Rummaging thru the 2012 splits on Good Luke/Bad Luke provided a series of insights into his bipolar pitching:
-Had 16 Good Luke starts, and 16 Historically Bad Luke starts.
-Three starts with 6+ days rest had 3.31 ERA and 1.163 WHIP
-Days games 1-8 W-L, 9.64 ERA and 1.851 WHIP
-Night games 7-8 W-L, 4.23 ERA and 1.254 WHIP
-Bad first innings (7.59 ERA)
-Pitching from behind (to 36% of batters) gave up huge run totals
-Lefties walked more and hit better
-Faced lineups loaded with lefties (54.4% of PA's)
-Batting Average for Pitch Count 26-50 was .243, 51-75 was .314
-First pitch hitters (10.9% of PA's) hit .385 with an OPS of 1.044
-Gave in to 7/8/9 hitters too often
-The 8th place hitter walked one every eight PA's
-The 8th/9th place hitters got seven homers in 153 PA's
-HR/9 Road 0.98 vs. Home 1.71 (ie. Kaufman Stadium...)
To bottom line Hoch's season - the problems were pitching in day games, left handed batters, bad first innings and pitching from behind.
Other than that, Luke was awesome this year.