Chrisy Moltisanti wrote:At what point will Jonathan Papelbon's ERA not drop (by the hundredths), assuming he pitches 1 IP of zero ER ball each game until such a point?
Well, the answer is, really, once he gets down to 0.00 (effectively) which happens once he pitches 1,801 innings on the season.
At what point can he pitch a full inning and not have his ERA drop (in the hundreths)? He's already at that point: your ERA with one run surrendered doesn't change from 37 innings to 38. (0.24 ERA) Or from 39 to 40. (0.23). Or 42 to 43. (0.22). Or 44 to 46. (0.21). The further you go, the more innings you have to pitch to continue to lower it, obviously. But you'll never get to the point where it won't ever stop going down until you're below 0.005.