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EvanJ
05-02-08, 01:54 PM
A quality start is at least 6 inning pitched and at most 3 earned runs allowed. I defined a quality relief game as when the bullpen combined to pitch at least 2 innings with a bullpen ERA for the game of 4.50 or better. Out of the 30 games we have played so far, there has only been 1 game when the relief game statistic was not applicable because a Yankee starter has pitched more than 7 innings only once.

The Yankees have gotten only 12 quality starts (40%) while the bullpen has faired better with 21 quality relief games out of the 29 applicable games (72.4%). Yankee starters have a .478 winning percentage and a horrible 5.25 ERA. Yankee relievers have a much better 3.88 ERA but have .429 winning percentage which is worse than the starters. Also of note is that the Yankees have the highest percentage in MLB of their innings pitched from relievers.

The Yankees are 9-0 when they get a quality start and either quality relief or relief not applicable. The Yankees are 3-0 when they get a quality start but not quality relief. The Yankees are 2-11 when they don't get a quality start but do get quality relief. The Yankees are 0-5 when they don't get a quality start or quality relief.