Re: Cueto Diagnosed w/ "Mild Oblique Strain"
Originally Posted by fearofpopvol1
You think Leake would've gone 30 innings in 3 starts? We can't reasonably conclude that Leake would've performed the same in those 3 starts either. When he was called upon for those extra starts, he performed very well.
The K numbers are noticeably better as is the ERA+ for Bailey.
The point is that of the 29 innings more pitched by Bailey, based only on Bailey's average of 6.3 innings per start, 19 of those 29 innings were only because of pitching more starts based on how the rotation was re-shuffled at a few points in the year.
So you're only talking about a difference of 10 innings through the course of the season because of lasting longer in games. Not a big difference at all.
"No matter how good you are, you're going to lose one-third of your games. No matter how bad you are you're going to win one-third of your games. It's the other third that makes the difference." ~Tommy Lasorda