Found September 02, 2012 on Mets360.com:
The Mets used four pitchers last night and the one who likely did the worst job on the night – Ramon Ramirez – came away with the Win. That’s the way it goes sometimes because no statistic is perfect. The annoying thing is that many people will forgive the imperfections of certain stats, like Wins, yet are not willing to give other stats a chance because they focus only on the imperfection of the non Triple Crown stats (either pitcher or hitter version). And this is not limited to just the alphabet soup metrics like DRS, FIP, UZR and WAR. Something as simple to understand and calculate like the Quality Start frequently gets dismissed because you can get one by allowing 3 ER in 6 IP. That’s a 4.50 ERA – the horror, the horror! But as we saw last night, Ramirez got a Win by allowing 1 ER in 1 IP. Yes, you can get a Win with a 9.00 ERA. If Ramirez had allowed two runs last night – an 18.00 ERA – he would have gotten the Win, too. Ramirez’ 1 IP, 1 ER and a Win outing was the 16t...
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