Found April 20, 2013 on Atlanta Bullpen:
Braves pitchers have been lights out this season Braves pitching has been outstanding in 2013 and the team ERA (2.19) is a full run less than the next best team in the National League (LA Dodgers 3.26).  ERA is the stat most fans use to measure pitching, but WHIP (walks plus hits divided by innings pitched) is the stat that many baseball experts think gives a better indication of pitching performance. The Braves pitchers have used a simple formula to limit opponents’ runs.  They  have kept opponents off the base paths.  The Braves team WHIP this season is 1.05, the next closest in the National League is the Cincinnati Reds at 1.16. To show you how good the Braves pitchers have been this season at keeping runners off base, the best National League team WHIP in 2012 was the Washington Nationals at 1.221.  The Braves were third in 2012 in team WHIP at 1.23. The 1988 New York Mets had the best team WHIP in the past 30 seasons at 1.15.  The great Philadelphia Phillies pitching staff in 2...
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