A Thread For Starting Pitchers That Are Doing Really Well

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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 (one month ago) link

four weeks pass...

This thread has probably outlived its usefulness--like Keith, I couldn't care less unless it's a CG. (Two guys combining for four home runs doesn't thrill me either.) Anyway, a game I'm watching, Verlander's through five: 73 pitches, 8 strikeouts.

clemenza, Sunday, 1 September 2019 18:32 (two weeks ago) link

Opener/bulk/middle guy also pitching extremely well for the Jays--one hit.

clemenza, Sunday, 1 September 2019 18:33 (two weeks ago) link

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

clemenza, Sunday, 1 September 2019 18:35 (two weeks 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 (two weeks 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 (two weeks 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 (two weeks 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 (two weeks ago) link

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

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

wtg jv

johnny crunch, Sunday, 1 September 2019 19:37 (two weeks ago) link

Yes and second against the Jays in Toronto.

Van Horn Street, Sunday, 1 September 2019 19:37 (two weeks 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 (two weeks 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 (two weeks 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 (two weeks 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 (two weeks 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 (two weeks 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 (two weeks ago) link

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

clemenza, Sunday, 1 September 2019 19:46 (two weeks 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 (two weeks ago) link

I think he was already first-ballot, Karl.

clemenza, Sunday, 1 September 2019 19:53 (two weeks ago) link

Please Astros acquire and fix Felix.

Van Horn Street, Sunday, 1 September 2019 20:06 (two weeks 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 (two weeks ago) link

Please Astros acquire and fix Johan.

Van Horn Street, Sunday, 1 September 2019 20:18 (two weeks 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 (two weeks 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 (two weeks 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 (two weeks 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 (two weeks ago) link


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