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

is emergency brain surgery gonna be the next Moneyball thing? god damn

frogbs, Tuesday, 24 July 2018 02:28 (one year ago) link

one reason i'm glad i don't talk to living people in real life (i do consort with the dead) is that i don't have to hear dipshits complain about how poncedeleon was removed from the game after 7 hitless innings (and 116 pitches)

Karl Malone, Tuesday, 24 July 2018 02:33 (one year ago) link

poor jim edmonds, the rotating color commentator for the game, who had to tell play-by-play doof dan mclaughlin maybe 10 times that it was the right move to take him out of the game

Karl Malone, Tuesday, 24 July 2018 02:34 (one year ago) link

i mean ok i guess there are dimensions where poncedeleon works 5-pitch innings in the 8th and 9th and gets gatorade dumped on him after throwing a 126 pitch no-hitter. but in the larger scheme of things, it's his debut, it's a mid-july game for two teams that aren't making the playoffs

Karl Malone, Tuesday, 24 July 2018 02:36 (one year ago) link

wait his last name is Ponce de Leon? badass

frogbs, Tuesday, 24 July 2018 02:44 (one year ago) link

the amount of mythic horseshit surrounding no-hitters has some ppl thinking it's worth endangering a career that's just started

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Tuesday, 24 July 2018 03:01 (one year ago) link

If it's endangering a career, then yeah, but is it always? Pitchers throw a lot! Maybe there are occasions where they can just take fewer long tosses in the outfield the next day or something. (Not saying this was such an occasion - 116 pitches after seven innings is an awful lot and he's a kid.)

No hitters are awesome.

timellison, Tuesday, 24 July 2018 04:28 (one year ago) link

Austin Gomber (!) of the Cards thru 6

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Wednesday, 25 July 2018 00:50 (one year ago) link

reasonable # pitches too

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Wednesday, 25 July 2018 00:52 (one year ago) link

making his starting debut, no less, the day after Poncedeleon took a no-hitter through 7 in HIS starting debut. I have no idea how to look something like this up but I can't imagine that's ever happened before

Karl Malone, Wednesday, 25 July 2018 01:11 (one year ago) link

lol, the fire alarms, flashing sirens and lights, are going off throughout great american ballpark

Karl Malone, Wednesday, 25 July 2018 01:12 (one year ago) link

welp, someone is getting fired

Karl Malone, Wednesday, 25 July 2018 01:13 (one year ago) link

looooooooool

where is your god now, people who believed in god

Karl Malone, Wednesday, 25 July 2018 01:21 (one year ago) link

The Braves pitcher is two outs away.

clemenza, Sunday, 29 July 2018 20:16 (one year ago) link

(And under 100 pitches.)

clemenza, Sunday, 29 July 2018 20:16 (one year ago) link

Damn--two outs, 2-2 count, Chris Taylor singles.

It was Sean Newcomb, by the way.

clemenza, Sunday, 29 July 2018 20:22 (one year ago) link

I was, um, a little off on the pitch count (that was his Game Score)--he was over 130 pitches.

clemenza, Sunday, 29 July 2018 20:23 (one year ago) link

aaaand Newcomb has teenage tweets

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Monday, 30 July 2018 02:18 (one year ago) link

three weeks pass...

The Jays guy, Pannone, through 6. It's his first major league start! He's thrown 86 pitches, though, so probably won't be out for the 7th. (The Orioles starter, meanwhile, has only given up one hit.)

clemenza, Wednesday, 22 August 2018 18:04 (one year ago) link

never mind

mookieproof, Wednesday, 22 August 2018 18:05 (one year ago) link

The best way to break up a no-hitter is to post here.

clemenza, Wednesday, 22 August 2018 18:21 (one year ago) link

two weeks pass...

López of the KC Royals perfect through 6 2/3.

Van Horn Street, Sunday, 9 September 2018 01:07 (eleven months ago) link

I was going to preface my post with "Guaranteed to kill it, but..."

clemenza, Sunday, 9 September 2018 01:09 (eleven months ago) link

3 outs away. This is his 7th start.

