Originally Posted by WLL1855
This is where your argument hits the loony bin. I hope you meet Billy Pierce one day and he smacks you upside the head for this thinking.
What you bolded was in refernce to Max Scherzer in one of his three losses giving up a two-run single to lose the lead in a 2-1 loss. I should have been more clear that I was attempting to be ironic as the argument was that Scherzer is benefiting from run support. And Scherzer didn't win today, even though he left the game with a 2-1 lead.
It isn't just about wins, and in fact Scherzer has a better ERA and has struck out more hitters. We aren't talking aobut someone with an ERA of 4 who is winning games behind a high scoring offense. The major difference between Scherzer and Sale this isn't Scherzer having a little bit better ERA and a few more strikeouts, it's Scherzer being a lot better at winning games he has a position to win.