Pitching Wins Games

A comment by Ego got me wondering about how the teams rank when sorted by ERA, then compared to their wins so far this season…Looking at the list below the thing that totally stands out is this:

Eight of the top 10 teams based on ERA are also in the top 10 in the league for wins.  The other two are 13th and 17th.

Seven of the bottom 10 teams, based on ERA, are in the bottom 10 for wins.  The other two are 19th and 16th.

If anyone tells you that pitching doesn’t win games, there is your proof that, at least right now in this season, it does.

TEAMS SORTED BASED ON WIN’S (NUMBER TO LEFT IS ERA RANK)

10 New York Yankees
8 Texas Rangers
1 Washington Nationals
2 Los Angeles Dodgers
3 Cincinnati Reds
5 Pittsburgh Pirates
7 Los Angeles Angels
13 Chicago White Sox
6 San Francisco Giants
12 Atlanta Braves
13 St. Louis Cardinals
17 New York Mets
9 Tampa Bay Rays
15 Detroit Tigers
19 Baltimore Orioles
28 Cleveland Indians
4 Oakland Athletics
20 Boston Red Sox
26 Toronto Blue Jays
18 Arizona Diamondbacks
21 Miami Marlins
23 Milwaukee Brewers
22 Philadelphia Phillies
25 Kansas City Royals
16 Seattle Mariners
29 Minnesota Twins
24 Chicago Cubs
11 San Diego Padres
30 Colorado Rockies
27 Houston Astros
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TJinPhoenix
TJinPhoenix
8 years ago

I guess this further proves the point JD, but I thought I saw something on the broadcast last night about how the Rockies are #1 or #2 in the main 4 OFFENSIVE categories in the NL (I think that’s what it was, i was looking through a beer mug) 🙂 In any case that just points out how bad our pitching has been!

GARY
GARY
8 years ago

Ryan Dempster,Ryan Dempster!He lives in Denver and the Cubs seem to fall for our Bernie Madoff trades.We have a cornicopia of AAA outfielders blocked at MLB level,Brown is big league ready now,and plenty of “arms” with big league potential.I,for one,am sick of “potential”.Offer Chatwood,White,Outman,Moscoso,Matzek,Blackmon,Wheeler,Brown,EYjr.in any combination,and sweeten the deal with one[only one]of Betencourt,Roenicke,Brothers,or Pachecho,Nelson.

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