Well, not the worst game ever. According to the stat WPA (Win Probability added), his -0.476 WPA is the 276th worst of all-time. Technically, Juan Rivera has the worst game ever with -0.820 WPA on 6/1/2003. But, yeah, Hamilton was really, really bad the other night.
So Pujols has never felt “right” since becoming an Angel huh? I’ll believe that Albert is right in a month when the Angels go to the All-Star break and this hot streak is still rolling along.
The only person benefiting from Hamilton’s struggles, is Albert Pujols. Pujols’ own struggles have been slightly masked thanks to Hamilton’s utter ineptitude.
It looks like everyone searched the same “three GIDP with two strikeouts” using Play Index. I’m telling you, guys, his game wasn’t that bad. I mean, yeah, it was bad, but it could have been a lot worse. /cashes check from Josh Hamilton
Remember how, before the season, one of the bigger debates was “who should hit second for the Angels? Lineup optimization said that Hamilton was one of the best choices for that spot. Now, he has spent a few games there, and I couldn’t be happier to see him dropped so low in the lineup.
I should rename this the Josh Hamilton Edition, because he is one hot topic right…
…Oh my. Something not about Hamilton. Although, seeing something with the words “Jered Weaver” and “declining” in the title, isn’t really all that surprising.