Snakes Gould wrote:
How do you get ERA numbers split between LH batters and RH batters? With it always switching per batter, it seems like this isn't the best statistic.
you can get them readily at any major site. its an official statistic of major league baseball.
Yeah, it's certainly a readily available split. I've always wondered too, though, how in the hell they derive it. Like the other poster says -- you don't come in today and just face right handers. And then come in another day and face lefthanders. You're facing both, typically. If I come in and give up a double to a lefty, and then a double to a righty, which side gets credit for the earned run? Beats me, but either way it's not meaningful. Does anyone actually know the details behind this calculation?