kingmike74 wrote:How much ERA & WhIP ground can one makeup over the next 4-5 weeks with 2-3 solid MR's?
You may improve a couple of hundredths. Don't forget, too, that the guys ahead of you may lose a couple hundredths, so it helps. At this point in the year, there is daily movement in the thousandths column for the most part, and as innings build, the movement happens in the next column to the right.
I am in a similar position as you, currently down 13 points, but I have a shot, and I have second locked up, barring catastrophe, so I have been doing a lot of this type of thinking.
Also look at where you are safe and it is unlikely you will lose or gain position, or where you are likely to lose points with bad performance. If you forget wins, for example, (which is hard to manage to anyway,) if three guys might pass you, it is not worth the risk if you won't gain 3 or more points elsewhere.
Look also at where the guy ahead might lose points. You might not need to go +11 if he could lose ground.
Be excellent to each other.