The Decade In Baseball – Pitching Leaders

baseballs3The 2010s have drawn to a close and its time to take a look back at the previous decade.  Today, we are finishing off our look back at 10 years worth of baseball with the pitching leaders for the 385 games I attended between 2010 and 2019.

In addition to the regular season, these totals include 2 wild card games, 3 trips to the NLDS, 3 NLCS appearances, and the 2016 World Series.  Not too many surprises on these charts.

Wins

Name Total
Chris Sale 21
Gavin Floyd 13
John Danks 11
Jon Lester  10
Jake Peavy 10

Losses

Name Total
Jose Quintana 17
Chris Sale 12
John Danks 10
James Shields 10
Gavin Floyd 9
Carlos Rodon 9

ERA (> 10 IP)

Name Total
Kyle Ryan 0.00
Colby Lewis 0.60
Brandon Kintzler 0.68
Matt Moore 0.79
Yovani Gallardo 0.82

ERA (> 20 IP)

Name Total
Kyle Gibson 1.59
Dallas Braden 1.71
Aaron Bummer 1.84
Zach Duke 2.00
Wade Davis 2.01

Strikeouts

Name Total
Chris Sale 313
Jose Quintana 208
Gavin Floyd 145
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Active Pitching Leaders – Through 2018

baseballs3Last week, we looked at the active leaders in games I’ve attended through 2018 on the offensive side of the ball.  With spring training winding down and opening day less than a week away, let’s take a look at the defensive side of the ball and the active pitching leaders.

Wins

Name Total
Chris Sale 21
Jon Lester 10
Jose Quintana 7
Nate Jones 7
C.C. Sabathia 6

Losses

Name Total
Jose Quintana 15
Chris Sale 12
James Shields 10
Carlos Rodon 9
Jeff Samardzija 6

ERA (> 35 IP)

Name Total
David Robertson 2.17
Nate Jones 2.25
Zach Duke 2.38
Johnny Cueto 2.43
Jon Lester 2.60

ERA (> 70 IP)

Name Total
Jon Lester 2.60
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Active Pitching Leaders – Through 2017

baseballs3Last week, we looked at the active leaders in games I’ve attended through 2017 on the offensive side of the ball.  With spring training winding down and opening day less than a week away, let’s take a look at the defensive side of the ball and the active pitching leaders, which will be losing a couple of former White Sox starters from their 2008 Division Championship team.

Wins

Name Total
Chris Sale 21
Jake Peavy 11
Jon Lester 8
Jose Quintana 7
Nate Jones 6
C.C. Sabathia 6

Losses

Name Total
Jose Quintana 15
Chris Sale 12
Jake Peavy 9
Carlos Rodon 7
Tom Gorzelanny 7

ERA (> 35 IP)

Name Total
David Robertson 2.17
Nate Jones 2.28
Zach Duke 2.38
Johnny Cueto 2.43
Hector Santiago 2.43

ERA (> 70 IP)

Name Total
Jon Lester 2.89
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2017 Final Pitching Leaders

baseballs3Sunday, we looked at the leaders in the 49 games I attended this year on the offensive side of the ball.  With the World Series kicking off tonight in Los Angeles, it’s time to wrap up our look back at the 2017 season with the pitching leaders, starting with everyone’s favorite pitching statistic:

Wins

Name Total
Miguel Gonzalez 3
Lucas Giolito 3
Dan Jennings 2
David Robertson 2
Jon Lester 2
Buck Farmer  2
Carson Fulmer 2

Losses

Name Total
Jose Quintana 5
Derek Holland 3
Carlos Rodon 3
James Shields 2
Mike Pelfrey 2
Pedro Strop 2
Aaron Bummer 2

ERA (> 10 IP)

Name Total
Lucas Giolito 0.86
Luis Severino 1.29
David Robertson 1.59
Anthony Swarzak 1.59
Dan Jennings 2.13

Strikeouts

Name Total
Jose Quintana 38
Jon Lester 32
Carlos Rodon 32
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Will The Last One Out Turn Out The Lights

The White Sox continued their sell-off this week, sending relief pitchers Anthony Swarzak to the Brewers and Dan Jennings to the Rays.  Swarzak was traded on Wednesday, just two days after earning his first career save against the Cubs.  Prospect Ryan Cordell, an outfielder, comes back to Chicago, or Charlotte rather, where he will end up once he comes off the disabled list.

