Saturday, September 26, 2009

Quality from Tim Redding

Even after Friday night's mediocre start, when he gave up four runs in six innings, Tim Redding has pitched himself into consideration for next year's rotation with a solid September. Redding has a 3.52 ERA and 1.24 WHIP this month. Redding's August was not too bad either - 3.67 ERA and 1.30 WHIP.

Redding's overall numbers are still poor, thanks to his first-half 7.14 ERA and 1.61 WHIP. Unfortunately for the Mets, they are now comparable to some of their bigger-name pitchers:

Pelfrey: 5.08 ERA; 1.52 WHIP; .289 BAA
Perez: 6.82 ERA; 1.92 WHIP; .273 BAA
Redding: 5.29 ERA; 1.46 WHIP; .266 BAA

Redding also has four quality starts in his last six outings.

Quality starts are an unappreciated stat in my opinion. I used them in a piece for the Faster Times to show how they are better than wins for determining the Cy Young winner. (Can you guess that I am a Zack Greinke supporter?) You can read the piece here.

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