The Commish Online www.thecommishonline.com
BLOG ARCHIVE: 05/01/12 - 05/31/12
Ryan Dempster has yet to secure a win this year, although he should be an All-Star. Matt Cain has made a career of pitching well and losing. Is it finally time to ignore wins and losses entirely for pitchers? TCO takes a look at some underlying stats in the latest Hot Corner and explains why 4-2 is not better than 0-2 in some cases.
With Mariano Rivera ending his season with an ACL tear, it's interesting to note that, at age 42 and possibly not coming back, Rivera ranks number 1 in career ERA (2.21) for pitching with a minimum of 1,000 innings. Reliever or not, that's impressive. Here's hoping Rivera rehabs and comes back next year, but if not, there hasn't been a more dominant AND consistent reliever in my lifetime.