The Jennings trade was announced earlier today.  The Rays will send first baseman Casey Gillaspie, brother of former White Sox third baseman Conor Gillaspie, back to the south side.  Gillaspie is also currently injured, and will join Cordell on the disabled list in Charlotte.

With these moves, plus the earlier trade with the Yankees, Jake Petricka remains as the only member of the opening day bullpen still on the active roster.  What was a strength has suddenly become awfully shaky, although, with the race on for the top pick in next year’s draft, that may be for the best.

2015 Final Pitching Leaders

MLB: Cincinnati Reds at Los Angeles DodgersLast Friday, we looked at the leaders in the 39 games I attended this year on the offensive side of the ball.  It’s now time to wrap up our look back at the 2015 season with the pitching leaders, starting with everyone’s favorite pitching statistic:

Wins

Name Total
Chris Sale 5
Jake Arrieta 3
Carlos Rodon 2
John Danks 2
Zach Duke 2
David Price  2
Kyle Gibson  2

Losses

Name Total
Jose Quintana 4
Chris Sale 3
Jeff Samardzija 3
John Danks 2
Jon Lester 2

ERA (> 10 IP)

Name Total
Kyle Gibson 0.57
David Robertson 0.68
David Price 1.13
Chris Sale 2.89
Jake Arrieta 2.95

Strikeouts

Name Total
Chris Sale 76
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2015 All Star Break Pitching Leaders

MLB: Cincinnati Reds at Los Angeles DodgersYesterday, we looked at the leaders in the 21 games I attended in the first half of this year on the offensive side of the ball.  With the second half slated to kick off today, let’s look at the first half pitching leaders:

Wins

Name Total
Chris Sale 4
Zach Duke 2
Carlos Rodon 2
13 tied with 1

Losses

Name Total
Jose Quintana 3
Jon Lester 2
16 tied with 1

ERA (> 6 IP)

Name Total
Mark Buehrle 0.00
Tommy Milone 0.00
David Robertson 0.00
Jake Arrieta 1.00
David Price 1.00
Corey Kluber 1.00

Strikeouts

Name Total
Chris Sale 52
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2014 Final Pitching Leaders

MLB: Cincinnati Reds at Los Angeles DodgersYesterday, we looked at the leaders in the 35 games I attended this year on the offensive side of the ball. Today, let’s take a look at the pitchers.

Wins

Name Total
Chris Sale 4
Scott Carroll 2
John Danks 2
Hector Noesi 2
Jose Quintana 2

Losses

Name Total
Ronald Belisario 3
Andre Rienzo 3
Hector Noesi 2
Daniel Webb 2
25 tied with 1

ERA (> 6 IP)

Name Total
Scott Downs 1.17
Edwin Jackson 1.29
Masahiro Tanaka 1.35
Chris Sale 1.35
Justin Grimm 1.42

Strikeouts

Name Total
Chris Sale 41
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2014 All Star Break Pitching Leaders

Tuesday, we looked at the leaders in the 17 games I attended in the first half of this year on the offensive side of the ball.  With the second half slated to kick off today, let’s look at the pitching leaders.

Wins

Name Total
Chris Sale 3
14 tied with 1

Losses

Name Total
Andre Rienzo 3
Ronald Belisario 2
12 tied with 1

ERA (> 6 IP)

Name Total
Danny Duffy 0.00
Scott Downs 1.17
Masahiro Tanaka 1.35
Javy Guerra 1.42
Hector Noesi 1.62

Strikeouts

Name Total
Chris Sale 29
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