A Thread For Starting Pitchers That Are Doing Really Well

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Like Gavin Floyd against the Tigers today through 7.

Not that anything needs to be said about it HINT HINT.

David R., Saturday, 12 April 2008 18:49 (eleven years ago) link

good job

deeznuts, Saturday, 12 April 2008 18:51 (eleven years ago) link

Renteria really sucks.

David R., Saturday, 12 April 2008 18:53 (eleven years ago) link

Ryan Dempster has been shockingly effective in his two starts. 13 IP, 4 hits, 4 BB, 2R (1 ER), 10 K. Kudos.

felicity, Saturday, 12 April 2008 19:26 (eleven years ago) link

not really shocked cuz dempster showed #3-type stuff in relief last year, mixing in a lot of above avg pitches but nothing super-special; having him in the bp was kind of confounding to me. havent seen him yet this year but my guess is that he'll be a quality starter

deeznuts, Saturday, 12 April 2008 19:32 (eleven years ago) link

Yeah the shock is from years of mis-having him as a closer.

felicity, Saturday, 12 April 2008 19:45 (eleven years ago) link

edgar "i stretch a lot in the batters box" renteria provided half their offense!

Kyle Lo(h)se deserves a place here

bnw, Saturday, 12 April 2008 19:56 (eleven years ago) link

Cain just dingered.

Leee, Saturday, 12 April 2008 21:28 (eleven years ago) link

And has 6 no-hit innings.

Leee, Saturday, 12 April 2008 21:42 (eleven years ago) link

it is now 6.2 3-hit innings.

can add Looper to the list of ex-closers doing wtf well as a starter.

The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall, Saturday, 12 April 2008 22:29 (eleven years ago) link

LEE YOU'RE NOT SUPPOSED TO SAY ANYTHING WHICH IS THE POINT OF THE THREAD HINT HINT

David R., Sunday, 13 April 2008 03:11 (eleven years ago) link

Off-topic but on-topic in the "taking thread title literally" sense: SCOTT OLSEN (!?!?!?)

Not surprising: Jair Mothjerrfjuckjing Jurrjens. What is surprising, though, is his 7.46 K/9.

Andy K, Monday, 21 April 2008 13:03 (eleven years ago) link

Yeah, after yesterday's start I grabbed him in the fantasy league. He looked good in an "I don't give a fuck about ANY of these chumps" way.

Rock Hardy, Monday, 21 April 2008 13:46 (eleven years ago) link

Ponson wtf.

Andy K, Thursday, 1 May 2008 22:15 (eleven years ago) link

every year there's always one or two dudes like this guy was in '00:

http://www.baseball-reference.com/s/smithch07.shtml

omar little, Thursday, 1 May 2008 22:24 (eleven years ago) link

joe saunders

J0rdan S., Thursday, 1 May 2008 22:25 (eleven years ago) link

scott olson, tho he got rocked last night

J0rdan S., Thursday, 1 May 2008 22:25 (eleven years ago) link

two weeks pass...

Jon Lester is pitching really well so far today.

mattbot, Tuesday, 20 May 2008 01:08 (eleven years ago) link

: D

omar little, Tuesday, 20 May 2008 01:37 (eleven years ago) link

Man I sure picked the right meaningless Royals game to go to. Never thought I'd see a no-hitter.

govern yourself accordingly, Tuesday, 20 May 2008 01:42 (eleven years ago) link

well they are often worse pitched than some one or two hit games.

chicago kevin, Tuesday, 20 May 2008 15:07 (eleven years ago) link

well, you know, it takes a tremendous amount of luck to achieve a one or two hitter.

j.q higgins, Tuesday, 20 May 2008 15:28 (eleven years ago) link

they are often worse pitched than three or four hitters.

chicago kevin, Tuesday, 20 May 2008 15:29 (eleven years ago) link

haha, fuck you :)

Dr Morbius, Tuesday, 20 May 2008 15:42 (eleven years ago) link

(METS HAVE DONE FINE W/OUT ONE IN 46 YEARS)

Dr Morbius, Tuesday, 20 May 2008 15:42 (eleven years ago) link

best pitched game i ever saw live was when pedro struck out 15 and lost. to tampa. completely wtf.

chicago kevin, Tuesday, 20 May 2008 15:52 (eleven years ago) link

excuse me, retrosheet.org tells me he struck out 17 and lost.

chicago kevin, Tuesday, 20 May 2008 15:58 (eleven years ago) link

PITCHING

Tampa Bay Devil Rays IP H R ER BB SO HR
Trachsel W(2-2) 9 3 0 0 3 11 0

Boston Red Sox IP H R ER BB SO HR
P. Martinez L(5-1) 9 6 1 1 1 17 0

chicago kevin, Tuesday, 20 May 2008 15:59 (eleven years ago) link

but Trachsel pitched better! HE GAVE UP HALF AS MANY HITS!

anyone see WGN rerun the 9th of Jim Maloney's no hitter vs the Cubs in '65, a few weeks ago during a rain delay? The guy walked TEN and threw something like 190 pitches!

Dr Morbius, Tuesday, 20 May 2008 16:04 (eleven years ago) link

Back when the game was played by MEN

Andy K, Tuesday, 20 May 2008 16:06 (eleven years ago) link

pretty sure while w/ montreal pedro threw 9 perfect innings & ended up losing

deeznuts, Tuesday, 20 May 2008 16:07 (eleven years ago) link

that's not too impressive, a lot of bad luck involved there.

chicago kevin, Tuesday, 20 May 2008 16:08 (eleven years ago) link

xp to Andy: MEN whose arms were dead at 31!

Dr Morbius, Tuesday, 20 May 2008 16:17 (eleven years ago) link

so what? all the hitters were either boozed up or hungover. EVEN PLAYING FIELD.

chicago kevin, Tuesday, 20 May 2008 16:23 (eleven years ago) link

xp to Andy: MEN whose arms were dead at 31!

-- Dr Morbius, Tuesday, May 20, 2008 4:17 PM (Yesterday) Bookmark Link

Back then, you didn't know whether you'd HAVE your throwing arm the next day -- lost to the combine out on the back forty, or combat, or what have you. You just threw like hell, left everything out there on the mound.

Andy K, Wednesday, 21 May 2008 00:12 (eleven years ago) link

I once left my watch out on the mound, but that was not on purpose.

G00blar, Wednesday, 21 May 2008 00:25 (eleven years ago) link

daniel cabrera, the consecutive reigning AL walks champion, pitched his third game WITHOUT issuing a walk this season last night. his three-peat is in peril as he has now tumbled out of the top ten on the heels of his 8th straight quality start.

j.q higgins, Wednesday, 21 May 2008 13:06 (eleven years ago) link

Following Daver's stinging rebukes, I'd like to known if it's now OK to say that Lester pitched a NH.

Leee, Wednesday, 21 May 2008 21:29 (eleven years ago) link

Dana Eveland is pitching very nicely.

Alex in SF, Wednesday, 21 May 2008 21:45 (eleven years ago) link

http://static.flickr.com/72/175995087_edd1f77f57_o.jpg

zaxxon25, Thursday, 22 May 2008 20:52 (eleven years ago) link

i saw andrew miller strike out 9 the other night, but i originally thought it was 13 or so, so i couldn't even imagine seeing 17

joe saunders is 8-1 w/ a 2.31 era right now

J0rdan S., Saturday, 24 May 2008 05:53 (eleven years ago) link

JUSTIN DUCHSCHERER

Andy K, Sunday, 25 May 2008 02:38 (eleven years ago) link

n/m

Andy K, Sunday, 25 May 2008 02:45 (eleven years ago) link

Cueto through five

Andy K, Sunday, 1 June 2008 18:25 (eleven years ago) link

Last Play: G. Blanco reached on bunt single to third

>:O

Steve Shasta, Sunday, 1 June 2008 18:40 (eleven years ago) link

BRETTY MYERS OH MY THRU 6

johnny crunch, Thursday, 5 June 2008 00:59 (eleven years ago) link

Oh well

Andy K, Thursday, 5 June 2008 01:05 (eleven years ago) link

Greg Maddux still has it. He's perfect so far . . .

felicity, Thursday, 5 June 2008 02:26 (eleven years ago) link

Ladies and Gentlemen, Bitter Cubsfan

deeznuts, Thursday, 5 June 2008 02:31 (eleven years ago) link

I guess it's all part of what they call . . . gowring up.

felicity, Thursday, 5 June 2008 02:32 (eleven years ago) link

you, f, hit the gowrs.

poor form.

Steve Shasta, Thursday, 5 June 2008 03:06 (eleven years ago) link

was he perfect? i watched a bar fight at the home of the arts in the ukrainian village. never noticed.

chicago kevin, Thursday, 5 June 2008 03:48 (eleven years ago) link

felicity thought it would be 'funny' to post that after he'd pitched 1 inning & has now given herself a temp ban, assuming she has any honor left

deeznuts, Thursday, 5 June 2008 03:52 (eleven years ago) link

Greg Maddux still has it. He's perfect so far . . .

I will give him to you for Rich Hill and Matt Murton, whaddayasay.

polyphonic, Thursday, 5 June 2008 07:34 (eleven years ago) link

Haha temp ban = 5 days vacation from ILX.

Leee, Thursday, 5 June 2008 18:09 (eleven years ago) link

Todd Wellemeyer is on the verge of 7-1 w/ an era under 3. thank you, kc royals.

bnw, Thursday, 5 June 2008 19:09 (eleven years ago) link

two weeks pass...

DAVE BUSH

David R., Thursday, 19 June 2008 20:00 (eleven years ago) link

The same Dave Bush recently knocked out of the first inning by my ranked-30th-in-offense MLB 2K8 team?

Andy K, Thursday, 19 June 2008 20:02 (eleven years ago) link

It takes a village. Containing the same person. Doing stuff.

David R., Thursday, 19 June 2008 20:03 (eleven years ago) link

Cranky Toronto fans jinxing the hell out of DB on the BJ thread need not spread their poor sportsmanship here.

David R., Thursday, 19 June 2008 20:04 (eleven years ago) link

i may be cranky but i wish mr bush the best of luck with whatever may or may not be going on.

The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall, Thursday, 19 June 2008 20:05 (eleven years ago) link

An Overbay TRIPLE?

David R., Thursday, 19 June 2008 20:06 (eleven years ago) link

i did not see that coming.
nor did i see rios getting a hit with a runner on - when he'd learn to do that?

The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall, Thursday, 19 June 2008 20:16 (eleven years ago) link

2007?

David R., Thursday, 19 June 2008 20:23 (eleven years ago) link

Certainly not that lousy Adam Dunn.

Andy K, Thursday, 19 June 2008 20:26 (eleven years ago) link

the gays love Dave Bush, tho not as much as they love JJ Hardy. (personal observation)

Dr Morbius, Thursday, 19 June 2008 20:36 (eleven years ago) link

uh, did you mean to spell "jays" there?

The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall, Thursday, 19 June 2008 20:46 (eleven years ago) link

I don't know if the Jays lust for Bush

Dr Morbius, Thursday, 19 June 2008 20:53 (eleven years ago) link

they might, now.

The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall, Thursday, 19 June 2008 20:57 (eleven years ago) link

You guys are fast asleep. How could "The Franchise" not be mentioned a single time in this thread since its inception?
http://images.udubdish.com/images/admin/tim1.jpg

diamondboxx, Thursday, 19 June 2008 23:44 (eleven years ago) link

MATT GARZA

David R., Thursday, 26 June 2008 18:14 (eleven years ago) link

NEVER MIND

David R., Thursday, 26 June 2008 18:17 (eleven years ago) link

tho a 108-pitch CG w/ 10 Ks and only 2 baserunners (1 solo HR, 1 BB) ain't too shabby

David R., Thursday, 26 June 2008 18:54 (eleven years ago) link

one of the weavers is trailing 1-0 & belongs on this thread

johnny crunch, Sunday, 29 June 2008 04:04 (eleven years ago) link

balls, 97 pitches/0 hits = hit the showas!

johnny crunch, Sunday, 29 June 2008 04:10 (eleven years ago) link

LOS ANGELES PITCHERS JERED WEAVER AND JOSE ARREDONDO COMBINED FOR AN UNOFFICIAL NO-HITTER.

ah how fondly im reminded of the andy hawkins game

johnny crunch, Sunday, 29 June 2008 04:46 (eleven years ago) link

i was at the dodgers/angels game because some dude randomly gave me and my gf tickets at this restaurant 30 min before the game! i was so excited because it was HISTORIC and i kept telling my gf this and she didn't seem to care that much. but it's only the 4th time in MLB history that this has happened!

omar little, Sunday, 29 June 2008 05:40 (eleven years ago) link

The Weaver pout was in full effect.

Andy K, Sunday, 29 June 2008 11:52 (eleven years ago) link

Weaver? Uh-oh, this thread could go "taco" toxic any second now!

Tim Kurkjian pretty much wet himself over this whole thing last night. Ridiculous.

diamondboxx, Sunday, 29 June 2008 16:39 (eleven years ago) link

I think it was the fifth time that happened. Anyway we are at Dodger Stadium and John Lackey is doing really well shutting out the Dodgers so far!

felicity, Sunday, 29 June 2008 21:45 (eleven years ago) link

Jun 27
Nolasco pitched a six-hitter over eight innings for his eighth win as Florida got by Arizona 3-1 on Friday night.
Recommendation: Nolasco (8-4) allowed one earned run and one walk while striking out nine. Nolasco has been outstanding is his last four starts compiling a 3-0 record with a 4:27 BB:K ratio with a 1.82 ERA and .909 WHIP over 29.7 innings.

J0rdan S., Sunday, 29 June 2008 21:48 (eleven years ago) link

8-1 in last 11 starts

J0rdan S., Sunday, 29 June 2008 21:48 (eleven years ago) link

Hmmmm...

Steve Shasta, Tuesday, 8 July 2008 03:43 (eleven years ago) link

THE DOUBLE BY ATLANTA'S MARK TEIXEIRA IN THE EIGHTH INNING ENDED KURODA'S PERFECT GAME AND NO-HITTER.

Steve Shasta, Tuesday, 8 July 2008 04:15 (eleven years ago) link

a one hit gem, nonetheless.

Steve Shasta, Tuesday, 8 July 2008 04:16 (eleven years ago) link

three weeks pass...

Nothing to see here.

govern yourself accordingly, Wednesday, 30 July 2008 01:04 (eleven years ago) link

HOW COULD THIS BE HAPPENNINIG IN THE FENWAY? THE NATION WILL DEMAND A HIT RECOUNT

johnny crunch, Wednesday, 30 July 2008 01:04 (eleven years ago) link

I turned down tickets to this game :(

govern yourself accordingly, Wednesday, 30 July 2008 01:06 (eleven years ago) link

PEDROIA U ROT

Andy K, Wednesday, 30 July 2008 01:27 (eleven years ago) link

well that was fun while it lasted...

Steve Shasta, Wednesday, 30 July 2008 01:29 (eleven years ago) link

This kid has quietly been awesome:

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3224/2616147194_1afa18f741.jpg

8-4, 3.27 ERA, 1.20 WHIP.

polyphonic, Wednesday, 30 July 2008 05:58 (eleven years ago) link

Right-handed hitters versus Galarraga: .144/.234/.236

Andy K, Wednesday, 30 July 2008 10:44 (eleven years ago) link

three weeks pass...

WOW, Ervin Santana has a no-no through 4 1/3. OMG.

Steve Shasta, Wednesday, 20 August 2008 00:23 (eleven years ago) link

WOW, Ervin Santana has a no-no through 5. OMG.

deeznuts, Wednesday, 20 August 2008 00:31 (eleven years ago) link

WTF does Michael Kay have a posse of no-fun dingos?

David R., Wednesday, 20 August 2008 02:15 (eleven years ago) link

ricky nolasco just finished off a complete game 2-hit shutout w/ 11 strikeouts (i think), breaking the marlins MLB record for highest number of games a franchise has ever gone w/o a complete game: 301 (i think)

J0rdan S., Wednesday, 20 August 2008 05:04 (eleven years ago) link

I was at that game...Nolasco on FIYAH.

Rock Hardy, Wednesday, 20 August 2008 06:03 (eleven years ago) link

were people in the crowd making a big deal that up until the 9th, it looked like he might pitch a 1 hitter with the 1 hit being that obvious error by jacobs that was called a hit by the home scorekeeper

they were making mention of it every 3 minutes on tv, but i was the watching marlins broadcast

J0rdan S., Wednesday, 20 August 2008 06:10 (eleven years ago) link

Nobody around me was, but I was sure thinking about it.

Rock Hardy, Wednesday, 20 August 2008 06:20 (eleven years ago) link

three weeks pass...

Carlos Zambrano is pitching really well in his first game back from the DL.

mattbot, Monday, 15 September 2008 02:06 (eleven years ago) link

In Miller park even. No hits through 8 and 99 pitches.:)

felicity, Monday, 15 September 2008 02:16 (eleven years ago) link

: D

omar little, Monday, 15 September 2008 02:26 (eleven years ago) link

CHICAGO PITCHER CARLOS ZAMBRANO HAS A NO-HITTER THROUGH SIX INNINGS.
CHICAGO PITCHER CARLOS ZAMBRANO HAS A NO-HITTER THROUGH SEVEN INNINGS.
CHICAGO PITCHER CARLOS ZAMBRANO HAS A NO-HITTER THROUGH EIGHT INNINGS.
CHICAGO PITCHER CARLOS ZAMBRANO HAS A NO-HITTER THROUGH EIGHT AND 1/3 INNINGS.
CHICAGO PITCHER CARLOS ZAMBRANO HAS A NO-HITTER THROUGH EIGHT AND 2/3 INNINGS.
CHICAGO PITCHER CARLOS ZAMBRANO HAS THROWN A NO-HITTER.

mattbot, Monday, 15 September 2008 02:35 (eleven years ago) link

what a freakish occurrence

Dr Morbius, Monday, 15 September 2008 14:06 (eleven years ago) link

"I don't know man, my arm is weird, for real"

Andy K, Monday, 15 September 2008 14:43 (eleven years ago) link

"To throw a no-hitter is good, man. It's one of the few things in baseball you most enjoy."

felicity, Monday, 15 September 2008 16:52 (eleven years ago) link

It's early, but Ted Lilly is pitching pretty well today, too.

mattbot, Monday, 15 September 2008 19:20 (eleven years ago) link

no-hitter through five

mookieproof, Monday, 15 September 2008 19:44 (eleven years ago) link

lol astros

mookieproof, Monday, 15 September 2008 19:44 (eleven years ago) link

oh my, not much of a "home team" so far in Milw.

Dr Morbius, Monday, 15 September 2008 20:03 (eleven years ago) link

no no-hitter for lilly :/

a hat check clerk at an ice rink (n/a), Monday, 15 September 2008 20:08 (eleven years ago) link

DETROIT PITCHER DONTRELLE WILLIS HAS A NO-HITTER THROUGH ONE INNING.

omar little, Tuesday, 16 September 2008 00:40 (eleven years ago) link

r.i.p.

ciderpress, Tuesday, 16 September 2008 01:08 (eleven years ago) link

ted lilly is pitching in miller park

johnny crunch, Saturday, 27 September 2008 21:28 (eleven years ago) link

No hitter?

Leee, Saturday, 27 September 2008 22:07 (eleven years ago) link

kirkjian must have loved that shit. broken up by the same numbered player in the same inning

johnny crunch, Saturday, 27 September 2008 22:24 (eleven years ago) link

He hasn't been pitching that great all year but Maddux passed up Clemens on the all-time wins list at #8.

mayor jingleberries, Sunday, 28 September 2008 05:10 (eleven years ago) link

hmm

I'm the wire monkey, not the soft monkey (Rock Hardy), Saturday, 11 October 2008 02:34 (eleven years ago) link

seven months pass...

lester lester lester lester lester

johnny crunch, Sunday, 7 June 2009 00:57 (ten years ago) link

haha actually broken up w/in seconds of my post

johnny crunch, Sunday, 7 June 2009 00:58 (ten years ago) link

Most wins in the NL - Jason Marquis of the Colorado Rockies.

Mark C, Tuesday, 9 June 2009 16:37 (ten years ago) link

pitcher wins mean zip

Dr Morbius, Tuesday, 9 June 2009 17:01 (ten years ago) link

BRING THE SUSTAINABLE BABIP OR DON'T BRING IT AT ALL

Theriot Killa (Andy K), Tuesday, 9 June 2009 17:17 (ten years ago) link

pitcher wins mean zip

He also leads the Rockies in IP and WHIP, and is top 50 in MLB in ERA among starters. Better than Beckett, Hamels, Oswalt, Young, Pettite...

Probably can't sustain it (39 strikeouts in 81 innings!), but a lot better than you'd expect to get out of a guy like that. Livan-esque!

Your heartbeat soun like sasquatch feet (polyphonic), Tuesday, 9 June 2009 17:32 (ten years ago) link

Marquis wins make up about 1/3 of the teams total which is pretty bitchin.

mayor jingleberries, Tuesday, 9 June 2009 18:09 (ten years ago) link

Morbs pwned. Thanx guys.

Mark C, Wednesday, 10 June 2009 17:29 (ten years ago) link

wins still don't add anything to your "argument"

Dr Morbius, Wednesday, 10 June 2009 17:32 (ten years ago) link

Wins aren't completely meaningless ... they're just not as meaningful as other measures. How often would you find that a 5-15 pitcher is having a better statistical year than a 15-5 pitcher? 1 out of 100? Less than that?

Your heartbeat soun like sasquatch feet (polyphonic), Wednesday, 10 June 2009 17:37 (ten years ago) link

by pitcher VORP, Marquis is 29th in the NL, 7 places behind his teammate Ubaldo Jimenez, who gives up homers about a third as often. Marquis' strikeout total of 4.3/9 IP also suggests he's been lucky, as does his .276 BABIP versus .333 for Jimenez.

Also, this is a thread for in-progress no-hitters.

Dr Morbius, Wednesday, 10 June 2009 17:43 (ten years ago) link

^^well, no no-hitters this year, now

collardio greenous (k3vin k.), Wednesday, 10 June 2009 17:45 (ten years ago) link

:-(

i thought this was a thread for pitchers that are doing really well, like in general

let free dom ring (J0rdan S.), Wednesday, 10 June 2009 17:59 (ten years ago) link

i thought this was a thread for pitchers that are doing really well, like in scrabble.

The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall, Wednesday, 10 June 2009 18:01 (ten years ago) link

or perhaps poker.

The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall, Wednesday, 10 June 2009 18:01 (ten years ago) link

baseball has a tradition of dancing around directly mentioning a no-hitter in progress, so as not to jinx it. so we just post here when a pitcher is doing "really well" in a particular game, as a heads-up.

gangsta hug (omar little), Wednesday, 10 June 2009 18:02 (ten years ago) link

or when a pitcher is doing really well on a date, like if i see chad billingsley at a bar in l.a. scoring with some hot chick, i'll come back here and report on that.

gangsta hug (omar little), Wednesday, 10 June 2009 18:03 (ten years ago) link

If superstition about talking about no-hitters extends to random losers on the internet, no one will ever pitch a no-hitter ever again.

congratulations (n/a), Wednesday, 10 June 2009 18:04 (ten years ago) link

Morbs, you're right, of course, but Marquis is so regularly denigrated as, at best, a league average innings-eater (and I'm not arguing this isn't true) that when he actually does, you know, top the most visible stat list, I'm happy to celebrate him. Ubaldo is just a stud. Keep watching this guy (probably lose it completely tonight, ending our 8-win streak singlehandedly, hey ho).

Mark C, Friday, 12 June 2009 13:07 (ten years ago) link

or when a pitcher is doing really well on a date, like if i see chad billingsley at a bar in l.a. scoring with some hot chick, i'll come back here and report on that.

― gangsta hug (omar little), Wednesday, June 10, 2009 2:03 PM (2 days ago) Bookmark Suggest Ban Permalink

i think youd probably use the jeff weaver tacos thread

rip dom passantino 3/5/09 never forget (max), Friday, 12 June 2009 13:42 (ten years ago) link

Swingman Weaver's doing OK right now (dos tacos, 29 innings)!

four weeks pass...

FREAK (in these conditions acc'ding 2 espn: Weather 60 degrees, Snowing)

johnny crunch, Friday, 10 July 2009 03:21 (ten years ago) link

JonathanSanchez.

I'm sitting just to the right of home plate, visible on TV. Beard, Red Sox cap, next to a blonde woman.

My vagina has a dress code. (milo z), Saturday, 11 July 2009 03:36 (ten years ago) link

Dear my vagina, are you to the right as in the first base or third base side?

Stacey Pollen (Andy K), Saturday, 11 July 2009 03:41 (ten years ago) link

First. In the belowground section when they're showing the batter.

My vagina has a dress code. (milo z), Saturday, 11 July 2009 03:48 (ten years ago) link

I see you now, My Vagina.

Stacey Pollen (Andy K), Saturday, 11 July 2009 03:50 (ten years ago) link

still doing really well

they're going to show the top of the ninth on espn

sugg life (J0rdan S.), Saturday, 11 July 2009 04:21 (ten years ago) link

i see milo

mookieproof, Saturday, 11 July 2009 04:24 (ten years ago) link

it's not showing it on espn here ;_;

k3vin k., Saturday, 11 July 2009 04:27 (ten years ago) link

they're gonna break away from bb tonight once the top of the ninth starts

sugg life (J0rdan S.), Saturday, 11 July 2009 04:27 (ten years ago) link

8.1 really good innings so far

k3vin k., Saturday, 11 July 2009 04:35 (ten years ago) link

really good pitching sometimes needs really good fielding...nice

k3vin k., Saturday, 11 July 2009 04:37 (ten years ago) link

thought that was gone

sugg life (J0rdan S.), Saturday, 11 July 2009 04:37 (ten years ago) link

nice

mookieproof, Saturday, 11 July 2009 04:39 (ten years ago) link

can't believe that dude showed bunt, tho

mookieproof, Saturday, 11 July 2009 04:39 (ten years ago) link

dude's dad was buggin the fuck out in the stands, great for him. so glad he K'd that last dude who showed bunt first pitch...i'd have drilled him between the shoulders

k3vin k., Saturday, 11 July 2009 04:40 (ten years ago) link

congrats to jonathon sanchez for the first no hitter in the history of the A Thread For Starting Pitchers That Are Doing Really Well era

sugg life (J0rdan S.), Saturday, 11 July 2009 04:40 (ten years ago) link

oh wait i guess not

sugg life (J0rdan S.), Saturday, 11 July 2009 04:48 (ten years ago) link

wow sick ending w/the called k

north sea jazz dit weekend (call all destroyer), Saturday, 11 July 2009 05:25 (ten years ago) link

Giants got to trade him while his value's high.

Leee, Saturday, 11 July 2009 05:55 (ten years ago) link

Does it count if it was against the Padres?

(*゚ー゚)θ L(。・_・)   °~ヾ(・ε・ *) (Steve Shasta), Saturday, 11 July 2009 08:03 (ten years ago) link

After watching this, happened to switch over to NYY-LAA in time to see Jeter's dropped routine pop-up -- talk about the cherry on top.

Amazing that a no-hitter was thrown w/ that 3B-SS combo on the field.

Stacey Pollen (Andy K), Saturday, 11 July 2009 09:37 (ten years ago) link

Shouldn't count when you do it against the Padres.

Your heartbeat soun like sasquatch feet (polyphonic), Saturday, 11 July 2009 15:37 (ten years ago) link

Oh, I see Steve has already mentioned that.

Your heartbeat soun like sasquatch feet (polyphonic), Saturday, 11 July 2009 15:37 (ten years ago) link

I see you now, My Vagina.

― Stacey Pollen (Andy K), Saturday, July 11, 2009 3:50 AM (13 hours ago) Bookmark Suggest Ban Permalink

johnny crunch, Saturday, 11 July 2009 17:40 (ten years ago) link

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Leee, Saturday, 11 July 2009 21:29 (ten years ago) link

Those were the best seats I've ever had for a major-league game. I was in the front row, third base side for Nolan Ryan's seventh no-hitter at Arlington Stadium, but the game itself is kind of a blur and we were out just past third.

