Originally Posted by Reds Nd2
Just a freaky stat that, while interesting, doesn't really tell us anything.
As a die-hard Reds fan, you should hope the Reds do a better job than their opposition of avoiding all outs. The stats you've provided really only show the outcome of the situations. They don't show a causation for more strikeouts leading to wins for the Reds.
I agree and disagree, Nd2. I agree that more strikeouts are not a reason for more wins. However, I disagree that this does not show me something. It shows me that people who moan/groan/complain about too many strikeouts do not have much ground to stand on these days in REDS country. I hear the complaints from time to time here at RZ.
Are strikeouts bad? Sure. Are groundouts bad? Sure. Are flyouts bad? Sure. Are popouts bad? Sure. Are line-drives to an infielder bad? Sure. They are all called outs. Each team gets anywhere from 12 to 27 of them in a single game. Yes, I know about the sac. fly and the grounder to the right side (if the infield is back) when a guy is on third w/ less than 2 outs. Very seldom does a K in this situation cost a team a game. Very-very seldom.