Thursday, April 27, 2006
Chris Carpenter Born
Here's a fun fact: Christ Carpenter, last year's NL Cy Young winner, has lost five games each of the last three years. His losses have been holding steady, while virtually everything else for him has been improving. In those three years, his ERA has gone from 5.28 to 3.46 to last year's 2.83; while his inning total has gone from 73 and a third to 183 all the way up to 241 and two-thirds. Perhaps most importantly for Chris, his win totals against those five losses have gone from four to sixteen to twenty-one.
That's more trivia than anything else, Carpenter has always had a lot of potential and it appears Dave Duncan (his pitching coach in