Van Horn Street, Sunday, 9 September 2018 01:27 (eleven months ago) link

lol this would be the 2nd time the Brewers trade away a pitcher and immediately have him throw a no hitter

frogbs, Sunday, 9 September 2018 01:31 (eleven months ago) link

aw raspberries.

Van Horn Street, Sunday, 9 September 2018 01:46 (eleven months ago) link

blake snell through six, 82 pitches

mookieproof, Wednesday, 12 September 2018 18:47 (eleven months ago) link

welp

WmC, Wednesday, 12 September 2018 18:56 (eleven months ago) link

jose ramirez has no respect

mookieproof, Wednesday, 12 September 2018 18:57 (eleven months ago) link

six months pass...

bauer through six, but way too many pitches

mookieproof, Thursday, 4 April 2019 23:53 (four months ago) link

The Jays like to spot the opposition three-six innings of no-hit baseball most every night.

clemenza, Thursday, 4 April 2019 23:54 (four months ago) link

four weeks pass...

Not a no-hitter, but Kyle Hendricks is through 8IP at just 71 pitches.

WmC, Friday, 3 May 2019 20:39 (three months ago) link

it is a shutout

na (NA), Friday, 3 May 2019 20:39 (three months ago) link

81-pitch complete game shutout

na (NA), Friday, 3 May 2019 20:50 (three months ago) link

only 3 Ks

na (NA), Friday, 3 May 2019 20:51 (three months ago) link

Lot of good D in the outfield today.

WmC, Friday, 3 May 2019 20:51 (three months ago) link

yeah but Hendricks didn't even hit a HR, laaaame

these are not all of the possible side effects (Karl Malone), Friday, 3 May 2019 20:52 (three months ago) link

Fiers second career no-hitter (also: second career shutout, second career complete game)

omar little, Wednesday, 8 May 2019 06:12 (three months ago) link

I was busy being tortured by Edwin Diaz

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Wednesday, 8 May 2019 10:49 (three months ago) link

I guess that's about as inelegant as no-hitters get...I salute him, anyway (when he tries to salute back, he won't be able to lift his arm).

clemenza, Wednesday, 8 May 2019 11:30 (three months ago) link

two months pass...

The Rays are 8 innings into a combined perfect game -- opener Ryne Stanek (first 2 innings) and Ryan Yarbrough (6 IP).

Manfred Hemming-Hawing (WmC), Sunday, 14 July 2019 19:23 (one month ago) link

never mind

Manfred Hemming-Hawing (WmC), Sunday, 14 July 2019 19:40 (one month ago) link

Rookie Paddack for the Padres. Through 7.

Van Horn Street, Thursday, 18 July 2019 01:14 (one month ago) link

Castro HR, it will never happen for the Padres.

Van Horn Street, Thursday, 18 July 2019 01:16 (one month ago) link

sale has 12 strikeouts through five (89 pitches tho)

mookieproof, Thursday, 18 July 2019 18:28 (one month ago) link

Leake perfect through 7, more importantly: he got Trout and Ohtani and he only threw 67 (!!!) pitches.

Van Horn Street, Saturday, 20 July 2019 04:10 (one month ago) link

@BtBScore
Mike Leake has allowed an average exit velocity of 90.9 MPH on 16 batted balls.

Van Horn Street, Saturday, 20 July 2019 04:16 (one month ago) link

This is what it must have been like watching prime Maddux.

Van Horn Street, Saturday, 20 July 2019 04:21 (one month ago) link

Welp, well now he gets to pitch a Maddux.

Van Horn Street, Saturday, 20 July 2019 04:35 (one month ago) link

two weeks pass...

tsk, slept on Astros' latest combined 0-hitter

Keith Hernandez said they "don't tickle my fancy"

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Sunday, 4 August 2019 07:21 (three weeks ago) link


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