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 (twelve years ago) link

good job

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

Renteria really sucks.

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

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

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

Cain just dingered.

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

And has 6 no-hit innings.

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

Ponson wtf.

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

joe saunders

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

scott olson, tho he got rocked last night

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

two weeks pass...

Jon Lester is pitching really well so far today.

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

: D

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

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

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

they are often worse pitched than three or four hitters.

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

haha, fuck you :)

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

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

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

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

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

Back when the game was played by MEN

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Dana Eveland is pitching very nicely.

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

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

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

JUSTIN DUCHSCHERER

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

n/m

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

Cueto through five

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

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

>:O

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

BRETTY MYERS OH MY THRU 6

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

Oh well

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

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

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

Ladies and Gentlemen, Bitter Cubsfan

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

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

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

Buck just called this "a good old-fashioned pitchers' duel." Kind of, sort of.

clemenza, Sunday, 1 September 2019 18:35 (one year ago) link

Through 7, 93 pitches. He may not get it, but I think he has enough to finish. Haven't seen a clear replay, but he might have gotten a call on a full-count pitch to Biggio.

clemenza, Sunday, 1 September 2019 19:03 (one year ago) link

Kind of looking like he will get 9 no hit innings but the game will go into extras in a 0-0 tie.

Michael F Gill, Sunday, 1 September 2019 19:15 (one year ago) link

Struck out the side in the 8th--106 pitches. Getting all the close calls right now. 13 K, game score of 94 (if I've calculated right). Yeah...I hope the Astros score here.

clemenza, Sunday, 1 September 2019 19:21 (one year ago) link

here we go.

he has the lead, 2-0 in the bottom of the ninth, one down

i am also larry mullen jr (Karl Malone), Sunday, 1 September 2019 19:32 (one year ago) link

this would be his...third no-hitter?

i am also larry mullen jr (Karl Malone), Sunday, 1 September 2019 19:32 (one year ago) link

wtg jv

johnny crunch, Sunday, 1 September 2019 19:37 (one year ago) link

Yes and second against the Jays in Toronto.

Van Horn Street, Sunday, 1 September 2019 19:37 (one year ago) link

I really hope Kershaw can bounce back like JV did over the last three seasons.

Van Horn Street, Sunday, 1 September 2019 19:38 (one year ago) link

definitely a hall of fame deal-sealing kind of event, one would think

i am also larry mullen jr (Karl Malone), Sunday, 1 September 2019 19:39 (one year ago) link

at this point it's just whether he can carry on like this long enough to be a first rounder

i am also larry mullen jr (Karl Malone), Sunday, 1 September 2019 19:40 (one year ago) link

I saw the last out (and I still don't care)

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Sunday, 1 September 2019 19:41 (one year ago) link

Phenomenal. I've caught the last few batters of lots of no-hitters/perfect games online, but (the nothingness of the game aside) that's probably the greatest pitched game I've ever seen where I watched almost the whole thing. He got a couple of close strikes, but I don't think there was anything close to a close play the whole game. I think he hit 100 for game score. I hope such games don't become permanently extinct.

clemenza, Sunday, 1 September 2019 19:43 (one year ago) link

JV and Cole had been very close statistically speaking for awhile but this coupled w/Cole’s last start puts him way out in front for the Cy.

omar little, Sunday, 1 September 2019 19:44 (one year ago) link

Third guy (Addie Joss, Tim Lincecum) to no-hit the same team twice.

clemenza, Sunday, 1 September 2019 19:46 (one year ago) link

Jays announcers started running down no-hitters the Jays had broken up in the 9th, and they reminded me of something I'd forgotten: Nelson Liriano tripled off Ryan to break one up, and Ryan screamed at him the whole way to third.

clemenza, Sunday, 1 September 2019 19:48 (one year ago) link

I think he was already first-ballot, Karl.

clemenza, Sunday, 1 September 2019 19:53 (one year ago) link

Please Astros acquire and fix Felix.

Van Horn Street, Sunday, 1 September 2019 20:06 (one year ago) link

If Verlander had retired this morning, here's how he'd stack up against Halladay:

V: 220-128, 3.35, 2943 IP, 2949 K, 128 ERA+, 3.43 FIP, 1.140 WHIP, 69.6 WAR
H: 203-105, 3.38, 2749 IP, 2117 K, 131 ERA+, 3.39 FIP, 1.178 WHIP, 65.4 WAR

Very close, but with Halladay drawing 85% support his first year on the ballot, I can't see where Verlander wouldn't do as well or better.

clemenza, Sunday, 1 September 2019 20:15 (one year ago) link

Please Astros acquire and fix Johan.

