Re: Lester: the hard cold numbers
posted at 6/16/2013 9:56 PM EDT
In response to BosoxJoe5's comment:
In response to pumpsie-green's comment:
In response to Hfxsoxnut's comment:
Jon Lester since September 11, 2011:
174 earned runs
24 Quality Starts
The 24 Quality Starts include 5 with the 'bare minimum' of 6 innings, 3 earned runs. If you eliminate those, you're down to 19 Quality Starts out of 52 games, or 36.5%.
Still think he will "come around"? I don't. I have been saying for a long time that he is now just a serviceable #4 SP, and even that may be too kind. Losester is throwing like crap and Bucky is injured. This is the exact scenario that caused me to predict that this is a team capable of winning only about 81 games. Because of their great start it could be a few more, but this is not a playoff caliber team with Losester pitching like he is capable of and Bucky impersonating a Man of Glass.
You are so foolish, dude. You can't be taken seriously on this matter anymore. You said Lester was an number 3 and posted all the ERA of number 3's in the league and he had better ERA then all of them. I get it you don't like him. It makes you bias meaning we should listen to you on Lester that is fine. Also you also said that a quality start isn't a quality start if Lester pitched. See through you go rife full of bias. A better defense team out there he probably gives up 3 runs.
But lets take a deeper look at this game: 8k 0 BB 1HR. Those are pretty good stats. Can't be too unset about the home run to Davis he has been doing that. A couple blop hits and some really poor defense lead to runs in the 5th.
This is the last time I am going to talk with you about Lester because I am just tired of the bias and the self congrationals.
Suit yourself. At the end of the season I think you will look back and see that although my predictions about Lester were pessimistic in your own small mind, they turned out very close to the truth. I wish it weren't so, but that doesn't change anything. I am a Red Sox fan just like you, but I see the facts differently. Lester's ERA is now 4.37 and rising fast. He has had bad start after bad start and next faces the Tigers. He has stunk for over a year and yet you keep insisting he will be just fine. Guess in another five years of his crappy pitching lines you might finally come around. Why should it take that long??