I didn't think to get a SF paper the next morning :(

My vagina has a dress code. (milo z), Monday, 13 July 2009 04:03 (ten years ago) link

!!!HEY YOU GUYS MARK BUERHLE IS TWIRLING ANOTHER NO-HITTER!!!

― Money Earnin' Wells, Vernon (Andy K), Thursday, May 7, 2009 9:21 PM (2 months ago) Bookmark

Stacey Pollen (Andy K), Thursday, 23 July 2009 19:28 (ten years ago) link

perfect game so far actually

congratulations (n/a), Thursday, 23 July 2009 19:53 (ten years ago) link

on mlb network btw

call all destroyer, Thursday, 23 July 2009 19:57 (ten years ago) link

WHOA

call all destroyer, Thursday, 23 July 2009 20:07 (ten years ago) link

omfg Wise

Beanbag the Gardener (WmC), Thursday, 23 July 2009 20:08 (ten years ago) link

This is the fastest I've ever seen a pitcher work.

Beanbag the Gardener (WmC), Thursday, 23 July 2009 20:09 (ten years ago) link

got it

johnny crunch, Thursday, 23 July 2009 20:10 (ten years ago) link

awesome, congrats to buehrle.

call all destroyer, Thursday, 23 July 2009 20:11 (ten years ago) link

awesome :D

"he said...all things passantino the night" (omar little), Thursday, 23 July 2009 20:11 (ten years ago) link

way 2 go!

The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall, Thursday, 23 July 2009 20:11 (ten years ago) link

NIIIICE

Your heartbeat soun like sasquatch feet (polyphonic), Thursday, 23 July 2009 20:12 (ten years ago) link

lol @ ken harrelson "nice job honey" after the field reporter interviewed beuhrle

johnny crunch, Thursday, 23 July 2009 20:14 (ten years ago) link

Cool. I thought that was like the 14th PG, but it's the 19th!

Beanbag the Gardener (WmC), Thursday, 23 July 2009 20:17 (ten years ago) link

How many perfect game dudes have also thrown a no-hitter?

Your heartbeat soun like sasquatch feet (polyphonic), Thursday, 23 July 2009 20:17 (ten years ago) link

somebody gimme a gif of that dude in the camo nick swisher jersey

govern yourself accordingly, Thursday, 23 July 2009 20:21 (ten years ago) link

xp randy johnson did both. mike witt pitched part of a combined no-hitter (last two innings). addie joss did it. oh yeah and cy young.

call all destroyer, Thursday, 23 July 2009 20:24 (ten years ago) link

I did not realize that Mark B is only 30 years old!

Seems like he's been around forever.

Your heartbeat soun like sasquatch feet (polyphonic), Thursday, 23 July 2009 20:31 (ten years ago) link

yeah he was a youngun when he debuted.

call all destroyer, Thursday, 23 July 2009 20:35 (ten years ago) link

Saw this on another board:

Cy Young, Addie Joss, Jim Bunning, Randy Johnson, Sandy Koufax, and now Mark Buehrle have all thrown no-hitters in addition to their perfectos.

mayor jingleberries, Thursday, 23 July 2009 20:37 (ten years ago) link

<3 buehrle

congratulations (n/a), Thursday, 23 July 2009 20:38 (ten years ago) link

Mark B. from the Lou. heard there was a crazy catch in the 9th that saved it.

bnw, Thursday, 23 July 2009 20:41 (ten years ago) link

Buehrle threw his perfect game pitching at home at U.S. Cellular Field against the Tampa Bay Rays in a 5-0 victory on July 23, 2009. It was his second career no-hitter and the second perfect game in White Sox history. It was also highlighted by Dewayne Wise's catch that robbed a home run off Gabe Kapler and preserved the perfect game for Buehrle in the 9th inning. Wise's catch instantly resuled in a massive and long-lasting erection on the part of Ken "The Hawk" Harelson.

jaymc, Thursday, 23 July 2009 20:42 (ten years ago) link

ha hahhaa

The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall, Thursday, 23 July 2009 20:47 (ten years ago) link

"...and for one shining afternoon there was no more talk of titties or rapes."

Batsman (Jimmy The Mod Awaits The Return Of His Beloved), Thursday, 23 July 2009 21:00 (ten years ago) link

We can glowingly talk about this all we want, but nothing will erase the black eye Jim Parque has placed upon the White Sox organization and this sport.

Stacey Pollen (Andy K), Thursday, 23 July 2009 21:05 (ten years ago) link

this game was really a boon for the 1/3 of my fantasy lineup made up of rays

J0rdan S., Thursday, 23 July 2009 21:06 (ten years ago) link

as my friend pointed out, "at least no one went 0-4"

J0rdan S., Thursday, 23 July 2009 21:07 (ten years ago) link

man you guys got to tell me you're all over in this thread

sanskrit, Thursday, 23 July 2009 21:18 (ten years ago) link

god damn, missed this

ehhh p. diddy miss (k3vin k.), Friday, 24 July 2009 00:51 (ten years ago) link

whoa just looked at mlb.com to check the WC standings and was hit with this like BALDOW SON!!!!!!!

the shitbirdification of america's youth (cankles), Friday, 24 July 2009 02:20 (ten years ago) link

can i just point out that he did this against the rays (team OPS of .803), in the cell, with fucking scott podsednik in center field? holy balls

the shitbirdification of america's youth (cankles), Friday, 24 July 2009 02:25 (ten years ago) link

buehrle is perfect thru 5, and has set a new MLB record for consecutive hitters retired (42?)

a narwhal done gored my sister nell (cankles), Wednesday, 29 July 2009 01:35 (ten years ago) link

MLB Network's showing it.

Beanbag the Gardener (WmC), Wednesday, 29 July 2009 01:43 (ten years ago) link

aw

Beanbag the Gardener (WmC), Wednesday, 29 July 2009 01:43 (ten years ago) link

dangit

a narwhal done gored my sister nell (cankles), Wednesday, 29 July 2009 01:44 (ten years ago) link

45, sick
it was kind of funny when they went uh oh we got to cut away.. also.. mauer's up

sanskrit, Wednesday, 29 July 2009 02:08 (ten years ago) link

damn buehrle

Mr. Sb, n r u? (k3vin k.), Wednesday, 29 July 2009 03:24 (ten years ago) link

Ryan Rowland-Smith through six.

Stacey Pollen (Andy K), Wednesday, 29 July 2009 22:01 (ten years ago) link

Billy Squire AND Frank Caliendo coming to Seattle, btw.

Stacey Pollen (Andy K), Wednesday, 29 July 2009 22:02 (ten years ago) link

n/m -- guess that wasn't through six, either.

Stacey Pollen (Andy K), Wednesday, 29 July 2009 22:08 (ten years ago) link

shields thru 6.2...its on mlb network fyi

johnny crunch, Sunday, 2 August 2009 19:21 (ten years ago) link

its dumb they are only showing the top half of the inning

johnny crunch, Sunday, 2 August 2009 19:28 (ten years ago) link

the no-no is off, but still a great game.

okay, you can take him out now Joe wtf.

Houston's Norris is throwing a 1-hitter through 6 innings against the Cards in his first ever MLB start.

ARAGORN SON OF ARATHORN (Z S), Sunday, 2 August 2009 19:54 (ten years ago) link

a thread for starting pitchers who are doing pretty well

8080's and internet break (k3vin k.), Sunday, 2 August 2009 19:55 (ten years ago) link

a thread for starting pitchers who seem like they might end up a-ok

ARAGORN SON OF ARATHORN (Z S), Sunday, 2 August 2009 19:56 (ten years ago) link

Brian Bannister has not been mentioned despite pitching in the same game as Shields and not having allowed a run yet.

Your heartbeat soun like sasquatch feet (polyphonic), Sunday, 2 August 2009 20:23 (ten years ago) link

Also, this is a thread for in-progress no-hitters.

― Dr Morbius, Wednesday, June 10, 2009 1:43 PM (1 month ago)

8080's and internet break (k3vin k.), Sunday, 2 August 2009 20:27 (ten years ago) link

oic

Your heartbeat soun like sasquatch feet (polyphonic), Sunday, 2 August 2009 20:28 (ten years ago) link

what kind of name is Yusmeiro anyways?

The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall, Wednesday, 5 August 2009 00:50 (ten years ago) link

petite having a good outing against pittsburgh, we're through six

8080's and internet break (k3vin k.), Wednesday, 5 August 2009 00:52 (ten years ago) link

petit*

8080's and internet break (k3vin k.), Wednesday, 5 August 2009 00:52 (ten years ago) link

Josh Johnson through six.

Andy K, Saturday, 15 August 2009 01:01 (ten years ago) link

Not a no-no - but Baker threw a two hitter last night.

The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall, Saturday, 15 August 2009 15:13 (ten years ago) link

two weeks pass...

ayo

call all destroyer, Tuesday, 1 September 2009 00:48 (ten years ago) link

Good job, Jerry.

Andy K, Tuesday, 1 September 2009 00:52 (ten years ago) link

eh that's what you get for letting jerry hairston play

call all destroyer, Tuesday, 1 September 2009 00:52 (ten years ago) link

oh well peace out thread

call all destroyer, Tuesday, 1 September 2009 00:54 (ten years ago) link

Ma ma se, ma ma sa, ma ma coo sa

Andy K, Tuesday, 1 September 2009 00:56 (ten years ago) link

Peace out YES broadcast

Andy K, Tuesday, 1 September 2009 00:56 (ten years ago) link

three weeks pass...

ayo

johnny crunch, Thursday, 24 September 2009 00:36 (ten years ago) link

triple a doesn't count

bnw, Thursday, 24 September 2009 00:38 (ten years ago) link

im just glad its not vs the mets

johnny crunch, Thursday, 24 September 2009 00:40 (ten years ago) link

move along nothing 2 see here

johnny crunch, Thursday, 24 September 2009 00:47 (ten years ago) link

plz wait til 8th inning (what was this)

A Patch on Blazing Saddles (Dr Morbius), Thursday, 24 September 2009 00:51 (ten years ago) link

billingsley v nats

johnny crunch, Thursday, 24 September 2009 00:56 (ten years ago) link

not a no hitter but nolasco has 9 ks thru 4

rather shipped (J0rdan S.), Thursday, 1 October 2009 00:24 (ten years ago) link

12 through 5

omar little, Thursday, 1 October 2009 00:39 (ten years ago) link

wow, 12 thru 5, incl. 9 straight
xp

Hugh Manatee (WmC), Thursday, 1 October 2009 00:39 (ten years ago) link

9 consecutive - major league record is 10?

rather shipped (J0rdan S.), Thursday, 1 October 2009 00:39 (ten years ago) link

yes - Seaver vs. Padres, 4/22/70.

Hugh Manatee (WmC), Thursday, 1 October 2009 00:43 (ten years ago) link

And Vazquez has 9.

Hugh Manatee (WmC), Thursday, 1 October 2009 00:45 (ten years ago) link

yeah they need to fly in jorge de la rosa & lincecum to pitch relief

rather shipped (J0rdan S.), Thursday, 1 October 2009 00:47 (ten years ago) link

Most K's in a game by both teams is a little tougher to find.

The Roach breaks the string.

Hugh Manatee (WmC), Thursday, 1 October 2009 00:51 (ten years ago) link

14 thru 6

rather shipped (J0rdan S.), Thursday, 1 October 2009 01:00 (ten years ago) link

sheesh

omar little, Thursday, 1 October 2009 01:01 (ten years ago) link

and that was with a borderline ball call on 3-2

rather shipped (J0rdan S.), Thursday, 1 October 2009 01:02 (ten years ago) link

Here we go, NL record is 30, AL is 31.

Hugh Manatee (WmC), Thursday, 1 October 2009 01:07 (ten years ago) link

the braves are ruining everything

omar little, Thursday, 1 October 2009 01:13 (ten years ago) link

15 through 7

Hugh Manatee (WmC), Thursday, 1 October 2009 01:20 (ten years ago) link

bows out with 16 in 7.2

mlb high this year

rather shipped (J0rdan S.), Thursday, 1 October 2009 01:36 (ten years ago) link

b4 i heard abt nolasco i thought this mightve been revived for charlie morton or justin masterson...or more likely halladay

Charlie Morton
9.0CG 8K 0.00 0.78

Justin Masterson
9.0CG 12K 1.00 0.67

johnny crunch, Thursday, 1 October 2009 01:37 (ten years ago) link

pettite having a pretty nice first four innings

we beat so many gimp (k3vin k.), Monday, 12 October 2009 00:22 (ten years ago) link

whoops

we beat so many gimp (k3vin k.), Monday, 12 October 2009 00:27 (ten years ago) link

cos of a single?

sanskrit, Monday, 12 October 2009 00:31 (ten years ago) link

single = hit iirc

we beat so many gimp (k3vin k.), Monday, 12 October 2009 00:32 (ten years ago) link

five months pass...

an early bump this year

jihad mane (J0rdan S.), Monday, 5 April 2010 19:39 (nine years ago) link

yes. with a man i decided to bench this morning :s

The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall, Monday, 5 April 2010 19:46 (nine years ago) link

oh well

mookieproof, Monday, 5 April 2010 19:47 (nine years ago) link

oh dear

mookieproof, Monday, 5 April 2010 19:51 (nine years ago) link

a thread for very fat pitchers that are doing really well

J0rdan S., Saturday, 10 April 2010 21:10 (nine years ago) link

lol

johnny crunch, Saturday, 10 April 2010 21:13 (nine years ago) link

why would you ever bench this great fattey

bnw, Saturday, 10 April 2010 21:16 (nine years ago) link

(oops i cant read dates n/m)

bnw, Saturday, 10 April 2010 21:19 (nine years ago) link

jesus christ

johnny crunch, Saturday, 10 April 2010 21:30 (nine years ago) link

standing between cc and destiny: kelly shoppach, gabe kapler

J0rdan S., Saturday, 10 April 2010 21:32 (nine years ago) link

Haha FU ex-teammate!

Andy K, Saturday, 10 April 2010 21:58 (nine years ago) link

ha ha

The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall, Saturday, 10 April 2010 21:59 (nine years ago) link

shop-pow!

bnw, Saturday, 10 April 2010 21:59 (nine years ago) link

jcrasnick
Johnny Damon would have had that.

Andy K, Saturday, 10 April 2010 21:59 (nine years ago) link

ricky romero is lookin ~nasty~

live look-ins on mlb network

johnny crunch, Wednesday, 14 April 2010 00:39 (nine years ago) link

12 ks!!!!

The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall, Wednesday, 14 April 2010 00:45 (nine years ago) link

thru 6!

The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall, Wednesday, 14 April 2010 00:46 (nine years ago) link

oof

johnny crunch, Wednesday, 14 April 2010 01:05 (nine years ago) link

oh well, 98 pitches, outta gas most likely. plus I don't have MLB, so no no-hitters this year.

kind of shrill and very self-righteous (Dr Morbius), Wednesday, 14 April 2010 01:08 (nine years ago) link

Ubaldo Jimenez vs. the Braves

millions now zinging will never lol (WmC), Sunday, 18 April 2010 01:18 (nine years ago) link

105 pitches (six walks) through seven.

Illwario Alacarte (Andy K), Sunday, 18 April 2010 01:18 (nine years ago) link

AMAZING catch by Dexter Fowler

millions now zinging will never lol (WmC), Sunday, 18 April 2010 01:19 (nine years ago) link

Jimenez has that beautiful tailing fastball that catches the inside corner on lefties, a la Maddux.

Through 8 now

millions now zinging will never lol (WmC), Sunday, 18 April 2010 01:30 (nine years ago) link

He should float an eephus here.

Illwario Alacarte (Andy K), Sunday, 18 April 2010 01:41 (nine years ago) link

My guys lost, but good for him.

millions now zinging will never lol (WmC), Sunday, 18 April 2010 01:42 (nine years ago) link

No baserunners allowed after he went to the stretch midgame.

millions now zinging will never lol (WmC), Sunday, 18 April 2010 01:43 (nine years ago) link

I liked this article about Ubaldo:

http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/news/story?id=5109613

no turkey unless it's a club sandwich (polyphonic), Sunday, 18 April 2010 21:34 (nine years ago) link

My favourite player, the nicest guy in baseball, throws a no-hitter. I'm pretty stoked!

Mark C, Monday, 19 April 2010 14:21 (nine years ago) link

Fister...

no turkey unless it's a club sandwich (polyphonic), Tuesday, 20 April 2010 03:51 (nine years ago) link

ha

jabbahandz (J0rdan S.), Tuesday, 20 April 2010 03:52 (nine years ago) link

Bad timing!

no turkey unless it's a club sandwich (polyphonic), Tuesday, 20 April 2010 03:53 (nine years ago) link

nice work FISTER

est 2010 (rahni), Tuesday, 20 April 2010 04:14 (nine years ago) link

did markakis fist the single?

jabbahandz (J0rdan S.), Tuesday, 20 April 2010 04:16 (nine years ago) link

lol kinda

est 2010 (rahni), Tuesday, 20 April 2010 04:19 (nine years ago) link

Phil Hughes vs A's thru 6

kind of shrill and very self-righteous (Dr Morbius), Thursday, 22 April 2010 03:42 (nine years ago) link

through seven

nine k's/87 pitches

mookieproof, Thursday, 22 April 2010 03:55 (nine years ago) link

he is having a good game

my two percent's worth (k3vin k.), Thursday, 22 April 2010 03:58 (nine years ago) link

what a horribly formed "hit"

artie flange (J0rdan S.), Thursday, 22 April 2010 03:59 (nine years ago) link

yay

kind of shrill and very self-righteous (Dr Morbius), Thursday, 22 April 2010 04:04 (nine years ago) link

that's a pretty shitty way to get your no hitter broken up

artie flange (J0rdan S.), Thursday, 22 April 2010 04:08 (nine years ago) link

no-hitters are a dumb stat

kind of shrill and very self-righteous (Dr Morbius), Thursday, 22 April 2010 04:12 (nine years ago) link

that's a statement only a true mets fan could make

artie flange (J0rdan S.), Thursday, 22 April 2010 04:13 (nine years ago) link

lol

mookieproof, Thursday, 22 April 2010 04:16 (nine years ago) link

having been no-hit by legends like Ed Halicki, yeah

kind of shrill and very self-righteous (Dr Morbius), Thursday, 22 April 2010 04:24 (nine years ago) link

i'm with morbs on this one actually... never understood why walks allowed are more notable than base hits allowed.

_▂▅▇█▓▒░◕‿‿◕░▒▓█▇▅▂_ (Steve Shasta), Thursday, 22 April 2010 04:25 (nine years ago) link

teams perpetrate no-hitters, not pitchers, w/ great catches etc.

kind of shrill and very self-righteous (Dr Morbius), Thursday, 22 April 2010 04:27 (nine years ago) link

yeah, like, ubaldo's no hitter felt kinda cheap, what with 6 walks and all

artie flange (J0rdan S.), Thursday, 22 April 2010 04:29 (nine years ago) link

Also, they're an excuse to leave your pitcher in the game too long for no reason.

no turkey unless it's a club sandwich (polyphonic), Thursday, 22 April 2010 04:57 (nine years ago) link

But they're fun so fuck it.

no turkey unless it's a club sandwich (polyphonic), Thursday, 22 April 2010 04:57 (nine years ago) link

i was at the phil hughes game. throat is real sore from heckles of:

"triple a sweeney"
"billy beane sucks"
"ben sheets sucks" (it wasn't til the 4th i found out he was actually starting, convenient)

thugged out dudes did not appreciate "san jose"

sanskrit, Thursday, 22 April 2010 06:29 (nine years ago) link

maybe cuz oakland's aaa affiliate is sacramento, not san jose (giants).

_▂▅▇█▓▒░◕‿‿◕░▒▓█▇▅▂_ (Steve Shasta), Thursday, 22 April 2010 06:38 (nine years ago) link

San Jose might steal the A's from Oakland one day.

Maltodextrin, Thursday, 22 April 2010 06:54 (nine years ago) link

First MLB start of the season for our best/second best pitching prospect: 7IP, 1H, 3BB, 0R. We badly needed that after all our recent injuries.

Mark C, Sunday, 2 May 2010 23:09 (nine years ago) link

yes but how do you pronounce his name?

speaking of banged up rotations, this crew of brewers pitching coming into la is full of shit.

mayor jingleberries, Sunday, 2 May 2010 23:15 (nine years ago) link

shaw-sin, i think.

The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall, Monday, 3 May 2010 01:28 (nine years ago) link

brett see-suhl

johnny crunch, Tuesday, 4 May 2010 00:45 (nine years ago) link

welp

johnny crunch, Tuesday, 4 May 2010 00:51 (nine years ago) link

Yu-lees Sha-seen, I think.

Mark C, Tuesday, 4 May 2010 10:52 (nine years ago) link

shin-soo not shin-shoo

sanskrit, Tuesday, 4 May 2010 15:22 (nine years ago) link

scott olsen (?!)

ciderpress, Friday, 7 May 2010 00:47 (nine years ago) link

Matt Cain's got a 1-hitter through 6

party time! (Z S), Friday, 7 May 2010 00:51 (nine years ago) link

i spot started olsen in ilx fantasy tonight

World B. FAP (J0rdan S.), Friday, 7 May 2010 00:58 (nine years ago) link

oh, the nats

World B. FAP (J0rdan S.), Friday, 7 May 2010 01:07 (nine years ago) link

weaver hasnt even given up any mini-tacos yet

johnny crunch, Saturday, 8 May 2010 04:09 (nine years ago) link

junior says no

mookieproof, Saturday, 8 May 2010 04:26 (nine years ago) link

a-rod foe dallas braden is through seven against the rays

mookieproof, Sunday, 9 May 2010 21:45 (nine years ago) link

perfecto thru 8

johnny crunch, Sunday, 9 May 2010 22:04 (nine years ago) link

Have there been a crazy number of near no-hitters this season or is it just me?

NoTimeBeforeTime, Sunday, 9 May 2010 22:06 (nine years ago) link

i was thinking that today too -- it's like once a week now someone gets into the 7th

J0rdan S., Sunday, 9 May 2010 22:11 (nine years ago) link

oh shit

J0rdan S., Sunday, 9 May 2010 22:14 (nine years ago) link

jaso just ripped a ball but it was right at the LF

J0rdan S., Sunday, 9 May 2010 22:14 (nine years ago) link

ALL THAT STANDS BETWEEN ME AND HISTORY IS

....

gabe kapler?

J0rdan S., Sunday, 9 May 2010 22:14 (nine years ago) link

crazy

J0rdan S., Sunday, 9 May 2010 22:15 (nine years ago) link

i hope a-rod calls to congratulate him

mookieproof, Sunday, 9 May 2010 22:16 (nine years ago) link

yeah right

mookieproof, Sunday, 9 May 2010 22:16 (nine years ago) link

"I made him"

http://cdn.newsone.com/files/2009/08/a-rod.jpg

sanskrit, Sunday, 9 May 2010 22:17 (nine years ago) link

I guess his 15 minutes of fame are going to be stretched out a little bit. kudos.

This is amazing, he threw a perfect game against the 2nd best offense in the league (2nd by just one run to the Yankees at the start of the day), the team with by far the best record in baseball that had one of the best W-L starts on the road in the history of the game. This might have been the "toughest" PG ever thrown!

NoTimeBeforeTime, Sunday, 9 May 2010 22:29 (nine years ago) link

by "toughest" I mean "degree of difficulty"

NoTimeBeforeTime, Sunday, 9 May 2010 22:30 (nine years ago) link

also, being dallas braden and all

J0rdan S., Sunday, 9 May 2010 22:33 (nine years ago) link

he didn't have a full count after the 4th inning

J0rdan S., Sunday, 9 May 2010 22:33 (nine years ago) link

that was a 3-1 pitch that kapler broke his bat on

mookieproof, Sunday, 9 May 2010 22:44 (nine years ago) link

Not a perfect game today, although he had a no-hitter through six, but Mike Leake held on and got another win today for the Reds. He has been the Reds best starter by far so far this year.

The guy looks really good and very polished. While he has a decent fastball, Leake seems to really know how to pitch.

earlnash, Sunday, 9 May 2010 23:11 (nine years ago) link

Not sure what's more bizarre: Braden today or Juan Uribe drawing four walks.

Andy K, Sunday, 9 May 2010 23:27 (nine years ago) link

haha what the fuck

i benched the dude in ilx fantasy today cause i was expecting the rays to murder him

ciderpress, Monday, 10 May 2010 00:06 (nine years ago) link

So his mom died when he was in high school, and his grandmother raised him in Stockton.

And so he throws a perfect game at home in front of his grandmother and a lot of Stockton people on Mother's Day.

Bet Tim's got some Kirk-gems lined up.

no turkey unless it's a club sandwich (polyphonic), Monday, 10 May 2010 00:08 (nine years ago) link

what's exactly is the deal with him and a-rod?

The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall, Monday, 10 May 2010 02:39 (nine years ago) link

oh, nevermind. the game recap just mentioned it.

The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall, Monday, 10 May 2010 02:42 (nine years ago) link

hilar perfect game--braden was never above 90 and got 4 swinging strikes. but that's how they do in the 209

call all destroyer, Monday, 10 May 2010 02:44 (nine years ago) link

Mat Latos for SD... he's thrown 98 pitches through 8, only 2 baserunners allowed (1 hit, 1 error)

_▂▅▇█▓▒░◕‿‿◕░▒▓█▇▅▂_ (Steve Shasta), Thursday, 13 May 2010 21:45 (nine years ago) link

## also he drove in the game's only run scored today ##

_▂▅▇█▓▒░◕‿‿◕░▒▓█▇▅▂_ (Steve Shasta), Thursday, 13 May 2010 21:46 (nine years ago) link

Game Time 2:06

nice job mat -- ur name is still short a t fyi

johnny crunch, Thursday, 13 May 2010 21:55 (nine years ago) link

.719: Red Sox pitcher Jon Lester’s winning percentage, the highest for a pitcher with at least 100 starts

mizzell, Friday, 21 May 2010 15:49 (nine years ago) link

http://images.ucomics.com/comics/db/2010/db100521.gif

mookieproof, Friday, 21 May 2010 21:06 (nine years ago) link

that is excellent

The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall, Friday, 21 May 2010 22:40 (nine years ago) link

dicek is hard 2 figure out (thru 5)

johnny crunch, Sunday, 23 May 2010 01:16 (nine years ago) link

thru 6 now, though his pitch count is getting a bit high for someone who's only a few starts removed from a DL stint

ciderpress, Sunday, 23 May 2010 01:20 (nine years ago) link

Doc through seven.

Andy K, Sunday, 30 May 2010 00:56 (nine years ago) link

man I always forget halladay is on the phillies

k3vin k., Sunday, 30 May 2010 01:05 (nine years ago) link

cantu just smoked a ball, third basemen made a great play tho

ok dennis hopper (J0rdan S.), Sunday, 30 May 2010 01:06 (nine years ago) link

thru 8, getting 7-8-9 in the ninth

ok dennis hopper (J0rdan S.), Sunday, 30 May 2010 01:09 (nine years ago) link

if he fucks this up he should get the blown save

sanskrit, Sunday, 30 May 2010 01:17 (nine years ago) link

funny thing about this is, it would be 0-0 right now but cameron maybin dropped a fly ball -- would've been interesting to see him take it into the tenth

ok dennis hopper (J0rdan S.), Sunday, 30 May 2010 01:18 (nine years ago) link

daaamn

k3vin k., Sunday, 30 May 2010 01:20 (nine years ago) link

xp yeah that would be interesting...whens the last time that happened?

k3vin k., Sunday, 30 May 2010 01:21 (nine years ago) link

damn son

ok dennis hopper (J0rdan S.), Sunday, 30 May 2010 01:22 (nine years ago) link

WILL PAULINO EXTEND HIS IMPRESSIVE HITTING STREAK

Andy K, Sunday, 30 May 2010 01:23 (nine years ago) link

crazy

ok dennis hopper (J0rdan S.), Sunday, 30 May 2010 01:24 (nine years ago) link

All he did was pound his fist into his glove!

So happy for him.

