Hello Fellow McCoven,
I have been trying to find the average runs scored in support of a picher per start. Unless I'm blind or misreading an abbreviation, I couldn't find it on baseball reference or baseball cube.
I've been engaged in an ongoing discussion with my father regarding the misuse of the W-L record and ERA, especially in regards to Zito. He's agreed to consider things, and has decided that runs scored in support of a pitcher might explain Zito's past success.
Any insights? Thanks,