wright era watch 7.22

Through 14 starts, Steven Wright had an ERA hovering a hair above 2.00 and was looking like one of the best pitchers in the AL. His following 4 starts were less than stellar, allowing 15 earned runs. We watched his ERA balloon to 2.77 (still incredibly respectable) and the conversation shifted to concern about the great run being over. Last night, Wright returned to his ace form and threw 8 innings with 9 Ks and 2 runs (1 earned) when the Red Sox needed to not tax their bullpen. It was against the terrible Minnesota Twins, but a strong outing and a return to form none-the-less. He dropped his ERA 0.10 after last night’s performance and will have a chance to shine again against the Detroit Tigers in the final game of the home stand on Tuesday.