Andy K, Sunday, 30 May 2010 01:26 (nine years ago) link

i assume that you have to throw a complete game to get credit for a perfect game/no hitter, even if you throw 9+ innings?

ok dennis hopper (J0rdan S.), Sunday, 30 May 2010 01:27 (nine years ago) link

idk i know someone did 12 innings back in the day, and iirc his team lost the game. when i was 13 I coulda told you all this

k3vin k., Sunday, 30 May 2010 01:33 (nine years ago) link

seriously happy for halladay tho

k3vin k., Sunday, 30 May 2010 01:34 (nine years ago) link

j0rdan i'm not sure, that time that oswalt got hurt and then the astros bullpen no-hit the yankees counts as a no-hitter, though it's not credited to any single one of them

ciderpress, Sunday, 30 May 2010 02:09 (nine years ago) link

i guess i'm more interested/unsure of the implications of a guy throwing 10 perfect innings, getting pulled, and his team winning in the 11th, which was a very real possibility tonight

ok dennis hopper (J0rdan S.), Sunday, 30 May 2010 02:11 (nine years ago) link

in that scenario obv someone else would've pitched in the 11th

ok dennis hopper (J0rdan S.), Sunday, 30 May 2010 02:12 (nine years ago) link

here's a game where that happened
http://www.baseball-reference.com/boxes/PIT/PIT199707120.shtml

it's on the no-hitter list for sure, but i'm not sure if Cordova gets credit for a no-hitter by the book. he should though!

ciderpress, Sunday, 30 May 2010 02:14 (nine years ago) link

also while i'm on B-R here's probably the worst tough-luck loss of all time for a pitcher
http://www.baseball-reference.com/boxes/MLN/MLN195905260.shtml

ciderpress, Sunday, 30 May 2010 02:23 (nine years ago) link

ha, wow

ok dennis hopper (J0rdan S.), Sunday, 30 May 2010 02:25 (nine years ago) link

OMG

The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall, Sunday, 30 May 2010 02:56 (nine years ago) link

i'm like happy for him - but why couldn't this have happened in T.?

The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall, Sunday, 30 May 2010 02:56 (nine years ago) link

I"M TORN!

The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall, Sunday, 30 May 2010 02:56 (nine years ago) link

thru 8, getting 7-8-9 in the ninth

― ok dennis hopper (J0rdan S.), Saturday, May 29, 2010 6:09 PM (3 hours ago)

uh...

???

ok dennis hopper (J0rdan S.), Sunday, 30 May 2010 04:28 (nine years ago) link

ha yeah i was gonna playfully bust him for that too

k3vin k., Sunday, 30 May 2010 04:46 (nine years ago) link

also while i'm on B-R here's probably the worst tough-luck loss of all time for a pitcher
http://www.baseball-reference.com/boxes/MLN/MLN195905260.shtml

― ciderpress, Saturday, May 29, 2010 10:23 PM (Yesterday)

harvey haddix! that was the name

k3vin k., Sunday, 30 May 2010 04:46 (nine years ago) link

I would feel really shitty if I were the guy who batted in the winning run for that game

/\/\ /\ Y ( ) (dyao), Sunday, 30 May 2010 04:49 (nine years ago) link

ha yeah i was gonna playfully bust him for that too

― k3vin k., Saturday, May 29, 2010 11:46 PM (3 minutes ago) Bookmark

i don't understand

ok dennis hopper (J0rdan S.), Sunday, 30 May 2010 04:49 (nine years ago) link

the marlins TV guy tonight said that in his second start ever in the majors in 98, halladay had a no hitter with two out in the ninth and he gave up a homer

ok dennis hopper (J0rdan S.), Sunday, 30 May 2010 04:50 (nine years ago) link

HR: B Higginson (25, off R Halladay; 9th inn, 0 on, 2 outs to Deep LF).

ok dennis hopper (J0rdan S.), Sunday, 30 May 2010 04:52 (nine years ago) link

(jordy it was that you said 7-8-9 was coming up - obv in a game in which no batters have reached base these are the only possible batters due up in the 9th)

k3vin k., Sunday, 30 May 2010 04:53 (nine years ago) link

oh, right

ok dennis hopper (J0rdan S.), Sunday, 30 May 2010 04:54 (nine years ago) link

Helms' "strikeout" in the 9th was BALLS in every sense. What a disgrace to the record book.

kind of shrill and very self-righteous (Dr Morbius), Sunday, 30 May 2010 05:15 (nine years ago) link

there were a few really borderline K calls throughout the game

ok dennis hopper (J0rdan S.), Sunday, 30 May 2010 05:17 (nine years ago) link

yeah, which is why PGs aren't really that big a deal (I wonder how many more we'll get before the BP oil leak is plugged).

kind of shrill and very self-righteous (Dr Morbius), Sunday, 30 May 2010 05:25 (nine years ago) link

i.e. the first batter of the game xp myself

ok dennis hopper (J0rdan S.), Sunday, 30 May 2010 05:27 (nine years ago) link

the marlins TV guy tonight said that in his second start ever in the majors in 98, halladay had a no hitter with two out in the ninth and he gave up a homer

Being in Toronto, I was watching that game on TV. Little did we know...

clemenza, Sunday, 30 May 2010 11:43 (nine years ago) link

Seriously though, the number of near-no-hitters and PGs is way up this year, innit? Is it just a contingent statistical anomaly, or are pitchers finally eating their Wheaties or what?

Daleks in NYC (Leee), Sunday, 30 May 2010 18:40 (nine years ago) link

it's mostly an anomaly. 4-homer games are about as rare as perfect games historically, and there were 2 of those in 2002 and another in 2003 and people were like 'oh maybe these aren't gonna be as rare anymore' and there's been none since.

the only empirical explanation i can think of is strikeouts are continuing to go up league-wide which means fewer balls in play and thus fewer chances for bloopy/seeing eye hits to break up dominant pitching performances

ciderpress, Sunday, 30 May 2010 19:43 (nine years ago) link

would just like to note that tomorrow's rockies/giants game features ubaldo vs timmy l

ok dennis hopper (J0rdan S.), Sunday, 30 May 2010 22:52 (nine years ago) link

I enjoyed that :)

(except the last inning where it looked like his ERA would triple and his arm would fall off but but)

Mark C, Tuesday, 1 June 2010 09:52 (nine years ago) link

Timmy has been off for the last four starts. i thought they were going to get to Ubaldo in the ninth but it didn't happen despite he giving them the chance.

Bee OK, Wednesday, 2 June 2010 06:11 (nine years ago) link

Here's the pitch described by (I think) the SF commentators as "the best pitch ever" - a 99mph 2-seamer, apparently:

http://i45.tinypic.com/ok2w53.jpg

Mark C, Wednesday, 2 June 2010 10:03 (nine years ago) link

armando gallaraga perfect through 7 2/3

mookieproof, Thursday, 3 June 2010 00:30 (nine years ago) link

AUSTIN JACKSON

Andy K, Thursday, 3 June 2010 00:47 (nine years ago) link

AAARGH

no turkey unless it's a club sandwich (polyphonic), Thursday, 3 June 2010 00:49 (nine years ago) link

haha he was totally out

mookieproof, Thursday, 3 June 2010 00:50 (nine years ago) link

JIM JOYCE

Andy K, Thursday, 3 June 2010 00:50 (nine years ago) link

What, they missed that call so hard!

no turkey unless it's a club sandwich (polyphonic), Thursday, 3 June 2010 00:50 (nine years ago) link

Miggy is furious.

no turkey unless it's a club sandwich (polyphonic), Thursday, 3 June 2010 00:51 (nine years ago) link

wow

johnny crunch, Thursday, 3 June 2010 00:51 (nine years ago) link

Miggy should just cold-cock that fucker.

GM, Thursday, 3 June 2010 00:51 (nine years ago) link

Can they retroactively fix that?

That was one of the biggest mistakes in the history of umpiring.

no turkey unless it's a club sandwich (polyphonic), Thursday, 3 June 2010 00:52 (nine years ago) link

Rick Suttcliffe is giving Joyce way too much credit right now.

no turkey unless it's a club sandwich (polyphonic), Thursday, 3 June 2010 00:53 (nine years ago) link

Surely the commish's office has the authority to overturn that bullshit and award the PG.

Grisly Addams (WmC), Thursday, 3 June 2010 00:54 (nine years ago) link

...I hope.

Grisly Addams (WmC), Thursday, 3 June 2010 00:54 (nine years ago) link

how on earth would they do that?

mookieproof, Thursday, 3 June 2010 00:54 (nine years ago) link

MAJOR CREDIT to Galarraga for not losing his shit.

Andy K, Thursday, 3 June 2010 00:55 (nine years ago) link

Galarraga's just happy that he's earned himself another start.

Andy K, Thursday, 3 June 2010 00:56 (nine years ago) link

I'm honestly kinda pissed off about this.

no turkey unless it's a club sandwich (polyphonic), Thursday, 3 June 2010 00:56 (nine years ago) link

bud selig will unveil the time machine hes built from old pieces he saved from milwaukee county stadium xxp

johnny crunch, Thursday, 3 June 2010 00:56 (nine years ago) link

I mean, I know perfect games are kind of a bullshit thing but come on.

no turkey unless it's a club sandwich (polyphonic), Thursday, 3 June 2010 00:56 (nine years ago) link

This was a very hollow Indians lineup, too.

Andy K, Thursday, 3 June 2010 00:57 (nine years ago) link

Three proverbial bags of dicks for Jim Joyce, though.

Andy K, Thursday, 3 June 2010 00:58 (nine years ago) link

game time: 1:44

johnny crunch, Thursday, 3 June 2010 00:59 (nine years ago) link

@JoeWestPR Jim Joyce is an embarrassment to baseball. Not because he blew a call but because he extended a game by doing so. That is just bad umpiring.

no turkey unless it's a club sandwich (polyphonic), Thursday, 3 June 2010 00:59 (nine years ago) link

doesnt any blown call extend a game?

johnny crunch, Thursday, 3 June 2010 01:01 (nine years ago) link

Surely the commish's office has the authority to overturn that bullshit and award the PG.

LOLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL in a parallel universe, it is so.

sanskrit, Thursday, 3 June 2010 01:03 (nine years ago) link

let's play ten

sanskrit, Thursday, 3 June 2010 01:03 (nine years ago) link

poor guy though

keep yr head up

sanskrit, Thursday, 3 June 2010 01:03 (nine years ago) link

That call was Jim's worst effort since Finnegan's Wake.

no turkey unless it's a club sandwich (polyphonic), Thursday, 3 June 2010 01:09 (nine years ago) link

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wabi-sabi

sanskrit, Thursday, 3 June 2010 01:11 (nine years ago) link

this is on some jonathong williamsmong real time wikipedia editing:

Origin of the office

The unique title commissioner, which is a title now applied to the heads of several other major sports leagues as well as baseball, derives from its predecessor office, the National Commission. The National Commission was the ruling body of professional baseball starting with the National Agreement of 1903, which made peace between the National League and the American League (see History of baseball in the United States). It consisted of three members: the two League presidents and a Commission chairman, whose primary responsibilities were to preside at meetings and to mediate disputes. Following the Black Sox Scandal, team owners decided in 1920 to reform the National Commission with a membership of non-baseball men. However, their pick for chairman, former federal judge Kenesaw Mountain Landis, would only accept an appointment as sole commissioner. He also demanded unlimited authority over all aspects of organized baseball. The owners agreed, in order to combat the perception of the sport being controlled by gambling interests.

If Bud Selig cares about baseball even slightly, he will overturn that abomination of a call made at the end of the tigers/indians game on June 2 2010 and give Galarraga his perfect game. I dont care what the official rules are on overturning a call after the game is over, and i dont think the rest of baseball fans care either. It just absolutely has to be done. I have never seen a worse call in my life with so much at stake in a baseball game, and i think most people would agree. If it isnt changed i will lose all my respect for Bud Selig.

sanskrit, Thursday, 3 June 2010 01:29 (nine years ago) link

lol who let bill plaschke near a computer

johnny crunch, Thursday, 3 June 2010 01:30 (nine years ago) link

http://img229.imageshack.us/img229/4278/hewasout.gif

Andy K, Thursday, 3 June 2010 02:27 (nine years ago) link

cabrera signaling deeznuts

|8 l) u_u (bnw), Thursday, 3 June 2010 02:51 (nine years ago) link

this is an atrocity, just seeing this now...wow

fman29.5 (k3vin k.), Thursday, 3 June 2010 02:53 (nine years ago) link

i mean, if it's anywhere near close, how is it not an automatic out call?

fman29.5 (k3vin k.), Thursday, 3 June 2010 02:53 (nine years ago) link

just heard about this right now, wow. we almost had three perfect games in one year, unbelievable.

Bee OK, Thursday, 3 June 2010 03:02 (nine years ago) link

That was one of the biggest mistakes in the history of umpiring.

Yoou mean compared to the WS titles awarded to the 1985 Royals and the 1996 Jeffrey M*ier Yankees?

Still, as Joe Sheehan has said of umpires, "Bring on the robots."

if it's anywhere near close, how is it not an automatic out call?

Oh, so we're playing Suck Halladay Off every time there's a chance in the 9th?

kind of shrill and very self-righteous (Dr Morbius), Thursday, 3 June 2010 03:31 (nine years ago) link

Yoou mean compared to the WS titles awarded to the 1985 Royals and the 1996 Jeffrey M*ier Yankees?

One of the != the

no turkey unless it's a club sandwich (polyphonic), Thursday, 3 June 2010 04:22 (nine years ago) link

Quote of the Day: "Nobody is perfect." --Armando Galarraga

no turkey unless it's a club sandwich (polyphonic), Thursday, 3 June 2010 04:29 (nine years ago) link

classic, still this sucks for him.

Bee OK, Thursday, 3 June 2010 04:39 (nine years ago) link

i actually agree with morbs that it's bullshit to start handing pitchers calls when a game is on the line, but the call tonight was fucking horrible, seriously one of the worst calls i've ever seen considering the situation -- jeffery maier was bad, probably worse since it was the play offs, but jim joyce was 1 foot away!! and it didn't even look close on tv

gonjasufi smacker (J0rdan S.), Thursday, 3 June 2010 06:53 (nine years ago) link

i almost drove off I-40 somewhere in kentucky fielding texts trying to impart on me how bad this call was

gonjasufi smacker (J0rdan S.), Thursday, 3 June 2010 06:53 (nine years ago) link

on the plus side there will be ton of new sweet ass dave dombrowski lip purse frown .gifs coming out of this

sanskrit, Thursday, 3 June 2010 11:37 (nine years ago) link

With his hands on his head.

Galarraga threw 19 balls last night.

Kevin Gregg threw 26 balls (in .2 IP) the other night.

Andy K, Thursday, 3 June 2010 12:32 (nine years ago) link

man this whole situation just makes me sad--consensus is that joyce is one of the good guys among umpires, he felt horrible, galarraga seemed like the most amazing, well-adjusted dude in the interview i saw. joyce apologized, they hugged it out, i mean there are no winners here except uh sportsmanship?

call all destroyer, Thursday, 3 June 2010 12:46 (nine years ago) link

Had Laird's brother and grandfather been in town, you know they would have been down for whatever.

Joyce is scheduled to be behind the plate this afternoon.

Andy K, Thursday, 3 June 2010 12:50 (nine years ago) link

if this had happened to halladay at citizens park the ump would have been short at least two pints of blood before reaching the dugout

sanskrit, Thursday, 3 June 2010 14:43 (nine years ago) link

jonmorosi
Just spoke with #JimJoyce. He's still teary-eyed. No need for him to suffer like this. Selig must overturn this. No-brainer. #Tigers #MLB

Change the single to an E-3. *shrug*

Andy K, Thursday, 3 June 2010 15:44 (nine years ago) link

its not perfect then though

ciderpress, Thursday, 3 June 2010 15:57 (nine years ago) link

that wd make no sense.

Overturning would basically be making perfect games more important than WINS, WORLD SERIES, etc. It would open a Pandora's box. Which is why I half-expect Beelzebud to do it.

kind of shrill and very self-righteous (Dr Morbius), Thursday, 3 June 2010 16:01 (nine years ago) link

It's probably the best happy medium. They shouldn't overturn the call.

xpost

Andy K, Thursday, 3 June 2010 16:02 (nine years ago) link

man this Joyce dude is a class act tho

get your bucket of free wings (underrated aerosmith albums I have loved), Thursday, 3 June 2010 16:02 (nine years ago) link

By call I mean safe/out, not hit/error.

Andy K, Thursday, 3 June 2010 16:02 (nine years ago) link

Neyer:

The only way overruling Joyce works is if there's a rule in the books that can reasonably be applied retroactively. You might not like it, but if Selig announces a rule next Monday afternoon and applies it retroactively to the 2nd of June, he'll at least have the weight of authority on his side.*

* Granted, even this would open up a huge tub of smelly earthworms. Wednesday night, a few hours after Jim Joyce took the stage, the Twins lost in the 10th inning to the Mariners on a play that might well have been overturned with the benefit of video review. And how many more game-changing plays might be reversed, with video review, between now and next Monday afternoon?

But an "interim" decision would set a terrible precedent, because this theoretical "interim" might last weeks or months or years. Does the commissioner really want to be in the position of overruling umpires every time an umpire blows a call that might have changed the result of a game? Or simply changed a player's statistics? (Because that's all that happened Wednesday night in Detroit: a player's statistics were very slightly affected.)

kind of shrill and very self-righteous (Dr Morbius), Thursday, 3 June 2010 16:43 (nine years ago) link

http://wxyt.cbslocal.com/2010/06/03/jim-joyce-right-after-he-robbed-armando-galarraga-of-a-perfect-game/

― Andy K, Thursday, June 3, 2010 11:21 AM (1 hour ago) Bookmark

this guy sounds like he sweats when he eats

sanskrit, Thursday, 3 June 2010 16:58 (nine years ago) link

he might be breathing that heavy because he's choked up. that and it sounds like they interviewed him in a diner.

The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall, Thursday, 3 June 2010 17:01 (nine years ago) link

i swear i wrote that before i got to the forks and knives rustling part. that made it even stranger.

sanskrit, Thursday, 3 June 2010 17:02 (nine years ago) link

Joyce was crying as he walked onto the field -- looked like a wreck. (It's OK -- he only has to call balls and strikes today.) Galarraga, owner of a new Corvette, handed him the lineup. Heard what sounded like mild booing.

Andy K, Thursday, 3 June 2010 17:06 (nine years ago) link

Bill Klem woulda kicked an ump's ass for crying

kind of shrill and very self-righteous (Dr Morbius), Thursday, 3 June 2010 17:18 (nine years ago) link

does anyone have rules/documentation of this "best interests of baseball" clause? same one Selig used to defraud the Expos owners during contraction?

sanskrit, Thursday, 3 June 2010 17:41 (nine years ago) link

it is entirely amorphous

kind of shrill and very self-righteous (Dr Morbius), Thursday, 3 June 2010 17:43 (nine years ago) link

sort of like what constitutes "a swinging strike"

kind of shrill and very self-righteous (Dr Morbius), Thursday, 3 June 2010 17:44 (nine years ago) link

Oden (Motown)

I've a theory--I think the controversy around last night's game will give Galarraga fame beyond that of say Dallas Braden. Many baseball fans can tell you Haddix had the 12 perfect innings, even if he didn't throw one of the twenty perfect games. Fewer could tell you Jim Bunning had one of the twenty. What do you think?

Klaw (1:07 PM)

Love this point. Wish I'd thought of it. 20 pitchers have thrown perfect games - how many can you name? How many from before you were born? I could have named Haddix - or Floyd Bevens, if you want to extend this - but when I tried the perfect games quiz on sporcle I got fewer than half of the ones from before I was born.

mike in MN (mn)

The fascinating thing to me is that people are more upset over a call that didn't effect the outcome of a game, than they are over the calls last post-season, or the call in the Twins' game last night. A perfect game or not, the outcome is what matters most, yet the stink over this is much larger than the stink over calls that effect who wins.

Klaw (1:08 PM)

Also very true. The Walk Like a Sabermetrician blog has an excellent post up on this very subject. "It was a perfect game!" is not a counterargument. More important calls are blown every October, yet there's more hue and cry over this than there was over Eric Gregg's NLCS-altering strike zone.

kind of shrill and very self-righteous (Dr Morbius), Thursday, 3 June 2010 18:02 (nine years ago) link

Fay Vincent on whether Selig should reverse call: "It would be very popular. But I think time and history would show it would be a mistake."

no turkey unless it's a club sandwich (polyphonic), Thursday, 3 June 2010 18:41 (nine years ago) link

first point is bullshit--wouldn't any pitcher rather have the perfect than be the guy who just missed? who cares "how you're remembered"

call all destroyer, Thursday, 3 June 2010 18:47 (nine years ago) link

second point--it's an extreme situation because it was the last out. it's not really complicated why people are invested in this. "there are more calls blown...." isn't a counterargument either.

call all destroyer, Thursday, 3 June 2010 18:48 (nine years ago) link

My Facebook friends who have recently "liked" Armando Galarraga and A Million Bajillion Strong to Recognize Armando Galarraga's PERFECT Game and otherwise pay no attention to baseball would LOVE IT.

I'm going to start a group called Let's Build a Time Machine and Go Back to the Top of the Ninth Inning of Armando Galarraga's Near-Perfect Game and Make Jim Leyland Pull Renterian Range Guillen, Shift Santiago to 2B, and Place Everett at SS.

Andy K, Thursday, 3 June 2010 18:50 (nine years ago) link

Dude got a Corvette. ISSUE OVER.

Andy K, Thursday, 3 June 2010 18:50 (nine years ago) link

Went up prior to copyediting, apparently.

Baseball comissioner Bud Selig said he would look at the game's umpiring system and the expanded use of instant replay, but would not reverse the blown call that cost Armando Galarraga of the Detroit Tigers a perfect game on Wednesday night.

"While the human element has always been an integral part of baseball, it is vital that mistakes on the field be addressed," Selig said in a statement. "Given last night's call and other recent events, I will examine our umpiring system, the expanded use of instant replay and all other related features."

Selig said he would consult with baseball's labor unions and the game's special committee for on-field matters before announcing any decisions.

Selig also praised umpire Jim Jouce, whose blown call in the bottom of the ninth cost Galarraga the perfect game, as well as Galarraga and Tigers manager Jim Leyland for the way they handled the situation.

Andy K, Thursday, 3 June 2010 19:09 (nine years ago) link

i just realized a decent dallas braden snub would be for girardi to pull in galarraga as a reserve for the all star game.
wouldn't hurt the ratings either.

sanskrit, Friday, 4 June 2010 01:39 (nine years ago) link

This has done more to humanize umpires than anything I can remember

kind of shrill and very self-righteous (Dr Morbius), Friday, 4 June 2010 11:15 (nine years ago) link

A Toledo man who shares his name with a major league umpire received harassing phone calls after the ump made a botched call during a Detroit Tigers game.

Fans who were upset about the call, which prevented a perfect game for Tigers pitcher Armando Galarraga Wednesday night, heard the umpire was from Toledo, so they looked up Jim Joyce in the phone book.

The Jim Joyce they found was the wrong one.

Joyce told WTOL-TV the calls were pretty vulgar. He also says he had to cancel his home phone service to get the calls to stop.

Andy K, Friday, 4 June 2010 12:19 (nine years ago) link

no one should have a home phone these days, anyway

johnny crunch, Friday, 4 June 2010 12:25 (nine years ago) link

I have no plans for anything but, til I DIE!

kind of shrill and very self-righteous (Dr Morbius), Friday, 4 June 2010 16:22 (nine years ago) link

POSTS VERY MUCH IN CHARACTER

johnny crunch, Friday, 4 June 2010 16:27 (nine years ago) link

even my 67 yr old mother has switched over to just a cell!

The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall, Friday, 4 June 2010 16:42 (nine years ago) link

well, tell her not to call me :)

kind of shrill and very self-righteous (Dr Morbius), Friday, 4 June 2010 16:45 (nine years ago) link

Hi Cole Hamels

Astronaut Mike Dexter (Jimmy The Mod Awaits The Return Of His Beloved), Tuesday, 8 June 2010 00:29 (nine years ago) link

was about to mention. only thu 5 thus far tho.

The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall, Tuesday, 8 June 2010 00:31 (nine years ago) link

Hole Camels

The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall, Tuesday, 8 June 2010 00:31 (nine years ago) link

"it's official!"

Astronaut Mike Dexter (Jimmy The Mod Awaits The Return Of His Beloved), Tuesday, 8 June 2010 00:32 (nine years ago) link

no-no and shutout all gone with one swing of the bat.

The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall, Tuesday, 8 June 2010 00:51 (nine years ago) link

C'MON COLE, KEEP MISSIN' THE CORNERS

kind of shrill and very self-righteous (Dr Morbius), Tuesday, 8 June 2010 00:58 (nine years ago) link

:(

The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall, Tuesday, 8 June 2010 01:00 (nine years ago) link

he's on my fantasy team; you wouldn't understand.

The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall, Tuesday, 8 June 2010 01:01 (nine years ago) link

wade leblanc yo

mookieproof, Tuesday, 8 June 2010 01:08 (nine years ago) link

o i understand TOO WELL

kind of shrill and very self-righteous (Dr Morbius), Tuesday, 8 June 2010 01:08 (nine years ago) link

ok I lold

Astronaut Mike Dexter (Jimmy The Mod Awaits The Return Of His Beloved), Tuesday, 8 June 2010 01:10 (nine years ago) link

http://i44.tinypic.com/dxjnr8.jpg

sanskrit, Tuesday, 8 June 2010 02:01 (nine years ago) link

I'm too young to remember McLain's '68--I started watching baseball in '70--so my frame of reference for a "fast start" by a starting pitcher is Wilbur Wood in '73, Gaylord Perry in '74, and Randy Jones in '76. (The real purpose of that last sentence: the opportunity to say "I'm too young".) I still remember SI's dramatic "Threat to Win 30" Jones cover. Anyway, here's how they all stack up against Jiminez as of June 13:

Wood: 14-6, 2.51
Perry: 11-1, 1.33
Jones: 12-1, 2.10
Jiminez: 12-1, 1.16

I mistakenly had it in my mind that '72 was Perry's great start. A few others while I'm at it:

McLain: 9-2, 2.19
Carlton, '72: 7-6, 2.83 (he proceeds to win 20 the rest of the way!)
Guidry, '78: 10-0, 1.57
Gooden, '85: 9-3, 1.67
Clemens, '86: 11-0, 2.28 (does not lose until July 2)

There are probably a handful of fast starts just as good the past 40 years; I just checked the most famous seasons that came to mind. It's close, but Jiminez has to place first on that list. If you take into account where he's pitching, it's no longer close.

clemenza, Sunday, 13 June 2010 15:26 (nine years ago) link

I just realized--McLain proceeds to win 22 the rest of the way.

clemenza, Sunday, 13 June 2010 15:30 (nine years ago) link

Through 5 1/2, both pitchers in ChiVsChi (Lilly & Floyd) have no-hitters going

fuck it, we're going to Olive Garden® (Z S), Monday, 14 June 2010 01:36 (nine years ago) link

Now through 6 1/2

fuck it, we're going to Olive Garden® (Z S), Monday, 14 June 2010 01:46 (nine years ago) link

my, what an intriguing game to turn on in the 7th

kind of shrill and very self-righteous (Dr Morbius), Monday, 14 June 2010 01:49 (nine years ago) link

yep, this is awesome. Last (only?) game where both pitchers had no-hitters through 9 innings was also in Wrigley Field, in 1917 (Hippo Vaughn of the Cubs vs. Fred Toney of the Reds)

fuck it, we're going to Olive Garden® (Z S), Monday, 14 June 2010 01:51 (nine years ago) link

Well, there goes Floyd's no no

fuck it, we're going to Olive Garden® (Z S), Monday, 14 June 2010 01:55 (nine years ago) link

any mention of Hippo Vaughn is the evening's highlight

kind of shrill and very self-righteous (Dr Morbius), Monday, 14 June 2010 01:56 (nine years ago) link

Fred Toney's lurking great-granddaughter is crying a tear right now

fuck it, we're going to Olive Garden® (Z S), Monday, 14 June 2010 01:57 (nine years ago) link

thank you, jp

Youve Beenexposed (J0rdan S.), Monday, 14 June 2010 02:16 (nine years ago) link

yeah - that song went through my head last night too - the look on Ted Lily's face was priceless - I felt so bad for him - Fuckin' Rain

BlackIronPrison, Monday, 14 June 2010 17:10 (nine years ago) link

edwin jackson, it is not a good sign when youve given up no hits and and still have a > 1 whip

johnny crunch, Saturday, 26 June 2010 01:16 (nine years ago) link

http://www.baseball-reference.com/play-index/shareit/ESrS

bnw, Saturday, 26 June 2010 01:34 (nine years ago) link

welp, he'll have the highest pitch count of anyone on that list if he gets it

johnny crunch, Saturday, 26 June 2010 01:39 (nine years ago) link

that's a lot of pitches

xp

mookieproof, Saturday, 26 June 2010 01:40 (nine years ago) link

I'd say it's irresponsible to let him pitch the 9th w/ a 1-0 lead, but then I remembered AZ's bullpen ERA

kind of shrill and very self-righteous (Dr Morbius), Saturday, 26 June 2010 01:53 (nine years ago) link

yeah you cant bring aaron heilman in and think ur upgrading

johnny crunch, Saturday, 26 June 2010 01:54 (nine years ago) link

Laboring

Andy K, Saturday, 26 June 2010 01:55 (nine years ago) link

Bartlett is going to hit a home run.

