Moderator: Captain Ned
TheEmrys wrote:I feel the same way about the Mariners. Its a solid roster and pitching staff. Felix isn't the pitcher he used to be, but he is really pitching well with decreased velocity.
Captain Ned wrote:SP = Starting Pitcher
RP = Relief Pitcher
You can put either in a slot marked just "P".
You want some of both, as SPs get you wins and RPs get you saves.
derFunkenstein wrote:And not just LOOGYs -- sometimes a starter can have things go horribly wrong to start a game. The recent-ish example that comes to mind is this game by the then-Florida Marlins against the Boston Red Sox, in which Florida's Carl Pavano gave up 6 runs to start the game without recording an out. He was then relieved by Michael Tejera, who gave up 4 more runs without recording an out. The Red Sox were already up 10 and the top of their order was getting to bat again... and it was still the first inning with no outs. The Marlins' third pitcher of the inning (and the game) Allen Levrault, mercifully got them out of the inning, though not without allowing the Sox to score four more. Johnny Damon, Boston's leadoff hitter who had already been on base and scored twice, got a hit in his third trip to the plate that inning though ultimately the third out was recorded in a play at the plate with Boston up 14-0. But not before two Florida pitchers had given themselves an infinite ERA for the game.That's only possible when the pitcher records an out. Plenty of pitchers have come in and given up runs without getting anyone out. All those LOOGY types who have an outing go terribly wrong and give up a homer, for instance. No ERA because there's no pace to completing a game when that happens.