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 (ten years ago) Permalink

good job

deeznuts, Saturday, 12 April 2008 18:51 (ten years ago) Permalink

Renteria really sucks.

David R., Saturday, 12 April 2008 18:53 (ten years ago) Permalink

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 (ten years ago) Permalink

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 (ten years ago) Permalink

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

felicity, Saturday, 12 April 2008 19:45 (ten years ago) Permalink

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 (ten years ago) Permalink

Cain just dingered.

Leee, Saturday, 12 April 2008 21:28 (ten years ago) Permalink

And has 6 no-hit innings.

Leee, Saturday, 12 April 2008 21:42 (ten years ago) Permalink

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 (ten years ago) Permalink

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 (ten years ago) Permalink

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 (ten years ago) Permalink

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 (ten years ago) Permalink

Ponson wtf.

Andy K, Thursday, 1 May 2008 22:15 (ten years ago) Permalink

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 (ten years ago) Permalink

joe saunders

J0rdan S., Thursday, 1 May 2008 22:25 (ten years ago) Permalink

scott olson, tho he got rocked last night

J0rdan S., Thursday, 1 May 2008 22:25 (ten years ago) Permalink

two weeks pass...

Jon Lester is pitching really well so far today.

mattbot, Tuesday, 20 May 2008 01:08 (ten years ago) Permalink

: D

omar little, Tuesday, 20 May 2008 01:37 (ten years ago) Permalink

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 (ten years ago) Permalink

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

chicago kevin, Tuesday, 20 May 2008 15:07 (ten years ago) Permalink

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 (ten years ago) Permalink

they are often worse pitched than three or four hitters.

chicago kevin, Tuesday, 20 May 2008 15:29 (ten years ago) Permalink

haha, fuck you :)

Dr Morbius, Tuesday, 20 May 2008 15:42 (ten years ago) Permalink

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

Dr Morbius, Tuesday, 20 May 2008 15:42 (ten years ago) Permalink

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 (ten years ago) Permalink

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

chicago kevin, Tuesday, 20 May 2008 15:58 (ten years ago) Permalink

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 (ten years ago) Permalink

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 (ten years ago) Permalink

Back when the game was played by MEN

Andy K, Tuesday, 20 May 2008 16:06 (ten years ago) Permalink

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

deeznuts, Tuesday, 20 May 2008 16:07 (ten years ago) Permalink

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

chicago kevin, Tuesday, 20 May 2008 16:08 (ten years ago) Permalink

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

Dr Morbius, Tuesday, 20 May 2008 16:17 (ten years ago) Permalink

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

chicago kevin, Tuesday, 20 May 2008 16:23 (ten years ago) Permalink

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 (ten years ago) Permalink

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

G00blar, Wednesday, 21 May 2008 00:25 (ten years ago) Permalink

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 (ten years ago) Permalink

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 (ten years ago) Permalink

Dana Eveland is pitching very nicely.

Alex in SF, Wednesday, 21 May 2008 21:45 (ten years ago) Permalink

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

zaxxon25, Thursday, 22 May 2008 20:52 (ten years ago) Permalink

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 (ten years ago) Permalink

JUSTIN DUCHSCHERER

Andy K, Sunday, 25 May 2008 02:38 (ten years ago) Permalink

n/m

Andy K, Sunday, 25 May 2008 02:45 (ten years ago) Permalink

Cueto through five

Andy K, Sunday, 1 June 2008 18:25 (ten years ago) Permalink

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

>:O

Steve Shasta, Sunday, 1 June 2008 18:40 (ten years ago) Permalink

BRETTY MYERS OH MY THRU 6

johnny crunch, Thursday, 5 June 2008 00:59 (ten years ago) Permalink

Oh well

Andy K, Thursday, 5 June 2008 01:05 (ten years ago) Permalink

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

felicity, Thursday, 5 June 2008 02:26 (ten years ago) Permalink

Ladies and Gentlemen, Bitter Cubsfan

deeznuts, Thursday, 5 June 2008 02:31 (ten years ago) Permalink

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

felicity, Thursday, 5 June 2008 02:32 (ten years ago) Permalink

Yankees working on a combined one in the 7th, scoreless game

the ignatius rock of ignorance (Dr Morbius), Sunday, 6 May 2018 18:46 (seven months ago) Permalink

paxton thru 7

reggae mike love (polyphonic), Wednesday, 9 May 2018 01:04 (seven months ago) Permalink

hot take: no-hitters are really fun.

Van Horn Street, Wednesday, 9 May 2018 01:06 (seven months ago) Permalink

Paxton is a monster.

Van Horn Street, Wednesday, 9 May 2018 01:28 (seven months ago) Permalink

Awesome stuff!