Andy K, Saturday, 26 June 2010 01:55 (nine years ago) link

who's the Dback analyst dickhead?

kind of shrill and very self-righteous (Dr Morbius), Saturday, 26 June 2010 01:55 (nine years ago) link

tampa is sure good at gettin no-hit

johnny crunch, Saturday, 26 June 2010 01:56 (nine years ago) link

dtrain was out there fast

johnny crunch, Saturday, 26 June 2010 01:57 (nine years ago) link

ewwwwww

mookieproof, Saturday, 26 June 2010 01:57 (nine years ago) link

150 pitches

mookieproof, Saturday, 26 June 2010 01:57 (nine years ago) link

Analyst is normally Mark Grace, but not tonight.

Andy K, Saturday, 26 June 2010 01:58 (nine years ago) link

sorry, 149

mookieproof, Saturday, 26 June 2010 01:58 (nine years ago) link

announcer thrilled to tell us this is the first big league no-hitter thrown in the state of florida

mookieproof, Saturday, 26 June 2010 01:59 (nine years ago) link

watched the last inning, i want to know if that error was real or not?

Boo Radley (Bee OK), Saturday, 26 June 2010 01:59 (nine years ago) link

analyst was Looie Gonzalez -- "Nolan Ryan would love this" -- yeah, Jackson might not love it if he's on the DL in 2 weeks.

kind of shrill and very self-righteous (Dr Morbius), Saturday, 26 June 2010 02:00 (nine years ago) link

whys it matter xp

johnny crunch, Saturday, 26 June 2010 02:00 (nine years ago) link

announcer thrilled to tell us this is the first big league no-hitter thrown in the state of florida

― mookieproof, Friday, June 25, 2010 9:59 PM (1 minute ago) Bookmark

um, no

incredible length (J0rdan S.), Saturday, 26 June 2010 02:01 (nine years ago) link

yeah, it was an error

mookieproof, Saturday, 26 June 2010 02:03 (nine years ago) link

dude like dictionary definition booted it

johnny crunch, Saturday, 26 June 2010 02:04 (nine years ago) link

keithlaw Bud Smith is sitting at home, cheering for Edwin Jackson and clapping with his one functioning arm

incredible length (J0rdan S.), Saturday, 26 June 2010 02:05 (nine years ago) link

jeez this is sort of horrible

call all destroyer, Saturday, 26 June 2010 02:26 (nine years ago) link

8 fuckin walks!

call all destroyer, Saturday, 26 June 2010 02:26 (nine years ago) link

this reminds me of when uncle leo moves in with his girlfriend and george goes "uncle leo is having regular sex??" and jerry replies "yeah, it devalues the whole thing"

incredible length (J0rdan S.), Saturday, 26 June 2010 02:31 (nine years ago) link

lol

Boo Radley (Bee OK), Saturday, 26 June 2010 02:33 (nine years ago) link

Nolan Ryan walked 8 in one of his too. Yeah, you threw a shitty no-hitter, Nolie. You know where to find me.

kind of shrill and very self-righteous (Dr Morbius), Saturday, 26 June 2010 02:37 (nine years ago) link

actually nolan ryan probably doesn't know where to find you

call all destroyer, Saturday, 26 June 2010 02:38 (nine years ago) link

i'm sure nolan has a very stiff erection over this 150 pitch no hitter

incredible length (J0rdan S.), Saturday, 26 June 2010 02:38 (nine years ago) link

hahaha cad

incredible length (J0rdan S.), Saturday, 26 June 2010 02:38 (nine years ago) link

just pointing out that morbs is prob safe from big angry texans!

call all destroyer, Saturday, 26 June 2010 02:44 (nine years ago) link

oh c'mon morbs KOs those chicken shit hillbillies

incredible length (J0rdan S.), Saturday, 26 June 2010 02:54 (nine years ago) link

nolie?

mookieproof, Saturday, 26 June 2010 02:54 (nine years ago) link

that's what Seaver called him!

kind of shrill and very self-righteous (Dr Morbius), Saturday, 26 June 2010 03:02 (nine years ago) link

lol good point jordan

call all destroyer, Saturday, 26 June 2010 03:09 (nine years ago) link

if morbs ever meets nolie, nolie's gonna meet the pavement iirc

mookieproof, Saturday, 26 June 2010 03:11 (nine years ago) link

Most walks in no-hitters, top 5:
Jim Maloney, 10
AJ Burnett, 9
Nolie, 8
LSD, 8
EJ, 8

Daleks in NYC (Leee), Saturday, 26 June 2010 18:27 (nine years ago) link

NO HITTER II: UBALDO STRIKES BACK

incredible length (J0rdan S.), Tuesday, 29 June 2010 03:38 (nine years ago) link

wrapping up the cy young in june.

no turkey unless it's a club sandwich (polyphonic), Tuesday, 29 June 2010 03:51 (nine years ago) link

jesus christ - i thought he had actually pitched another one!!!

The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall, Tuesday, 29 June 2010 04:05 (nine years ago) link

yeah i was about to say, shit is getting out of control

youngdel griffith (k3vin k.), Tuesday, 29 June 2010 04:08 (nine years ago) link

Over half of a no-hitter, but he kind of spoiled it in the 6th. ERA is now only equal best in MLB :(

Mark C, Tuesday, 29 June 2010 19:30 (nine years ago) link

Travis Wood perfect through seven.

Andy K, Sunday, 11 July 2010 00:44 (nine years ago) link

who now?

call all destroyer, Sunday, 11 July 2010 00:45 (nine years ago) link

reds pitching prospect, called up a week or 2 ago

ciderpress, Sunday, 11 July 2010 00:54 (nine years ago) link

nm

Astronaut Mike Dexter (Jimmy The Mod Awaits The Return Of His Beloved), Sunday, 11 July 2010 01:28 (nine years ago) link

chris tillman through 6

ciderpress, Sunday, 11 July 2010 01:57 (nine years ago) link

nm

Andy K, Sunday, 11 July 2010 02:07 (nine years ago) link

scott kazmir

the resulting pussy stubble (J0rdan S.), Sunday, 11 July 2010 03:02 (nine years ago) link

Javy Vasquez NH thru 4

Astronaut Mike Dexter (Jimmy The Mod Awaits The Return Of His Beloved), Sunday, 11 July 2010 03:19 (nine years ago) link

nm (this dupe msg thing is BS)

Astronaut Mike Dexter (Jimmy The Mod Awaits The Return Of His Beloved), Sunday, 11 July 2010 03:46 (nine years ago) link

can't remember ever seeing a pitcher get 13 ER charged to them in a game before

ciderpress, Sunday, 11 July 2010 03:49 (nine years ago) link

two weeks pass...

Opposing pitchers Garza and Scherzer have yet to give up a hit through five.

Andy K, Tuesday, 27 July 2010 00:39 (nine years ago) link

six

kind of shrill and very self-righteous (Dr Morbius), Tuesday, 27 July 2010 00:41 (nine years ago) link

no, five

kind of shrill and very self-righteous (Dr Morbius), Tuesday, 27 July 2010 00:42 (nine years ago) link

thankfully we also get to watch arod ground out

johnny crunch, Tuesday, 27 July 2010 00:45 (nine years ago) link

hey, maybe Scherzer can throw an even shittier 'masterpiece' than the one we saw a few weeks ago

kind of shrill and very self-righteous (Dr Morbius), Tuesday, 27 July 2010 01:00 (nine years ago) link

(that is, on June 25)

kind of shrill and very self-righteous (Dr Morbius), Tuesday, 27 July 2010 01:01 (nine years ago) link

couldnt see that comin, huh

kind of shrill and very self-righteous (Dr Morbius), Tuesday, 27 July 2010 01:02 (nine years ago) link

hes no edwin

johnny crunch, Tuesday, 27 July 2010 01:03 (nine years ago) link

Knew that catcher's interference would result in at least one run.

Oh well.

Andy K, Tuesday, 27 July 2010 01:04 (nine years ago) link

gonna go eat, 0-hitters not a big deal anymore

kind of shrill and very self-righteous (Dr Morbius), Tuesday, 27 July 2010 01:05 (nine years ago) link

Kurkjian'll let us know later tonight if there's ever been a NH broken up by a grand slam before.

My totem animal is a hamburger. (WmC), Tuesday, 27 July 2010 01:06 (nine years ago) link

^anticipating

johnny crunch, Tuesday, 27 July 2010 01:06 (nine years ago) link

Definitely would not be a big deal against this Detroit lineup.

Andy K, Tuesday, 27 July 2010 01:11 (nine years ago) link

The number two hitter, a 27 year-old rookie, has been called "the David Eckstein of the minors," for instance/fs.

Andy K, Tuesday, 27 July 2010 01:18 (nine years ago) link

i see why

Weight 155 lbs.
Height 5-9

johnny crunch, Tuesday, 27 July 2010 01:20 (nine years ago) link

and gritty

kind of shrill and very self-righteous (Dr Morbius), Tuesday, 27 July 2010 01:21 (nine years ago) link

wow also this is like jump off a bridge if you lost on this prop & it was somehow meaningful:

MLB (Tigers @ Rays): How many RUNS will be scored during the 3rd through 6th innings?
7:43 PM

3 Runs or Fewer 0
4 Runs or More 4

johnny crunch, Tuesday, 27 July 2010 01:22 (nine years ago) link

Oh yeah, BJ -- you watched a strike three, got a walk instead, were thrown out by a foot attempting to steal second and called safe, and now you mope about a called strike three at the knees. Poor guy.

Andy K, Tuesday, 27 July 2010 01:25 (nine years ago) link

Which team's broadcast is on MLB Network?

Andy K, Tuesday, 27 July 2010 01:29 (nine years ago) link

Nobody right now, just jabbering studio heads.

My totem animal is a hamburger. (WmC), Tuesday, 27 July 2010 01:31 (nine years ago) link

OK -- I think I'm confusing it w/ an upcoming ESPN telecast.

Andy K, Tuesday, 27 July 2010 01:33 (nine years ago) link

they are showing the Rays broadcast

Bee OK, Tuesday, 27 July 2010 01:34 (nine years ago) link

BATTER AFTER THE 26TH OUT BETTER FUCKING BE A CLOSE CALL AT FIRST BTW

Andy K, Tuesday, 27 July 2010 01:34 (nine years ago) link

Garza has faced the minimum number of hitters.

Bee OK, Tuesday, 27 July 2010 01:40 (nine years ago) link

Kelly, Laird, Worth stand in the way of IMMORTALITY.

Andy K, Tuesday, 27 July 2010 01:42 (nine years ago) link

Bunt
Bunt
Bunt
Bunt
Bunt

Andy K, Tuesday, 27 July 2010 01:43 (nine years ago) link

Reidco Brognac

Andy K, Tuesday, 27 July 2010 01:45 (nine years ago) link

he didn't go around

Bee OK, Tuesday, 27 July 2010 01:45 (nine years ago) link

Rays baseball history

Bee OK, Tuesday, 27 July 2010 01:48 (nine years ago) link

for once not on the wrong end of a no-no!

hitting has gotten too hard, bring back the juice imo

johnny crunch, Tuesday, 27 July 2010 01:49 (nine years ago) link

Woo-hoo! My first-ever internet no-hitter (watching that little cartoon guy on the MLB site).

clemenza, Tuesday, 27 July 2010 01:49 (nine years ago) link

mic'd up pie in the face! that was loud

johnny crunch, Tuesday, 27 July 2010 01:51 (nine years ago) link

chris singleton's tie is stellar

johnny crunch, Tuesday, 27 July 2010 02:02 (nine years ago) link

http://twitpic.com/290psl

Andy K, Tuesday, 27 July 2010 02:28 (nine years ago) link

if you had told me before the game that the tigers had someone named "don kelly" i would've assumed it was their bench coach

J0rdan S., Tuesday, 27 July 2010 02:29 (nine years ago) link

this Year of the Pitcher bullshit is getting fucking annoying

kind of shrill and very self-righteous (Dr Morbius), Tuesday, 27 July 2010 04:10 (nine years ago) link

the no-hitters are all just a hiccup but if teams continue to work on improving their defense while sending out the mark reynoldses of the world to strike out twice per game, there's gonna be a lot less scoring for a while

It's like normal life except you power up by peeing (ciderpress), Tuesday, 27 July 2010 13:48 (nine years ago) link

what are the overall league slash stats vs last year, BA/OBP/SLUG?

kind of shrill and very self-righteous (Dr Morbius), Tuesday, 27 July 2010 14:10 (nine years ago) link

cider, there is only one Mark Reynolds; ya shouldn't use one of the most atypical players to generalize.

kind of shrill and very self-righteous (Dr Morbius), Tuesday, 27 July 2010 14:22 (nine years ago) link

yeah i was being dumb but it is true that league strikeout rate is at an all time high at the same time as defensive improvements are the hot front-office thing. i doubt it's a coincedence that scoring is down in such an environment.

It's like normal life except you power up by peeing (ciderpress), Tuesday, 27 July 2010 14:41 (nine years ago) link

2006: .269/.336/.432
2007: .268/.336/.422
2008: .264/.333/.416
2009: .262/.333/.418
2010: .260/.328/.406

Andy K, Tuesday, 27 July 2010 14:41 (nine years ago) link

a 12-pt slug decrease is the most surprising. I wonder how much of that is Target Field, 4 points?

kind of shrill and very self-righteous (Dr Morbius), Tuesday, 27 July 2010 14:43 (nine years ago) link

is target really playing as a petco-like park?

It's like normal life except you power up by peeing (ciderpress), Tuesday, 27 July 2010 14:44 (nine years ago) link

I don't know, I assume Mauer isn't the only one who's suffering post-Metrodome. And power at New Yankeeland is down from last year?

kind of shrill and very self-righteous (Dr Morbius), Tuesday, 27 July 2010 14:45 (nine years ago) link

b-ref has target at about neutral

It's like normal life except you power up by peeing (ciderpress), Tuesday, 27 July 2010 14:46 (nine years ago) link

Twins at home slugging .429 this year -- .448 last year.

Andy K, Tuesday, 27 July 2010 14:48 (nine years ago) link

how much of that is mauer's fluke season last year though?

It's like normal life except you power up by peeing (ciderpress), Tuesday, 27 July 2010 14:49 (nine years ago) link

mauer's not a HR hitter and isn't gonna suddenly start hitting 25 a year just because of one lucky season

It's like normal life except you power up by peeing (ciderpress), Tuesday, 27 July 2010 14:50 (nine years ago) link

Twins road slugging this year is .431 -- .411 last year.

Andy K, Tuesday, 27 July 2010 14:52 (nine years ago) link

and the visitors'?

kind of shrill and very self-righteous (Dr Morbius), Tuesday, 27 July 2010 14:54 (nine years ago) link

http://www.baseball-reference.com/

Andy K, Tuesday, 27 July 2010 22:41 (nine years ago) link

hahahahahaha

_▂▅▇█▓▒░◕‿‿◕░▒▓█▇▅▂_ (Steve Shasta), Tuesday, 27 July 2010 22:42 (nine years ago) link

<3 AK

_▂▅▇█▓▒░◕‿‿◕░▒▓█▇▅▂_ (Steve Shasta), Tuesday, 27 July 2010 22:42 (nine years ago) link

letmebaseball-referencethatforyou.com

mayor jingleberries, Tuesday, 27 July 2010 23:05 (nine years ago) link

Morrow through six versus the Rays.

Andy K, Sunday, 8 August 2010 18:46 (nine years ago) link

rays are really good at getting no-hit

johnny crunch, Sunday, 8 August 2010 18:49 (nine years ago) link

102 pitches, 14k thru 7

johnny crunch, Sunday, 8 August 2010 18:54 (nine years ago) link

most Ks in a game this season right?

J0rdan S., Sunday, 8 August 2010 18:55 (nine years ago) link

has now struck out every ray at least once

johnny crunch, Sunday, 8 August 2010 19:12 (nine years ago) link

i'm sure BJ is gonna make contact here

J0rdan S., Sunday, 8 August 2010 19:13 (nine years ago) link

3 more outs to go!

oreo speed wiggum (The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall), Sunday, 8 August 2010 19:17 (nine years ago) link

1 more!!!

oreo speed wiggum (The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall), Sunday, 8 August 2010 19:32 (nine years ago) link

nnoooooooooo

oreo speed wiggum (The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall), Sunday, 8 August 2010 19:34 (nine years ago) link

unbelievable

NoTimeBeforeTime, Sunday, 8 August 2010 20:04 (nine years ago) link

travis wood

J0rdan S., Sunday, 8 August 2010 20:06 (nine years ago) link

n/m

J0rdan S., Sunday, 8 August 2010 20:07 (nine years ago) link

Morrow's Game Score was the highest of 2010 (100, two points ahead of Halladay's perfect game)

137 pitches though, yikes

NoTimeBeforeTime, Sunday, 8 August 2010 20:15 (nine years ago) link

what is game score

J0rdan S., Sunday, 8 August 2010 20:16 (nine years ago) link

i think it's an espn thing. they basically rate every start a pitcher makes. where did you get the game score for Morrow so quickly tho?!

oreo speed wiggum (The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall), Sunday, 8 August 2010 20:30 (nine years ago) link

oh, i see it there in the espn box score.

oreo speed wiggum (The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall), Sunday, 8 August 2010 20:41 (nine years ago) link

Bill James created Game Scores, and yeah, ESPN includes them in all their boxscores

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Game_score

NoTimeBeforeTime, Sunday, 8 August 2010 20:43 (nine years ago) link

whoops i had morrow on the bench in BOTH my fantasy leagues :(

ciderpress, Sunday, 8 August 2010 20:57 (nine years ago) link

ouch!

oreo speed wiggum (The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall), Sunday, 8 August 2010 21:41 (nine years ago) link

Slowey through seven.

Andy K, Sunday, 15 August 2010 20:12 (nine years ago) link

pulled after 7 too!

call all destroyer, Sunday, 15 August 2010 20:24 (nine years ago) link

I don't follow the AL much, so I was pretty blown away to see what Carl Pavano was up to this year...criminy talk about coming out of the woods.

earlnash, Monday, 16 August 2010 03:27 (nine years ago) link

jays' marcum is through six in oakland

mookieproof, Tuesday, 17 August 2010 03:42 (nine years ago) link

well done.

oreo speed wiggum (The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall), Tuesday, 17 August 2010 03:50 (nine years ago) link

haha

mookieproof, Tuesday, 17 August 2010 03:51 (nine years ago) link

what was weird was the A's fans booing an error getting scored that way last inning. sort of classless.

oreo speed wiggum (The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall), Tuesday, 17 August 2010 03:51 (nine years ago) link

in oakland????

be my anchor baby (J0rdan S.), Tuesday, 17 August 2010 03:53 (nine years ago) link

was not aware if the fans there have a rep.

1-hit complete game. still not bad.

oreo speed wiggum (The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall), Tuesday, 17 August 2010 04:24 (nine years ago) link

Slowey's 7 innings of no-hit ball yesterday was also against the A's - two straight games they have nearly been no-hit.

Maltodextrin, Tuesday, 17 August 2010 04:29 (nine years ago) link

guess they done fixed rich harden

bnw, Tuesday, 24 August 2010 02:30 (nine years ago) link

Denard should have bunted.

Andy K, Tuesday, 24 August 2010 02:41 (nine years ago) link

Jim Joyce behind the plate!

C-L, Tuesday, 24 August 2010 02:43 (nine years ago) link

srs he is loving this

bnw, Tuesday, 24 August 2010 02:44 (nine years ago) link

Hahaha Mauer

C-L, Tuesday, 24 August 2010 02:45 (nine years ago) link

that was pretty likely :/

bnw, Tuesday, 24 August 2010 02:46 (nine years ago) link

JIM JAM is looming

Andy K, Tuesday, 24 August 2010 02:46 (nine years ago) link

masterful job by the ESPN producers

switch away from a monster first inning by the giants to a meaningless combined no hitter, and once the second game gets interesting they then switch back to the giants game, it is now a blow out

J0rdan S., Tuesday, 24 August 2010 04:20 (nine years ago) link

I expected Nolie to be upset they didn't leave Harden in til his arm fell off.

kind of shrill and very self-righteous (Dr Morbius), Tuesday, 24 August 2010 10:52 (nine years ago) link

kuroda through seven

mookieproof, Tuesday, 31 August 2010 03:49 (nine years ago) link

http://i34.tinypic.com/90ohmv.jpg

bnw, Tuesday, 31 August 2010 03:54 (nine years ago) link

Lucas William French thru 6

johnny crunch, Saturday, 4 September 2010 03:29 (nine years ago) link

two weeks pass...

king felix doing well through 7 against texas

('_') (omar little), Saturday, 18 September 2010 04:02 (nine years ago) link

Matt Cain thru 7 (TBS)

kind of shrill and very self-righteous (Dr Morbius), Sunday, 26 September 2010 21:15 (nine years ago) link

i just realized that, i knew he was pitching well but not that well.

Bee OK, Sunday, 26 September 2010 21:16 (nine years ago) link

jeez, a Jay Payton sighting!

kind of shrill and very self-righteous (Dr Morbius), Sunday, 26 September 2010 21:27 (nine years ago) link

six months pass...

Josh Johnson through six (72 pitches).

Andy K, Saturday, 2 April 2011 01:02 (eight years ago) link

OK, get him out of there.

Andy K, Saturday, 2 April 2011 01:11 (eight years ago) link

Folks, ^^^that^^^ is what you call a "jinx".

City of Jorts (Steve Shasta), Saturday, 2 April 2011 01:16 (eight years ago) link

i turned this on and the Mets had one run already. lol

Bee OK, Saturday, 2 April 2011 01:29 (eight years ago) link

chris tillman through 6 but he's at 100 pitches

ciderpress, Sunday, 3 April 2011 00:51 (eight years ago) link

rays are maintaining their continuity in being no-hit

johnny crunch, Sunday, 3 April 2011 00:53 (eight years ago) link

looks like tillman's done for the day, up to the orioles bullpen to continue Doing Really Well

ciderpress, Sunday, 3 April 2011 00:56 (eight years ago) link

jeremy accardo, Less Than Really Well

johnny crunch, Sunday, 3 April 2011 01:14 (eight years ago) link

braves aiming for a repeat of last year's early season no hitter apparently...

J0rdan S., Thursday, 14 April 2011 00:48 (eight years ago) link

Duck snort

Andy K, Thursday, 14 April 2011 01:05 (eight years ago) link

Halladay's off in the stratosphere right now. His ERA's down to 0.45 for the season through 7 tonight.

clemenza, Thursday, 14 April 2011 01:12 (eight years ago) link

josh has gone past the 6 with a no hitter twice in three starts this year. he's gonna fall into one eventually.

J0rdan S., Thursday, 14 April 2011 01:12 (eight years ago) link

Halladay pitched the full game tonight for a W

Mordy, Thursday, 14 April 2011 02:27 (eight years ago) link

thread is for bloody no-hitters

your generation appalls me (Dr Morbius), Thursday, 14 April 2011 02:29 (eight years ago) link

oh cool. excited for the five updates this thread will get this season

Mordy, Thursday, 14 April 2011 02:30 (eight years ago) link

i think we can talk about other quality games fyi but feel free to disagree

Mordy, Thursday, 14 April 2011 02:31 (eight years ago) link

i do

(see first post)

your generation appalls me (Dr Morbius), Thursday, 14 April 2011 02:33 (eight years ago) link

i'm with Morb's on this one. plus Halladay is going to win like a million games this year.

Bee OK, Thursday, 14 April 2011 02:33 (eight years ago) link

however fourth post is "Ryan Dempster has been shockingly effective in his two starts. 13 IP, 4 hits, 4 BB, 2R (1 ER), 10 K. Kudos."

Mordy, Thursday, 14 April 2011 02:34 (eight years ago) link

i don't really care. i'll just update halladay's stats on the rolling mets thread

Mordy, Thursday, 14 April 2011 02:34 (eight years ago) link

someone else who Didn't Get It

xp

your generation appalls me (Dr Morbius), Thursday, 14 April 2011 02:36 (eight years ago) link

this thread is for no hitters in progress

J0rdan S., Thursday, 14 April 2011 02:43 (eight years ago) link

Off-topic but on-topic in the "taking thread title literally" sense: SCOTT OLSEN (!?!?!?)

Not surprising: Jair Mothjerrfjuckjing Jurrjens. What is surprising, though, is his 7.46 K/9.

― Andy K, Monday, April 21, 2008 9:03 AM (2 years ago)

Sorry--made the same mistake bringing up Halladay. I need a Thread for Starting Pitchers That Are Doing Really Well in the Macro Rather Than Micro Sense.

clemenza, Thursday, 14 April 2011 02:56 (eight years ago) link

Denver, Mile High Stadium, Humidor is getting warmed up...

it's time for the fish in the perculator (Steve Shasta), Tuesday, 19 April 2011 01:56 (eight years ago) link

^not the name of the park

your generation appalls me (Dr Morbius), Tuesday, 19 April 2011 02:13 (eight years ago) link

v. thankful for mlb network atm

call all destroyer, Tuesday, 19 April 2011 02:23 (eight years ago) link

was fun while it lasted

Mordy, Tuesday, 19 April 2011 02:25 (eight years ago) link

o well

call all destroyer, Tuesday, 19 April 2011 02:25 (eight years ago) link

and there it goes

Bee OK, Tuesday, 19 April 2011 02:25 (eight years ago) link

Chris Narveson has a 1.45 ERA through 3 starts...lets go go go!!

frogbs, Tuesday, 19 April 2011 15:19 (eight years ago) link

I'm currently replaying the Indians 1974 season- the A's Ken Holtzman is currently no-hitting the 10-5 Indians through 5. Gaylord Perry is on the mound for the Tribe.

brownie, Wednesday, 20 April 2011 23:33 (eight years ago) link

John "Captain Midnight" Lowenstein with an infield single wrecks Holtzmans no-no. bittersweet

brownie, Wednesday, 20 April 2011 23:38 (eight years ago) link

Tribe wins 2-0 and Perry improves to 5-0 with a gaudy .38 special ERA.

brownie, Wednesday, 20 April 2011 23:45 (eight years ago) link

<3 brownie <3

J0rdan S., Wednesday, 20 April 2011 23:50 (eight years ago) link

;)

brownie, Wednesday, 20 April 2011 23:52 (eight years ago) link

there is a pitcher doing really well even tho the opposing team has 1 run

J0rdan S., Saturday, 23 April 2011 01:08 (eight years ago) link

no hits through 8

god is your co-god (Z S), Saturday, 23 April 2011 01:23 (eight years ago) link

I'm currently replaying the Indians 1974 season- the A's Ken Holtzman is currently no-hitting the 10-5 Indians through 5. Gaylord Perry is on the mound for the Tribe.

brownie are you doing this via Strat-O-Matic or APBA or ?

