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Why we lose

I created a simple method of evaluating why we lose. It breaks the team down into four elements: starting pitching, bullpen, defense, and offense. Each element is assigned a standard for performance each game. When an element fails to meet that standard, they are said to have contributed to the loss.

The standards are:

Starting pitching: Must surrender less than 0.44 earned runs per inning pitched Bullpen: Must surrender less than 0.44 earned runs per inning pitched Defense: Must surrender no more than one earned run per game Offense: Must score at least 0.44 runs per inning

The NL average runs scored per game is roughly 4. So 0.44 earned runs per inning yields 4 runs per game.

Losing results for 2013 below. The shaded cells indicate games in which a team element failed to reach the standard.
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UPDATE JULY 29 The offense remains most responsible for 2013 losses. Defense still consistent and seldom contributes to losses. Most losses are team losses, but the offense now the sole contributor to six losses.

Eat. Drink. Be Merry. But the above FanPost does not necessarily reflect the attitudes, opinions, or views of Purple Row's staff (unless, of course, it's written by the staff [and even then, it still might not]).

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