You Can’t Handle the Truth Part Deux

The Nyjerian Nightmare

Our love affair with Nyjer “Captain” Morgan has been well documented.  There is more to it than a “fan favorite” stigma based on hustle and heart. The contributions by the Nyjerian Nightmare are evident on both defense and offense.  Here are the facts:

  • When he starts, the Brewer’s record is 3-2.  When he doesn’t start they are 4-4.
  • When he starts and bats 2nd in the lineup, the Brewers are 2-0.
  • When he starts, the Brewer’s run differential is +5 on the season.  When he does not start the run differential is -2 on the season.
  • When he starts and bats 2nd in the lineup, the run differential is +7.
  • When he starts the Brewers are allowing 2.2 runs per game.  When he does not start, the Brewers are allowing 4.6 runs per game.

It is obvious, we all need a little more Captain in there.  I hope Ron Roenicke reads this.

 

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