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 now update the 2013 ERA for both the NL East and the other divisional staffs weekly. The completed number of games for the Phillies is at the end of the headline.
Reasoning for the Stats:
These numbers are a glimpse over the pitching coach’s shoulder, warning of difficulty ahead. The rule of thumb is the bullpen load should be no more than 33.3 percent, which is a six-inning average per start. That is why going a distance in the game is 6.1 frames or more, which is 70.4 percent. The addition of one out per contest equals 54 innings over the long summer. This also shows the hurlers giving the relievers a well-deserved night off, but there is the pen rustiness due to lack of work.
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Starting and Relief Pitching:
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Total Pitching and Starts of 6.1 Innings or More:
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Starters with Outings of 6.1 Innings or More:
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