LBJackal wrote: Conner wrote: New Zealand Fan wrote:
How is he "Very lucky to get out of that game without a loss."?
He gave up 1 run in 5 innings.
He was pretty unlucky to not be in line for a win, with that offense behind him...
The Rays left 12 guys on base in the first two innings alone. That's not altogether good pitching and poor hitting, there's a large degree of luck in there as well.
With 8 hits and 2 walks in just 5 innings of work he was damn lucky to only give up 1 ER.
1 run in 5 innings. That's all that matters, in the end.
No matter what...it wasn't a terrible outing
Well, I'm afraid not. He was lucky he only gave up 1 run. If he pitches like that all season he'll have horrible numbers. So in the end... it doesn't matter that he only gave up 1 run.
2 BB in 5 IP isn't so bad, but it's not that good either. And neither is 3 K's. His first outing; 5 K's and 1 BB in 7 IP. That's a very good game. A huge differenc ein performance. yet he only gave up one run in each. You have to look past ER.
Why would you quote me, but leave out the rest of what I said?
"No matter what...it wasn't a terrible outing...certainly not something that should change anyone's opinion about him, if you thought he'd be good this season."
I didn't say it was a good performance...and yes, if he pitches that way all year, the results will likely be worse...
But it absolutely wasn't so
bad, that you should change your opinion about him, based on this one game