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Sweet Spot Grades…and the D-Backs Incredible Run Prevention Turnaround

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The Sweet Spot grades the NL and also the AL. Pretty decent job by the fella.   The Twins got the grade they deserve (they are terrible).

Nice evaluation of the Diamondbacks can be found here.

Wow, that’s all I have to say given their terrible pitching/run prevention last season and the first part of this season.

Click here to see the D-Backs’ monthly splits for 2011 and the incredible degree to which their pitching  improved in May, from an April team ERA of 4.89 to a May ERA of 3.00. Not only that, but  their team runs allowed per game went from 5.35 through April 30 to a team runs allowed per game of  4.37 through May 30(!!!).

No, you’re eyes don’t deceive you: the D-Backs cut their runs allowed per game by 1 whole run during May (not for just May, but over the course of the month they cut their runs allowed per game over the course of the season by an entire run…Kevin Towers is a freakin’ genius).

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Written by jjvedamuthu

May 31, 2011 at 15:59