Listen: Jacob Degrom, Claude Willoughby, Dodgers discussed on Effectively Wild: A FanGraphs Baseball Podcast
"Jacob degrom on third Labor Day gave the Mets beat the dodgers for two to Jacob degrom terrific. Who had six innings? Two hits. One run. Six strikeouts runs on a homework through seventy five strikes out of one hundred nine pitches Jacob. Degrom brilliant. Start against the dangerous lineup, no decision. Jacob. Degrom again did not get a win for start, which he was fantastic to degrom. This season has a one point six eight year aid. The second best era for any qualified pitcher, Chris sale at one point, nine, seven, Jacob degrom has at one point nine one year a in starts. He didn't win miss. So that's fun. These things are so silly and stupid because again, it all comes down to pitcher wins and losses. And notice we don't actually care about the stuff, but at least it makes for some fun queries. So Jacob degrom has. He's got an eight eight record. This series also got twelve Asians in wins, eight wins. He has zero nine seventy eight losses. He has a two point seven, three era. And notice he has at one point four one era. So I was curious going through baseball history using baseball reference. This took me forever to track down because it's just a God damn nuisance. But anyway, I finally got what I was hoping to get sort of. So I looked at the past one hundred years of baseball history. Look to the past one hundred years. I looked at all pitchers all starting pitchers who had at least twenty starts that they did not get the win, so twenty losses or notices. And so that gave me a sample of well. I mean I don't even know thousands like twenty five hundred roughly pitchers and I looked from nineteen eighteen to twenty eighteen just a nice even. I guess that's one hundred one years. Don't math check my stat blasts, and I took all those guys and I started the by year Ray now. If you want to look at the at the top of the list, I don't know why it would, but we've got nineteen thirty Claude Willoughby. He had twenty starts. He had a, I guess this would be sixteen losses in for notice at the area of eleven point five. This is not a fun fact that's about Claude Willoughby, nor is it about two thousand four Ryan Vogel song who had twenty such starts in it era of nine point one Jacob degrom this year has at one point nine, seven, eight. I guess in these twenty starts a calculated that differently. Just don't worry about it anyway. Jacob degrom this whole sample roughly twenty five hundred pitcher seasons Jacob degrom zero of one point. Nine seven is indeed the lowest in the sample and not only is it the lowest, but it's the lowest by like more than half of a run versus nineteen sixty eight Sam McDowell who had twenty two starts where he did not win the and the area of two point. Four eight was oh into fourteen in those starts in third place, which I realized I didn't try to filter the third places. This year's Ryan Stanic who really doesn't count cause just constantly been opening anyway, his two point, six seventy era and non wins, but he's got twenty three starts. He's two in those sorts because he's going like knitting at the time. Yeah, twenty. Fourteen Cole hamels shows up here three point. Oh four era. A. and starts he didn't win. But in any case, the most important point, the takeaway here, Jacob degrom unless something really goes wrong or I don't know what would have to happen in September, but less that balloons. He's doing something that is indeed mathematically unprecedented pity Jacob degrom and how the entire NL Cy Young argument is going to be about wins, even though that is stupid and ridiculous and we don't have to be doing this anymore. Yeah, and no one knows the making of for that step lest I will just say that the the research press for that set list was probably the longest of the Sullivan era. You really suffered for that step. Let's definitely the step less that I hate the most.."