The Ultra Quality Start Report

by Bill Chuck on September 10, 2013

Ultra Quality Starts are awarded when a pitcher throws 7+ innings and allows two or fewer runs

We had 10 Ultra Quality Starts last night

Rk Player Date Tm Opp Rslt App,Dec IP H R ER BB SO HR Pit Str
1 Bronson Arroyo 2013-09-09 CIN CHC L 0-2 GS-7 ,L 7.0 7 2 2 0 6 2 89 63
2 Jhoulys Chacin 2013-09-09 COL SFG L 2-3 GS-7 7.0 4 1 1 1 5 1 100 66
3 Gerrit Cole 2013-09-09 PIT TEX W 1-0 GS-7 ,W 7.0 3 0 0 2 9 0 92 64
4 Yu Darvish 2013-09-09 TEX PIT L 0-1 GS-7 ,L 7.0 4 1 1 1 6 0 81 54
5 Gio Gonzalez 2013-09-09 WSN NYM W 9-0 SHO9 ,W 9.0 1 0 0 2 8 0 110 79
6 Ubaldo Jimenez 2013-09-09 CLE KCR W 4-3 GS-7 ,W 7.0 7 1 0 0 10 0 99 64
7 Tim Lincecum 2013-09-09 SFG COL W 3-2 GS-8 8.0 7 2 2 1 3 0 107 72
8 Chris Sale 2013-09-09 CHW DET W 5-1 GS-8 ,W 8.0 4 1 1 1 8 1 114 78
9 Chris Tillman 2013-09-09 BAL NYY W 4-2 GS-7 ,W 7.0 4 2 2 0 9 2 110 78
10 Travis Wood 2013-09-09 CHC CIN W 2-0 GS-7 ,W 7.0 6 0 0 0 7 0 100 70
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Generated 9/10/2013.

Nine to Know

Baseball’s best pitcher has an overwhelming lead in the UQS race

Rk Player # W L W-L% CG SHO IP ER
1 Clayton Kershaw 19 13 0 1.000 3 2 148.2 14
2 Adam Wainwright 15 14 1 .933 5 2 117.2 14
3 Felix Hernandez 15 9 0 1.000 0 0 114.2 13
4 Jordan Zimmermann 14 12 1 .923 2 1 105.1 15
5 Matt Harvey 14 7 1 .875 1 1 105.1 11
6 Cole Hamels 14 6 3 .667 1 0 106.0 21
7 Cliff Lee 13 9 0 1.000 1 1 100.0 17
8 Hiroki Kuroda 13 7 1 .875 1 1 97.0 9
9 Madison Bumgarner 13 8 1 .889 0 0 93.1 12
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Generated 9/10/2013.

Top 10

2013 UQS by team

Half of the leaders are in postseason contention

Rk Tm #
1 CIN 52
2 DET 47
3 WSN 46
4 LAD 44
5 SFG 43
6 PHI 43
7 PIT 40
8 NYM 40
9 SEA 39
10 OAK 39
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Generated 9/10/2013.

The numbers aren’t that much better for Quality Start (6 IP 3 runs) teams

Rk Tm #
1 DET 93
2 CIN 87
3 ATL 83
4 BOS 82
5 PHI 81
6 LAD 81
7 KCR 81
8 OAK 79
9 NYM 78
10 WSN 76
11 CHW 76
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Generated 9/10/2013.

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