Monday, May 9, 2011

Umpire Odds & Ends: No Hit 2

Baseball and the UEFL saw a no hitter for the second time this season (the first no hitter was by Francisco Liriano, Bruce Dreckman umpiring) on Saturday, May 7, when Jerry Meals (41) umpired the plate for Detroit Tigers pitcher Justin Verlander's second career no-hitter against the Toronto Blue Jays. Verlander had a perfect game through 8.1 IP, which ended with a walk, but completed his no hitter with one walk and four strike outs. Verlander threw 108 pitches, 74 for strikes, but only 48 were callable pitches.

Here is a quick look at the statistics of how Jerry Meals called Justin Verlander's no hitter.

Total Pitches: 108 / 83 Plotted*
Callable Pitches: 48
Balls: 34
Called Strikes: 14

Correct Called Balls: 32
Incorrect Called Balls (Called balls within the strike zone): 2
Correct Ball %: 94.1%

Correct Called Strikes: 13
Incorrect Called Strikes (Called strikes outside the strike zone):  1
Correct Strike %: 92.9%

Correct % of Called Pitches: 93.8%

Pitch f/x courtesy Brooks Baseball
*Note: The pitch f/x graph below is missing 25 pitches for an unknown reason; of these, there were 11 callable pitches and all 11 were correctly called pitches = 100% Accuracy. These pitches are included in the above table.


Anonymous said...

Isn't league average around 94%?

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