You guys know that workload concern thing I’ve been on with Adam Warren and Dellin Betances, from way back before anybody else was really thinking about it? Yeah, I think it could be starting to surface now.
Warren’s Monthly ERA Splits: April- 1.93, May- 1.62, June- 4.97, July- 5.79
Betances’ Monthly K Rate Splits: April- 43.4%, May- 45.9%, June- 37.9%, July- 31.7%
Obviously falling to a K rate that’s still above 30% is far less severe of a drop-off than a ballooning ERA, but we’re talking about 2 very different types of pitchers. Their level of fatigue, whatever it may be, could be manifesting itself in different ways. Hitters are making more and better contact against Betances this month than in any other month. He’s given up runs in consecutive appearances for the first time this year. They’re getting to Warren both by swinging and holding the bat. His K rate in July is the lowest of the season, his BB rate is the highest, and he’s been far more hittable since the start of June.…