Bonds v. Mitchell Report Pitchers

As a joke, ESPN.com put up Barry Bonds’s numbers against pitchers who appeared on the Mitchell report.  But this brings up an important point.  Bonds presumably faced pitchers who were as allegedly juiced as he was (allegedly).  Here are his alleged combined numbers against members the Mitchell report pitching staff that he faced:

22 HR, 52 RBI, 229 AB, 71 H, .310 Avg

Those are some fine numbers.  This is why Bonds’s home run record should stand.  Because it wasn’t just Barry.  It was everyone.

Here is the breakdown as reported by ESPN.com:

Denny Neagle, LHP: 18-for-50, 7 HR, 12 RBI, 5 BB,
6 K, 1.251 OPS

Ron Villone, LHP: 4-for-12, 3 HR, 7 RBI, 2 BB, 0 K, 1.583 OPS

Kevin Brown, RHP: 12-for-45, 2 HR, 9 RBI, 18 BB, 6 K, .943 OPS

Ismael Valdez, RHP: 6-for-28, 2 HR, 4 RBI, 7 BB, 6 K, .871 OPS

Ricky Bones, RHP: 3-for-6, 1 HR, 6 RBI, 1 BB, 0 K, 1.500 OPS

Paul Byrd, RHP: 2-for-7, 1 HR, 1 RBI, 2 BB, 0 K, 1.158 OPS

Ryan Franklin, RHP: 1-for-1, 1 HR, 1 RBI, 0 BB, 0 K, 5.000 OPS

Eric Gagne, RHP: 5-for-17, 1 HR, 3 RBI, 5 BB, 5 K, 1.007 OPS

Matt Herges, RHP: 3-for-10, 1 HR, 1 RBI, 2 BB, 1 K, 1.117 OPS

Kent Mercker, LHP: 10-for-40, 1 HR, 3 RBI, 0 BB, 6 K, .644 OPS

Stephen Randolph, LHP: 4-for-6, 1 HR, 2 RBI, 4 BB, 0 K, 2.133 OPS

Steve Woodard, RHP: 3-for-5, 1 HR, 3 RBI, 1 BB, 1 K, 2.067 OPS

And just in case you’re curious:
Roger Clemens, RHP: 0-for-2, 0 HR, 0 RBI, 5 BB, 2 K, .750 OPS

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2 comments

  1. me3685@aol.com

    Okay, you are looking at Bonds when he faced pitchers who were also in the mitchell report, but you have to think that many pitchers take steriods so that they can just stay at the major league level. Most are not high caliber pitchers to begin with. Sure you have Clemens and Gagne, but you also have pitchers like Franklin who never really did anything.

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