So, overall this year, Matt Belisle has pitched 45.2 innings in 47 games. He's got a 4.34 ERA and a 1.27 WHIP.
Now, he's had four HORRIBLE games:
- April 26 - 0.2 IP, 5 ER, 3 H, 2 BB
- May 7 - 0.1 IP, 6 ER, 4 H, 2 BB
- May 29 - 0.1 IP, 3 ER, 2 H, 1 BB
- June 11 - 0.2 IP, 4 ER, 4 H, 1 BB
So, we all know that you can't just pick and choose which games to count in numbers, but just for fun, I thought I'd do it anyway.
So, in the 43 games that Belisle has pitched in (not counting the 4 above), he has thrown 43.2 innings. He has a 0.82 ERA and a 0.89 WHIP! That's pretty crazy!
Those four games... 2 IP, 81.00 ERA, 8.50 WHIP. Also, pretty crazy!
He hasn't given up an earned run since June 26 (16 outings), and a run period since June 27 (14 outings). An inherited runner hasn't scored off of him since July 1st. Only 4 of 23 (17%) of inherited runners have scored on him all season.
In other words, he's been great this year... except for those four games... (and just to repeat, I'm not saying we can just eliminate the bad stuff, but perspective is good too)