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MHOUSE
04-26-2003, 02:04 PM
Here are the stats from Mark's six starts:

March 31 @ K.C. Sox lose 3-0
L 0-1 7IP 6H 2ER 3BB 1K 96 pitches

April 5 vs. Detroit Sox win 7-0
W 1-1 8IP 3H OBB 3K 103 pitches

April 10 @ Cleveland Sox win 7-2
W 2-1 7IP 5H 1ER 3BB 2K 107 pitches

April 15 vs. K.C. Sox lose 8-5
N.D. 6.2IP 8H 3R(2ER) 1HR 2BB 6k 102 pitches

April 20 vs. Cleveland Sox lose 7-4
L 2-2 4.1IP 11H 7ER 3HR 2BB 2K 76 pitches

April 25 vs. Minnesota Sox lose 6-1
L 2-3 7IP 5H 3ER 2BB 4K 104 pitches

Totals:
2-3 6GS 40.0IP 38H 16R(15ER) 4HR 12BB 18K .257BAA 3.38 ERA

If Buehrle would have gotten any run support in his first or last start and the bullpen wouldn't have blown it on the 15, then Mark could be 5-1 right now. He's had ONE BAD START. The rest have been quality starts and given the team a chance to win. He's got a good ERA and he seemed to figure out how to fix his mistakes last night and sit them down after the bad first inning. This kid isn't washed up, he doesn't suck, he's still our ace guy.

RKMeibalane
04-26-2003, 02:34 PM
Buehrle's problem is that he hasn't been able to avoid the big inning. I agree that his numbers are nothing to be ashamed of; however, he is giving up runs in bunches. It's one thing if he had scattered the runs over four or five innings, but that's not what happened. Therefore, things probably look worse than they actually are where Buehrle is concerned.

MHOUSE
04-26-2003, 02:52 PM
Originally posted by RKMeibalane
Buehrle's problem is that he hasn't been able to avoid the big inning. I agree that his numbers are nothing to be ashamed of; however, he is giving up runs in bunches. It's one thing if he had scattered the runs over four or five innings, but that's not what happened. Therefore, things probably look worse than they actually are where Buehrle is concerned.

I agree that big innings are bad for Mark, but the offense still needs to score 3 runs to pick him up whether it's 3-0 after one inning or 3-0 after 6 innings. Either way it's only 3 runs and he needs run support. Not entirely Mark's fault.

trimbo
04-26-2003, 04:22 PM
Mhouse, I'm with you. He's had a better year than Randy Johnson and Curt Schilling -- do you hear anyone saying those two suck?

Plus, 3.38 is totally fine. Even with the blow-out game, that's still lower than last year and lower than his career ERA.

For those who still are nervous, here's the list of pitchers in the AL with better ERAs today:

Rk Player Team Pos G GS ER ERA
1 Runelvys Hernandez KC SP 5 5 4 1.10
2 Esteban Loaiza CHW SP 4 4 4 1.24
3 Mike Mussina NYY SP 5 5 7 1.70
4 David Wells NYY SP 4 4 7 2.03
5 Roger Clemens NYY SP 5 5 8 2.12
6 Jason M. Johnson BAL SP 4 4 7 2.55
7 Ricardo Rodriguez CLE SP 5 5 10 2.73
8 Barry Zito OAK SP 5 5 11 2.91
9 Pedro Martinez BOS SP 5 5 11 2.97
10 Ted Lilly OAK SP 5 5 11 3.03
11 Jamie Moyer SEA SP 5 5 10 3.07
12 Jeff Weaver NYY SP 4 4 10 3.25
13 Gil Meche SEA SP 4 4 9 3.33
14 Mark Buehrle CHW SP 6 6 15 3.38

Now imagine which 5 or 6 will still be above Buehrle in July and relax.