In 2009, the Rays ranked second in the American League with 970.0 innings pitched from their starting pitchers. But that wasn’t enough for Joe Maddon.

JoeMa set a goal for the 2010 season of 1,000 innings from the rotation. Amazingly, the Rays came up one out short of the mark with 999.2 innings.

Inspired by this chart from Flip Flop Fly Ball, where they rank the teams based on 2009 stats, here is a look at how the Rays stacked up against the rest of Major League Baseball this past season. Innings pitched by starters are in blue, relievers in green…

Even though the starting pitchers increased their workload from the previous year, they actually dropped to fifth in the American League. And while you would think a lot of innings from the starters would be good sign, the Mariners led the AL, and finished

 
 

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