Monday, August 25, 2008

20 in a row?

I hate the statistic for pitcher's known as a win. It is perhaps the dumbest, most meaningless, most overrated statistic in baseball. A pitcher could give up 9 runs and if his team scored 10 while he was in the game than he gets a win, but at the same time if he gives up just 1 run and his team scores zero he doesn't get a win, but instead could get the loss. In short, it has little to do with how the pitcher performs, instead on how his teammates perform. That being said Francisco Liriano has won 14 games in a row (including games at AAA Rochester) and he goes for #15 tonight.

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