“Anytime you get satisfied with a 3 or a 4 E.R.A., or a quality start being six innings and three runs, you set your limits too low,” Wainwright said. “I don’t think there’s any expectation among players, that I know of, that says if you go out there and have a 3 E.R.A., you’re doing a great job.”
This is from a great write-up that examines how the game has tilted toward pitching lately - 2 no-hitters and 3 perfect games this year. Ridiculous! I'm glad the Mets put a heavy emphasis on pitching this past draft.