Here are end-of-season numbers for Koyie Hill and Geovany Soto in terms of games won/lost and runs for/against.
It’s still a smallish data sample, as evidenced by the closing of the gap, under “average runs against,” in just the last week or ten days of the season. See my previous post.
Soto’s numbers are impacted by his starting forty of the fifty games when Aramis Ramirez was on the DL.
If Soto returns to hitting form next year, as expected, he will garner more “wins.”
Still, the numbers are impressive for Hill and should earn him another season as backup or alternate catcher.
And here are the top ten finishers in the race for most singles in the NL. Theriot wins for the second year in a row. I disagree with him that “you don’t want to lead the league in singles.” Many people believe that a walk is good as a hit, so maybe a hit is almost as good as a walk, even if you don’t see as many pitches. In any case, where else can Theriot lead the league?