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Run by The Trentonian's Nick Peruffo, this blog will provide daily multimedia coverage of the Trenton Thunder.

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Top 10 Numbers of the Year - No. 7

Each Friday, Minor Matters will publish the Top Ten numbers from the season. These can be stats, players' numbers, whatever. As long as it's a number, it counts. The Thunder were just two wins from the Eastern League championship, so there's no shortage of material for this section.

No. 7 ...

What it means:
The number of wins Manny Banuelos had during the regular season, combined among Gulf Coast League, High-A and Double-A.

Why it's significant: Even at the minor league level, it's just another punch to the face of the win as a meaningful statistic. He pitched brilliantly at all three levels but failed to notch a W. His only win of the year, in his 16th start, came in the final game of the Eastern League Division Series. To review, 15 regular-season starts, 54 hits in 64 2/3 innings, a 2.51 ERA, 85 strikeouts against 25 walks ... zero wins. Good stat.

What Else It Could Mean:
David Adams' error total ... David Phelps' losses in 14 starts ... Justin Snyder's ERA in an inning pitched ... The number of earned runs John Van Benschoten allowed.



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