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2005 Astro Game Scores

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One of my favorite stats is the Jamesian game score, wherein you put a numerical value on a pitcher K's walks, innings pitched, etc., then add it all up in an effort to put some kind of number upon a pitcher's effort for the day.  

Flawed but noble, is what I say.

And from there, the concept of the tough loss, where you get the quality start but lose, or the cheap win, where you don't get the QS but manage to win anyway, are just a wink of the statistician's eye away.

Anyway, frequent contributor Bill Gilbert sent this along the other day, and I thought others might find it as interesting as I did:

Astro Starting Pitchers - 2005
Name Avg. Game Score Starts Team W-L in Starts   50+ Game
Scores
Cheap Wins Tough Losses Hi
GS
Low
GS
Roger Clemens 63.5 32 15 - 17    28 -   4 1 5 87 26
Andy Pettitte 60.5 33 20 - 13    26 -   7 2 5 80 20
Roy Oswalt 56.9 35 22 - 13    23 - 12 3 5 86 15
Brandon Backe 47.8 25 14 - 10 - 1 12 - 13 1 0 83 11
Wandy Rodriguez 45.9 22 12 - 10    10 - 12 4 3 70 6
Ezequiel Astacio 43.6 14 6 -   8    6 -   8 0 1 62 0
Brandon Duckworth 25.0 2 0 -   2    0 -   2 0 0 40 10
Total/Avg. 54.5 163 89 - 73 - 1 105-58 11 19 87 0

I'm sure we all knew about Wandy's cheap wins, but did you find it as surprising as I did to see that he had three tough losses?

It might be heard to convince Roger Clemens, but maybe some things do even out over time. . . .