Duane Kuiper's voice is part of my life most days. (although he only got into 10 games that year)

Maltodextrin, Saturday, 23 April 2011 23:09 (eight years ago) link

^Action PC baseball. I can play a game in about 10 minutes. I have the Strat-o-Matic board game but never play it.

brownie, Monday, 25 April 2011 23:24 (eight years ago) link

Phil Humber with a no-hitter thru 6. He's never pitched more than 6 innings in a game in his career.

johnny crunch, Tuesday, 26 April 2011 01:03 (eight years ago) link

i love when their broken up miliseconds after i make a post

johnny crunch, Tuesday, 26 April 2011 01:03 (eight years ago) link

i turned it on in the 7th when humber, who i had never heard of before, had a one-hitter and hawk was still bitching about the ump's strike zone

congratulations (n/a), Tuesday, 26 April 2011 01:13 (eight years ago) link

hawk needs to get be taken off the air

J0rdan S., Tuesday, 26 April 2011 01:16 (eight years ago) link

he would singlehandedly force me to be a cubs fan if i grew up in chi

J0rdan S., Tuesday, 26 April 2011 01:17 (eight years ago) link

the chisox pitcher...was he tripping the entire time? whenever they do a closeup on him he looks like he's thinking "they know! everyone knoooows!"

secretariat on demand (Z S), Tuesday, 26 April 2011 01:18 (eight years ago) link

i love when their broken up miliseconds after i make a post

― johnny crunch, Monday, April 25, 2011 9:03 PM (17 minutes ago)

well you fucking jinxed it!

k3vin k., Tuesday, 26 April 2011 01:21 (eight years ago) link

my apologies to phil the humber

johnny crunch, Tuesday, 26 April 2011 01:22 (eight years ago) link

Liriano apparently pitching quite well tnite

Mordy, Wednesday, 4 May 2011 02:09 (eight years ago) link

in the 9th btw

Mordy, Wednesday, 4 May 2011 02:10 (eight years ago) link

his last outing: 3.0IP 6H 7ER 4BB (baseball is weird)

johnny crunch, Wednesday, 4 May 2011 02:11 (eight years ago) link

No Hawk tonight but Steve Stone's death croaks are a mite unpleasant.

Andy K, Wednesday, 4 May 2011 02:14 (eight years ago) link

BUNT

Andy K, Wednesday, 4 May 2011 02:17 (eight years ago) link

did they just say there have only been 3 K's tnite?

Mordy, Wednesday, 4 May 2011 02:17 (eight years ago) link

PITCHING TO CONTACT

J0rdan S., Wednesday, 4 May 2011 02:18 (eight years ago) link

that's it, he got it!

Mordy, Wednesday, 4 May 2011 02:19 (eight years ago) link

lol 6 bb 2k

call all destroyer, Wednesday, 4 May 2011 02:19 (eight years ago) link

Arm might be shredded now.

Andy K, Wednesday, 4 May 2011 02:19 (eight years ago) link

whatev i always liked this guy

call all destroyer, Wednesday, 4 May 2011 02:19 (eight years ago) link

he didn't seem that excited

J0rdan S., Wednesday, 4 May 2011 02:19 (eight years ago) link

fittingly, edwin jackson was on the scene

mookieproof, Wednesday, 4 May 2011 02:20 (eight years ago) link

his first complete game ever too

Mordy, Wednesday, 4 May 2011 02:20 (eight years ago) link

He threw an Edwin Jackson against Edwin Jackson.

Andy K, Wednesday, 4 May 2011 02:20 (eight years ago) link

yea hes a lot like edwin imo

johnny crunch, Wednesday, 4 May 2011 02:20 (eight years ago) link

he didn't seem that excited

― J0rdan S., Tuesday, May 3, 2011 10:19 PM (1 minute ago) Bookmark Suggest Ban Permalink

noticed this--i was like are even the players noticing that these are kinda common now.

also 6 bbs

call all destroyer, Wednesday, 4 May 2011 02:21 (eight years ago) link

Do Twins broadcasts always sound like CFL games? Maybe it's just the atmosphere at Cellular.

Andy K, Wednesday, 4 May 2011 02:22 (eight years ago) link

how do you know what cfl games sound like!

call all destroyer, Wednesday, 4 May 2011 02:23 (eight years ago) link

Like it's the Rough Riders vs the Rough Riders.

Andy K, Wednesday, 4 May 2011 02:23 (eight years ago) link

Watched them as a kid!

Andy K, Wednesday, 4 May 2011 02:24 (eight years ago) link

CBC? Maybe some ESPN.

Andy K, Wednesday, 4 May 2011 02:24 (eight years ago) link

i watched 10 mins of the grey cup once and was like "what in the world....." the whole time

call all destroyer, Wednesday, 4 May 2011 02:24 (eight years ago) link

How many no-hitters have been the guy's first CG?

your generation appalls me (Dr Morbius), Wednesday, 4 May 2011 02:44 (eight years ago) link

how many no-hitters have been thrown by a pitcher with a higher ERA?

mookieproof, Wednesday, 4 May 2011 02:46 (eight years ago) link

Hard for me to believe that AJ Burnett's no-hitter against the Padres didn't make that list:

http://www.baseball-almanac.com/boxscore/05122001.shtml

reggaeton for the painfully alone (polyphonic), Wednesday, 4 May 2011 17:49 (eight years ago) link

Very Doc Ellis-esqe

it's time for the fish in the perculator (Steve Shasta), Wednesday, 4 May 2011 17:51 (eight years ago) link

Not a nono, but Tim Hudson's only allowed one hit/baserunner tonight through 7.1.

the wages of sin is about tree fiddy (WmC), Thursday, 5 May 2011 02:20 (eight years ago) link

Completes the one-hit shutout.

the wages of sin is about tree fiddy (WmC), Thursday, 5 May 2011 02:45 (eight years ago) link

watching MLB Network, while waiting for the Lakers to start. they showed the last out. Hudson faced 29 batters, one hit.

Bee OK, Thursday, 5 May 2011 03:16 (eight years ago) link

That's awesome and everything, but WmC how DARE you post that in the no-hitter thread :P

francisF, Thursday, 5 May 2011 08:13 (eight years ago) link

I am full of rebellion.

Stomp! in the name of love (WmC), Thursday, 5 May 2011 13:39 (eight years ago) link

the streets were buzzing this morning with talk about Hudson's game score.

sanskrit, Thursday, 5 May 2011 13:46 (eight years ago) link

only the 4th-best game score of the year so far!

call all destroyer, Thursday, 5 May 2011 13:50 (eight years ago) link

90 is about as good as I can imagine him getting. I wish I could have seen the game instead of just listen to it.

Stomp! in the name of love (WmC), Thursday, 5 May 2011 15:12 (eight years ago) link

D Lowe thru 6 vs Philth

resistance does not require a firearm (Dr Morbius), Saturday, 7 May 2011 00:44 (eight years ago) link

He came up slightly lame after singling against Lee.

...still gimpy moving to 2nd.

Stomp! in the name of love (WmC), Saturday, 7 May 2011 00:50 (eight years ago) link

sevennnnn....

resistance does not require a firearm (Dr Morbius), Saturday, 7 May 2011 00:53 (eight years ago) link

still six

Mordy, Saturday, 7 May 2011 00:54 (eight years ago) link

also, lowe isn't looking like he's gonna make it

Mordy, Saturday, 7 May 2011 00:55 (eight years ago) link

No, he's got one or two more batters in him, tops. Bummer.

Stomp! in the name of love (WmC), Saturday, 7 May 2011 00:56 (eight years ago) link

that's it in any case

Mordy, Saturday, 7 May 2011 00:57 (eight years ago) link

now let's see how many SO's Lee can throw tnite...

Mordy, Saturday, 7 May 2011 00:57 (eight years ago) link

big mouthed "fuck" from lowe <3

Mordy, Saturday, 7 May 2011 00:58 (eight years ago) link

looks like hamstring to me

Stomp! in the name of love (WmC), Saturday, 7 May 2011 00:59 (eight years ago) link

i was misled

resistance does not require a firearm (Dr Morbius), Saturday, 7 May 2011 01:00 (eight years ago) link

think lees stayin in this game? 117 pitches..

johnny crunch, Saturday, 7 May 2011 01:01 (eight years ago) link

nice work there o'flaherty

johnny crunch, Saturday, 7 May 2011 01:14 (eight years ago) link

best butt in baseball perfect through 5

secretariat on demand (Z S), Saturday, 7 May 2011 01:26 (eight years ago) link

perfect through 7

Z S, Saturday, 7 May 2011 01:50 (eight years ago) link

"maybe he's on acid", says the gf

Z S, Saturday, 7 May 2011 01:50 (eight years ago) link

something in the air tnite

Mordy, Saturday, 7 May 2011 01:51 (eight years ago) link

i love that out of the 2-3 baseball facts my gf knows, the possibility that someone pitching a perfect game could be on acid is one of them

Z S, Saturday, 7 May 2011 01:59 (eight years ago) link

welp

johnny crunch, Saturday, 7 May 2011 02:00 (eight years ago) link

always know your dealer, jaime

Z S, Saturday, 7 May 2011 02:01 (eight years ago) link

best butt in baseball perfect through 5

? Harden is on DL.

resistance does not require a firearm (Dr Morbius), Saturday, 7 May 2011 02:06 (eight years ago) link

out of the 2-3 baseball facts my gf knows, the possibility that someone pitching a perfect game could be on acid is one of them

you are a lucky man

mookieproof, Saturday, 7 May 2011 02:20 (eight years ago) link

Turned out Lowe had a blister on his right foot.

Stomp! in the name of love (WmC), Saturday, 7 May 2011 02:32 (eight years ago) link

dude could never play hockey

mookieproof, Saturday, 7 May 2011 02:43 (eight years ago) link

verlander is perfect thru 7, gallardo no hitter thru 7

johnny crunch, Saturday, 7 May 2011 22:04 (eight years ago) link

Verlander has faced the minimum through seven.

Andy K, Saturday, 7 May 2011 22:04 (eight years ago) link

i do not like justin verlander

n/as (J0rdan S.), Saturday, 7 May 2011 22:04 (eight years ago) link

gallardo otoh is cool w/ me

n/as (J0rdan S.), Saturday, 7 May 2011 22:04 (eight years ago) link

allowing a hit to daniel descalso: adding insult to injury

johnny crunch, Saturday, 7 May 2011 22:09 (eight years ago) link

some serious drama here in the 8th inning

Mordy, Saturday, 7 May 2011 22:17 (eight years ago) link

aw

Mordy, Saturday, 7 May 2011 22:18 (eight years ago) link

this arenciba ab is a+

johnny crunch, Saturday, 7 May 2011 22:18 (eight years ago) link

LOL

Andy K, Saturday, 7 May 2011 22:19 (eight years ago) link

still facing the minimum no-hitter w/ the double play

Mordy, Saturday, 7 May 2011 22:22 (eight years ago) link

VERLANDIA

johnny crunch, Saturday, 7 May 2011 22:43 (eight years ago) link

much more impressive no-hitter than the last one

Mordy, Saturday, 7 May 2011 22:44 (eight years ago) link

first time i rooted against a no hitter since dallas braden

n/as (J0rdan S.), Saturday, 7 May 2011 22:44 (eight years ago) link

does it mean anything that the tigers scored 9 runs on 11 hits

n/as (J0rdan S.), Saturday, 7 May 2011 22:45 (eight years ago) link

it means they won

Mordy, Saturday, 7 May 2011 22:45 (eight years ago) link

other than they won by a lot xp lol

much more impressive no-hitter than the last one

― Mordy, Saturday, May 7, 2011 6:44 PM (1 minute ago) Bookmark

unless you care that the jays' line up today was sub-major league

n/as (J0rdan S.), Saturday, 7 May 2011 22:46 (eight years ago) link

"they may have run the kentucky derby today, but the detroit horse...was number one", says one of the detroit announcers.

http://scienceblogs.com/thoughtfulanimal/2010/05/24/confused%20otter.jpg

Z S, Saturday, 7 May 2011 22:46 (eight years ago) link

every day now huh..

annibal sanchez thru 6

johnny crunch, Sunday, 8 May 2011 18:55 (eight years ago) link

altho honestly is livan the best hitter in this lineup y/n

R Bernadina CF
I Desmond SS
L Nix RF
A LaRoche 1B
M Morse LF
J Hairston Jr. 3B
I Rodriguez C
D Espinosa 2B
L Hernandez P

johnny crunch, Sunday, 8 May 2011 18:56 (eight years ago) link

oh well

J0rdan S., Sunday, 8 May 2011 19:10 (eight years ago) link

tbh, announcing at 6 seems a little early to me. it gets exciting at 7 imho.

Mordy, Sunday, 8 May 2011 19:24 (eight years ago) link

have there been way more "starting pithers that are doing very well" this year? regardless of whether you put that at 6 or 7, or 8 or whatever? it seems like noticeably more this year...

Z S, Sunday, 8 May 2011 19:34 (eight years ago) link

the marlins have already taken a no hitter into the 7th four separate times

J0rdan S., Sunday, 8 May 2011 19:35 (eight years ago) link

average runs per game definitely seems lowerish (around 4 i think) than normal

Mordy, Sunday, 8 May 2011 19:37 (eight years ago) link

good article (nb from last year) about trend in pitching dominance: http://students.com.miami.edu/netreporting/?page_id=1266

Mordy, Sunday, 8 May 2011 19:39 (eight years ago) link

verlander no hit through 4 or 13 :/

You Get Hoynes (bnw), Saturday, 14 May 2011 00:17 (eight years ago) link

“When I eventually told them that, yes, a perfect game is ultimately more impressive, they said, ‘Have you ever tried doing that?’” Verlander continued. “I love them like crazy, but sometimes I don’t know why I bother trying to share my life with them.”

http://www.onionsportsnetwork.com/articles/justin-verlander-doesnt-bother-telling-parents-dif,20379/

A Chuck Person's Guide to Mark Aguirre (Andy K), Saturday, 14 May 2011 00:21 (eight years ago) link

two weeks pass...

The guy pitching in place of sore-shouldered Liriano through seven.

A Chuck Person's Guide to Mark Aguirre (Andy K), Sunday, 29 May 2011 00:59 (eight years ago) link

n/m

A Chuck Person's Guide to Mark Aguirre (Andy K), Sunday, 29 May 2011 01:11 (eight years ago) link

Three hits between the Angels and Twins through nine, btw.

A Chuck Person's Guide to Mark Aguirre (Andy K), Sunday, 29 May 2011 01:40 (eight years ago) link

Derek Lowe through six, hopefully sans blister this time.

WmC, Thursday, 9 June 2011 00:45 (eight years ago) link

on my g-damn bench in ilbb!

johnny crunch, Thursday, 9 June 2011 00:47 (eight years ago) link

whoops, just gave up two quick hits

WmC, Thursday, 9 June 2011 00:48 (eight years ago) link

Verlander has faced the minimum through seven.

― Andy K, Saturday, May 7, 2011 6:04 PM (1 month ago) Bookmark

(One walk, though.)

A Chuck Person's Guide to Mark Aguirre (Andy K), Wednesday, 15 June 2011 00:56 (eight years ago) link

turning on now.

Bee OK, Wednesday, 15 June 2011 00:57 (eight years ago) link

broken up on a 99 MPH pitch, ouch.

Bee OK, Wednesday, 15 June 2011 01:11 (eight years ago) link

(One walk, though.)

He had also hit a batter.

Oh well.

A Chuck Person's Guide to Mark Aguirre (Andy K), Wednesday, 15 June 2011 01:39 (eight years ago) link

two weeks pass...

lily tomlin no hitting yanks through 5

brownie, Monday, 4 July 2011 23:44 (eight years ago) link

I enjoyed Shaun Marcum's grand slam immensely (1st HR of his career).

Mark C, Tuesday, 5 July 2011 10:26 (eight years ago) link

harang taken out after 6IP 95 pitches 3bb 0hits (0-0 game)

johnny crunch, Saturday, 9 July 2011 22:10 (eight years ago) link

injury?

Mordy, Saturday, 9 July 2011 22:11 (eight years ago) link

coming off injury, being careful

polyphonic, Saturday, 9 July 2011 22:12 (eight years ago) link

the padres have never thrown a no-no

polyphonic, Saturday, 9 July 2011 22:19 (eight years ago) link

lame

Mordy, Saturday, 9 July 2011 22:28 (eight years ago) link

leave him in

Mordy, Saturday, 9 July 2011 22:28 (eight years ago) link

There is a possibility the Dodgers could win this without getting a hit.

< / Aggressive Jinxing >

C-L, Saturday, 9 July 2011 22:37 (eight years ago) link

strange game.

Juan Uribe!

C-L, Saturday, 9 July 2011 22:59 (eight years ago) link

two weeks pass...

e. santana thru 7

ciderpress, Wednesday, 27 July 2011 17:58 (eight years ago) link

wow, dominant 8th

francisF, Wednesday, 27 July 2011 18:10 (eight years ago) link

whoa

J0rdan S., Wednesday, 27 July 2011 18:15 (eight years ago) link

wait lol they have a run? fuck this bullshit

J0rdan S., Wednesday, 27 July 2011 18:16 (eight years ago) link

only shitty no-hitters this year

Mordy, Wednesday, 27 July 2011 18:20 (eight years ago) link

yeah, it was error/steal/advance on groundout/wild pitch, that's smallball baby

frogbs, Wednesday, 27 July 2011 18:21 (eight years ago) link

i wanna see the indians make the playoffs anyway

J0rdan S., Wednesday, 27 July 2011 18:22 (eight years ago) link

damn, santana is working fast. one out away.

frogbs, Wednesday, 27 July 2011 18:27 (eight years ago) link

got it!

frogbs, Wednesday, 27 July 2011 18:27 (eight years ago) link

nice job!

francisF, Wednesday, 27 July 2011 18:27 (eight years ago) link

Verlander again?

NoTimeBeforeTime, Sunday, 31 July 2011 19:12 (eight years ago) link

Interesting game.

A Chuck Person's Guide to Mark Aguirre (Andy K), Sunday, 31 July 2011 19:13 (eight years ago) link

Summary:

Weaver allegedly mouthing off all day, as he does.

Guillen pimped a HR.

Weaver immediately threw at the head of the next hitter.

Weaver and Scioscia ejected.

Aybar led off following inning with bunt attempt (E-1).

A Chuck Person's Guide to Mark Aguirre (Andy K), Sunday, 31 July 2011 19:14 (eight years ago) link

(Some people believe Weaver thought Maggs was styling on an earlier HR.)

A Chuck Person's Guide to Mark Aguirre (Andy K), Sunday, 31 July 2011 19:16 (eight years ago) link

was it actually an error or was it a generous ruling by the scorer

J0rdan S., Sunday, 31 July 2011 19:16 (eight years ago) link

And another E-1.

A Chuck Person's Guide to Mark Aguirre (Andy K), Sunday, 31 July 2011 19:17 (eight years ago) link

well that would've been a FC anyway

J0rdan S., Sunday, 31 July 2011 19:17 (eight years ago) link

Definitely an error. Verlander seems amped up after the Weaver-Guillen incident.

A Chuck Person's Guide to Mark Aguirre (Andy K), Sunday, 31 July 2011 19:17 (eight years ago) link

Dumb of Kelly to go home with that FC -- preserve-the-shutout bullshit.

A Chuck Person's Guide to Mark Aguirre (Andy K), Sunday, 31 July 2011 19:20 (eight years ago) link

FC looks even dumber now. It's 3-2.

A Chuck Person's Guide to Mark Aguirre (Andy K), Sunday, 31 July 2011 19:21 (eight years ago) link

who was out there in left? that was a great throw

J0rdan S., Sunday, 31 July 2011 19:22 (eight years ago) link

Boesch. Looks like Bourjoueius might have been out.

A Chuck Person's Guide to Mark Aguirre (Andy K), Sunday, 31 July 2011 19:24 (eight years ago) link

woulda been kind of amazing if burjos had trucked avila

J0rdan S., Sunday, 31 July 2011 19:25 (eight years ago) link

Torii would have been late swinging at that from 90 feet.

Verlander better not come out for the ninth.

A Chuck Person's Guide to Mark Aguirre (Andy K), Sunday, 31 July 2011 19:26 (eight years ago) link

Tigers/Angels game was the game of the year so far.

Verlander yelled at Aybar and told him he's getting hit next time. I don't know if I've ever seen that before? Like, pointing to to part on the body where he's gonna hit him?

polyphonic, Sunday, 31 July 2011 19:35 (eight years ago) link

i would not want justin verlander throwing at me

J0rdan S., Sunday, 31 July 2011 19:46 (eight years ago) link

at least weaver barely throws 90

J0rdan S., Sunday, 31 July 2011 19:46 (eight years ago) link

CMW LOL

J0rdan S., Wednesday, 10 August 2011 01:35 (eight years ago) link

holy

johnny crunch, Wednesday, 10 August 2011 01:39 (eight years ago) link

three weeks pass...

Fister through six: five strikeouts, one routine fly, 12 ground-outs.

A Chuck Person's Guide to Mark Aguirre (Andy K), Wednesday, 31 August 2011 00:12 (eight years ago) link

would be cruel if he loses the no hitter on a fister

J0rdan S., Wednesday, 31 August 2011 00:13 (eight years ago) link

Chip Caray is being flown into Detroit right now.

A Chuck Person's Guide to Mark Aguirre (Andy K), Wednesday, 31 August 2011 00:14 (eight years ago) link

Go back home, Chip.

A Chuck Person's Guide to Mark Aguirre (Andy K), Wednesday, 31 August 2011 00:22 (eight years ago) link

39 of Alex Gordon's 40 doubles have been hit against the Tigers.

A Chuck Person's Guide to Mark Aguirre (Andy K), Wednesday, 31 August 2011 00:24 (eight years ago) link

Zach_Stewart

johnny crunch, Tuesday, 6 September 2011 02:08 (eight years ago) link

to quote hawk harrelson

dag damnit

johnny crunch, Tuesday, 6 September 2011 02:16 (eight years ago) link

holy shit. of all the random pitchers!

Porto for Pyros (The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall), Tuesday, 6 September 2011 02:35 (eight years ago) link

The lineup he faced:

Revere
Plouffe
Mauer
Valencia
Tosoni
Hughes
Dinkelman
Repko
Butera

A Chuck Person's Guide to Mark Aguirre (Andy K), Tuesday, 6 September 2011 13:07 (eight years ago) link

*quakes*

Porto for Pyros (The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall), Tuesday, 6 September 2011 14:07 (eight years ago) link

(Footnote: Highest SLG of the bunch is .414 (Plouffe).)

A Chuck Person's Guide to Mark Aguirre (Andy K), Tuesday, 6 September 2011 14:32 (eight years ago) link

*shits pants*

Porto for Pyros (The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall), Tuesday, 6 September 2011 14:56 (eight years ago) link

Was about to type "Guillermo Moscoso through eight."

A Chuck Person's Guide to Mark Aguirre (Andy K), Wednesday, 7 September 2011 21:53 (eight years ago) link

six months pass...

lohse has a no-hitter going through 6

1986 tallest hair contest (Z S), Thursday, 5 April 2012 00:58 (seven years ago) link

there are a few 1st-game 0-hitters now, right? 5?

Literal Facepalms (Dr Morbius), Thursday, 5 April 2012 01:01 (seven years ago) link

La Russa thinks Lohse should have hit the showers after 5.1 (maybe).

Andy K, Thursday, 5 April 2012 01:02 (seven years ago) link

welp

J0rdan S., Thursday, 5 April 2012 01:05 (seven years ago) link

j. cain has allowed one baserunner (a single by the opposing pitcher) through eight

mookieproof, Friday, 13 April 2012 22:33 (seven years ago) link

CAIN

1986 tallest hair contest (Z S), Friday, 13 April 2012 22:39 (seven years ago) link

M. CAIN

1986 tallest hair contest (Z S), Friday, 13 April 2012 22:39 (seven years ago) link

oh yeah m. cain

mookieproof, Friday, 13 April 2012 22:43 (seven years ago) link

28 up, 27 down

*against the pirates tho

mookieproof, Friday, 13 April 2012 22:47 (seven years ago) link

not to diminish the achievement but along with being terrible the pirates made it into sf at 3am this morning because of rain, etc.

wolves in our wounds (mayor jingleberries), Friday, 13 April 2012 22:57 (seven years ago) link

**and i hate to really put the nail in the coffin, but i actually paid the pirates a lot of money tonight to only get one hit. i made a giant 1000:1 bet on M.CAIN tossing a one-hitter tonight, with the promise to repay the pirates starting 9 50% of my giant yacht-sized profit

1986 tallest hair contest (Z S), Friday, 13 April 2012 23:01 (seven years ago) link

96 game score

johnny crunch, Friday, 13 April 2012 23:49 (seven years ago) link

philip humber, perfect through seven

mookieproof, Saturday, 21 April 2012 21:58 (seven years ago) link

through eight

mookieproof, Saturday, 21 April 2012 22:06 (seven years ago) link

can join the ranks of former mets 2 throw no-nos/perfectos once they leave

fox has to show the 9th right?

johnny crunch, Saturday, 21 April 2012 22:08 (seven years ago) link

79 pitches through eight!

mookieproof, Saturday, 21 April 2012 22:09 (seven years ago) link

Cut away from a Yanks/Sox blowout? God forbid! xp

improvised explosive advice (WmC), Saturday, 21 April 2012 22:10 (seven years ago) link

i forgot, i have humber in the ilbb fantasy league!

johnny crunch, Saturday, 21 April 2012 22:12 (seven years ago) link

philip humber, perfect through seven

― mookieproof, Saturday, April 21, 2012 5:58 PM (15 minutes ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

uh oh

pleural eff u son (k3vin k.), Saturday, 21 April 2012 22:13 (seven years ago) link

u start him? (i'd hope so against the Ms)

Porto for Pyros (The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall), Saturday, 21 April 2012 22:16 (seven years ago) link

let's see kawasaki bunt with two outs

mookieproof, Saturday, 21 April 2012 22:18 (seven years ago) link

fuck u fox 4 keeping ny/bos in a box here

johnny crunch, Saturday, 21 April 2012 22:20 (seven years ago) link

i did start him yea

johnny crunch, Saturday, 21 April 2012 22:21 (seven years ago) link

all eight k's have been swinging

mookieproof, Saturday, 21 April 2012 22:21 (seven years ago) link

my stomach kind of hurts watching it

mookieproof, Saturday, 21 April 2012 22:23 (seven years ago) link

oh lol nice

johnny crunch, Saturday, 21 April 2012 22:26 (seven years ago) link

what a moment

mookieproof, Saturday, 21 April 2012 22:26 (seven years ago) link

ump wouldve called moving the bat @ all a strike there

johnny crunch, Saturday, 21 April 2012 22:26 (seven years ago) link

imagine pyrz throwing that into rt field

johnny crunch, Saturday, 21 April 2012 22:27 (seven years ago) link

couldnt tell if that was a bad call or not

pleural eff u son (k3vin k.), Saturday, 21 April 2012 22:27 (seven years ago) link

also fuck you batter -- you are never getting that call

mookieproof, Saturday, 21 April 2012 22:28 (seven years ago) link

Awesome

Andy K, Saturday, 21 April 2012 22:28 (seven years ago) link

Cool!

ump wouldve called moving the bat @ all a strike there

― johnny crunch, Saturday, April 21, 2012 5:26 PM (2 minutes ago)

lolyeah

improvised explosive advice (WmC), Saturday, 21 April 2012 22:32 (seven years ago) link

Game score 96

improvised explosive advice (WmC), Saturday, 21 April 2012 22:34 (seven years ago) link

96 pitches, too.

Andy K, Saturday, 21 April 2012 22:45 (seven years ago) link

sorry I missed this

congratulations (n/a), Saturday, 21 April 2012 22:46 (seven years ago) link

it's ok

pleural eff u son (k3vin k.), Saturday, 21 April 2012 22:58 (seven years ago) link

thanks to mookie updating this thread i was about to catch the last inning on chanfeed!

Porto for Pyros (The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall), Saturday, 21 April 2012 23:17 (seven years ago) link

welp, missed that too

World Congress of Itch (Dr Morbius), Sunday, 22 April 2012 00:35 (seven years ago) link

wow, a perfect game

Bee OK, Sunday, 22 April 2012 00:44 (seven years ago) link

That last check swing was such a gift lol

wolves in our wounds (mayor jingleberries), Sunday, 22 April 2012 05:47 (seven years ago) link

certainly looked that way.

