February 4, 2013
They Took Their Turn
Nine teams in MLB history have had five pitchers make 30 or more starts in a season. Two of them faced each other in the 2012 NLDS. How have previous teams that accomplished this feat fared the previous and following seasons?
Good question. Let's look.
*GS5 is the number of games started by the team's top five starters. Pct is GS5 divided by the total number of games played by the team (usually 162).
This was a consistent group. Alston and Lasorda used the same five guys for three straight years, with a dash of Bob Welch thrown in at the end.