|Jose Mijares threw 22|
pitches Thursday --
11 strikes, 11 balls.
Bremer merely wondered. I looked it up.
According to Baseball Reference, Mijares entered Thursday's play having faced exactly 99 hitters on the season. Ten of those plate appearances ended on the first pitch, with split stats of .000/.200/.000 (he has hit two men with his first pitch). Of the other 89, 52 began 1-0; batters went .350/.500/.525 in those plate appearances. Only 37 started 0-1 (.258/.351/.323).
Mijares faced five men on Thursday. He started two off with Ball One, and he walked both of those hitters. He started three with Strike One, and retired them all (two strikeouts and a popup.) His updated stats by count can be found here;
Mijares' ratios are out of whack. For the American League as a whole. there had been 48,173 plate appearances on the season. A bit less than 5,500 ended on the first pitch; more than 23,000 started 0-1; less than 19,800 started 1-0. He's also getting worse than average results when the first pitch is a ball, and not faring much better than average when the first pitch is a strike.