Another brilliant, yet wasted effort by Matt Shoemaker last night. This made me wonder - how many quality starts have the Angels blown this year?
Quality starts by pitcher:
Jered Weaver = 6
Matt Shoemaker = 5
Hector Santiago = 4
Garrett Richards = 4
Jhoulys Chacin = 3
Nick Tropeano = 2
Quality starts that ended in an Angels loss:
|Pitcher||Date||Oppopnent||IP||ER||Bullpen Meltdown||Offense No Show||Who Blew It?||Final Score|
|Matt Shoemaker||6-Jun||Yankees||7.2||2||YES||YES||Jose Alvarez||2-5|
|Matt Shoemaker||21-May||Orioles||7.1||0||YES||YES||Joe Smith||1-3|
|Matt Shoemaker||19-Apr||White Sox||6.1||2||YES||YES||Offense / Jose Alvarez||0-5|
|Jered Weaver||7-May||Rays||6||1||YES||YES||Offense / Joe Smith||2-4|
|Jhoulys Chacin||24-May||Rangers||6||3||YES||YES||Offense / Cam Bedrosian||1-4|
|Garrett Richards||9-Apr||Rangers||6.2||2||NO||YES||Offense / Defense||1-4|
|Garrett Richards||20-Apr||White Sox||6.1||1||NO||YES||Offense||1-2|
Offense No Show = 2 runs or less
Bullpen Meltdown = 1+ run allowed
The Angels have lost 4 out of 5 quality starts by Matt Shoemaker which equals 80%. Ouch. You gotta feel bad for a guy that was struggling, figured it out, then still can't get the wins because his team let him down.
Nick Tropeano fares the best, though he only has had 2 quality starts. The Angels have won 100% of those games.
In total, the Angels have had 24 quality starts and have lost 9 of those. I haven't done the stats to compare that to other teams, but the bottom line is that Matt Shoemaker has been getting screwed.
How are the Angels not winning these games? In EVERY SINGLE ONE of them, they have scored 2 runs or less. Hard to win a ballgame when you can't score.
In ALMOST EVERY SINGLE ONE of those games, the bullpen has given up at least 1 run, often more.