...he would have to pitch 4 2/3 innings, give up 8 ERs, 40 hits, 7 HRs, and 2 BBs (that's minor, at least) in order to equal Adam Wainwright's season stats in ERA, WHIP, BAA, and HRs. Granted, Timmy would still be 4 Ws behind Adam, but Timmy would still have 2 fewer losses (assuming he lost this hypothetical outing), a better W/L%, 60 more Ks, a better K/BB ration and a better K/9 ratio.
Now, I realize Im not in the best arena to get a lot of support for Wainwright, but if anyone can play devil's advocate for me and support Adam beyond "well, he's got a lot of wins and is pitching on a certain playoff team" I would greatly appreciate it.
Maybe some of the funky sabre-stats support it, I just don't see it.
Carpenter, at least, seems like an easier arguement to sustain, but it's not much better than Wainwright on similar stats.