Saturday, May 28, 2011

Example #849,113 of why win loss records are misleading

Jared Weaver began the season 6-0 with a 0.99 ERA. One month into the season he looked like the Cy Young Award was his to lose.

Then he started losing. He hasn’t since April. He lost his next 4 starts and had a no decision today. So he has been dreadful since then, right?

Well take a look at his no decision today.
9 innings, zero runs, 2 hits, 2 walks.

Not bad.

Include that start and combine it with his other May starts and he is averaging 6 2/3 innings a start and has an ERA of 3.37. He struck out nearly 3 batters for each walk and as of this writing leads the league in innings pitched.

What a loser.

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