Evidence (scroll to run support):
The Brewers are giving Looper almost 6 runs per game (5.96) yet he only has 9 wins. Marginal pitchers like Josh Beckett turn that kind of support into 20 win seasons and Cy Young runner up finishes. Extremely bad pitchers like Braden Looper turn it into a 9-5 record.
Looper has 22 starts, on average he is getting 6 runs of support, he hasn't even been able to complete half! HALF! What a fucking joke.
The Brewers have scored 7 or more runs in 10 games. Looper hasn't even been able to convert all of those! Are you God damned serious? As you can probably imagine, he also has yet to make it into the 8th inning. He is averaging under 6 innings per start.
Braden Looper has been a God awful pitcher on a God awful staff assembled by an increasingly questionable Doug Melvin. My pre-season predictions of 80ish wins may turn out to be far too generous.
The wheels have completely come off the 2009 season, does anyone really expect Claudio Vargas to fix this wagon?
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