"Ted Lilly allowed the most stolen base attempts in 2011, with baserunners swiping 35 bags in 37 chances off of the Los Angeles Dodgers southpaw. The remaining top-5: John Lackey (33-for-36), Josh Beckett (31-for-35), Felix Hernandez (31-for-39) and Tommy Hanson (30-for-33)."Southpaws are expected to control the running game, and Lilly gave up more stolen bases than anyone, even righties.
|Ted Lilly focuses on getting the batter out, and the numbers show it.|
As his 35 of 37 record show, Ted Lilly was particularly terrible at controlling the running game by having only two runners thrown out. Of the Top 5 from Buster's column, at least Felix Hernandez got eight base runners thrown out.
Most stolen bases allowed by LHP:
Is there a relatively easy way to weigh these numbers against their catcher's stolen base against %? Any math people care to chime in?