"I talked to an advance scout that told me if Joey Votto and Albert Pujols were on the same team he'd advise his team to do the unthinkable...pitch around Votto to get to Pujols." - Buster Olney, ESPN
BTW in 2008, the Reds defense was ranked 24th in the league (-32 runs) and it was ranked 4th in 2009 (+48 runs) for an improvement of 70 runs. I wonder how this impacted the only thing that matters for the Reds?
Last edited by jojo; 07-08-2013 at 01:09 AM.
All statistics are partial, ERA included. You have chosen an arbitrary stat to run with "historically" here instead of focusing on what Homer's situation is this year.
Last edited by RedEye; 07-08-2013 at 01:15 AM.
"Iíll kind of have a foot on the back of my own butt. Thatís just how I do things.Ē -- Bryan Price, 10/22/2013
You see a 20 point drop from 2007 to 2008, then a 20 point gain from 2008 to 2009. Otherwise pretty steady except for his first year and his injured year.2006 142
If the defense helped him so much in 2009, why did it not hurt him in 2007?
"Man, the pitch looks fast, even in slow motion." Thom Brennaman on Chapman's fastball.
His 2007 just shows how lucky he was in 2006. It would seem that ERA isn't very good at illustrating what is most important i.e. a pitcher's ability to limit runs scored.
Tom Servo (07-08-2013)