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
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?
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.
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.
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.
|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|
|Bold: Qualified for ERA title (1 inning pitched per team game)|