Originally Posted by PalehosePlanet
Terrible defense kills a team's overall ERA. When popups that should be caught fall in, or misjudged fly balls fall in, or you only get a force out instead of a GIDP, those all go in the books as hits and earned runs. Our pitching had to face way more batters than normal because of the awful defense.
I agree terrible defense affects ERA. But last year the White Sox were 9th in AL in ERA and they were the best defensive team in the AL % wise
If you look at the stats, they finish 7-8-9 of 15 in numerous categories. ERA is only one area.