Pitching road warriors (and not)

by Bill Chuck on June 20, 2013

To be a postseason contender, you need to be successful on the road.

Rk Tm G W L W-L% Road ▾
1 STL 72 46 26 .639 25-13
2 BOS 74 44 30 .595 21-15
3 BAL 73 42 31 .575 22-16
4 CIN 73 44 29 .603 18-16
5 OAK 74 43 31 .581 21-19
6 TEX 72 40 32 .556 19-17
7 ARI 72 39 33 .542 20-18
8 NYY 71 39 32 .549 19-18
9 PIT 72 42 30 .583 17-17
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Generated 6/20/2013.

It helps to have pitchers who will win for you away from home

Rk Player G W L W-L% ERA CG SHO IP H R ER BB SO WHIP
1 Adam Wainwright 9 7 1 .875 2.71 0 0 63.0 70 20 19 5 54 1.190
2 Jason Hammel 8 6 1 .857 3.97 0 0 47.2 52 24 21 14 35 1.385
3 Mike Minor 7 6 1 .857 2.38 0 0 45.1 37 12 12 15 42 1.147
4 Cliff Lee 9 6 1 .857 1.88 1 1 67.0 45 16 14 11 53 0.836
5 Chris Tillman 7 6 0 1.000 2.76 0 0 42.1 41 14 13 12 36 1.252
6 Felix Hernandez 9 6 2 .750 1.74 0 0 62.0 46 13 12 13 62 0.952
7 Bartolo Colon 7 5 2 .714 3.12 1 1 43.1 48 15 15 5 32 1.223
8 Justin Verlander 8 5 2 .714 3.66 0 0 46.2 45 19 19 14 59 1.264
9 Mike Leake 7 5 1 .833 2.34 0 0 42.1 47 12 11 10 27 1.346
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Generated 6/20/2013.

It hurts when your pitchers keep losing away from home

Rk Player G L W W-L% ERA IP H R ER BB SO WHIP
1 Dan Haren 8 6 1 .143 5.79 46.2 56 34 30 8 34 1.371
2 Joe Blanton 7 6 1 .143 5.53 40.2 55 27 25 7 31 1.525
3 Tim Hudson 8 6 1 .143 6.07 46.0 52 31 31 10 29 1.348
4 Joe Saunders 8 5 1 .167 6.46 46.0 62 33 33 17 17 1.717
5 Jeff Samardzija 8 5 3 .375 2.73 56.0 39 20 17 15 61 0.964
6 Chris Sale 8 5 2 .286 3.10 52.1 44 21 18 12 57 1.070
7 Cole Hamels 8 5 1 .167 3.54 48.1 44 21 19 18 49 1.283
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Generated 6/20/2013.

Or simply don’t win

Rk Player G W L W-L% ERA IP H R ER BB SO WHIP
1 Vance Worley 5 0 2 .000 7.82 25.1 44 23 22 6 16 1.974
2 Aaron Harang 5 0 4 .000 7.82 25.1 38 23 22 4 23 1.658
3 Scott Kazmir 6 0 4 .000 6.53 30.1 39 22 22 15 29 1.780
4 Barry Zito 5 0 4 .000 11.28 22.1 48 36 28 8 19 2.507
5 Clayton Richard 5 0 3 .000 9.23 26.1 34 28 27 8 10 1.595
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Generated 6/20/2013.

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