The B1G Ten Pitching Stars of the WeekendPosted: February 21, 2011
This space has been pretty dark for a while — I still have to recap last year’s conference hitting numbers — but I just wanted to pop in and look at how some Big Ten pitchers performed over the weekend in which the majority of the conference took part in the Big East-Big Ten Challenge.
I’ll do this in a Three Stars fashion, starting with . . .
Third Star: Michigan State’s Senior Kurt Wunderlich. The right-hander threw seven innings, striking out four and walking just one. He allowed just six hits, and one run (it was earned) in that performance. I get an estimated pitch count of 95 pitches, over which he accumulated around 2.8 Unadjusted Runs Above Average (uRAA).
Second Star: Indiana best starting pitching performance was from lefty Blake Monar, but the Hoosiers best overall pitching performance was from Senior right-hander Matt Carr. Carr threw five innings, struck out six and didn’t allow a run in his two appearances this weekend. He did issue four free passes, but when you don’t give up a hit and strike out one of every three batters faced, you’re pitching very well. He accrued 3.2 uRAA on the weekend.
First Star: Penn State had the best performance this weekend with Senior right-hander Steven Hill had a stellar eight strikeouts and zero walks over 7.2 innings. I estimate his pitch count at being around 100 pitches and worth 3.6 uRAA.