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Monday, May 15, 2017

What pitchers think about being credited with wins and losses. | Sports on Earth

Hendricks’ manager, Joe Maddon, has managed the likes of star hurlers such as David Price, Jake Arrieta and Jon Lester. The feeling he gets is that the pitcher win isn’t going anywhere as an official statistic.

“The win is always going to be relevant to a pitcher. Always,” Maddon said. “That’s how they were raised. If you were raised with that mindset, that’s what you’re going to live for. That’s how they evaluate themselves.”

Maddon said that if presented with the choice of recording more pitcher wins with a higher ERA, versus a significantly lower ERA with a lower win total, the starting pitcher would take the higher win total and ERA.

“I would say getting the win is always the end-all for a pitcher,” said Maddon. “I would say 17 [wins] with a 4.00 [ERA] over 12 with a 2.00, they’ll take the 17 with a 4.00.”

Jim Furtado Posted: May 15, 2017 at 01:14 PM | 55 comment(s)
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