davidmarver wrote: HOOTIE wrote:
davidmarver wrote:I would not call it luck when he pitches in possibly the best pitchers park and has a great bullpen behind him to bail him out of jams. Those drive down ERA's plenty. He still plays in Petco this year with a great bullpen. Expect more of the same.
A few years back, Foulke only had 3 blown saves all year. As luck would have it, all 3 came in Hudson's games. Hudson lost 3 wins do to the bad luck of Foulke blowing saves in his starts. Since you are a Padres fan, let's look how SD sp fared last year in strand rate %. 75% is average. Peavy as noted was at 84%.
David Wells was at 71%
Brian Lawrence 74%
Adam Eaton 68%
exactly, Peavy is extraordinarily good at stranding runners. Why would that change?
If he's so good at that, as you say, why was his strand rate 72% in 02, and 75% in 03? You are basing this on a small one year number with runners on, and risp.
Here's a question for you. If Peavy leaves the game with the bases loaded, and Hoffman comes in and gets a out, no runs score. But if Hoffman gives up a 3 run double, and 3 runs score. How exactly did Peavy effect scenerio 1, where no runs get charged to era, versus scenerio 2, where Peavy is charged with 3 runs? Imagine every runner on base when a pitcher leaves. His era depends either way, on whether the rp strands the runners, or lets them score.