Tagged: Ubaldo Jimenez

Pitchers’ ERA redefined.

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Pitchers this season have their ERA sitting below 3.00. Such ERAs are not uncommon that I forgot what the value stands for.
2.00 to 3.00 = Excellent, only achieved by best pitchers in the league.

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Ubaldo Jimenez, the MLB leading pitcher in ERA has 0.78. He also leads MLB in wins (10-1) and WHIP (0.90). Halimaw! Most pitchers I know always start their ERA with “2” that having an ERA started with “3” makes one look average.

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Phil Hughes before his first pitch against the Chicago White Sox on 02 May, 2010.
6 hits/18 innings with 18 strikeouts
That can be translated as 1 hit in 3 innings and 1 strikeout per inning.
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If there is one starting pitcher whom I would like to blame why I forgot the ERA rating, that’d be Phil Hughes. For three consecutive starts, he had his ERA started with “1”: 1.44, 1.69, 1.38, respectively. His other ERAs start arejust around “2.”
Phil Hughes has 10 games started with 7-1 record, tying it with veteran Andy Pettitte. Both place second in AL in wins.
When the All-Star Game is over, I wonder what will become of The Chief, The Freak, of Philthy Hughes, and the other aces of the Major League.