Re: When is it alright to tell it the way you see it on this forum?’
posted at 4/23/2011 9:23 PM EDT
In Response to Re: When is it alright to tell it the way you see it on this forum?’
[QUOTE] If you're going to quote Warren Oates from Stripes, get it right. It's Lighten up, Francis. LOL :) Now that really made me laugh. Momentary mind melt!!! Thank you for the reminder!!!! After all, it truly is a cardinal sin to misquote such a classic line. A buddy of mine back at Zoo-Mass (back in the day) used to say it all the time. Still makes me laugh. :) BTW..... Am I missing something with old JamaicaP ?
Posted by redsoxdirtdog[/QUOTE]
Stripes -- a classic movie. When I was in H.S., we'd go to the Drive-In a lot and for awhile, it seemed as if whatever was playing, Stripes, Caddyshack or Used Cars was always on the bill.
In answer to your question, I can't answer for him, but what I think bugs a lot of us is that in venting frustration when things go bad, problems are often considerably overstated.
For instance, I was skimming some of the posts and I'lll use this as an example.
You stated as an example, Lackey can't win unless he has a lot of run support. If you stated that as something you really believe, then you're wrong.
Go look up his stats from last year, game-by-game, not overall. Yes, a 4.40 ERA is high, but ... his ERA in his 14 wins was something like 3.09. He only had a couple of wins where he needed a lot of run support. And while he had maybe just one loss (maybe two, but I think just one) in which he pitched great but got the loss because of no run support, he also had eight or nine (I think it was nine) games where he had a no-decision and had a 2.09 ERA in those games.
The fact is, if you take run support out of the equation and simply look at how many runs he allowed, he pitched well enough to win 20 games. The criteria being 6 IP, 2 ER or less or 7-plus IP, 3 ER or less. Using that same criteria, Lester should have won 22, just two more games.