Posted by dahsdebater on 9/17/2013 3:13:00 PM (view original):
Sure, if you consider a WHIP 35% lower "almost identical," I guess. He gives up over 20% fewer hits and less than half as many walks, ratewise.
I guess our standards for "identical" are a little different..
OK, but we're talking about samples of 60 and 67 innings. And a difference of 9 walks. One walk every 6 or 7 appearances for these guys.
It wasn't meant as a slight against Uehara, he's having a great year.
In my opinion, throwing 60 innings while allowing 34 hits, 18 walks, and 7 earned runs and striking out 89 is almost identical to throwing 67 innings while allowing 29 hits, 9 walks, 8 earned runs and striking out 94.