Van Horn Street, Sunday, 1 September 2019 20:18 (one year ago) link

I should have added K/BB to that comparison above. Slight edge to Halladay, 3.58 to 3.50. These guys are really close.

clemenza, Sunday, 1 September 2019 21:25 (one year ago) link

That was the 15th nine-inning Game Score of 100+.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Game_score

Impressive list. Brandon Morrow's the only guy on there without much distinction. Cain and Wood derailed by injuries, Gerrit Cole, and eight guys who are in the HOF or should/will be.

clemenza, Monday, 2 September 2019 15:00 (one year ago) link

https://blogs.fangraphs.com/justin-verlander-earned-that-no-hitter/

All no-hitters are impressive, as navigating an entire game without allowing a hit is a feat unto itself and generally comes with an excellent defensive performance combined with a great outing from the pitcher. Verlander’s no-hitter is one of the most impressive in recent history due to how little he relied on his teammates to complete the task.

na (NA), Tuesday, 3 September 2019 14:20 (one year ago) link

Re: Yu Darvish' hot hand

"Since at least 1893, no pitcher in Major League Baseball history has ever had five consecutive starts without walking a batter while striking out at least 8 guys each time out."

forever and ever ramen (rip van wanko), Tuesday, 3 September 2019 21:43 (one year ago) link

three weeks pass...

greinke through 8

Sally Jessy (Karl Malone), Thursday, 26 September 2019 04:16 (one year ago) link

two weeks pass...

Anibel Sanchez through 6.

clemenza, Saturday, 12 October 2019 02:06 (one year ago) link

not a chance he goes 9

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Saturday, 12 October 2019 02:07 (one year ago) link

HI DERE

timellison, Saturday, 12 October 2019 02:55 (one year ago) link

I wuz right eh

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Saturday, 12 October 2019 03:12 (one year ago) link

nine months pass...

Elesier Hernandez made his MLB debut for the Marlins today and was hitless through 4 1/3rd. Thought that was some good news for the franchise.

Jersey Al (Albert R. Broccoli), Wednesday, 5 August 2020 23:52 (two months ago) link

he has 150 innings in the majors

℺ ☽ ⋠ ⏎ (✖), Thursday, 6 August 2020 00:07 (two months ago) link

Lol, I must be confusing him with someone else then.

Jersey Al (Albert R. Broccoli), Thursday, 6 August 2020 00:21 (two months ago) link

Yu thru 6 vs Brewers

(92 pitches)

brooklyn suicide cult (Dr Morbius), Friday, 14 August 2020 01:26 (two months ago) link

cardinals going for the first scheduled 7-inning no-hitter, in a second game of a doubleheader

through 5, and several relief pitchers

The GOAT Harold Land (Karl Malone), Tuesday, 18 August 2020 01:51 (two months ago) link

(and already gave up a run in the first on a few walks and a passed ball)

The GOAT Harold Land (Karl Malone), Tuesday, 18 August 2020 01:51 (two months ago) link

Giolito through eight.

Andy K, Wednesday, 26 August 2020 02:20 (two months ago) link

hell yeah

℺ ☽ ⋠ ⏎ (✖), Wednesday, 26 August 2020 02:36 (two months ago) link

2 pitches from a maddux too

℺ ☽ ⋠ ⏎ (✖), Wednesday, 26 August 2020 02:36 (two months ago) link

not to piss on the moment but wow this pirates offense is incredible

https://i.postimg.cc/446pCkXM/image.png

℺ ☽ ⋠ ⏎ (✖), Wednesday, 26 August 2020 02:39 (two months ago) link

well, yeah

mookieproof, Wednesday, 26 August 2020 03:25 (two months ago) link

tbh it’s nice to see giolito do well. the nats absolutely gave up on him, not entirely without reason, and there aren’t too many guys who rebound from that. he could have easily turned into carson fulmer

mookieproof, Wednesday, 26 August 2020 04:06 (two months ago) link

Eloy goes down with a potential injury in the post-game celebration:

The moment for @LGio27, as seen on NTT #BallparkCam!

Lucas will join #MLBTonight, coming up! pic.twitter.com/qNiop3xAfm

— MLB Network (@MLBNetwork) August 26, 2020

Jersey Al (Albert R. Broccoli), Wednesday, 26 August 2020 05:23 (two months ago) link

braves' ian anderson is through five, in his MLB debut, against the yankees. 72 pitches and it's a seven-inning game

mookieproof, Wednesday, 26 August 2020 21:36 (two months ago) link

guess i'd be surprised if he came back out, but who knows

mookieproof, Wednesday, 26 August 2020 21:38 (two months ago) link

and then luke filled the voit

mookieproof, Wednesday, 26 August 2020 21:48 (two months ago) link

two weeks pass...

cubs' alec mills is through eight, 103 pitches

mookieproof, Sunday, 13 September 2020 20:47 (one month ago) link

and there it is. former college walk-on

mookieproof, Sunday, 13 September 2020 21:01 (one month ago) link

whoop

na (NA), Sunday, 13 September 2020 21:03 (one month ago) link

Such a rando dude to land a no hitter.

FRAUDULENT STEAKS (The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall), Monday, 14 September 2020 04:07 (one month ago) link

he's a decent pitcher but the brewers also just looked like total garbage yesterday. they made some really dumb defensive errors that led to runs scoring and i'm guessing that impacted their overall performance

na (NA), Monday, 14 September 2020 15:07 (one month ago) link


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