Adam Wainwright, Chris Carpenter and Jaime Garcia are among MLB’s top pitchers this season.
With all the questions about the back end of the St. Louis Cardinals rotation, it seems worthwhile to remember just how successful the front end is.
Coming into Sunday’s action, the Cardinals are the only team in the Major Leagues with three starters with ERAs under three, minimum 12 starts. In fact, there are only 22 such pitchers in the league. They are listed below.
On the bad side, the Cardinals three starters with ERA under 2.55, Chris Carpenter, Adam Wainwright and Jaime Garcia, aren’t getting enough victories. The three have just 21 wins in their 38 total starts coming into Sunday.
Only 15 starting pitchers across MLB have ERAs under 2.55. The only team besides the Cardinals with more than one is the Tampa Bay Rays with two. Ten teams have one.
Starting pitchers (22) with ERA under 3.00, MLB, 2010 through June 12
|3 SP with ERA under 3.00|
|2 SP with ERA under 3.00|
|1 SP with ERA under 3.00|
Thanks to Tom Orf for his research on the subject of this article.