Even after Friday night’s mediocre start, when he gave up four runs in six innings, Tim Redding has pitched himself into consideration for next year’s rotation with a solid September. Redding has a 3.52 ERA and 1.24 WHIP this month. Redding’s August was not too bad either – 3.67 ERA and 1.30 WHIP.
Redding’s overall numbers are still poor, thanks to his first-half 7.14 ERA and 1.61 WHIP. Unfortunately for the Mets, they are now comparable to some of their bigger-name pitchers:
Pelfrey: 5.08 ERA; 1.52 WHIP; .289 BAA
Perez: 6.82 ERA; 1.92 WHIP; .273 BAA
Redding: 5.29 ERA; 1.46 WHIP; .266 BAA
Redding also has four quality starts in his last six outings.
Quality starts are an unappreciated stat in my opinion. I used them in a piece for the Faster Times to show how they are better than wins for determining the Cy Young winner. (Can you guess that I am a Zack Greinke supporter?) You can read the piece here.