(Martinez can't call a game jfc)

Van Horn Street, Wednesday, 9 May 2018 01:31 (seven months ago) Permalink

seemed to get a good ovation from the Toronto fans

Mad Piratical (The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall), Wednesday, 9 May 2018 01:40 (seven months ago) Permalink

baseball custom dictates that during a no-hitter no one talks to the pitcher because he is trying to make a team game too much about himself

— Jeff Sullivan (@based_ball) May 9, 2018

the ignatius rock of ignorance (Dr Morbius), Wednesday, 9 May 2018 05:24 (seven months ago) Permalink

I'm so depressed right now nothing worse than getting swept in a 4 game series on top of all that setting a franchise strikeout record

Bee OK, Friday, 11 May 2018 05:55 (seven months ago) Permalink

Haha wrong thread

Bee OK, Friday, 11 May 2018 05:56 (seven months ago) Permalink

jordan lyles (?) is perfect (?) through seven

mookieproof, Tuesday, 15 May 2018 21:19 (seven months ago) Permalink

not anymore

reggae mike love (polyphonic), Tuesday, 15 May 2018 21:30 (seven months ago) Permalink

two weeks pass...

wacha through eight

mookieproof, Sunday, 3 June 2018 20:09 (six months ago) Permalink

when i come home at midnight to a post like that, i expect closure.

the ignatius rock of ignorance (Dr Morbius), Monday, 4 June 2018 04:08 (six months ago) Permalink

60% chance, according to a recent fangraphs article

k3vin k., Monday, 4 June 2018 04:09 (six months ago) Permalink

vince velasquez is through six, with way too many pitches

do your stuff, gabe

mookieproof, Thursday, 14 June 2018 18:41 (six months ago) Permalink

two weeks pass...

LUCAS GIOLITO IS THROUGH FIVE lol

mookieproof, Thursday, 28 June 2018 19:33 (five months ago) Permalink

three weeks pass...

daniel poncedeleon, making his debut 15 months after having emergency brain surgery after getting drilled in the head in AAA, and possessing a great name, through 6

Karl Malone, Tuesday, 24 July 2018 00:53 (four months ago) Permalink

Way to go, BUD.

Andy K, Tuesday, 24 July 2018 01:49 (four months ago) Permalink

things just haven't been the same ever since Matheny got fired and they took away Bud's clubhouse hazing enforcement credentials

Karl Malone, Tuesday, 24 July 2018 01:51 (four months ago) Permalink

2018 MLB possibly peaked just now.

Andy K, Tuesday, 24 July 2018 02:04 (four months ago) Permalink

as a follower of the cardinal way, i will take a knee at the top of the mountaintop and worship christ until the sun comes up again

Karl Malone, Tuesday, 24 July 2018 02:06 (four months ago) Permalink

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

frogbs, Tuesday, 24 July 2018 02:28 (four months ago) Permalink

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 (four months ago) Permalink

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 (four months ago) Permalink

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 (four months ago) Permalink

wait his last name is Ponce de Leon? badass

frogbs, Tuesday, 24 July 2018 02:44 (four months ago) Permalink

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 (four months ago) Permalink

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 (four months ago) Permalink

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 (four months ago) Permalink

reasonable # pitches too

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

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 (four months ago) Permalink

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

Karl Malone, Wednesday, 25 July 2018 01:12 (four months ago) Permalink

welp, someone is getting fired

Karl Malone, Wednesday, 25 July 2018 01:13 (four months ago) Permalink

looooooooool

where is your god now, people who believed in god

Karl Malone, Wednesday, 25 July 2018 01:21 (four months ago) Permalink

The Braves pitcher is two outs away.

clemenza, Sunday, 29 July 2018 20:16 (four months ago) Permalink

(And under 100 pitches.)

clemenza, Sunday, 29 July 2018 20:16 (four months ago) Permalink

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

It was Sean Newcomb, by the way.

clemenza, Sunday, 29 July 2018 20:22 (four months ago) Permalink

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 (four months ago) Permalink

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 (four months ago) Permalink

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 (three months ago) Permalink

never mind

mookieproof, Wednesday, 22 August 2018 18:05 (three months ago) Permalink

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

clemenza, Wednesday, 22 August 2018 18:21 (three months ago) Permalink

two weeks pass...

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

Van Horn Street, Sunday, 9 September 2018 01:07 (three months ago) Permalink

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

clemenza, Sunday, 9 September 2018 01:09 (three months ago) Permalink

3 outs away. This is his 7th start.

Van Horn Street, Sunday, 9 September 2018 01:27 (three months ago) Permalink

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 (three months ago) Permalink

aw raspberries.

Van Horn Street, Sunday, 9 September 2018 01:46 (three months ago) Permalink

blake snell through six, 82 pitches

mookieproof, Wednesday, 12 September 2018 18:47 (three months ago) Permalink

welp

WmC, Wednesday, 12 September 2018 18:56 (three months ago) Permalink

jose ramirez has no respect

mookieproof, Wednesday, 12 September 2018 18:57 (three months ago) Permalink


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