Saturday, June 20, 2015

2015 No-Hitter 2: Mike Muchlinski (1; Max Scherzer)

HP Umpire Mike Muchlinski called Nationals P Max Scherzer's no-hitter, the second of 2015. Scherzer lost his perfect game bid with two out in the 9th on a HBP of Jose Tabata (Sidebar: You make the call), but induced a fly out to ensuing batter Josh Harrison to seal the no-no. Muchlinski was joined for Saturday's Pirates-Nationals game by Sean Barber (1B), Mark Wegner (2B), and crew chief Mike Winters (3B). This is Muchlinski's first career no-hitter.

Saturday's is the first MLB no-hitter since June 9, 2015 (Rob Drake; Chris Heston). Crewmate Mark Wegner is the most recent on the crew to have called a no-hitter (July 14, 2013; Tim Lincecum).

Muchlinski received 37 callable pitches from Scherzer, a total of 23 balls and 14 called strikes. The look:

Balls: 23 called balls outside of strike zone / 0 called balls within strike zone = 23/23 = 100% Accuracy.
Strikes: 10 called strikes inside strike zone / 4 called strikes outside strike zone = 10/14 = <90.0% Accuracy.
Total Raw Accuracy Score = 33/37 = <90.0% Accuracy (+5 for Scherzer).

Pitch f/x plot courtesy Brooks Baseball.
NOTICE: This non-normalized plot is presented for illustrative purposes only and is NOT the basis for analysis.


Post a Comment