After the Cubs lost to Shields I started to wonder their record when playing against bad starting pitchers. One thing led to another and I got this report.
We can’t do proper evaluations until mid May so the total for this season from May until the end of July is as follows:
TOTAL WIN=5 LOSE=10 WinPct=0.333
That’s pretty bad. The pattern I had noticed to write the code to do this has been proven true. The Cubs have had difficult times with opposing pitchers who currently suck at game time.
I need to run numbers league wide because it’s possible that current bad pitchers win more often than they should because they’re desperate.
2015 totals were
TOTAL WIN=13 LOSE=12 WinPct=0.520
At 0.520 the Cubs had a lower record playing against bad pitching last season too but not as bad as this season so far.