A thought came to me last night with Lohse's performance:
For five out of seven innings, he shutout the D-backs. Of course in the other 2 innings he gave up 4 runs. But I was wondering if that's a good thing or a bad thing or nothing.
So it leads me to ask this;
1) Is there any way to track how a pitcher gives up runs, say in big spurts,(one or two multiple run innings) or 1 and 2 runs per inning over 5 innings.
2) Is one better than the other.

Can I look at Lohse's performance and predict anything for future performances?


Just a thought, I'd be thrilled if some of the better stat people could point me in the correct direction to find data for such a project.