Cliff Lee just tossed six innings of three-run ball in his final start of the season and has so often been the case he took a loss because the Phillies' lineup scored all of one run. Lee finishes the year with a 3.16 ERA and 207/28 K/BB ratio in 211 innings. And he's going to wind up with a grand total of six wins. Or perhaps I should say six "wins" because of how silly the stat can be. For instance, Ivan Nova has 12 "wins" with a 5.02 ERA in 170 innings and Bruce Chen has 11 "wins" with a 5.07 ERA in 192 innings.
Hopefully Cliff Lee realizes wins are a dumb stat for pitchers
Hardball Talk | Oct 3