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 (thirteen years ago) link

good job

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

Renteria really sucks.

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

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

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

Cain just dingered.

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

And has 6 no-hit innings.

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

Ponson wtf.

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

joe saunders

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

scott olson, tho he got rocked last night

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

two weeks pass...

Jon Lester is pitching really well so far today.

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

: D

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

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

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

they are often worse pitched than three or four hitters.

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

haha, fuck you :)

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

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

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

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

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

Back when the game was played by MEN

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Dana Eveland is pitching very nicely.

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

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

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

JUSTIN DUCHSCHERER

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

n/m

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

Cueto through five

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

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

>:O

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

BRETTY MYERS OH MY THRU 6

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

Oh well

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

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

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

Ladies and Gentlemen, Bitter Cubsfan

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

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

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

Pivetta and Michael Wacha have thrown three and a half innings of no-hit baseball against each other so far. I mean it's not going to hold up but it's kind of cool. Pivetta's been perfect actually I think.

Tracer Hand, Friday, 25 June 2021 00:12 (two months ago) link

Well there you go, Brandon Lowe just walked.

Tracer Hand, Friday, 25 June 2021 00:17 (two months ago) link

Pivetta ended up with 6 2/3 no-hit ball. Sox lose 1-0.

Tracer Hand, Friday, 25 June 2021 08:06 (two months ago) link

Four-pitcher, eight-walk no-hitter. No one cares.

https://www.mlb.com/gameday/cubs-vs-dodgers/2021/06/24/633505#game_state=final,lock_state=final,game_tab=box,game=633505

clemenza, Friday, 25 June 2021 12:50 (two months ago) link

lol I fell asleep before this happened but I didn't realise when Pivetta was lifted he was still working on the no-hitter! ouch

Apparently he'd thrown 100 pitches.. 0-0 game... tough

Tracer Hand, Friday, 25 June 2021 14:24 (two months ago) link

pirates righty max kranick has thrown five perfect innings (50 pitches) in his major league debut

mookieproof, Sunday, 27 June 2021 21:03 (two months ago) link

and is out -- i think there was a rain delay? anyway, cool

mookieproof, Sunday, 27 June 2021 21:05 (two months ago) link

german marquez through eight in colorado (86 pitches)

mookieproof, Wednesday, 30 June 2021 02:56 (two months ago) link

also doubled twice

mookieproof, Wednesday, 30 June 2021 02:57 (two months ago) link

gave up a single to a guy who is now hitting .131

classic rockies-pirates

mookieproof, Wednesday, 30 June 2021 03:06 (two months ago) link

three weeks pass...

domingo german (?) through seven at fenway (90 pitches tho)

mookieproof, Sunday, 25 July 2021 19:20 (one month ago) link

...and then the yanks lost the game

Michael F Gill, Sunday, 25 July 2021 20:06 (one month ago) link

you hate to see it

mookieproof, Sunday, 25 July 2021 20:23 (one month ago) link

:)

Michael F Gill, Sunday, 25 July 2021 20:50 (one month ago) link

three weeks pass...

So that’s a way to make your debut

FRAUDULENT STEAKS (The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall), Sunday, 15 August 2021 02:52 (one month ago) link

Amazing that he got through the 8th inning on 3 pitches.

Michael F Gill, Sunday, 15 August 2021 03:55 (one month ago) link

Future Guardian Triston McKenzie is perfect through seven (on 85 pitches).

Andy K, Sunday, 15 August 2021 19:28 (one month ago) link

n/m

Andy K, Sunday, 15 August 2021 19:44 (one month ago) link

Having a no hitter interrupted by a rain delay has got to be agonizing (Happening now in the Royals/Cubs game)

Michael F Gill, Saturday, 21 August 2021 21:04 (three weeks ago) link

tanner houck hitless through 5

4 walks lol

Tracer Hand, Sunday, 29 August 2021 22:06 (two weeks ago) link

hung a breaking ball for a homer

Tracer Hand, Sunday, 29 August 2021 22:24 (two weeks ago) link

Corbin Burnes headed to the 8th (103 pitches, though).

clemenza, Sunday, 12 September 2021 00:26 (five days ago) link

they would be foolish, but

mookieproof, Sunday, 12 September 2021 00:30 (five days ago) link

thanks for the heads up! burnes is ridiculous

"HYYOOOOOOONK!" is the sound I make (Karl Malone), Sunday, 12 September 2021 00:31 (five days ago) link

through 8 at 114 pitches! :-o

"HYYOOOOOOONK!" is the sound I make (Karl Malone), Sunday, 12 September 2021 00:36 (five days ago) link

craig counsell always seems like he's having the worst day of his life, and i imagine he's about to

"HYYOOOOOOONK!" is the sound I make (Karl Malone), Sunday, 12 September 2021 00:36 (five days ago) link

115 pitches going into the 9th...Dan Plesac's nephew started for Cleveland; I totally associate his uncle with the Brewers, even though he played for many teams.

