Just a little something to do while waiting for the rain delay to end.
This chart has four columns:
ISO% - Innings Scored On percentage - the number of innings in which the opposition scored a run divided by the number of innings the pitcher appeared in. Therefore if a pitcher came out for an inning that is counted whether he retired a batter or not.
BI% - Big Inning percentage - this is the number of innings in which the pitcher gave up 3 or more runs divided by the number of innings the pitcher appeared in.
ERA - listed for informational purposes.
Starts - Ditto.
Aaron Harang is scored upon about every four innings and has been very successful at limiting big innings. Basically he has been the man.
Pitcher IS0% Pitcher BI% Pitcher ERA Pitcher STARTS
Harang 25.5% Lvngstn 0.0% Harang 3.45 Harang 22
Lohse 29.2% Harang 3.9% Lvngstn 3.72 Arroyo 21
Arroyo 29.4% Belisle 5.0% Arroyo 4.58 Lohse 21
Lvngstn 32.3% Arroyo 5.9% Lohse 4.58 Belisle 20
Belisle 37.2% Milton 6.1% Milton 5.17 Milton 6
Milton 42.4% Bailey 6.7% Belisle 5.28 Bailey 6
Srloos 42.9% Lohse 7.3% Bailey 6.99 Lvngstn 5
Bailey 43.3% Srloos 14.3% Srloos 13.50 Srloos 2
Lohse and Arroyo have the same ERA to date. They have given up runs in about the same amount of innings, but Lohse has had many more big innings. I was surprised that his ERA isn't higher than Arroyo's.
Livingston is scored upon roughly every third inning. Remarkably, in five starts he has yet to succumb to a big inning. Pretty impressive for a young pitcher. This seems to indicate he isn't easily rattled.
Belisle is touched up fairly frequently but also seems to be able to limit somewhat big innings. I hope this bodes well for his future development.
Milton, Saarloos and Bailey have had their troubles across the board. Bailey has the excuse of youth; the other two not so much.
***Note*** Runs considered were both earned and unearned.