What does inconsistency look like?
Well on the pitching mound it looks like Justin Masterson. But in graphical form, it looks like this:
These are Masterson’s starts charted by earned runs allowed (click the chart for a larger image). As you can see, he is a model of inconsistency. He’s had some impressive performance (a shutout vs Boston, a near complete game against Toronto). But he just can’t maintain his success.
If his recent trend continues, expect him to get roughed up a bit tonight by the Rangers.