Burnes has 14 Ks and a walk; if he got three outs of any kind without a hit or a walk, would that give him a 100 Game Score?

clemenza, Sunday, 12 September 2021 00:38 (five days ago) link

burnes is out, only the combined no-hitter is in play, this is a second-rate no-hitter at best, i'm out

"HYYOOOOOOONK!" is the sound I make (Karl Malone), Sunday, 12 September 2021 00:39 (five days ago) link

Smart move, I guess. A combined no-hitter holds less than zero interest for me.

clemenza, Sunday, 12 September 2021 00:40 (five days ago) link

9/11 will always be remembered as the day corbin burnes threw 8 pretty good innings

, Sunday, 12 September 2021 00:50 (five days ago) link

Combined GS of 102...except I don't think you can have a combined GS, right?

clemenza, Sunday, 12 September 2021 00:59 (five days ago) link

Would’ve been super cool but like you can’t push your best guy to throw 130 pitches

frogbs, Sunday, 12 September 2021 01:07 (five days ago) link

yeah, definitely. maybe a late career guy, or a lesser talent that might be having the best moment of his life or something, but not burnes. he's awesome

"HYYOOOOOOONK!" is the sound I make (Karl Malone), Sunday, 12 September 2021 01:09 (five days ago) link

you totally can -- god knows pitchers have done it before -- but yeah not when you're cruising to a division title

mookieproof, Sunday, 12 September 2021 01:11 (five days ago) link

gabe kapler would've left him in if he'd already allowed 5 runs

, Sunday, 12 September 2021 01:14 (five days ago) link

From the sublime to the ridiculous, Keegan Akin is 4 hours away from a 7-inning no-no

Guayaquil (eephus!), Sunday, 12 September 2021 02:10 (five days ago) link

4 outs

Guayaquil (eephus!), Sunday, 12 September 2021 02:10 (five days ago) link

now 3 outs

Guayaquil (eephus!), Sunday, 12 September 2021 02:11 (five days ago) link

if he does it he will officially be a better pitcher than corbin burnes, who did not do it

, Sunday, 12 September 2021 02:11 (five days ago) link

nope, 7-inning no-hitters officially do not count, except in our hearts

Guayaquil (eephus!), Sunday, 12 September 2021 02:13 (five days ago) link

**Cy Young is awarded to Burnes**

Burnes: Counsell, are they booing me?
Counsell: no, they were saying Boo-urns
Andrew Wagner: I was saying Boo-urns

frogbs, Sunday, 12 September 2021 02:14 (five days ago) link

i thought the combined no-hitter was the least respected form of no-hitter, but the 7 inning version is lower

"HYYOOOOOOONK!" is the sound I make (Karl Malone), Sunday, 12 September 2021 02:15 (five days ago) link

fuck off vlad jr

Guayaquil (eephus!), Sunday, 12 September 2021 02:20 (five days ago) link

I feel it to be essentially certain the Orioles blow the lead now

Guayaquil (eephus!), Sunday, 12 September 2021 02:21 (five days ago) link

LOL

frogbs, Sunday, 12 September 2021 02:28 (five days ago) link

still a better pitcher than corbin burnes imo

, Sunday, 12 September 2021 02:29 (five days ago) link

Esoteric record...Most runs in an inning that breaks up a no-hitter in the 7th inning or later?

clemenza, Sunday, 12 September 2021 02:40 (five days ago) link

11 runs!

clemenza, Sunday, 12 September 2021 02:45 (five days ago) link

11 hits in the inning alone

Michael F Gill, Sunday, 12 September 2021 02:52 (five days ago) link

I thought the Orioles had used up their capacity to surprise me but they just don't know the word quit

Guayaquil (eephus!), Sunday, 12 September 2021 15:31 (five days ago) link


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