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yungcurtis
12-21-2008, 09:49 AM
i just checked my stats form last season and my pitcher had pitched 187 innings and had only 19 ER. i am assuming that it means earned runs. soo that ratio is great right??

Gooser
12-22-2008, 09:44 AM
Yes ER means earned runs, but really it just means runs for Smallball. Smallball does not calculate errors so it does not matter how you give up runs. Your ratio is pretty good but I would add that it depends on who you are playing and what park you are playing in. Good luck to you.

DarkElf
12-25-2008, 04:58 PM
i just checked my stats form last season and my pitcher had pitched 187 innings and had only 19 ER. i am assuming that it means earned runs. soo that ratio is great right??
0.91 ERA is fantastic, but it's also unrealistic.

As Gooser said, your ERA is hugely dependent on what park you play in, as well as the level of your competition. Defense makes a difference too.

Enjoy the great ERA now, I promise you that when you hit the higher PLs, regardless of what stadium you play in, don't expect an ERA 0.91. Granted I play in old-school Intel, but I rarely get below a 6 ERA, and my team ERA for the post 9 months is 7.24.

More important than ERA is runs differential. The obvious key to winning is outscoring your opponents. I'd much rather win games 10-5 than 2-1.

yungcurtis
01-04-2009, 02:23 PM
this season that just passed my pitcher had 511 innings pitched and 82 ER..

Rsandz
01-04-2009, 02:28 PM
Either your playing zzzd out teams, your playing all your games in monster, or your defense is amazing! lol.

NYYankeesFan
01-04-2009, 03:11 PM
511 innings pitched and 82 ER = 0.16 WILL GET THE CY Young Award lol

oaf
01-04-2009, 03:14 PM
Your pitcher has a 7.00 ERA right now. If he has a 0.16 ERA at the end of this season, and you don't play any 1* teams, I will eat my hat. :hat:

willybang
01-04-2009, 06:23 PM
0.91 ERA is fantastic, but it's also unrealistic.

More important than ERA is runs differential. The obvious key to winning is outscoring your opponents. I'd much rather win games 10-5 than 2-1.

I agree...
When you reach the upper Pl's a seasonal ERA of under 5 is a great achievement!
And it certainly depends on the stadium you play in.

My 1367 had a pretty good season last time.. finishing 2nd in PL1
And the pitchers both finished with an ERA of around 9.00 !!

They do however play in Ocean and batted accordingly..

In 46 matches they hit 324 HR and 552 runs.
an average of 7 HR and 12 runs per game..
As Darkelf said "Outscore the opposition"

You wouldn't get those figures in Monster LOL

yungcurtis
01-04-2009, 08:16 PM
Your pitcher has a 7.00 ERA right now. If he has a 0.16 ERA at the end of this season, and you don't play any 1* teams, I will eat my hat. :hat:

not my main team. my other one

oaf
01-04-2009, 08:23 PM
Good. My hat is safe. :yesnod:

DarkElf
01-04-2009, 09:19 PM
511 innings pitched and 82 ER = 0.16 WILL GET THE CY Young Award lol

You just calculated Runs per Inning. That's not what ERA is. ERA = (Earned) Runs per NINE Innings.

Thus, his ERA is 82/511*9 = 1.44.

That's still a great ERA, but notice how his ERA last season increased from 0.91 to 1.44. Think the ERA will go up again this season? :yesnod:

But keep up the good work, yungcurtis. I admire people like you who pay attention to details in the game.

yungcurtis
01-04-2009, 10:14 PM
Thanks, I try 2 stay on top of the details 2 see if Im progressing.

yungcurtis
01-18-2009, 03:33 PM
update!
this past season my pitcher had 726 IP and 292 ER.
It jumped up because I put my team in willy's UL that he has all his 9* teams in to see how they would do, but besides that I see what Elf is saying because my era is going up every season.

The team is now in PL8 and 7* and for this season I changed pitchers to see how he would compare.

GodofAcid
01-18-2009, 03:40 PM
Now, if I see you keep track of your WHIP, or your best player's OPS, I'll be impressed :biggrinjester:

Edit: Ok not so much the WHIP since walks aren't really an issue here

yungcurtis
01-18-2009, 06:25 PM
can you please break down WHIP and OPS? Don't know those abbreviations.

epiphanic
01-18-2009, 06:53 PM
WHIP = Walks and Hits per Inning Pitched
OPS = On Base Percentage + Slugging

yungcurtis
01-18-2009, 07:06 PM
oh ty nic
My pitcher doesn't walk any one
and I'll look into that

GodofAcid
01-18-2009, 09:32 PM
oh ty nic
My pitcher doesn't walk any one
and I'll look into that

It's more useful in real life where walks actually occur with every pitcher and that number can be very telling of how much trouble they get into with baserunners.

Lahoward
01-19-2009, 06:22 AM
More important than ERA is runs differential. The obvious key to winning is outscoring your opponents. I'd much rather win games 10-5 than 2-1.


The old adage "offense wins games but defense wins championships" remains true. Run differential is meaningless in percentage ratios. The two numbers given by you (10-5, 2-1) are equal if played out in an infinite string.

Edit: both differences (10-5, 2-1) are 66.6% if you lower the (10-5) score to (9-5) the win ratio lowers to 64.3%. So although winning (9-5) has a run differential of 4 and (2-1) has only 1, the latter is the more favorable scoreline.

Gore
01-23-2009, 03:30 PM
i just checked my stats form last season and my pitcher had pitched 187 innings and had only 19 ER. i am assuming that it means earned runs. soo that ratio is great right??

Who'd you play the sisters of the poor?

yungcurtis
01-23-2009, 03:33 PM
nope i played teams better than me

yungcurtis
02-02-2009, 03:17 PM
update:

i switched pitchers last season and these are the results

ER 169 IP 398

my team is now in PL8 and doing well. I see what DE was saying about my ERA and how it goes up as you join PLs