Posted by bad_luck on 12/5/2012 12:21:00 PM (view original):
Posted by burnsy483 on 12/5/2012 12:21:00 PM (view original):How does win/loss record tell you any of that???
"any of that back story bullshit" - im assuming you mean the whole "pitching to the score, managing games, etc." I know. You've said that. I think you're wrong.
You've also given no evidence that says I'm wrong. And I've seen, by watching games, pitchers that dial it up to 95 in big situations where they need outs...you know, up 2-1 with men on in late innings...and dial it back when they're up 7-1 in the 4th. You can't tell me I didn't see that.
I've seen Pedro Martinez, as a Met, do just what I'm saying. If he throws 95 all game long, he's probably gassed in the 5th and isn't as effective, and his team loses. If he doesn't dial it up in a big spot, maybe he loses a close game. He manages the game effectively and gets a win.