Article: Walks Help Sox Slam Twins
Posted 04 March 2012 - 06:41 PM
Many have pointed out that Bulger's spring ERA is currently 135.00. If he pitches 10 more innings this spring and doesn't give up an earned run, his ERA would be 4.36. Why bullpen personnel ERA can often times be a little deceptive.
Absolutely... that's why WHIP, K/9 and K/BB is a better measurement of performance. And so far those numbers for Bulger are pretty awful too: 9 WHIP, 0 K/9 and 0/4 K/BB. If he pitches 8.1 perfect innings and strikes out 5, those numbers will be 1.0 WHIP 5 K/9 and 1.25 K/BB what (other than the K/BB) range from very good (WHIP) to barely acceptable (K/9). So he has a long long road in front of him...
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