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Red Sox Pitchers Defy Statistics

To say, at this point, that Red Sox Pitchers Defy Statistics might just well be the understatement of the year. When we think of pitchers and

Red Sox Pitchers Defy Statistics
Boston Red Sox starting pitcher David Price

statistics,¬†the first thing that comes to mind is ‘Wins’ and ‘ERA’. One would naturally think that the pitcher with the lowest ERA would have the most wins. Stands to reason. Case in point, Clay Buchholz has the most losses and the highest ERA. Next highest ERA is owned by Ace, David Price. Shouldn’t he have the second most losses?

Red Sox Pitchers Defy StatisticsRed Sox Pitchers Defy Statistics
Steven Wright

You’d¬†certainly think so but that’s not the case. In fact, just the opposite; he’s 4-0. He’s has a 6.14 ERA and that’s just about ridiculous. You’d expect him to have 4 losses instead of 4 wins! He’s only had one low scoring game and his last outing totaled 7 runs against. The Sox had to put up 8 points on the board to garner the ‘W! Who can figure why he gets better run production than that of Steven Wright who has a 1.37 ERA and sports a 2-2 record.

Red Sox Pitchers Defy Statistics
Rick Porcello

Well, the really good news from Red Sox pitchers is that Rick Porcello is hummin’ the bean. He’s off to a 5-0 start and he looks better every time he pitches. I kind of thought from the beginning of the season he’d be a guy we could count on. On the other hand is ‘Clay Bucholic’ who’s had some decent innings but so far has thrown more meatballs than Chef Boy-Ar-Dee.

And speaking of Red Sox pitchers, let’s not forget the boys in the pen. Heath Hembree has heads spinning with his premiere performances. You can’t get any better than a 0.0 ERA. Seems like he just came from another planet. Junichi, Tommy Boy, and Ross Jr. have provided a great supporting cast and ‘The Finisher’, Kimbrel, already has 8 saves.

Red Sox Pitchers Defy Statistics
Red Sox Pitchers Defy Statistics

The word for this year for Red Sox pitchers is GREAT. Henry Owen should pan out and ERod will be back soon. If they do pan out it could be a long year for Buchholz and Kelly. IMHO, the Sox should dump Bucky while they can still get a can of chew for him. Just some ramblings from a bewildered but appreciative fan. Hey, first in the AL East works for me.

 

TOTAL

PITCHING
NAME GP GS QS W L SV HLD IP H ER HR BB SO K/9 P/GS WAR WHIP ERA
Heath Hembree 4 0 0 1 0 0 1 9.0 5 0 0 1 11 11.00 0.0 0.0 0.67 0.00
Junichi Tazawa 11 0 0 0 1 0 6 9.2 3 1 1 3 12 11.17 0.0 0.0 0.62 0.93
Steven Wright 4 4 4 2 2 0 0 26.1 19 4 1 11 25 8.54 114.3 0.0 1.14 1.37
Rick Porcello 5 5 4 5 0 0 0 32.2 24 10 5 6 36 9.92 103.2 0.0 0.92 2.76
Matt Barnes 10 0 0 1 1 0 1 12.1 14 4 1 6 13 9.49 0.0 0.0 1.62 2.92
Robbie Ross Jr. 8 0 0 0 0 0 1 11.0 10 4 1 2 10 8.18 0.0 0.0 1.09 3.27
Tommy Layne 7 0 0 0 0 0 1 5.0 6 2 1 3 6 10.80 0.0 0.0 1.80 3.60
Craig Kimbrel 13 0 0 0 1 8 0 12.0 5 5 2 5 21 15.75 0.0 0.0 0.83 3.75
Koji Uehara 12 0 0 1 1 0 8 11.1 4 5 0 5 12 9.53 0.0 0.0 0.79 3.97
Henry Owens 2 2 1 0 0 0 0 9.1 11 5 2 7 7 6.75 89.0 0.0 1.93 4.82
Noe Ramirez 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 9.1 12 6 1 7 10 9.64 0.0 0.0 2.04 5.79
David Price 6 6 3 4 0 0 0 36.2 38 25 4 9 49 12.03 102.5 0.0 1.28 6.14
Clay Buchholz 5 5 1 0 3 0 0 27.2 31 20 4 13 19 6.18 99.8 0.0 1.59 6.51
William Cuevas 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 2.1 3 2 0 2 0 0.00 0.0 0.0 2.14 7.71
Joe Kelly 3 3 0 1 0 0 0 8.2 14 9 2 10 11 11.42 73.0 0.0 2.77 9.35
Roenis Elias 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.2 4 3 0 2 1 5.40 0.0 0.0 3.60 16.20
Pat Light 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.0 2 2 0 1 0 0.00 0.0 0.0 3.00 18.00
Totals 25 25 13 15 10 8 18 226.0 205 107 25 93 243 9.68 99.4 1.32 4.26
Bold: Qualified for ERA title (1 inning pitched per team game)

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