Porto for Pyros (The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall), Sunday, 22 April 2012 05:54 (seven years ago) link

can join the ranks of former mets 2 throw no-nos/perfectos once they leave

C'mon the only other perfect gamer was Cone

World Congress of Itch (Dr Morbius), Sunday, 22 April 2012 07:16 (seven years ago) link

its funny cuz yesterday morning i was watching that shitty kevin costner movie on tv, the one where he pitches a perfect game for the tigers

these pretzels are makeing me horney (Hungry4Ass), Sunday, 22 April 2012 07:32 (seven years ago) link

When I looked at clip on MLB's site, I didn't think it was a swing; looking at this one (freeze at 2:53), it clearly looks like it was.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lK-gpt8N5tU

clemenza, Sunday, 22 April 2012 15:16 (seven years ago) link

The question we always ask lately:

http://mlb.sbnation.com/2012/4/22/2965650/philip-humber-perfect-game-seattle-mariners-chicago-white-sox-history/in/2729507

At the time I think people were saying that David Wells' perfect game against the Twins in 1998 was the "worst" ... their team offense is fifth already worst on the list, but on that particular day some of their best hitters were injured/not playing so the team they actually fielded in that game was even worse than that.

NoTimeBeforeTime, Sunday, 22 April 2012 19:36 (seven years ago) link

http://i.imgur.com/WwgVg.jpg

mookieproof, Monday, 23 April 2012 23:58 (seven years ago) link

James McDonald is nine outs away from exiting with a no-decision.

Andy K, Wednesday, 25 April 2012 18:13 (seven years ago) link

not any more!

Porto for Pyros (The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall), Wednesday, 25 April 2012 18:20 (seven years ago) link

OH yeah?

Andy K, Wednesday, 25 April 2012 18:50 (seven years ago) link

not philip humber

mookieproof, Friday, 27 April 2012 02:17 (seven years ago) link

becoming a father takes its toll

johnny crunch, Friday, 27 April 2012 02:23 (seven years ago) link

weaver thru seven

mookieproof, Thursday, 3 May 2012 04:22 (seven years ago) link

eight

mookieproof, Thursday, 3 May 2012 04:24 (seven years ago) link

nine.

mookieproof, Thursday, 3 May 2012 04:37 (seven years ago) link

crazy day of baseball, jeez

polyphonic, Thursday, 3 May 2012 04:37 (seven years ago) link

lol at the angels announcers refusing to mention it until the end

mookieproof, Thursday, 3 May 2012 04:39 (seven years ago) link

Weaver's parents and wife were at the game and met up with him on the field. Pretty cool

polyphonic, Thursday, 3 May 2012 04:47 (seven years ago) link

Hugging his dad and laughin' through tears.

polyphonic, Thursday, 3 May 2012 05:00 (seven years ago) link

wow, glad I missed the entire crazy night of basball so I could review a fucking DVD (my life sucks)

World Congress of Itch (Dr Morbius), Thursday, 3 May 2012 11:35 (seven years ago) link

two weeks pass...

Verlander, Pirates: six innings, 65 (I think) pitches

Grusin' Gang (Andy K), Saturday, 19 May 2012 00:33 (seven years ago) link

And seven Ks with those 65 pitches. That's pretty efficient.

Grusin' Gang (Andy K), Saturday, 19 May 2012 00:34 (seven years ago) link

Was just waiting for that inning to end before posting.

clemenza, Saturday, 19 May 2012 00:35 (seven years ago) link

Bucknor's strike zone just opened up about six inches, too.

Grusin' Gang (Andy K), Saturday, 19 May 2012 00:48 (seven years ago) link

Uh, nevermind -- contracted on the following pitch.

Grusin' Gang (Andy K), Saturday, 19 May 2012 00:49 (seven years ago) link

82 pitches through seven.

Grusin' Gang (Andy K), Saturday, 19 May 2012 00:54 (seven years ago) link

he really doesn't need to throw another one yet, c'mon Bucs

World Congress of Itch (Dr Morbius), Saturday, 19 May 2012 00:54 (seven years ago) link

Ryan, Koufax, Cy Young, Feller, Larry Corcoran...

clemenza, Saturday, 19 May 2012 00:55 (seven years ago) link

Would be thrilled with a stress-free win.

Grusin' Gang (Andy K), Saturday, 19 May 2012 00:59 (seven years ago) link

mlbtv is blacked out for me right now, ugh

twittering spinster (k3vin k.), Saturday, 19 May 2012 01:02 (seven years ago) link

This'll jinx him for sure, but the next three guys are hitting .198, .160, and .159.

clemenza, Saturday, 19 May 2012 01:06 (seven years ago) link

yeah i saw that, lol pirates

twittering spinster (k3vin k.), Saturday, 19 May 2012 01:07 (seven years ago) link

xxp yup me too :/
fuk u mlb, i wanted to watch the epicness that is clint barmes v verlander

johnny crunch, Saturday, 19 May 2012 01:08 (seven years ago) link

Oh man, I wish I could see this.

clemenza, Saturday, 19 May 2012 01:11 (seven years ago) link

Watching the radar readings on Gameday, it's like 98, 98, 97, 100...

clemenza, Saturday, 19 May 2012 01:11 (seven years ago) link

jesus christ he is good

call all destroyer, Saturday, 19 May 2012 01:12 (seven years ago) link

i'm just impressed the pirates have drawn two walks

mookieproof, Saturday, 19 May 2012 01:16 (seven years ago) link

Lineup's best OBP after McCutchen is .308 (Walker).

Grusin' Gang (Andy K), Saturday, 19 May 2012 01:17 (seven years ago) link

wtf is wrong with mlb.tv? are most subscribers happy that the live video works 40% of the time?

World Congress of Itch (Dr Morbius), Saturday, 19 May 2012 01:18 (seven years ago) link

Jon Morosi ‏@jonmorosi
Pirates due up in the ninth: McKenry, Harrison, Walker. Neil Walker, of course, is the brother-in-law of #Tigers center fielder Don Kelly.

Yes, of course. Who could not be aware of that?

Grusin' Gang (Andy K), Saturday, 19 May 2012 01:21 (seven years ago) link

both pittsburgh boys

mookieproof, Saturday, 19 May 2012 01:21 (seven years ago) link

every time someone mentions don kelly i assume they're talking about some decently-regarded guy who retired in 1959

call all destroyer, Saturday, 19 May 2012 01:24 (seven years ago) link

Have a strange feeling that the lack of Austin Jackson in center is going to be a factor here.

Grusin' Gang (Andy K), Saturday, 19 May 2012 01:25 (seven years ago) link

guh

Trey Imaginary Songz (WmC), Saturday, 19 May 2012 01:29 (seven years ago) link

welp

call all destroyer, Saturday, 19 May 2012 01:30 (seven years ago) link

49% fastballs tonight? Really?

Grusin' Gang (Andy K), Saturday, 19 May 2012 01:30 (seven years ago) link

aw

twittering spinster (k3vin k.), Saturday, 19 May 2012 01:30 (seven years ago) link

Aargh.

clemenza, Saturday, 19 May 2012 01:30 (seven years ago) link

Verlander on suicide watch.

Grusin' Gang (Andy K), Saturday, 19 May 2012 01:31 (seven years ago) link

pirates were last no-hit a month before i was born (by bob gibson)

mookieproof, Saturday, 19 May 2012 01:33 (seven years ago) link

@DKnobler
Verlander's 9th CG with 4 hits or less, 5th with 2 or less.

Grusin' Gang (Andy K), Saturday, 19 May 2012 01:35 (seven years ago) link

Broken up by Josh H....the one with the lifetime .280 OBP.

clemenza, Saturday, 19 May 2012 01:36 (seven years ago) link

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johnny crunch, Saturday, 19 May 2012 02:05 (seven years ago) link

they should suspend the entire rockies starting line up for 7 games if this happens

J0rdan S., Saturday, 19 May 2012 02:14 (seven years ago) link

in Queens thru 6

World Congress of Itch (Dr Morbius), Saturday, 2 June 2012 00:40 (seven years ago) link

4 walks and 93 pitches, too. don't think he's gonna make it!

Mad God 40/40 (Z S), Saturday, 2 June 2012 00:45 (seven years ago) link

jeez, fuck no-hitters, down goes one of yr offensive surprises of the season.

World Congress of Itch (Dr Morbius), Saturday, 2 June 2012 01:01 (seven years ago) link

it's weird, he was holding his wrist? but he hit shoulder first, i thought? i thought at first that he just had the wind knocked out of him. skip "why am i still paid to play professional baseball" schumaker does that at least once per season, where he lays on the ground for a few minutes, limps off the field, and then later that night it's reported that he's fine.

Mad God 40/40 (Z S), Saturday, 2 June 2012 01:05 (seven years ago) link

go johan!

Mad God 40/40 (Z S), Saturday, 2 June 2012 01:27 (seven years ago) link

I believe Ron Darling just said "this is bigger than any career." FUCK

World Congress of Itch (Dr Morbius), Saturday, 2 June 2012 01:29 (seven years ago) link

I'm getting a free live feed on mlb.com.

clemenza, Saturday, 2 June 2012 01:30 (seven years ago) link

man beltran breaking it up would've been delicious

fapper don (J0rdan S.), Saturday, 2 June 2012 01:32 (seven years ago) link

he did earlier in the game, but the umpire blew the call

Mad God 40/40 (Z S), Saturday, 2 June 2012 01:36 (seven years ago) link

oh, lol -- finally a break goes to the mets

fapper don (J0rdan S.), Saturday, 2 June 2012 01:39 (seven years ago) link

Don't think I've ever seen a crowd cheer for a hitter who just took strike three.

Grusin' Gang (Andy K), Saturday, 2 June 2012 01:41 (seven years ago) link

what a moment

mookieproof, Saturday, 2 June 2012 01:48 (seven years ago) link

*arm falls off*

fapper don (J0rdan S.), Saturday, 2 June 2012 01:49 (seven years ago) link

I KNOW NO-HITTERS FAIL TO IMPRESS YOU DR MORBIUS BUT CONGRATS ANYWAY

Grusin' Gang (Andy K), Saturday, 2 June 2012 01:49 (seven years ago) link

good for johan

call all destroyer, Saturday, 2 June 2012 01:49 (seven years ago) link

hahaha someone ran on the field -- never change, new york

fapper don (J0rdan S.), Saturday, 2 June 2012 01:49 (seven years ago) link

awesome

omar little, Saturday, 2 June 2012 01:49 (seven years ago) link

he always seemed like a good dude--surprised at how happy i am for him

call all destroyer, Saturday, 2 June 2012 01:51 (seven years ago) link

that was so fucking awesome

scream blahula scream (govern yourself accordingly), Saturday, 2 June 2012 01:52 (seven years ago) link

xpost
same! if someone's gonna no hit the cards i'm glad it's johan.

Mad God 40/40 (Z S), Saturday, 2 June 2012 01:53 (seven years ago) link

That was great, but, as much as I hate to say it, I've watched that replay three times...I guess he's not close to the first guy to catch a break. It'll be forgotten, and yeah, he's come through a lot.

clemenza, Saturday, 2 June 2012 01:53 (seven years ago) link

Wasn't one of Halladay's a total gift?

Of course I'm going to tomorrow's game.

134 pitches. He had better finish the season.

World Congress of Itch (Dr Morbius), Saturday, 2 June 2012 01:58 (seven years ago) link

‏@Kevin_Goldstein
I was on a draft call and missed the no-hit party. Any Debbie Downers complain about the pitch count?

Grusin' Gang (Andy K), Saturday, 2 June 2012 02:11 (seven years ago) link

yeah, KG likes human umpires too, he's not right all the time.

World Congress of Itch (Dr Morbius), Saturday, 2 June 2012 02:13 (seven years ago) link

rip jimmy qualls

buzza, Saturday, 2 June 2012 02:14 (seven years ago) link

I don't remember the Near Perfect Game, but I do remember Leron Lee and Joe Wallis.

World Congress of Itch (Dr Morbius), Saturday, 2 June 2012 02:47 (seven years ago) link

holy shit

johnny crunch, Saturday, 2 June 2012 03:23 (seven years ago) link

yeah i remember the wallis one

buzza, Saturday, 2 June 2012 03:28 (seven years ago) link

http://assets.sbnation.com/assets/1154665/fanrun.gif

Mad God 40/40 (Z S), Saturday, 2 June 2012 17:24 (seven years ago) link

lollll

twittering spinster (k3vin k.), Saturday, 2 June 2012 17:27 (seven years ago) link

Can I find Santana's game scores for the last few seasons anywhere? I'm thinking this game wasn't among his top 5 Mets starts.

World Congress of Itch (Dr Morbius), Monday, 4 June 2012 03:52 (seven years ago) link

http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/gl.cgi?id=santajo02&t=p&year=2012
and from there to season by season gamelogs for previous years. The no-hitter was a 90, his best as a Met.

Trey Imaginary Songz (WmC), Monday, 4 June 2012 04:06 (seven years ago) link

Thanks. Yeah, just barely -- he had an 88, two 87s (including the next-to-last game of '08), and an 86.

World Congress of Itch (Dr Morbius), Monday, 4 June 2012 04:13 (seven years ago) link

86 being his last start!

the route is ban (k3vin k.), Monday, 4 June 2012 04:14 (seven years ago) link

High Heat Stats had a pretty detailed breakdown of that and other stuff pertaining to the no-hitter:

http://www.highheatstats.com/2012/06/10-amazin-mets-fact-about-johan-santanas-no-hitter/#more-3847

clemenza, Monday, 4 June 2012 11:50 (seven years ago) link

43rd-highest Game Score for a Mets starting pitcher is illuminating.

Also, Rob Gardner (???) going 15 innings in '65!

World Congress of Itch (Dr Morbius), Monday, 4 June 2012 14:25 (seven years ago) link

also, at Saturday's BP event at Citi Field, they had this guy from Bloomberg Sports on the panel, who just last week evaluated the chances of the Mets having such a no-hitter drought as 0.32%:

http://www.baseballprospectus.com/article.php?articleid=17172

Nice timing.

World Congress of Itch (Dr Morbius), Monday, 4 June 2012 14:33 (seven years ago) link

A couple of days after the no-hitter, a guy at Slate responded to the Bloomberg piece:

http://www.slate.com/blogs/browbeat/2012/06/02/mets_no_hitter_drought_finally_broken_by_johan_santana_how_unlikely_was_the_streak_.html

clemenza, Monday, 4 June 2012 16:08 (seven years ago) link

xpost

crazy timing on that article, I didn't notice when it was posted until I finished reading it

NoTimeBeforeTime, Monday, 4 June 2012 16:16 (seven years ago) link

Where can I find a ranking of the best pitching game scores (leaguewide) for the season? I couldn't find such a thing at baseball-reference's Pitching Leaders page.

Trey Imaginary Songz (WmC), Tuesday, 5 June 2012 02:55 (seven years ago) link

Never mind, found it.

Trey Imaginary Songz (WmC), Tuesday, 5 June 2012 03:00 (seven years ago) link

jarrod parker (!) is through seven against the rangers (!)

already at 107 pitches tho

mookieproof, Tuesday, 5 June 2012 04:04 (seven years ago) link

i mean, he's 23 years old -- they have to pull him, right

mookieproof, Tuesday, 5 June 2012 04:05 (seven years ago) link

just turned this on

Bee OK, Tuesday, 5 June 2012 04:07 (seven years ago) link

they'll prob just pray for him to give up a hit

J0rdan S., Tuesday, 5 June 2012 04:07 (seven years ago) link

also good lord there is nobody in the stands

mookieproof, Tuesday, 5 June 2012 04:08 (seven years ago) link

all the a's fans were watching the draft tonight

J0rdan S., Tuesday, 5 June 2012 04:08 (seven years ago) link

man, why is this so easy to do now

the route is ban (k3vin k.), Tuesday, 5 June 2012 04:10 (seven years ago) link

107 pitches, 3 walks; we're entering the era of No-Hittin' Ugly.

clemenza, Tuesday, 5 June 2012 04:10 (seven years ago) link

well that was fun

Bee OK, Tuesday, 5 June 2012 04:19 (seven years ago) link

a's management breathes a sigh of relief

mookieproof, Tuesday, 5 June 2012 04:19 (seven years ago) link

:( i had him benched in my other league!

Porto for Pyros (The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall), Tuesday, 5 June 2012 17:58 (seven years ago) link

Amazingly, they didn't pull him after the leadoff hit--and then he gets out of the inning with two more pitches.

clemenza, Tuesday, 5 June 2012 18:21 (seven years ago) link

they didn't have anyone warming up! i guess that's part of the rules on jinxing?

mookieproof, Tuesday, 5 June 2012 19:00 (seven years ago) link

That had never occurred to me...bizarre situation: young pitcher way past his pitch count, huge lead, no-hitter in progress. I would have had someone warming up out of view--in the parking lot, maybe, or way up high in an empty sky-deck section.

clemenza, Tuesday, 5 June 2012 19:51 (seven years ago) link

About 18 Seattle pitchers vs. L.A.

clemenza, Saturday, 9 June 2012 04:39 (seven years ago) link

Millwood was pitching a super-efficient game until he injured his groin...somehow. And then the entire Seattle bullpen may be used for finishing it.

~Worried~

Dr. (C-L), Saturday, 9 June 2012 04:43 (seven years ago) link

Six guys, geez. And maybe another missed call.

clemenza, Saturday, 9 June 2012 04:59 (seven years ago) link

Safeco Field: home of the disputed no-hitter

Still, I feel like Millwood was doing well enough to probably have finished it himself if his groin was right, so good for them.

Dr. (C-L), Saturday, 9 June 2012 05:03 (seven years ago) link

Congratulations, guy who retired one hitter and walked two hitters during the seventh. You definitely earned the win.

Grusin' Gang (Andy K), Saturday, 9 June 2012 11:16 (seven years ago) link

haha I think this game just became Exhibit A in any discussion about why pitcher wins are overrated.

NoTimeBeforeTime, Saturday, 9 June 2012 12:07 (seven years ago) link

Cain perfect thru 7 w/ a 10-0 lead

Pangborn to be Wilde (Dr Morbius), Thursday, 14 June 2012 04:27 (seven years ago) link

i have been watching this on delay

Bee OK, Thursday, 14 June 2012 04:30 (seven years ago) link

turned on the Dodgers game and Vin is saying it's perfect

Bee OK, Thursday, 14 June 2012 04:31 (seven years ago) link

so far

Bee OK, Thursday, 14 June 2012 04:31 (seven years ago) link

thru 8

Pangborn to be Wilde (Dr Morbius), Thursday, 14 June 2012 04:39 (seven years ago) link

so fun

Bee OK, Thursday, 14 June 2012 04:48 (seven years ago) link

that's one

Bee OK, Thursday, 14 June 2012 04:49 (seven years ago) link

and two

Bee OK, Thursday, 14 June 2012 04:50 (seven years ago) link

"and that's the Perfect Game"

Bee OK, Thursday, 14 June 2012 04:52 (seven years ago) link

wau

mookieproof, Thursday, 14 June 2012 04:53 (seven years ago) link

a whole 7 weeks since the last one

Pangborn to be Wilde (Dr Morbius), Thursday, 14 June 2012 04:54 (seven years ago) link

what's the game score on this one

Grimy Little Pimp (Jimmy The Mod Awaits The Return Of His Beloved), Thursday, 14 June 2012 04:55 (seven years ago) link

101!

mookieproof, Thursday, 14 June 2012 04:56 (seven years ago) link

101

Grimy Little Pimp (Jimmy The Mod Awaits The Return Of His Beloved), Thursday, 14 June 2012 04:57 (seven years ago) link

pbp makes it look like the astros didn't hit anything hard

Grimy Little Pimp (Jimmy The Mod Awaits The Return Of His Beloved), Thursday, 14 June 2012 05:08 (seven years ago) link

Cain has the top two game scores this year (2nd is tied with Humber's PG).

NoTimeBeforeTime, Thursday, 14 June 2012 09:27 (seven years ago) link

Absolutely true: after I calculated Dickey's game score over on the Marquee thread, I started wondering what would get you to a GS of 100--took about 10 seconds to figure out that a perfect game plus 13 strikeouts would do it. That was probably about 11:00 last night.

clemenza, Thursday, 14 June 2012 10:09 (seven years ago) link

Nine of the 22 perfect games have been thrown since 1998, and all but 6 sice 1964.

http://mlb.sbnation.com/2012/6/14/3084825/matt-cain-perfect-game-commonplace/in/2848478

Pangborn to be Wilde (Dr Morbius), Thursday, 14 June 2012 16:14 (seven years ago) link

so which is more impressive, cain's perfect game against the astros or dickey's almost-perfect game against the rays?

congratulations (n/a), Thursday, 14 June 2012 16:16 (seven years ago) link

Dickey's wasn't quite "almost perfect" -- two runners reached, one on the infield hit that Wright couldn't corral in the 1st, the other on a Wright error in the 9th.

Perfect games are determined by the whole team even moreso than no-hitters... I didn't see the Mets game, so I don't know how many plays were near-hits, like the two outfield catches for Cain.

Pangborn to be Wilde (Dr Morbius), Thursday, 14 June 2012 16:25 (seven years ago) link

Even in the 80's, the top pitchers were walking 3-4 batters per 9 IP. K/BB and BB/9IP rates now are completely unlike any other period in baseball history, in some sense every pitcher now is a control pitcher compared to any other era. So it's not so surprising that PG's are happening more often.

NoTimeBeforeTime, Thursday, 14 June 2012 16:28 (seven years ago) link

another way to break it down:

11 from the 19th century thru 1993
11 since '94

Pangborn to be Wilde (Dr Morbius), Thursday, 14 June 2012 16:33 (seven years ago) link

plus the galarraga shoulda-been perfecto

omar little, Thursday, 14 June 2012 17:48 (seven years ago) link

Just 10 all-time game scores of 100 or more:

http://www.fangraphs.com/blogs/index.php/matt-cains-place-in-history/

Pangborn to be Wilde (Dr Morbius), Thursday, 14 June 2012 19:14 (seven years ago) link

For some reason I thought Clemens had a 100 once upon a time.

Biff Wellington (WmC), Thursday, 14 June 2012 19:18 (seven years ago) link

oh, those are 9-inning games only, I believe (apples v apples)

Pangborn to be Wilde (Dr Morbius), Thursday, 14 June 2012 19:52 (seven years ago) link

Jay Jaffe offers 4 factors in the no-hitter spike:

http://mlb.si.com/2012/06/14/matt-cain-giants-perfect-game/

Pangborn to be Wilde (Dr Morbius), Sunday, 17 June 2012 13:38 (seven years ago) link

http://content8.flixster.com/movie/10/91/37/10913734_det.jpg

johnny crunch, Wednesday, 27 June 2012 00:58 (seven years ago) link

Baltimore game...

polyphonic, Wednesday, 4 July 2012 03:48 (seven years ago) link

no. look who they're playing.

van smack, Wednesday, 4 July 2012 03:58 (seven years ago) link

It's shocking I know.

polyphonic, Wednesday, 4 July 2012 04:08 (seven years ago) link

plenty of good seats still available

johnny crunch, Wednesday, 4 July 2012 04:10 (seven years ago) link

>casper<

johnny crunch, Wednesday, 4 July 2012 04:11 (seven years ago) link

four weeks pass...

lol aj is through five at wrigley

mookieproof, Wednesday, 1 August 2012 01:47 (seven years ago) link

I just came here to post...

clemenza, Wednesday, 1 August 2012 01:48 (seven years ago) link

far too early; i just wanted to say it

he's been a great addition tbh; mentoring the youngsters and all that shit

mookieproof, Wednesday, 1 August 2012 01:49 (seven years ago) link

From his time with the Jays, I remember A.J. as never being someone to let his emotions get the better of him. This one's pretty much a sure thing.

clemenza, Wednesday, 1 August 2012 01:49 (seven years ago) link

he'll be fine as long as he avoids punching the ivy

mookieproof, Wednesday, 1 August 2012 01:51 (seven years ago) link

thru 6.1, my cousin and his wife are at the game

Pangborn to be Wilde (Dr Morbius), Wednesday, 1 August 2012 02:19 (seven years ago) link

STAY AWAY FROM MCCUTCHEN

Pangborn to be Wilde (Dr Morbius), Wednesday, 1 August 2012 02:20 (seven years ago) link

He's only thrown 80 pitches through 7.

clemenza, Wednesday, 1 August 2012 02:22 (seven years ago) link

is he tripping on lsd y/n

mookieproof, Wednesday, 1 August 2012 02:23 (seven years ago) link

No, just pitching against the Cubs.

congratulations (n/a), Wednesday, 1 August 2012 02:24 (seven years ago) link

barmes doing his part to keep everything normal by going 0-for-4

mookieproof, Wednesday, 1 August 2012 02:26 (seven years ago) link

i accidentally domed ur barney

johnny crunch, Wednesday, 1 August 2012 02:33 (seven years ago) link

A.J. = adrenalin squared...that one got away. (MLB.com good with the live feed.)

clemenza, Wednesday, 1 August 2012 02:34 (seven years ago) link

boo

mookieproof, Wednesday, 1 August 2012 02:39 (seven years ago) link

Cursing out the umpire--they should take him out right now.

clemenza, Wednesday, 1 August 2012 02:40 (seven years ago) link

nah, the bullpen has been ripped the last two days

mookieproof, Wednesday, 1 August 2012 02:41 (seven years ago) link

I heard about the hit on the Mets' game 30 seconds before I saw it

Pangborn to be Wilde (Dr Morbius), Wednesday, 1 August 2012 02:42 (seven years ago) link

That third ball was so close--if the umpire had given to him, I don't think there would have been much protest.

clemenza, Wednesday, 1 August 2012 02:44 (seven years ago) link

Uhhh, Mike Fiers?

frogbs, Wednesday, 8 August 2012 02:15 (seven years ago) link

i appreciate him, thank u

mookieproof, Wednesday, 8 August 2012 02:53 (seven years ago) link

he's even trending on twitter!!

frogbs, Wednesday, 8 August 2012 03:25 (seven years ago) link

jason fucking marquis is through six in pittsburgh

mookieproof, Sunday, 12 August 2012 01:00 (seven years ago) link

F. Hernandez Seattle Mariners
6 IP, 0 H, 0 ER, 7 K
vs TB | Bot 6th

Andy K, Wednesday, 15 August 2012 21:06 (seven years ago) link

0 BB, 0 HB, 0 errors, too...

clemenza, Wednesday, 15 August 2012 21:08 (seven years ago) link

Maddon just got tossed.

clemenza, Wednesday, 15 August 2012 21:21 (seven years ago) link

21 up, 21 down

Andy K, Wednesday, 15 August 2012 21:24 (seven years ago) link

why did maddon get ejected?

congratulations (n/a), Wednesday, 15 August 2012 21:24 (seven years ago) link

Arguing balls and strikes

Andy K, Wednesday, 15 August 2012 21:25 (seven years ago) link

Six outs to go. 85 pitches so far.

clemenza, Wednesday, 15 August 2012 21:25 (seven years ago) link

Yeah, he argued the first called strike to Joyce. Fernandez has been working so fast, it seemed to be tactical as much as anything else.

clemenza, Wednesday, 15 August 2012 21:26 (seven years ago) link

Uh, Hernandez...

clemenza, Wednesday, 15 August 2012 21:27 (seven years ago) link

Bernandez

Andy K, Wednesday, 15 August 2012 21:29 (seven years ago) link

Shows how closely I follow the Jays these days: "Eric Thames? He's on our team."

clemenza, Wednesday, 15 August 2012 21:33 (seven years ago) link

felix is dealing

pun lovin criminal (polyphonic), Wednesday, 15 August 2012 21:46 (seven years ago) link

He just made Longoria, Zobrist, and Pena look like fools.

Andy K, Wednesday, 15 August 2012 21:47 (seven years ago) link

Wow! Struck out the side in the eighth.

clemenza, Wednesday, 15 August 2012 21:47 (seven years ago) link

This is what he has to face in the ninth: .228/.331/.309, .245/.312/.340, .207/.272/.321.

clemenza, Wednesday, 15 August 2012 21:50 (seven years ago) link

Sean Rodriguez strikes me as a bunt candidate.

Andy K, Wednesday, 15 August 2012 21:51 (seven years ago) link

From a week ago:

http://mlb.sbnation.com/2012/8/6/3223963/felix-hernandez-mariners-shutout-Yankees-greatest-starts

The big finish:

"One thing Félix Hernández has never done? Pitched a no-hitter. But the way things are going, that now seems just a matter of time."

