The best teams in baseball pitch

Jul 25, 2012, 2:21 PM | Updated: 2:25 pm

By Gary Hill

The offense for the Seattle Mariners has received a great deal of attention this season. While it is important for the Mariner offense to develop and improve it is vital not to lose sight of what the best teams in baseball have in common- Pitching! Pitching is ruling baseball right now. You will find the top 10 teams in baseball listed below ranked by wins with their ERA and MLB rank followed by total runs and MLB rank.

1- Washington Nationals- 58 wins- 3.24 ERA (1st)……..412 runs (17th)

1- New York Yankees- 58 wins- 3.69 ERA (9th)…………465 runs (5th)

3- Cincinnati Reds- 57 wins- 3.29 ERA (2nd)…………….408 runs (18th)

3- Texas Rangers- 57 wins- 3.69 ERA (8th)………………483 runs (1st)

5- Pittsburgh Pirates- 55 wins- 3.46 ERA (6th)…………394 runs (23rd)

5- San Francisco- 55 wins- 3.43 ERA (5th)……………….395 runs (22nd)

7- Atlanta Braves- 54 wins- 4.01 ERA (16th)…………….443 runs (8th)

8- LA Dodgers- 53 wins- 3.34 ERA (3rd)…………………..381 runs (25th)

8- LA Angels- 53 wins- 3.78 ERA (11th)……………………440 runs (12th)

10- Oakland A’s- 52 wins- 3.36 ERA (4th)………………..369 runs (27th)

The M’s are at 43 wins-3.84 (13th)…………………389 runs (24th)

Tampa Bay (7th ERA) and St. Louis (10th ERA) are the only top 10 in ERA not in the top 10 in wins although they are 50 and 51 so they are close. The Mariners offense needs to get better, but pitching is still key.

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