Re: Leake: Always giving up early runs
I really am not keen on calling three runs in six innings a quality start to begin with. That works out to a 4.50 ERA. Would you consider a pitcher with a 4.50 ERA quality? I don't. The average NL starter in 2012, per baseball-reference, had a 4.04 ERA. So, if 4.04 is average; how does 4.50 merit being called quality? I think there is a problem with that quality start stat.
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