NoTimeBeforeTime, Wednesday, 15 August 2012 21:51 (seven years ago) link

That's the thing I hate about the score being 1-0--he can justifiably do that, doubly so playing for a team in a pennant race. 5-0, he wouldn't think of it. (xpost)

clemenza, Wednesday, 15 August 2012 21:53 (seven years ago) link

dayum, felix

johnny crunch, Wednesday, 15 August 2012 22:03 (seven years ago) link

Awesome. Could not believe those two breaking balls on 2-0 to the last hitter.

clemenza, Wednesday, 15 August 2012 22:03 (seven years ago) link

Yes!

(and what is it with TB and getting no-hit or almost no-hit)?

NoTimeBeforeTime, Wednesday, 15 August 2012 22:08 (seven years ago) link

When the eighth-place hitter grounded to short, it occurred to me that had that been me, I'd have calmly thrown it 30 feet over the first baseman's head.

clemenza, Wednesday, 15 August 2012 22:09 (seven years ago) link

FUCK YA KING FELIX!

Porto for Pyros (The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall), Wednesday, 15 August 2012 22:12 (seven years ago) link

!
Awesome game.

van smack, Wednesday, 15 August 2012 23:50 (seven years ago) link

i like how postgame he was like "yeah i was thinking about it in like the third inning"

tauheed & cambria (J0rdan S.), Thursday, 16 August 2012 00:03 (seven years ago) link

I was looking at the list of perfect games:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Perfect_game

Of the 21 post-1900, Felix's was the sixth 1-0 score; four have been 2-0. Obvious, but no long waits between innings is an advantage. Also, six of the 21 have come in the last three years now. Based on what I know of probability, 15 in 109 years followed by 6 in three years doesn't compute. I assume the biggest factor is the increase in batters striking out.

clemenza, Thursday, 16 August 2012 00:18 (seven years ago) link

damn, ppl w/ free afternoons have all the fun.

Pangborn to be Wilde (Dr Morbius), Thursday, 16 August 2012 00:24 (seven years ago) link

6 in last 3 years is kinda odd, eh?

bnw, Thursday, 16 August 2012 00:41 (seven years ago) link

replace the mound with a trench, I say.

Pangborn to be Wilde (Dr Morbius), Thursday, 16 August 2012 00:46 (seven years ago) link

jeremy guthrie has a one-hitter through seven, but the hit was pretty iffy, could easily have been an error

mookieproof, Sunday, 19 August 2012 19:58 (seven years ago) link

gave up two legit singles with two outs in the eighth, then two runs score on a hosmer error lol

mookieproof, Sunday, 19 August 2012 20:19 (seven years ago) link

matt harrison thru 6 (88 pitches)

johnny crunch, Saturday, 25 August 2012 01:45 (seven years ago) link

wash praying he gives up a hit soon

mookieproof, Saturday, 25 August 2012 01:47 (seven years ago) link

Plouffed

Andy K, Saturday, 25 August 2012 01:58 (seven years ago) link

three weeks pass...

liriano through 5

congratulations (n/a), Saturday, 15 September 2012 18:32 (seven years ago) link

oof plouffe

johnny crunch, Saturday, 15 September 2012 18:53 (seven years ago) link

Plouffed

congratulations (n/a), Saturday, 15 September 2012 18:53 (seven years ago) link

and now...
anibal sanchez through 5

Thanks WEBSITE!! (Z S), Saturday, 15 September 2012 21:42 (seven years ago) link

60 pitches

Andy K, Saturday, 15 September 2012 21:49 (seven years ago) link

Infante just made an incredible play to finish the sixth.

Not ready to take this seriously just yet. (Might not be able to take it seriously if it HAPPENS. Look at the lineup.)

Andy K, Saturday, 15 September 2012 21:53 (seven years ago) link

i wish i could watch it. even though i'm paying $100+ for MLB.tv, this is yet another game that is blacked out because it's on TV (which I don't have)

sigh

Thanks WEBSITE!! (Z S), Saturday, 15 September 2012 21:55 (seven years ago) link

same here

kizz my hairy irish azz (Dr Morbius), Saturday, 15 September 2012 21:59 (seven years ago) link

so ridiculous. and every year i think "fuck that, next year i'm not paying for this". then the season starts and i really want to watch baseball and there goes another $100

Thanks WEBSITE!! (Z S), Saturday, 15 September 2012 22:00 (seven years ago) link

otoh it's just another fucking no-hitter

I have the rsdio feed on, let us know if mlb.com puts the 9th inning up (if relevant)

kizz my hairy irish azz (Dr Morbius), Saturday, 15 September 2012 22:12 (seven years ago) link

Santana tripled.

Andy K, Saturday, 15 September 2012 22:18 (seven years ago) link

Homer Bailey through seven.

clemenza, Saturday, 29 September 2012 01:08 (seven years ago) link

so why is PNC full when the Bucs are out of it?

kizz my hairy irish azz (Dr Morbius), Saturday, 29 September 2012 01:18 (seven years ago) link

AJ Burnett

Andy K, Saturday, 29 September 2012 01:20 (seven years ago) link

MLB feed for the ninth, as always.

clemenza, Saturday, 29 September 2012 01:28 (seven years ago) link

it's live on espn

johnny crunch, Saturday, 29 September 2012 01:30 (seven years ago) link

has anyone tried to bunt?

mookieproof, Saturday, 29 September 2012 01:31 (seven years ago) link

man the reds announcer who isn't thom brenneman kinda sucks some balls

instafapper (J0rdan S.), Saturday, 29 September 2012 01:36 (seven years ago) link

yeah that was an atrocious call of that

johnny crunch, Saturday, 29 September 2012 01:37 (seven years ago) link

the marlins announcer had more enthusiasm when roy halladay threw a no hitter

instafapper (J0rdan S.), Saturday, 29 September 2012 01:37 (seven years ago) link

Rolen looks like the player-manager-uncle on that team.

kizz my hairy irish azz (Dr Morbius), Saturday, 29 September 2012 01:37 (seven years ago) link

i bet dusty baker just had a heart attack

sorry, inappropriate

Thanks WEBSITE!! (Z S), Saturday, 29 September 2012 01:37 (seven years ago) link

#richwaltzvoice

xxpost

That wasn't even George Grande.

Andy K, Saturday, 29 September 2012 01:38 (seven years ago) link

now back to meaningful games

kizz my hairy irish azz (Dr Morbius), Saturday, 29 September 2012 01:39 (seven years ago) link

f u

mookieproof, Saturday, 29 September 2012 01:39 (seven years ago) link

it has (surprisingly) been quite a long time since the pirates were no-hit, though i don't remember the date

mookieproof, Saturday, 29 September 2012 01:40 (seven years ago) link

The MLB guy said not since Gibson in the '70s.

clemenza, Saturday, 29 September 2012 01:43 (seven years ago) link

YCPB ‏@cantpredictball
The Pirates actually haven't been no-hit since 1971.

Andy K, Saturday, 29 September 2012 01:44 (seven years ago) link

bob gibson, meet homer bailey

mookieproof, Saturday, 29 September 2012 01:45 (seven years ago) link

Brandon Arroyo

lil queequeg (peter grasswich), Monday, 8 October 2012 03:09 (seven years ago) link

No memorabilia thread, so I'll put this here. If you've got a million or two to spare:

http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2012/baseball/mlb/10/08/don-larsen-jersey-auction.ap/index.html?sct=mlb_t2_a14

clemenza, Tuesday, 9 October 2012 05:55 (seven years ago) link

six months pass...

not using the mookie thread ^_^

johnny crunch, Wednesday, 8 May 2013 00:43 (six years ago) link

too late

ballin' from Maine to Mexico (Dr Morbius), Wednesday, 8 May 2013 00:43 (six years ago) link

blame morbius

johnny crunch, Wednesday, 8 May 2013 00:44 (six years ago) link

aw

johnny crunch, Wednesday, 8 May 2013 00:53 (six years ago) link

good, THAT trivia is over, now score a fucking run for the guy

ballin' from Maine to Mexico (Dr Morbius), Wednesday, 8 May 2013 00:56 (six years ago) link

turning this game on now, love have Extra Innings. can come home from work and catch the end of a game like this.

Bee OK, Wednesday, 8 May 2013 01:30 (six years ago) link

harveys game score is 97

johnny crunch, Wednesday, 8 May 2013 01:47 (six years ago) link

tops in MLB this year

ballin' from Maine to Mexico (Dr Morbius), Wednesday, 8 May 2013 01:51 (six years ago) link

Shelbyyyyyy

your holiness, we have an official energy drink (Z S), Saturday, 11 May 2013 02:43 (six years ago) link

Complete game shutout, 1 hit, 13 K, 0 BB

your holiness, we have an official energy drink (Z S), Saturday, 11 May 2013 02:56 (six years ago) link

Shelby one upped Harvey. 98 vs 97 for the game score.

gutta gutta island (s. morris), Saturday, 11 May 2013 03:15 (six years ago) link

if i calculated correctly, his game score was 98.

your holiness, we have an official energy drink (Z S), Saturday, 11 May 2013 03:17 (six years ago) link

xpost!

your holiness, we have an official energy drink (Z S), Saturday, 11 May 2013 03:17 (six years ago) link

wish i could have watched the game. i was following the box score on my phone while out and about.

your holiness, we have an official energy drink (Z S), Saturday, 11 May 2013 03:18 (six years ago) link

He retired 27 in a row in one game, how many times has that happened? (Ernie Shore and ... ?)

NoTimeBeforeTime, Saturday, 11 May 2013 08:10 (six years ago) link

but he was never "doing really well" ;)

ballin' from Maine to Mexico (Dr Morbius), Saturday, 11 May 2013 14:13 (six years ago) link

Miller is only the second pitcher in the last 31 seasons to allow the first batter to reach base, then retire every hitter after that for a nine-inning complete-game win, joining John Lackey (2006 Angels against the Oakland Athletics).

ballin' from Maine to Mexico (Dr Morbius), Saturday, 11 May 2013 14:34 (six years ago) link

Lester's one-hitter against the Toronto Mud Hens last night had a game score of 90. So Cain (101)/Dickey(95) on June 13 of last year beat Miller (98)/Lester (90) by...8 game scores, or whatever. (They also win in hits allowed, 1-2).

clemenza, Saturday, 11 May 2013 19:26 (six years ago) link

wainwright through six

lol rockies

mookieproof, Saturday, 11 May 2013 19:56 (six years ago) link

Why this thread is so busy:

http://www.highheatstats.com/2013/05/fraction-of-balls-put-in-play-is-at-an-all-time-low/

clemenza, Saturday, 11 May 2013 20:04 (six years ago) link

aaww i wanted to see my first no-hitter.

Van Horn Street, Saturday, 11 May 2013 20:30 (six years ago) link

sale through 6

congratulations (n/a), Monday, 13 May 2013 01:30 (six years ago) link

oh well

congratulations (n/a), Monday, 13 May 2013 01:57 (six years ago) link

Why this thread is so busy:
http://www.highheatstats.com/2013/05/fraction-of-balls-put-in-play-is-at-an-all-time-low/

interesting. i'm more curious about why pitching is getting so much better than what it means for defense.

Porto for Pyros (The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall), Monday, 13 May 2013 03:04 (six years ago) link

This article explains a lot:

http://espn.go.com/mlb/story/_/id/8048897/the-age-pitcher-how-got-here-mlb

NoTimeBeforeTime, Monday, 13 May 2013 11:34 (six years ago) link

I'm not sure if that chart points to the conclusion that pitching's getting better (literally not sure; I don't know). My interpretation is that as defenses get better, hitters have concluded it's better to swing from the heels and go for home runs more deliberately, which drives up both HR and strikeouts, and also drives down balls in play.

clemenza, Monday, 13 May 2013 11:36 (six years ago) link

I've just skimmed NoTime's link, will read the whole thing later. HR aren't up, though they've (more or less) stabilized beginning in 2007. Maybe pitching is getting better.

clemenza, Monday, 13 May 2013 12:23 (six years ago) link

the BP podcast guys today touched on how being a 10K+ pitcher drastically heightens your no-hit/PG odds, as you would expect -- and there are a lot of them in that category now.

ballin' from Maine to Mexico (Dr Morbius), Monday, 13 May 2013 15:07 (six years ago) link

The 1:15 Wednesday afternoon Mets and Reds game, which is a battle of the Mat(t)'s (Latos vs. Harvey) is one that I would love to be able to see if I didn't have to work.

earlnash, Monday, 20 May 2013 22:33 (six years ago) link

two weeks pass...

julio teheran: no hits, two walks, nine strikeouts through six (79 pitches)

mookieproof, Wednesday, 5 June 2013 18:06 (six years ago) link

Base hit at 8 and 2/3.

Van Horn Street, Wednesday, 5 June 2013 18:45 (six years ago) link

Sorry, 7 and 2/3.

Van Horn Street, Wednesday, 5 June 2013 18:46 (six years ago) link

he's running out of pitches, but matt cain will apparently no-hit the pirates for as long as he lasts

mookieproof, Friday, 14 June 2013 00:21 (six years ago) link

matt harvey, 12 k and no hits through six

87 pitches tho

mookieproof, Tuesday, 18 June 2013 19:00 (six years ago) link

throw some ground balls

ballin' from Maine to Mexico (Dr Morbius), Tuesday, 18 June 2013 19:02 (six years ago) link

(what am I sayin, Duda and Murphy are on the right side)

ballin' from Maine to Mexico (Dr Morbius), Tuesday, 18 June 2013 19:03 (six years ago) link

heard in the office: 'is matt harvey terry collins' hero?'

mookieproof, Tuesday, 18 June 2013 19:09 (six years ago) link

lol duda

mookieproof, Tuesday, 18 June 2013 19:12 (six years ago) link

whatd the hit look like?

ballin' from Maine to Mexico (Dr Morbius), Tuesday, 18 June 2013 19:18 (six years ago) link

Dribbler split the difference between the mound and 1st base, both guys going for it, Heyward outran them.

WilliamC, Tuesday, 18 June 2013 19:20 (six years ago) link

swinging bunt toward 1b; harvey retrieves it but duda had charged (and not gotten very close) and there was no one left covering first

it was very mets

mookieproof, Tuesday, 18 June 2013 19:22 (six years ago) link

a moment in which ike's laziness might have paid off, tbh

mookieproof, Tuesday, 18 June 2013 19:23 (six years ago) link

haha

WilliamC, Tuesday, 18 June 2013 19:23 (six years ago) link

http://i.imgur.com/Oa4e5Mr.gif

mookieproof, Tuesday, 18 June 2013 19:25 (six years ago) link

Good job, EVERYONE.

Andy K, Tuesday, 18 June 2013 19:28 (six years ago) link

love the ump's pirouette there.

Porto for Pyros (The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall), Tuesday, 18 June 2013 19:53 (six years ago) link

I think Heyward may have beaten it out even if there was someone besides an umpire covering first, but still a crappy way to go.

Z S, Tuesday, 18 June 2013 20:14 (six years ago) link

two weeks pass...

homer bailey thru 7, on mlb network

johnny crunch, Wednesday, 3 July 2013 01:18 (six years ago) link

so i haven't been watching baseball at all. turn on the Giants game to see the score and they are getting no hit so far today. a new low is about to happen.

Bee OK, Wednesday, 3 July 2013 01:20 (six years ago) link

haha

xpost

Bee OK, Wednesday, 3 July 2013 01:20 (six years ago) link

7 pitch inning, thru 8

johnny crunch, Wednesday, 3 July 2013 01:38 (six years ago) link

ahh yes, the team that won 2 titles in the last 3 years is about to hit a new low! (not bitter)

frogbs, Wednesday, 3 July 2013 01:41 (six years ago) link

one out left!

Z S, Wednesday, 3 July 2013 01:52 (six years ago) link

strike one, in above the shoulders

Z S, Wednesday, 3 July 2013 01:53 (six years ago) link

bee ok is dead

ty based gay dead computer god (zachlyon), Wednesday, 3 July 2013 01:54 (six years ago) link

the gatorade gets dumped on...bronson arroyo!

Z S, Wednesday, 3 July 2013 01:54 (six years ago) link

been ok, no longer ok

ty based gay dead computer god (zachlyon), Wednesday, 3 July 2013 01:54 (six years ago) link

holy balls bailey already had a no-hitter?

ty based gay dead computer god (zachlyon), Wednesday, 3 July 2013 01:58 (six years ago) link

not only do they get no-hit today but with a Dodger win they will be in last place in the NL West.

oh joy.

Bee OK, Wednesday, 3 July 2013 02:16 (six years ago) link

were you in a coma the last 3 years?

frogbs, Wednesday, 3 July 2013 03:35 (six years ago) link

Brian Kenny is pretty much insufferable, huh?

Andy K, Wednesday, 3 July 2013 14:49 (six years ago) link

Brian Kenny ‏@MrBrianKenny 2m
AJ Burnett had no-hitter w/10bb's, 1hbp. History? #brainwashed

Brian Kenny ‏@MrBrianKenny 45m
I blame the mainstream media: Headlines of "12-0!" "No-hitter!" So stuck in the past. Think for yourselves! Stop being sheep!

Andy K, Wednesday, 3 July 2013 15:05 (six years ago) link

You're stupid! Think like me for yourself!

Andy K, Wednesday, 3 July 2013 15:06 (six years ago) link

I like David Schoenfield's advice: "Where to begin? How about with this: No-hitters never get old and if you hear someone saying there are too many of them these days, just walk away. This person is not your friend."

(Even though there probably are too many of them these days...)

clemenza, Wednesday, 3 July 2013 15:09 (six years ago) link

Historically, it seems that there is around 2 to 4 no hitters per year. So as it stands, this season wouldn't have too many.

To be fair, last year is freaky.

Van Horn Street, Wednesday, 3 July 2013 17:39 (six years ago) link

lol brian kenny is adorable

ty based gay dead computer god (zachlyon), Wednesday, 3 July 2013 17:43 (six years ago) link

"Where were YOU when the AL wOBA leader was dethroned? Watching a replay of Matt Kemp's circus catch (after a bad jump)?" #thinkbaseball

Andy K, Wednesday, 3 July 2013 23:05 (six years ago) link

Brian Kenny‏@MrBrianKenny

For accuracy: Lincecum: 5 bases allowed, 148 pitches, 13k's.
Grienke: 3 bases allowed, 110 pitches, 9 k's.
#dontbuzzkillthemessenger

playwright Greg Marlowe, secretly in love with Mary (Dr Morbius), Sunday, 14 July 2013 14:37 (six years ago) link

he threw 148 pitches?!

call all destroyer, Sunday, 14 July 2013 14:38 (six years ago) link

Brian Kenny really does sound like a piece of work...Why aren't there any headlines this morning about Zack Greinke having thrown the 19,753rd Very Well Pitched Game in History?

clemenza, Sunday, 14 July 2013 14:58 (six years ago) link

Detroit guy who does this every few months (through 6).

clemenza, Sunday, 14 July 2013 18:41 (six years ago) link

Phil Coke

Andy K, Sunday, 14 July 2013 18:44 (six years ago) link

lol

Porto for Pyros (The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall), Sunday, 14 July 2013 19:01 (six years ago) link

I like how you get the Kate Upton ad on Gameday between innings. (If it were someone other than Verlander pitching, I'd say "I like how you get the Kate Upton ad on Gameday between innings.")

clemenza, Sunday, 14 July 2013 19:04 (six years ago) link

are we going to do this again so quick?

Bee OK, Sunday, 14 July 2013 19:12 (six years ago) link

i guess not, missed that hit.

Bee OK, Sunday, 14 July 2013 19:13 (six years ago) link

Why aren't there any headlines this morning about Zack Greinke having thrown the 19,753rd Very Well Pitched Game in History?

because it wasn't MAGICAL

(like having good gloves in the right places kinda magic)

playwright Greg Marlowe, secretly in love with Mary (Dr Morbius), Monday, 15 July 2013 00:21 (six years ago) link

The media and fans are forever falling for that whole magic thing. Thompson, Mazeroski, and Carter hit well-timed home runs and everybody makes a big deal about it.

clemenza, Monday, 15 July 2013 00:52 (six years ago) link

:p

If those Sandoval and Pence plays don't make it clear that a team getting no hits is almost always the doing of the fielders...

playwright Greg Marlowe, secretly in love with Mary (Dr Morbius), Monday, 15 July 2013 01:18 (six years ago) link

No hitters are still rare and fun. It's kind of cool that Sandoval and Pence can share in it.

timellison, Monday, 15 July 2013 02:41 (six years ago) link

oh god, if Bedard no-hits the Mariners...

However it does seem possible that he could do it and still lose the game.

JoeStork, Sunday, 21 July 2013 01:00 (six years ago) link

Ms have four runs and one hit.

Andy K, Sunday, 21 July 2013 01:36 (six years ago) link

this one game really epitomizes erik bedard's career

call all destroyer, Sunday, 21 July 2013 01:52 (six years ago) link

erik bedard was released by the pirates a year ago. that is not something that has happened to too many decent players in living memory

mookieproof, Sunday, 21 July 2013 01:57 (six years ago) link

two weeks pass...

timmeh: 8 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 1 BB, 8 K, 108 pitches

mookieproof, Thursday, 8 August 2013 21:56 (six years ago) link

darvish perfect through five in houston

mookieproof, Monday, 12 August 2013 19:31 (six years ago) link

10 K

mookieproof, Monday, 12 August 2013 19:34 (six years ago) link

watching it, lots of fun!

Van Horn Street, Monday, 12 August 2013 19:34 (six years ago) link

questionable ball three leads to a walk, a.j. ejected lol

mookieproof, Monday, 12 August 2013 19:48 (six years ago) link

0 hits, 12Ks through 7 IP

Z S, Monday, 12 August 2013 20:05 (six years ago) link

13 K, 2 innings left.

Van Horn Street, Monday, 12 August 2013 20:11 (six years ago) link

welp

mookieproof, Monday, 12 August 2013 20:24 (six years ago) link

lol at that strike three on dominguez tho

mookieproof, Monday, 12 August 2013 20:24 (six years ago) link

Its ok Yu, you will get to play the Astros often.

Van Horn Street, Monday, 12 August 2013 20:25 (six years ago) link

mookie you are so bad at this!

k3vin k., Monday, 12 August 2013 20:35 (six years ago) link

yu_yu

mookieproof, Monday, 12 August 2013 21:02 (six years ago) link

Drone the both of them.

polyphonic, Monday, 12 August 2013 22:05 (six years ago) link

okay it's aj, and both he and yu started walking off after ball three, and you ~can't argue balls and strikes~, but aj was headed toward the mound and kulpa went after him

come on, blue

mookieproof, Monday, 12 August 2013 23:04 (six years ago) link

Is it just me or are the umps unnecessarily aggressive this year?

frogbs, Monday, 12 August 2013 23:28 (six years ago) link

JJ Hoover has been a witch out of the bullpen for the Reds for the past couple months.

I kinda like the Reds pitching if they get to the playoffs with their top starters and the bullpen as is, especially considering Cingrani will be a nasty additional arm to have in the pen (most likely).

earlnash, Wednesday, 14 August 2013 04:20 (six years ago) link

three weeks pass...

Yusmeiro Petit (who truthfully I'd never heard of) through 8--doing exceptionally well.

clemenza, Saturday, 7 September 2013 04:18 (six years ago) link

how many pitchers have pitched this exceptionally well in a game out of the stretch?

k3vin k., Saturday, 7 September 2013 04:22 (six years ago) link

oh man you have to catch that

k3vin k., Saturday, 7 September 2013 04:27 (six years ago) link

like you are not making the playoffs anyway, you dive for that and if it gets by you for three bases so be it

k3vin k., Saturday, 7 September 2013 04:28 (six years ago) link

Could that possibly be more heartbreaking? Umpire was all over the place--squeezed him on a couple of pitches, gave him two, and I swear that was a 2-2 on Chavez.

clemenza, Saturday, 7 September 2013 04:29 (six years ago) link

2-2 strike, that should say.

clemenza, Saturday, 7 September 2013 04:29 (six years ago) link

i remember yusmeiro petit! he used to be a pretty big prospect iirc. his other starts this year have also looked quite pretty

fuck your movie theater yacht (zachlyon), Saturday, 7 September 2013 04:37 (six years ago) link

http://simlb.files.wordpress.com/2013/09/yusmeiro-petit-near-perfect-game-chavez-hit-pence.gif?w=450&h=253

I want to see that 2-2 pitch again--sure looked good last night.

clemenza, Saturday, 7 September 2013 12:33 (six years ago) link

You can see the 2-2 pitch around 1:40 of this clip:

http://mlb.mlb.com/news/article.jsp?ymd=20130907&content_id=59829800&vkey=news_sf&c_id=sf

Okay, it was a ball--so close. The umpire could have given it to him...great job by Chavez in holding up.

clemenza, Saturday, 7 September 2013 12:57 (six years ago) link

yeah i thought the 2-2 pitch was a ball, but the opening pitch if i remember looked like it could have gone either way - he started the last batter off at 2-0 iirc

k3vin k., Saturday, 7 September 2013 15:12 (six years ago) link

andrew cashner is perfect through five in pittsburgh; 53 pitches

mookieproof, Tuesday, 17 September 2013 00:28 (six years ago) link

By 'Pirates fans' I, of course, mean Mookieproof,

I have gathered no gaudy flowers of speech in other men's gardens (dowd), Tuesday, 17 September 2013 00:57 (six years ago) link

we are no longer owning this

mookieproof, Tuesday, 17 September 2013 01:00 (six years ago) link

love jedd gyorko, tho -- good west virginia kid, pirates fan growing up

mookieproof, Tuesday, 17 September 2013 01:01 (six years ago) link

andrew cashner: 9 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 BB, 7 K, 97 pitches, 67 strikes

nice game

mookieproof, Tuesday, 17 September 2013 01:38 (six years ago) link

@MLB 7m
Andrew Cashner pulled off what some call a Maddux (shutout on fewer than 100 pitches): http://atmlb.com/166aCnq

Career Maddux leaders (1988-2013):
1. Greg Maddux 13
2. Zane Smith 7
3. Bob Tewksbury 6
t4. Tom Glavine 5
t4. Roy Halladay 5

Other active notables include: Jamie Moyer and Bartolo Colon, with 4 each; Josh Beckett, Chris Carpenter, Tim Hudson, Jason Marquis, Roy Oswalt and James Shields each have 3.

polyphonic, Tuesday, 17 September 2013 04:45 (six years ago) link

http://groundballwitheyes.blogspot.com/2012/04/maddux.html

polyphonic, Tuesday, 17 September 2013 04:48 (six years ago) link

* 28 Madduxes have been 1-0 games, including Roy Halladay's performance on September 6th, 2003, when he became the only pitcher to throw an extra-inning Maddux, going 10 frames on just 99 pitches. Just when you thought Halladay couldn't be any greater, right?

wish we had the data to see how many Madduxes Seaver threw

Miss Arlington twirls for the Coal Heavers (Dr Morbius), Tuesday, 17 September 2013 15:02 (six years ago) link

Jamie Moyer is active?

Guayaquil (eephus!), Tuesday, 17 September 2013 15:46 (six years ago) link

he was when the post was first written

although there are vague rumors that he's gonna try to come back again as a knuckleballer

mookieproof, Tuesday, 17 September 2013 15:58 (six years ago) link

royals prospect chris dwyer is perfect through six for omaha in the triple-a championship game

mookieproof, Wednesday, 18 September 2013 01:17 (six years ago) link

Wacha flocka through 5

best null wave (bnw), Wednesday, 25 September 2013 01:28 (six years ago) link

through 6 despite denard span's bunt attempt

mookieproof, Wednesday, 25 September 2013 01:38 (six years ago) link

wish i could watch, but i live in DC and pay >$100 for mlb.tv, therefore i'm not allowed to watch the game

?!?! fucking mlb.tv

Z S, Wednesday, 25 September 2013 01:46 (six years ago) link

seven. fuckin nationals are useless to me

mookieproof, Wednesday, 25 September 2013 01:52 (six years ago) link

cardinals tv guys studiously avoiding mentioning the no-hitter

mookieproof, Wednesday, 25 September 2013 01:54 (six years ago) link

just saw that catch as MLB Network is going to it live.

