Jesse Litsch Home Run Report

Jesse Litsch Home Run Report

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During Jesse’s recent five game clinic he’s posted a 3-1 record with a 1.26 ERA. Typically when pitchers with Litsch’s stuff have success it is due to limiting walks and keeping the ball in the park. Since Jesse limits walks year round I wanted to look into his starts with home runs allowed vs those without.

Using the great Baseball Reference website I went through and combined the starts were Jesse has and has not allowed a longball from the entire 2008 season (up until Sept 9th.)

Jesse Litsch Games with home runs allowed

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Jesse Litsch 2008 Starts with no home runs allowed

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Oddly enough his strikeouts and walks differ little in per 9 ratios during these two sets of data. In games where he’s allowed HR’s he is far more hittable (12.06 hits per 9) than his non-hr starts (7.2 hits per 9).

During Jesse’s previously mentioned five game roll he allowed a HR in only one game, his only loss. If he keeps the ball in the park, odds are that Litsch will win you the game.



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