So we are in a bit of a rut. We are 4-7 in the last 11 games. But there is a reason to be looking up!
We are sold that our offense is good, and will be good for the rest of the year, but is just slumping a bit. Our pitching, most likely our starting pitching has been a major concern.
In these 11 games, here are our starters numbers:
71 2/3 innings = 6.5 innings per start (not bad at all)
7 quality starts (5 of which were losses)
3.04 ERA in the losses, while averaging 6 1/3 innings
You gotta like those numbers from our starters. Of course our bullpen and fielding have created some issues, but hopefully our starters will continue to do what they have been doing.
This could work out for the best. I think our pitchers sometimes feel it is OK to make mistakes because our hitters will bail them out. Maybe this slump will make our pitchers do their best.