Bee OK, Wednesday, 25 September 2013 02:10 (six years ago) link

he has walked two batters and this is his ninth start?

Bee OK, Wednesday, 25 September 2013 02:17 (six years ago) link

so close

Bee OK, Wednesday, 25 September 2013 02:23 (six years ago) link

awwwwwwww

call all destroyer, Wednesday, 25 September 2013 02:23 (six years ago) link

that sounded really close!

Z S, Wednesday, 25 September 2013 02:24 (six years ago) link

waaaaaaaaaaah waaaaaaaaaaaaacha

^^ post obviously honoring and supporting Qualcomm (zachlyon), Wednesday, 25 September 2013 02:24 (six years ago) link

brutal

best null wave (bnw), Wednesday, 25 September 2013 02:25 (six years ago) link

now back to winning and losing

Miss Arlington twirls for the Coal Heavers (Dr Morbius), Wednesday, 25 September 2013 02:25 (six years ago) link

that's a shame. he was in uncharted waters throwing that many pitches, wonder if matheny considered pulling him

mookieproof, Wednesday, 25 September 2013 02:26 (six years ago) link

Henderson Alvarez, 9 no-hit innings vs Tigers in scoreless game

too bad yr all watching the NFL

Miss Arlington twirls for the Coal Heavers (Dr Morbius), Sunday, 29 September 2013 19:05 (six years ago) link

"90 feet away from the no-hitter" you don't hear every year

Miss Arlington twirls for the Coal Heavers (Dr Morbius), Sunday, 29 September 2013 19:12 (six years ago) link

Coghlan trying to hit the ball 600 feet.

Andy K, Sunday, 29 September 2013 19:13 (six years ago) link

was sure he was gonna whiff on the 2-2

Miss Arlington twirls for the Coal Heavers (Dr Morbius), Sunday, 29 September 2013 19:16 (six years ago) link

lololol

mookieproof, Sunday, 29 September 2013 19:16 (six years ago) link

I LOVE BASEBALL

Miss Arlington twirls for the Coal Heavers (Dr Morbius), Sunday, 29 September 2013 19:18 (six years ago) link

You've got to be kidding me

Porto for Pyros (The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall), Sunday, 29 September 2013 21:51 (six years ago) link

how many CG no-hitters have ended with the pitcher's team scoring?

Miss Arlington twirls for the Coal Heavers (Dr Morbius), Monday, 30 September 2013 02:54 (six years ago) link

had no idea the marlins had five no-hitters

^^ post obviously honoring and supporting Qualcomm (zachlyon), Monday, 30 September 2013 04:03 (six years ago) link

whodathunk

^^ post obviously honoring and supporting Qualcomm (zachlyon), Monday, 30 September 2013 04:03 (six years ago) link

my take away from that (and it's a good piece) is that Dick Fowler
is from toronto.

Porto for Pyros (The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall), Monday, 30 September 2013 04:10 (six years ago) link

Also, it was at Maddux!

Van Horn Street, Monday, 30 September 2013 14:08 (six years ago) link

it was a Maddux. I meant.

Van Horn Street, Monday, 30 September 2013 14:08 (six years ago) link

so let's say it was alvarez's spot that came up instead of koyle hill's/greg dobbs' -- do you let him bat, or do you decide that the marlins have a better shot of scoring here with a pinch hitter than they do of alvarez pitching another no-hit inning + marlins scoring in the 10th?

alvarez was 9-for-30 this year (113 ops+!), but still.

mookieproof, Monday, 30 September 2013 15:03 (six years ago) link

Without mentioning which game it is exactly, but there's something special going on tonight.

Jersey Al (Albert R. Broccoli), Friday, 11 October 2013 02:37 (six years ago) link

real sad it was broken up.

Van Horn Street, Friday, 11 October 2013 02:43 (six years ago) link

five months pass...

http://scores.espn.go.com/mlb/boxscore?gameId=340402108

polyphonic, Wednesday, 2 April 2014 18:35 (five years ago) link

Yeah, this is gonna hurt somebody's feelings -- hopefully Garza's.

WilliamC, Wednesday, 2 April 2014 18:45 (five years ago) link

This is an incredible match up

Evan R, Wednesday, 2 April 2014 18:46 (five years ago) link

Ugh, Uecker just did his patented "Get up, get OUT... foul" call. So much for that.

Evan R, Wednesday, 2 April 2014 18:48 (five years ago) link

36-degree weather fun to hit in

kudos to 1st mgr w/ hook after 90 pitches

images of war violence and historical smoking (Dr Morbius), Wednesday, 2 April 2014 18:53 (five years ago) link

trivia: aaron harang holds the dodger record for most consecutive strikeouts at 9

panettone for the painfully alone (mayor jingleberries), Wednesday, 2 April 2014 18:56 (five years ago) link

Funny how a thrilling, potentially historic no hitter can become a boring, ol' low scoring game in the blink of an eye

Evan R, Wednesday, 2 April 2014 19:02 (five years ago) link

become? #teamkenny

images of war violence and historical smoking (Dr Morbius), Wednesday, 2 April 2014 19:04 (five years ago) link

man this game is so uncool now

Karl Malone, Wednesday, 2 April 2014 19:08 (five years ago) link

i preferred their early stuff, earlier in the game

Karl Malone, Wednesday, 2 April 2014 19:08 (five years ago) link

two weeks pass...

lester/sale, half of which has been bogaerts'd

mookieproof, Friday, 18 April 2014 01:45 (five years ago) link

nm

mookieproof, Friday, 18 April 2014 01:47 (five years ago) link

this Harang bid is hardly "doing really well"

images of war violence and historical smoking (Dr Morbius), Saturday, 19 April 2014 01:19 (five years ago) link

I just turned this game on. Hope to hell they don't let him go back out after 121 pitches.

...Joe Simpson just said that he saw Fredi give Harang the bad news between innings.

hey, big dispender (WilliamC), Saturday, 19 April 2014 01:23 (five years ago) link

two weeks pass...

one hit, 12 strikeouts for lester through six; 87 pitches tho

mookieproof, Saturday, 3 May 2014 19:22 (five years ago) link

Verlander, no hitter in the 6th.

Van Horn Street, Sunday, 4 May 2014 20:11 (five years ago) link

Not anymore! ha!

Van Horn Street, Sunday, 4 May 2014 20:11 (five years ago) link

Alfredo Simon has been great filling in for Mat Latos for the Reds.

earlnash, Sunday, 4 May 2014 23:33 (five years ago) link

Yu Darvish is doing pretty pretty well

Van Horn Street, Saturday, 10 May 2014 02:30 (five years ago) link

i understand the uproar, but who are you supposed to give that error to

mookieproof, Saturday, 10 May 2014 02:41 (five years ago) link

oof

johnny crunch, Saturday, 10 May 2014 03:13 (five years ago) link

Poor Darvish, second time it happens.

Van Horn Street, Saturday, 10 May 2014 03:13 (five years ago) link

The new Dave Stieb (who got his, eventually).

clemenza, Saturday, 10 May 2014 03:14 (five years ago) link

126 pitches for bullshit

images of war violence and historical smoking (Dr Morbius), Saturday, 10 May 2014 03:21 (five years ago) link

Vin was just talking about this a bit ago.

Bee OK, Saturday, 10 May 2014 03:24 (five years ago) link

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EkPxtOViVoo

k3vin k., Saturday, 10 May 2014 03:44 (five years ago) link

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EkPxtOViVoo

k3vin k., Saturday, 10 May 2014 03:44 (five years ago) link

First and third of those Stieb almosts were the toughest--the bad hop over Manny Lee was incredible.

Darvish was towards the upper end of his pitch counts last night, but 126 doesn't seem to be all that unusual. He's had 68 career starts, and in 55 of them he's thrown over 100; 37 have been between 110-130. (His fewest ever is 81...that seems a little unusual, not getting knocked out early even once.)

If he comes up with a sore arm this year, you've earned the right to say "Told you so."

clemenza, Saturday, 10 May 2014 12:06 (five years ago) link

doing it in an 8-0 game for this dumbass trivia is a crime

images of war violence and historical smoking (Dr Morbius), Saturday, 10 May 2014 12:55 (five years ago) link

doing it in an 8-0 game for this dumbass trivia is a crime
--images of war violence and historical smoking (Dr Morbius)

a crime against whom though? it's his arm and his career and his trivia. as mentioned above he's got experience throwing above 100 (both in the mlb and in japan) so it's not like this is a totally unique experience for the guy

building a desert (art), Saturday, 10 May 2014 13:21 (five years ago) link

Always nice to see Dave Stieb's name come up in the news.

NoTimeBeforeTime, Saturday, 10 May 2014 13:24 (five years ago) link

Johnny Cueto has been excellent so far this year a bit in the shadow of Fernandez, but really better.

1.43 ERA
0.73 WHIP
.138 BAA

earlnash, Saturday, 10 May 2014 14:41 (five years ago) link

That reds bullpen tho. 6-11 in one run games. That would make me lose my mind.

panettone for the painfully alone (mayor jingleberries), Saturday, 10 May 2014 15:48 (five years ago) link

The ESPN panel blamed Ortiz's hit on the shift:

http://espn.go.com/blog/sweetspot/post/_/id/47086/yu-darvish-falls-just-short-of-making-history

Freeze the clip at 1:07 to get a good wide shot. I guess playing normally, the second baseman's a few steps back and towards first and would have had it?

clemenza, Saturday, 10 May 2014 16:16 (five years ago) link

welp - Fernandez got knocked around last night by the Padres pretty good... Cueto now stands alone!

Porto for Pyros (The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall), Saturday, 10 May 2014 16:19 (five years ago) link

poor dave stieb. that dude was an incredible pitcher, though. he was the guy that during his era, he really felt like one of the five best pitchers in the game pretty consistently. he always seemed to be impressive out on the mound. it's funny how diminished his rep is (in large part due to the win/loss record) but he's kinda the poor man's blyleven and he was miles better than jack morris.

christmas candy bar (al leong), Saturday, 10 May 2014 17:38 (five years ago) link

I think his reputation's largely been restored the past few years thanks to newer metrics. He's one of a floating group of pitchers who regularly get mentioned as the best pitchers not in the HOF: him, Kevin Brown, Rick Reuschel, David Cone, a few others.

If you want a strange season, look at Stieb's 1985. Division winner, leads the league in ERA, 14-13.

clemenza, Saturday, 10 May 2014 17:52 (five years ago) link

there were a lot of pitchers from this era who were almost all exceptionally good but for a brief period of time, mostly early to mid-'80s, and they're almost all forgotten now except by baseball heads. mario soto, john candelaria, steve rogers, a few others. i think a lot of the dudes who came to prominence in the latter part of the '80s really stole their thunder either through being so much better or just being on bigger teams (gooden, clemens, hershiser, saberhagen, viola, dave stewart, even bob welch with that ridic 27-6 season he had.) stieb and those others were pretty much the best in the game during their time but their time and their results and their teams were not really as thrilling, i guess.

christmas candy bar (al leong), Saturday, 10 May 2014 18:02 (five years ago) link

Almost none of the great pitchers from the late-70's and early-80's had long careers (Jack Morris is an exception, of course), for reasons that I don't think are clear. Their reputations have been hurt by some of the really embarrassing Cy Young votes in that time -- Stieb, Tanana, and Reuschel all probably should have won at some point in their careers.

NoTimeBeforeTime, Saturday, 10 May 2014 18:29 (five years ago) link

That Josh Beckett fellow

polyphonic, Sunday, 25 May 2014 19:56 (five years ago) link

These Phillies broadcasters are saying "no hitter" a lot.

polyphonic, Sunday, 25 May 2014 20:01 (five years ago) link

One out to go...

polyphonic, Sunday, 25 May 2014 20:12 (five years ago) link

walked hiiiim

polyphonic, Sunday, 25 May 2014 20:15 (five years ago) link

I don't know about that one...anyway, way to go.

clemenza, Sunday, 25 May 2014 20:19 (five years ago) link

Yeah that last strike seemed low

polyphonic, Sunday, 25 May 2014 20:25 (five years ago) link

ryu

johnny crunch, Tuesday, 27 May 2014 01:49 (five years ago) link

Wouldn't it be the first back to back no-no?

Van Horn Street, Tuesday, 27 May 2014 01:56 (five years ago) link

Double in the 8th.

Van Horn Street, Tuesday, 27 May 2014 02:25 (five years ago) link

Pitching no-hit ball through five innings, Tim Lincecum was lifted after 96 pitches and the Giants went on to beat the Cubs 5-0.

Bee OK, Thursday, 29 May 2014 01:23 (five years ago) link

not sure that 96 pitches/52 strikes/4 walks over five innings is 'doing really well'

mookieproof, Thursday, 29 May 2014 01:27 (five years ago) link

yeah true, but it was a no hitter but Bochy took him out and should have.

Bee OK, Thursday, 29 May 2014 01:43 (five years ago) link

wish more managers did it after 7

images of war violence and historical smoking (Dr Morbius), Thursday, 29 May 2014 02:06 (five years ago) link

chris sale has given up four hits in his last 25 innings

mookieproof, Monday, 2 June 2014 00:38 (five years ago) link

15 strikeouts for felix through seven

mookieproof, Sunday, 8 June 2014 20:04 (five years ago) link

why did they take him out after 7 with only 100 pitches?

Also, this is a thread for in-progress no-hitters.

― Dr Morbius, Wednesday, June 10, 2009 1:43 PM (1 month ago)

k3vin k., Sunday, 8 June 2014 20:36 (five years ago) link

I went looking back through the thread for the first half of that quote--thought someone had undergone a life-changing conversion.

clemenza, Sunday, 8 June 2014 20:52 (five years ago) link

hahaha

k3vin k., Sunday, 8 June 2014 22:07 (five years ago) link

i mean i think even morbs would have been ok with leaving him in there -- it was a 1 run game at the time and it's not like he was chasing a no hitter

k3vin k., Sunday, 8 June 2014 22:08 (five years ago) link

Kershaw thru 6 vs Rockies

much more psyched that my HACKING MASS pitcher De La Rosa got rocked

son of a lewd monk (Dr Morbius), Thursday, 19 June 2014 04:22 (five years ago) link

kershaw lol xp

i hilariously forgot to start kershaw in one of my leagues today, along with sonny gray (7ip 2 ER)

linda cardellini (zachlyon), Thursday, 19 June 2014 04:22 (five years ago) link

Vin was anticipating this after 4

son of a lewd monk (Dr Morbius), Thursday, 19 June 2014 05:12 (five years ago) link

Second highest 9-inning Game Score after Kerry Wood's 20 K game.

NoTimeBeforeTime, Thursday, 19 June 2014 12:17 (five years ago) link

Park-adjust for Coors and it's a 67.

Andy K, Thursday, 19 June 2014 13:42 (five years ago) link

those last 3 hitters -- i don't think I'd heard of any of em?

son of a lewd monk (Dr Morbius), Thursday, 19 June 2014 13:59 (five years ago) link

guy with great seat sees 56 of the 107 pitches

http://www.baseballprospectus.com/article.php?articleid=23940

son of a lewd monk (Dr Morbius), Friday, 20 June 2014 10:51 (five years ago) link

A Facebook friend got invited along by a friend the day of. Not bad timing--sees one of the handful of greatest-pitched games ever.

clemenza, Friday, 20 June 2014 12:20 (five years ago) link

Park-adjust for Coors and it's a 67.

― Andy K, Thursday, June 19, 2014 9:42 AM (Yesterday)

you mean for dodger stadium?

k3vin k., Friday, 20 June 2014 12:21 (five years ago) link

timmy through seven

mookieproof, Wednesday, 25 June 2014 21:31 (five years ago) link

just hit a rope to left field too

k3vin k., Wednesday, 25 June 2014 21:35 (five years ago) link

and w/out the advantage of facing Gyorko and Alonso

son of a lewd monk (Dr Morbius), Wednesday, 25 June 2014 21:51 (five years ago) link

game is streaming for free on mlb.com btw

k3vin k., Wednesday, 25 June 2014 21:52 (five years ago) link

through 8

k3vin k., Wednesday, 25 June 2014 22:07 (five years ago) link

timmy trying to no hit the shittiest offense ever assembled in the modern era

panettone for the painfully alone (mayor jingleberries), Wednesday, 25 June 2014 22:15 (five years ago) link

lol, at petco park, no less

k3vin k., Wednesday, 25 June 2014 22:16 (five years ago) link

just got a strike call at the letters

k3vin k., Wednesday, 25 June 2014 22:18 (five years ago) link

man, remember when this guy used to be really good?

k3vin k., Wednesday, 25 June 2014 22:19 (five years ago) link

yes

Strictly EZ Snappin' Nhex (Spottie), Wednesday, 25 June 2014 22:20 (five years ago) link

97 pitches--Morbius is giving him three to get the side out.

clemenza, Wednesday, 25 June 2014 22:21 (five years ago) link

2 down

k3vin k., Wednesday, 25 June 2014 22:22 (five years ago) link

(and 108 pitches)

k3vin k., Wednesday, 25 June 2014 22:22 (five years ago) link

got it

k3vin k., Wednesday, 25 June 2014 22:24 (five years ago) link

YESSSSSSS

Strictly EZ Snappin' Nhex (Spottie), Wednesday, 25 June 2014 22:24 (five years ago) link

gasp missed the no hitter to watch my country go 0-0 against Ecuador, big mistake. i'll watch the game tonight.

Van Horn Street, Wednesday, 25 June 2014 22:29 (five years ago) link

lol, at petco park, no less

― k3vin k., Wednesday, June 25, 2014 6:16 PM (11 minutes ago)

doy it's at at&t obv, also a pitcher's park. last year was at petco.

k3vin k., Wednesday, 25 June 2014 22:30 (five years ago) link

lol tim storms off interview after getting gatoraded by cain and lopez

brimstead, Wednesday, 25 June 2014 22:31 (five years ago) link

we still win the series though. :)

polyphonic, Wednesday, 25 June 2014 22:35 (five years ago) link

Becoming more and more of an enigma. Two no-hitters in two years (qualifications noted), the sloppy/ugly one a few weeks ago he got pulled from, rapidly fading star otherwise.

clemenza, Wednesday, 25 June 2014 22:35 (five years ago) link

So that's 4 no hitters (including one perfecto) in 5 years? Thanks Padres.

Van Horn Street, Wednesday, 25 June 2014 22:45 (five years ago) link

Padres are trying to take the mantle of 'most no hit team in recent memory' from the Rays

panettone for the painfully alone (mayor jingleberries), Wednesday, 25 June 2014 22:50 (five years ago) link

allowing no hits and 1 BB against the padres is a pretty good performance.

christmas candy bar (al leong), Wednesday, 25 June 2014 23:04 (five years ago) link

man the padres lineup

chase headley *really* should have signed a deal in 2012

mookieproof, Thursday, 26 June 2014 00:04 (five years ago) link

Everyone else who sucks on the Padres did, why not him as well

polyphonic, Thursday, 26 June 2014 00:41 (five years ago) link

Or the padres could have traded him for the fucking moon before that

panettone for the painfully alone (mayor jingleberries), Thursday, 26 June 2014 01:12 (five years ago) link

<3

1 P.3. Eternal (roxymuzak), Thursday, 26 June 2014 01:50 (five years ago) link

As you know, Cleveland Naps right-hander Addie Joss—who baffled the White Sox in 1908 and 1910-- is the only other to no-hit the same team twice.

son of a lewd monk (Dr Morbius), Thursday, 26 June 2014 10:52 (five years ago) link

arrieta through seven at fenway

103 pitches tho

mookieproof, Tuesday, 1 July 2014 01:30 (five years ago) link

dusty baker's still managing there right

linda cardellini (zachlyon), Tuesday, 1 July 2014 01:48 (five years ago) link

two weeks pass...

Despaigne through 7 1/3 (106 pitches)

Andy K, Sunday, 20 July 2014 22:27 (five years ago) link

N/m

Andy K, Sunday, 20 July 2014 22:33 (five years ago) link

119 pitches and Bud Black is leaving him in

Andy K, Sunday, 20 July 2014 22:34 (five years ago) link

Tie game.

Andy K, Sunday, 20 July 2014 22:36 (five years ago) link

Black allowed the following pitcher to face one batter.

Andy K, Sunday, 20 July 2014 22:43 (five years ago) link

I know this thread is starting pitchers but I feel like Sean Doolittle should get talked about somewhere... are there any other examples of dudes at age 25 or so with basically minimal minor league experience (26 innings for Doolittle) suddenly turning into high quality pitchers??!?! Seems remarkable like Rick Ankiel in reverse.

One bad call from barely losing to (Alex in SF), Wednesday, 23 July 2014 13:19 (five years ago) link

bartolo : perfect through five

mookieproof, Wednesday, 23 July 2014 21:06 (five years ago) link

Please, please, please make it happen.

Van Horn Street, Wednesday, 23 July 2014 21:11 (five years ago) link

41 years old, and according to Baseball Reference he doesn't have a nickname. That's not fair.

clemenza, Wednesday, 23 July 2014 21:16 (five years ago) link

I'm sure someone in Montreal called him Le Gros Barto or something.

Van Horn Street, Wednesday, 23 July 2014 21:18 (five years ago) link

i've always just called him 2005 American League Cy Young Winner Somehow

linda cardellini (zachlyon), Wednesday, 23 July 2014 21:19 (five years ago) link

Campbell at SS is worrying in a perfecto

son of a lewd monk (Dr Morbius), Wednesday, 23 July 2014 21:29 (five years ago) link

Mike Vaccaro @MikeVacc
The question isn't if, but when the baseball is going to find young Eric Campbell. #Mets

mookieproof, Wednesday, 23 July 2014 21:30 (five years ago) link

is astounding that nolan ryan threw his last no hitter @ 44 yrs old

johnny crunch, Wednesday, 23 July 2014 21:30 (five years ago) link

i also do apprec and wouldnt mind more of the gary & ron discussion of how a perf game would affect his trade value

johnny crunch, Wednesday, 23 July 2014 21:31 (five years ago) link

six

son of a lewd monk (Dr Morbius), Wednesday, 23 July 2014 21:31 (five years ago) link

73 pitches for Colon. Might also be a Maddux.

Van Horn Street, Wednesday, 23 July 2014 21:32 (five years ago) link

james jones missed that ball by a great distance

johnny crunch, Wednesday, 23 July 2014 21:54 (five years ago) link

boo

mookieproof, Wednesday, 23 July 2014 21:56 (five years ago) link

sad.

Van Horn Street, Wednesday, 23 July 2014 21:58 (five years ago) link

M. Stroman Toronto Blue Jays
6 IP, 0 H, 0 ER, 7 K
vs BOS | Bot 6th

91 pitches

Andy K, Thursday, 24 July 2014 18:38 (five years ago) link

I was just about to post. Now you can take the blame.

clemenza, Thursday, 24 July 2014 18:50 (five years ago) link

16 hitters retired by Kluber. 61 pitches, 6 K.

Van Horn Street, Friday, 25 July 2014 01:41 (five years ago) link

only 1 hit allowed by dan duffy opposing him hm

johnny crunch, Friday, 25 July 2014 01:47 (five years ago) link

sad.

Van Horn Street, Friday, 25 July 2014 02:06 (five years ago) link

raburnspike.gif

Andy K, Friday, 25 July 2014 02:53 (five years ago) link

Vogelsong on his way to a 1 hit Maddux.

Van Horn Street, Saturday, 2 August 2014 00:49 (five years ago) link

sad.

Van Horn Street, Saturday, 2 August 2014 01:08 (five years ago) link

dueling no hitters degrom/peavy

johnny crunch, Sunday, 3 August 2014 00:40 (five years ago) link

n/m scratch half that

johnny crunch, Sunday, 3 August 2014 00:42 (five years ago) link

I am happy to report I escaped simultaneous live no-hitter threats tonight.

son of a lewd monk (Dr Morbius), Sunday, 3 August 2014 05:42 (five years ago) link

insane game but of course i knew the outcome.

Bee OK, Sunday, 3 August 2014 05:56 (five years ago) link

two weeks pass...

Shoemaker with the Angels is doing pretty well right now.

Van Horn Street, Friday, 22 August 2014 01:00 (five years ago) link

:(

Van Horn Street, Friday, 22 August 2014 01:29 (five years ago) link

Mike Minor (!) through six vs. Reds. 3 walks, 75 pitches.

Cindy Operahouse (WilliamC), Saturday, 23 August 2014 01:12 (five years ago) link

for extra fun, Joe Morgan is in the Reds' booth

son of a lewd monk (Dr Morbius), Saturday, 23 August 2014 01:14 (five years ago) link

Ah, I saw footage of him crying at his street sign earlier. Bud was in town too; not sure if he stuck around for the game.

Cindy Operahouse (WilliamC), Saturday, 23 August 2014 01:23 (five years ago) link

Welp.

Cindy Operahouse (WilliamC), Saturday, 23 August 2014 01:52 (five years ago) link

Bumgarner thru 7 vs Rockies

son of a lewd monk (Dr Morbius), Wednesday, 27 August 2014 04:11 (five years ago) link

perfect afaik

son of a lewd monk (Dr Morbius), Wednesday, 27 August 2014 04:15 (five years ago) link

oops

mookieproof, Wednesday, 27 August 2014 04:21 (five years ago) link

well that was fun while it lasted.

Bee OK, Wednesday, 27 August 2014 04:22 (five years ago) link

went 0-2 on 16 of (his first) 25 batters

mookieproof, Wednesday, 27 August 2014 04:28 (five years ago) link

was watching erin brockovich with a friend so I missed the whole thing. bad timing.

Van Horn Street, Wednesday, 27 August 2014 04:35 (five years ago) link

is that a euphemism

mookieproof, Wednesday, 27 August 2014 04:43 (five years ago) link

I wish, mookie, I wish.

Van Horn Street, Wednesday, 27 August 2014 04:44 (five years ago) link

98 game score (second-best of the year)
103 pitches, 80 strikes
24-for-28 first-pitch strikes
17-for-28 going up 0-2
13 strikeouts, 12 of them swinging
one three-ball count: went ahead 0-2, threw three balls, struck him out

solid performance

mookieproof, Wednesday, 27 August 2014 05:05 (five years ago) link

He's also been way better on the road than at home, so this is welcomed.

Van Horn Street, Wednesday, 27 August 2014 05:12 (five years ago) link

yusmiero petit

mookieproof, Thursday, 28 August 2014 20:25 (five years ago) link

he's allowed 2 hits and a run in 3 innings

linda cardellini (zachlyon), Thursday, 28 August 2014 20:40 (five years ago) link

well, that was after setting a major league record by retiring 46 consecutive batters

mookieproof, Thursday, 28 August 2014 20:50 (five years ago) link

of course the guy to break the streak was the opposing pitcher

mookieproof, Thursday, 28 August 2014 20:51 (five years ago) link

This came out of nowhere.

NoTimeBeforeTime, Thursday, 28 August 2014 21:12 (five years ago) link

that tot went past me

BP podcast guys call that a "hidden perfect game"

son of a lewd monk (Dr Morbius), Thursday, 28 August 2014 21:14 (five years ago) link

Seems kind of weird to compare what Petit did as a reliever to what Buehrle did as a starter but what do I know.

Immediate Follower (NA), Thursday, 28 August 2014 21:14 (five years ago) link

well obviously buehrle didn't do it all in one game either

petit was probably better rested for more of his batters, and buehrle's opponents were probably better-prepared for him -- more video, seeing him a couple times in the game -- but doing it over the course of seven games means petit succeeded on the road, at home, against different teams and hitters, on days his stuff was good and days it wasn't, etc.

anyway they're both pretty impressive, even in an era in which everyone is constantly striking out

mookieproof, Friday, 29 August 2014 00:21 (five years ago) link

well obviously buehrle didn't do it all in one game either

LOL it took him a whole two games, one of which was a perfect game, what a slacker.

Immediate Follower (NA), Friday, 29 August 2014 14:44 (five years ago) link

I think it illustrates the degree to which such runs are random events

son of a lewd monk (Dr Morbius), Friday, 29 August 2014 14:47 (five years ago) link

Peavy has 2 innings to go for the no-hitter, spectacular double play started by Crawford saved the 7th. Pitch count 99.

Van Horn Street, Sunday, 31 August 2014 03:14 (five years ago) link

what a play.