Re: Starters ERA?
That 4.7:1 strikeout to walk ratio (and corresponding 1.13 WHIP) is the most promising thing I see. The homers don't hurt nearly as much when you aren't putting people on base for free. I must say I was very pessimistic about our chances last night and was pleasantly surprised.
It seems like Narron is increasingly using Coffey in high leverage situations, setting him up to take over the closers role down the road. Of course, he's going to need to maintain his K rate if he's going to close. Last year's abysmal K rate will not get it done.
Games are won on run differential -- scoring more than your opponent. Runs are runs, scored or prevented they all count the same. Worry about scoring more and allowing fewer, not which positions contribute to which side of the equation or how "consistent" you are at your current level of performance.