Most staffs typically have a significant drop-off after their 1 and 2, but the Philadelphia Phillies with John Lannan have a solid 5. How do the top west coast teams fare on the bottom rung of their rotations?
I will publish the 2013 ERA for both the NL East and the MLB 5 periodically. The number of games played by the Phillies is in the headline at the end.
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Reasoning for the Stats:
These numbers are a glimpse over the pitching coach’s shoulder, because they warn of difficulty ahead. The rule of thumb is that the bullpen load should be no more than 33.3%, which is a 6-complete average per start. That is why going a distance into the game is 6.1 frames or more, which is 70.4%. The added detail of 1 out per contest is 54 innings over the long summer’s course. This also shows the studs that give the relievers a well deserved night off, but there is a rust factor due to lack of back-end chances.
Note: All old ERA tables are automatically updated.
Complimentary piece: Philadelphia Phillies story-poll: On the radar
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Starting & Relief Pitching:
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Total Pitching & Starts of 6.1 Innings or more:
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Starters with Outings of 6.1 Innings or more:
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