Re: What's wrong with this picture?
posted at 5/18/2013 11:03 AM EDT
One pitching stat I'd like to see changed is ERA.I believe that a pitcher should only be charged for a full earned run when they allow it.If a pitcher gets relieved leaving a runner on 1st,he should only get charged .25 of an earned run and the pitcher who allowed him to score would be charged .75 of the earned run.If the runner was on 2nd the pitchers would each get charged .50 ER,runner on 3rd the original pitcher .25 and the reliever .75 ER
So basically,the pitcher would get charged .25 for each base and base runner.For example,if the starter left left the bases loaded and the reliever allowed a grand slam,the starter would be charged 1.50 ER (.25 for 1st,.50 for 2nd and .75 for 3rd),the relief pitcher would get charged 2.50 ER (.75 for 1st,.50 for 2nd,.25 for 3rd and 1.00 for the batter).That accounts for all 4 Earned Runs.
If there are more than 2 pitchers involved,they would share the ER the same way.For example,if the starter left with a man on 1st,the second pitcher came in and allowed him to advance to 2nd and a third pitcher came in that allowed him to score the scoring would go:
.25 to the starter for allowing the runner to 1st
.25 to the second pitcher for allowing him to advance 1 base
.50 to the 3rd pitcher for allowing him to score from 2nd.
I think that would be much more accurate for ERA stats because when a pitcher leaves,he has no control over what the relievers do and shouldn't be penalized for their poor pitching performance.