Comments on: ’75 Dodgers SP – One Of Best Units Ever? http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/4847 This and that about baseball stats. Tue, 16 Jul 2013 17:01:55 +0000 hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.6 By: BSK http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/4847/comment-page-1#comment-11908 Wed, 10 Mar 2010 01:51:44 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=4847#comment-11908 Gamescore seems like essentially a fantasy stat (as in, fantasy baseball). It doesn't really tell you anything except the guy had an impressive line by traditional standards.

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By: Gerry http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/4847/comment-page-1#comment-11900 Tue, 09 Mar 2010 22:35:12 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=4847#comment-11900 The 1975 Dodgers had three guys who pitched 250+ innings. That's partly because they were good, but it also speaks to pitcher usage patterns of days gone by.
Last year, no one in all of MLB pitched over 240. To get a game score of 65+, you generally have to go fairly deep into a game. So, to some extent, the chronological makeup of these lists reflects the changes in managerial style more than the quality of pitching staffs.

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By: JR http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/4847/comment-page-1#comment-11889 Tue, 09 Mar 2010 13:18:22 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=4847#comment-11889 I am confused as to how this works out. Especially when you have the 1971 Orioles, who had 4 20 game winners. To me, that is a better staff than the 1976 Dodgers.

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By: Djibouti http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/4847/comment-page-1#comment-11888 Tue, 09 Mar 2010 13:02:51 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=4847#comment-11888 1 point per K, Buehrle had 6 K's

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By: Rich http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/4847/comment-page-1#comment-11886 Tue, 09 Mar 2010 07:37:56 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=4847#comment-11886 I don't particularly understand Game Score. According to your site, it's calculated this way:

Start with 50 points. Add 1 point for each out recorded, (or 3 points per inning). Add 2 points for each inning completed after the 4th. Add 1 point for each strikeout. Subtract 2 points for each hit allowed. Subtract 4 points for each earned run allowed. Subtract 2 points for each unearned run allowed. Subtract 1 point for each walk.

So, conceivably, a perfect game would be 50+27+10=87
So how could one get a game score higher than 87? Aside from pitching more than 9 innings, of course. I also notice that Buehrle's perfect game was a 93. How did that add up?

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By: steven http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/4847/comment-page-1#comment-11884 Tue, 09 Mar 2010 03:43:26 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=4847#comment-11884 Most of the Dodger hitters tailed off that year. The pitching stats are similar to the 1969 Cardinals, who had trouble scoring runs and didn't repeat as pennant winners, either.

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By: steven http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/4847/comment-page-1#comment-11882 Tue, 09 Mar 2010 03:15:34 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=4847#comment-11882 ...And the Reds won the pennant.

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By: JeffW http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/4847/comment-page-1#comment-11880 Tue, 09 Mar 2010 03:07:34 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=4847#comment-11880 It is odd seeing Juan at the bottom of that list. But just think that this staff was as good as it was...even without the still-in-recovery Tommy John, who was at the peak of his career when he got hurt.

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By: Innuendo http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/4847/comment-page-1#comment-11879 Tue, 09 Mar 2010 02:43:02 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=4847#comment-11879 68 teams had 4 starters with 15+ wins, Richard. 8 of them even had 5. And look closely : last few times happened not so long ago. http://bbref.com/pi/shareit/y6sn8

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By: Richard http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/4847/comment-page-1#comment-11876 Tue, 09 Mar 2010 01:22:09 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=4847#comment-11876 Well, how many teams have had 4 starters with 15+ wins? I would guess this is quite rare. If it is, then I would say that they had one of the best rotations ever.

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