We need an English filter on the new version here
Are you saying that the defense was the reason he gave up 5 ERs yesterday and that he gave up 5 ER against Philly and that the Boston game should be thrown out because - it's Boston? Making sure I understand you.
I agree if the Boston game stood alone as a bad game you could throw that out, but along with the other 3 to make it 3 out of his last 4, I don't think you completely ignore it. Also if it's poor defense for a couple different starts, well the defense isn't going to change any for the rest of the season so that has to be factored in. His drop from over 6 k/9 in April down to 4.4 k/9 since (closer to his last couple years) makes me think he did start out hot in April.
Not saying he's a bum, but saying we can't selectively throw out the entire 2006 season in lieu of recent numbers this year, but then throw out 3 of his last 4 starts in lieu of the rest of this season. So what do you think he'll end up with ERA and K-wise?