Game Score is a measure of pitching performance for starting pitchers. It was developed by Bill James. The formula consists of eight parts:
1. Start with 50.
2. Add 1 point for each out recorded.
3. Add 2 points for each inning the pitcher completes after the fourth inning.
4. Add 1 point for each strikeout.
5. Subtract 2 points for each hit allowed.
6. Subtract 4 points for each earned run allowed.
7. Subtract 2 points for each unearned run allowed.
8. Subtract 1 point for each walk.
An average start would score 50. One start in 300 reaches a score of 90 or better, and an all-time great performance would reach 100.
Tonight, Jaret Wright had a Game Score of 74.
There have only been five other times this season, to date, where a Yankees starter has had a Game Score of 70+. They are:
Randy Johnson: 78 on 6/26
Mike Mussina: 77 on 5/31
Randy Johnson: 76 on 4/23
Chien-Ming Wang: 74 on 5/12
Chien-Ming Wang: 70 on 6/13
Yes, Jaret Wright just pitched the 5th best game by a Yankees pitcher in the first half of the 2006 season. Yup, there have been 84 games started now, this year, by Yankees pitchers and tonight’s effort by Wright is the 5th best out of the 84 games.
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