In search of run support
We always want our starting pitchers to go at least seven or eight innings and allow as few runs as possible en route to that win. But often, even a pitcher's best effort could be undermined by a lack of run support from his offense. So while a guy could be sporting stellar ERA, WHIP and strikeout numbers, those pesky wins are sometimes hard to come by.
It can be a bit more magnified at this point in the season when a guy with a microscopic ERA has fewer wins than a lucky middle reliever, ...
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