakeline. Did he hit the mark required? And with our bullpen breathing heavily, will our starters go deep in this week's contest?

Week 13 Review

Date Opp Rslt Inngs PA AB R H HR RBI BB SO
Jun 28 ATL L,0-3 CG 4 4 0 1 0 0 0 1
Jun 29 ATL L,5-11 8-8 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0
Jun 30 ATL L,2-6 CG 4 3 0 0 0 0 1 0
Jul 1 NYM L,4-5 CG(13) 6 5 1 3 0 1 0 0
Jul 2 NYM L,1-9 CG 4 4 0 0 0 0 0 0
Jul 3 NYM W,5-3 CG 5 5 1 2 0 0 0 1
Jul 4 NYM W,5-4 14-GF(15) 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total 25 23
2
7
0
1 1
2

The lines was the number of Aaron Hill hit, and he did play in all seven games, though two of those were late appearances off the bench. But his pinch-hit in the eighth inning of the blow-out loss against the Braves proved crucial in the bigger scheme of things. He started off slowly, with two hits in Atlanta, but a three-hit game in the extra-inning defeat by the Mets which opened the series in New York, put Aaron right back on track. He went hitless the next night, but as Delgado broke the losing streak, Hill singled off Matt Harvey in the first, and after reaching on an error (which didn't count) and strikeout, did it again in the seventh.

That allowed him to pass the line of 6.5, and rendered yesterday's marathon, which Hill largely got to enjoy from the bench, irrelevant to the final line, as he continued to hit well, going 7-for-23 on the week, a .304 average which shows he's right back on form. Fan optimism proved successful this week, with over being selected by more than a 2:1 margin, and coming through to provide a bumper harvest. Tip of the casino hat to AzRattler for throwing themselves on to the grenade: "I would say Over... but my karma has been horrible lately, so I will go with Under to give Hill some needed hits." Your sacrifice is appreciated.

  • Winners (17): Angry_Saguaro, AJV19, BigLeagueAZ, blank_38, FlannelFlapjacks, Gildo, grimmy01, imstillhungry95, JoelPre, Muu, piratedan7, preston.salisbury, rd33, TimInTucson, TolkienBard, walleye01, xmet
  • Sinners (7): azcougs, AzRattler, Craig from Az, GuruB, porty99, SenSurround, Xipooo

Standings

  • 9 points
    blank_38
  • 8 points
    grimmy01
  • 7 points
    AJV19
  • 6 points
    Gildo
    JoelPre
    piratedan7
    SenSurround
    TolkienBard
  • 5 points
    walleye01
  • 4 points
    Angry_Saguaro
    AzRattler
    Craig from Az
    frienetic
    GuruB
    Marc Fournier
    rd33
  • 3 points
    azshadowwalker
    BigLeagueAZ
  • 2 points
    AzDbackfanInDc
    eel
    FlannelFlapjacks
    imstillhungry95
    Maizefed
    Songbird
    TimInTucson
  • 1 point
    azcougs
    AZfan85308
    babakolo
    backtocali
    benhat
    BobRob12
    BrokeNBattleX
    Muu
    navyazfan
    porty99
    preston.salisbury
    Shawnwck
    Xipooo
    xmet
  • 0 points
    azsportsfan31
    BattleMoses
    Daniel Corbin Jr.
    Diamondhacks
    hotclaws
    leemellon
    LiamNeeson
    littleRoom
    since_98
    Surksquatch

Week 14 line

Perhaps the key factor for the upcoming week will be, as we already discussed, how much stress gets put on the bullpen, and one of the most important numbers there is, how many innings will our starters pitch? There are seven more games on the schedule, all at Chase Field, beginning with three against the Rockies over the weekend. There's then three against the Dodgers, and the week (as far as SnakeLines is concerned) finished with the first of a four-game set against the Milwaukee Brewers. That will, almost certainly, mean two starts for Tyler Skaggs and Wade Miley, with everyone else getting one apiece. Here are some more numbers for innings per start:

IP G GS IP/GS Pit/GS <80 80-99 100-119 ≥120 Max
Patrick Corbin* 115.2 17 17 6.8 97 1 9 7 0 111
Randall Delgado 27.0 5 4 6.3 97 0 2 2 0 106
Ian Kennedy 96.0 16 16 6.0 102 0 6 10 0 116
Wade Miley* 100.2 17 17 5.9 96 1 10 6 0 110
Tyler Skaggs* 16.2 3 3 5.6 98 0 1 2 0 102
League Average 5.9 94
Team Total 346 85 6.1 96 6 44 35 0 117

Total innings by starters: 42½

Usual rules. Will the team be over or under? Tell us in the comments, by first pitch Friday at Chase Field (6:40pm). Get it right, and get a point - results next week!

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