To be an Ace or Not to be?
With the recent discussions regarding wether or not Ben Sheets is an ace made me curious to look up his stats since CC arrived as this seems to be the time in question.
Looking at baseball reference starting from July 9th or right after CC was acquired up until yesterday.
I can't place the stats all fancy here like I wanted to and maybe someone more computer savy could figure this out but he is 1-4 with an ERA of 3.60 since the trade. That's not bad and with that ERA on this team we should have better results. The Brewers have scored 24 runs in these eight starts for a run support of 3.00.
For comparison his average run support has been 4.52 on the season.
CC has gotten 42 runs in 8 games for a run support of 5.25 during that stretch.
Do I feel Ben Sheets is still an ace? Yes. He has become the unlucky pitcher once again who isn't getting enough runs from his teammates.