There are only a few elite aces in the majors like Cliff Lee of the Philadelphia Phillies. What other divisional hurlers are in that group?
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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Check out: Philadelphia Phillies storyline: Answers
(Sign Language) After Michael Young scored the go-ahead run for the Philadelphia Phillies, another development raised eyebrows. Analysts could not explain why a ball rattling around in the right-field corner was only a single.
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NOTE: These tables are updated for game 53 and Wednesday’s contests are included.
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.
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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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Philadelphia Phillies storyline: Answers (Sign Language)
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