Roger Clemens is Having One Low (ERA) Year
Throwback Season for Clemens
Roger Clemens pitched another great seven innings last night, allowing 1 run and picking up his 10th victory. His ERA now stands at 1.45 after 149 innings pitched. In 1968, the year before they lowered the mound and expanded to 24 teams, eight pitchers had ERAs under 2.00 with at least 149 IP. Bob Gibson posted a 1.12 ERA in 304 2/3 innings.
Since that time (36 seasons), only 18 pitchers have posted an ERA under 2.00 in at least 149 innings. Clemens' 1.45 would be the lowest since Gibson. Dwight Gooden currently has that make at 1.53 in 1985. This could turn out to be a very historic season.