Posted by MikeT23 on 2/16/2012 1:49:00 PM (view original):
ERA against everyone(good and bad) = 3.26
ERA against playoff teams(assuming only good) = 3.29
Which teams are more likely to get blown out during the regular season? I'd say "bad teams".
132 innings trying to pitch as well as possible (not pitching to the score) = ERA 3.26 (BREF has his postseason ERA at 3.26, world series ERA at 3.29)
3449 innings maybe pitching as well as possible or maybe pitching to the score = ERA 3.26
I don't think that tells us much (132 innings isn't much of a sample) but if it tells us anything, Hunter's ERA when we know he pitched to the best of his ability was the same as it was for his career, which indicates that he did pitch to the best of his ability during the regular season.