Game 32, Mariners at Yankees
Silva v Rasner. 10am our time.
Silva leads the Mariners in wins, he’s got the second-best ERA (behind Bedard), he’s getting a lot of ground balls, he’s running a K:BB ratio of 2, which is nice, and doing it Franklin-style: not giving up the walks and not getting the strikeouts.
Which makes it particularly interesting, to loop back around, that Silva’s leading the M’s in wins and has the second-best ERA, given the team’s defensive troubles. While the focus is on the errors (they’re tied for 5th-most at 24) and fielding percentage (tied for 25th), they also look bad in terms of raw balls-in-play-into-outs, the M’s are currently 22/30.
An interesting contrast is that the Yankees, in terms of raw defense, are slightly worse than the Mariners — but in fielding percentage they’re 7th-best, so there’s not the wide perception that they’re no good at catching the ball.