About that starting pitching of ours, I did some research on the last 15 starts of the Braves, Phils, and Mets, to get a peek at how the starting rotations are trending since ours started to gel.
Over the last 15 starts (3 for each starter): Mets starters have allowed 3 or fewer runs 8 times. Phillies have done it 9 times. Braves have done it 11 times.
Over those same 15 starts, Mets starters have allowed 2 or fewer runs 5 times, Phils 5 times, Braves NINE times. That’s right, 2 or fewer runs given up by Braves starters 9 out of their last 15 outings.
Lastly, adding up all the runs given up by starters over the last 15 starts, Phils have allowed 48, Mets have allowed 48, Braves: 29. Twenty-nine runs allowed by our starters across 15 outings.
Remember when Wren said we’re going back to a Rotation-First philosophy? I think the man’s dream is coming true.