Pitching Runs Created – August 26

I’m back, and will be back to posting regularly. I haven’t calculated Pitching Runs Created in three weeks so the standings have changed dramatically. Johan Santana has gotten ahead as the clear AL Cy Young favorite, while Chris Carpenter continues to lead the NL. In this case, I hope the Cy Young voters do look at wins, because he deserves it.
AL:

NAME

TEAM

PRC

Johan Santana

MIN

113

John Lackey

ANA

94

Mark Buehrle

CHA

91.9

Randy Johnson

NYA

83.6

Jeremy Bonderman

DET

78.6

Dan Haren

OAK

78.4

Bartolo Colon

ANA

77.9

Roy Halladay

TOR

77.8

Matt Clement

BOS

76.2

Mike Mussina

NYA

75.9

For all the talk about the Yankees’ crappy pitching staff, New York is one of only two teams with multiple players in the top-ten. It’s the rest of the staff that is the problem. Nevertheless, if the Yankees get into the playoffs, they have a chance with that scary offense, and Johnson, Mussina, and Rivera.
NL:

NAME

TEAM

PRC2

Chris Carpenter

SLN

114.5

Roger Clemens

HOU

106.5

Jake Peavy

SDN

103.8

Pedro Martinez

NYN

103.8

A.J. Burnett

FLO

96.82

John Smoltz

ATL

96.22

Roy Oswalt

HOU

93.01

Dontrelle Willis

FLO

91.68

Andy Pettitte

HOU

88.25

John Patterson

WAS

87.48

 

Clemens was eight runs behind Carpenter three weeks ago; that hasn’t changed at all. But Martinez, who was pretty much tied with Carpenter the last time I put together these standings, has fallen to fourth, having experienced some struggles lately. Patterson, meanwhile, has rocketed in these standings, and is one of only five National League starters with over 5 PRC/G.

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