I’m watching the Cubs/Astros game and I was interested in seeing Tim Byrdak getting some time on the mound. Talk about an odd stat line. In 9 2/3 innings up until tonight, he has a 1.552 WHIP, yet he hasn’t been credited with an earned run. And his control problems folowed him to Houston and he has a 3/8 strikeout to walk ratio although two of those walks were intentional. He’s doing his job against lefties though. Probably the most interesting stat line is when he goes to a 3-0 count. It’s a small sample size, but all four batters who have gone to 3-0 against him have drawn a walk. And when he goes to a three ball count, hitters have an .818 OBP against him.