San Diego State Has One of the Best Pitcher's in the West
I forget who said there are lies, damned lies, and statistics. That's a great saying and borders on truth. I'll guess either W.C. Fields or Mark Twain. Casey Stengle, maybe? Anyway, I was looking at stats for a variety of teams I cover and came across one that knocked my socks off. Yes, I wear socks and change them once a week. Back to stats.
The Aztecs have themselves a true example of an ace in Bubba Derby. His numbers are darned good but one stat caught my eye and is the sexiest of all when it comes to a pitcher. He has 22 strikeouts in 10 IP. No, no typos there. That's a bit over two an inning when one an inning is the standard of excellence. I have no idea if he can keep it up but he's one you should watch.
Bubba Derby 0-0 and 2.53 in 10.2 IP. He has 22 strikeouts to go along with 3 walks (also good) and 10 hits. That gives him a WHIP of 1.27 which is good but not great. BA against is a fair .244 which is not completely dominant. These are numbers of a good pitcher except the sparkling strikeout numbers. Let's watch and see what he does the rest of the year.