COLE HAMELS AND DAY GAMES (an somewhat actual analysis)

Originally posted on Displaced Phan:

I tend to make a lot of wild claims and I don’t typically have any sort of evidence to back them up.  Most of the time, I’d just like to think that I’m right.  I never actually take the time to seek out the truth.  If you haven’t noticed, this is not a website governed by sabermetrics.

Whenever I see that Cole Hamels is pitching in a day game, I mildly groan.  I only ever want him to pitch at night.  Now, I don’t know why I think that, I just do.  I can remember him losing 2 playoff games (2007 and 2010) that were during the day.  I feel like he always struggles during the day.  This time I actually looked it up.  These stats are courtesy of (which is an incredible website).

The unmitigated proof.

Cole simply does much better in night games.  His W/L percentage, ERA, WHIP, SO/BB…

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