Originally Posted by OnBaseMachine
I'm not worried about his ERA. K/BB is more important to me. Louisville isn't exactly sending Gold Glovers out there every night. At least two of those runs have scored on defensive miscues, and another run scored after Jon Adkins allowed a two out hit. The one run he allowed last night came via two groundball singles.
As a reliever, Chapman has a very low 11.1% LD rate and a 50% groundball rate to go along with a 2.45 BB/9 and 13.5 K/9. His ERA shouldn't be anywhere close to what it is.
You disregard his wild pitches and hit batsmen. The blame for Chapman's ERA falls squarely on Chapman. If you want to put any blame on Adkins, you have to consider why he replaced Chapman with runners on.