Originally Posted by 34rancher
I think stats are vastly overrated except one. Wins and losses. All that matters is did you win or not. Don't cry me a sob story on lack of run support or pitching against. It's all about team. You can have the best WHIP, ERA, etc, but if team isn't winning really who cares?
What did the TEAM do when you started a game:
League average: .504
HUH????? Under your theory, a starting pitcher who gets knocked out of the game in the first inning but the team comes back and wins the game gets credit. Or a starting pitcher who goes 7 innings and leaves with the score 8-8 and his team goes on and wins gets credit? You need to look at their wins/losses and ERA to get an evaluation of how someone is pitching. Why Humber looks better at 8-8 until you factor in his terrible ERA