Every Braves fan is aware of the overload of starting pitching the Atlanta Braves have. Having an extra pitcher is quite a luxury, however. As of right now, the Braves have six capable starters: Derek Lowe: ERA - 4.67
Jair Jurrjens: ERA - 2.60
Javier Vazquez: ERA - 2.87
Kenshin Kawakami: ERA - 3.86
Tommy Hanson: ERA - 2.89
Tim Hudson: ERA - 3.61
Now let's analyze: If you average the Braves rotation's ERA with Lowe along with assuming that Tim Hudson pitched like this the whole year (which he probably would have had an even better ERA), you get 3.41. 3.41 is still one heck of an average ERA. If you average the rotation without Lowe, you get 3.16.
Now the difference of 0.25 might not seem like much, but that is a pretty big number in terms of how small the Atlanta Braves ERA could be. ...
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Article written by Shayan Alam