FanPost

The (Luis) Mendoza Line

At times this year, every Royals starter (not named Sanchez) has turned in an above average outing - a few performances even Ace-like. To determine if the Royals have an actual Ace on this team, the table below shows the Royals record when each pitcher starts a game, along with the average score of games when the team win and when the team loses (different from pitcher record and ERA).

As a team, the Royals are winning 45% of their games, essentially the same as in the Luis Mendoza games. Those above the (Luis) Mendoza line are either spot starters or have a brand new TJ tattoo. The big-three starters coming into the season (Chen/Hoch/Sanchez) are looking up at the (Luis) Mendoza line (assuming Sanchez cares to look).

Several interesting things to note:

  • average score in Royals wins is 4.8 - 2.0
  • average score in Royals losses is 6.6 - 3.5
  • despite Hoch's trouble, he basically matches Chen

W

L

Win Pct

Runs

Royals

Wins

Runs

Opp

Losses

Avg Score in Wins

Runs

Opp

Wins

Runs

Royals

Losses

Avg Score in Losses

Teaford

2

0

100%

12

10

6.0-5.0

0

0

0.0-0.0

Duffy

4

2

67%

22

8

5.5-4.0

8

5

4.0-2.5

Mazzaro

3

2

60%

12

6

4.0-2.0

16

7

8.0-3.5

Paulino

4

3

57%

17

4

4.3-1.0

13

5

4.3-1.7

Team

35

42

45%

167

70

4.8-2.0

277

147

6.6-3.5

Mendoza

4

5

44%

15

9

3.8-2.3

37

18

7.4-3.6

Hochevar

7

9

43%

37

10

5.3-1.4

57

24

6.3-2.7

Chen

7

10

41%

30

13

4.2-1.9

61

36

6.1-3.6

Smith

1

2

33%

8

2

8.0-2.0

18

10

9.0-5.0

Sanchez

3

7

30%

14

8

4.7-2.7

57

37

8.1-5.2

Adock

0

2

0%

0

0

0.0-0.0

10

5

5.0-2.5

This FanPost was written by a member of the Royals Review community. It does not necessarily reflect the views of the editors and writers of this site.

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

Join Royals Review

You must be a member of Royals Review to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Royals Review. You should read them.

Join Royals Review

You must be a member of Royals Review to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Royals Review. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_9351_tracker